Hereford eNews
Hereford Highlights | Market Update | Industry Insight Volume 8, Issue 22
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Hereford Highlights

Hereford Youth and Families Gearing Up for “Kickin’ It in Kansas”

This weekend Hereford youth will be making their annual trek to the Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE). More than 640 exhibitors from 39 states have entered 1,618 entries for this year's event that will be July 9-16 in Kansas City.

Visit the JNHE website for a list of scholarship interview times, prepared and extemp speaking times and for other JNHE information.

This year exhibitor packets were not mailed. Download the Exhibitor FAQ.

Good luck to all the Hereford youth in Kansas City next week. Results will be posted on throughout the event and you can watch the event on

Ridgeview Donates NHW Heifer Award

The 2011 National Hereford Women (NHW) Heifer Award is being donated by Ridgeview Farm, Bob and Jamie Goble. They are donating a $1,500 credit at their sale, Definite Difference X,  on Oct. 9, 2011.  Visit the Ridgeview Farm website for more about their operation.

The award will be drawn during the JNHE opening ceremonies on Monday.

Golfers: Don’t Be Late

All golfers, “wannabe” golfers and those who simply want to have a good time are invited to participate in the Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) Golf Tournament Tuesday, July 12.  This second annual golf tournament will be played in a four-man scramble format, which is great for all levels of golfers. 

Cost is $85 and you receive 18 holes of golf, cart, lunch, a chance to win a new Buick and each golfer will receive a $50 gift certificate for Callaway merchandise from Buick. A shotgun start will begin the fun at 7:30 a.m. at Paradise Pointe Golf Course, Smithville, Mo. Randy Curnow, Buick, is the sponsor for the hole-in-one prizes.

Entries can be teams of four or we will be glad to place single golfers on teams the morning of the tournament.  For more information or to receive an entry, contact Amy Cowan or Joe Rickabaugh at 816-842-3757.

Form a team for a great time and to benefit HYFA.

Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame Names 2011 Inductees, Award Winners

Cooperators on the Harris Ranch Heterosis Project Dave Wood of Harris Ranch Beef Co., and John Lacey of Lacey Livestock were recognized by the Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame. Dave Wood was inducted into the Hall of Fame and John Lacey was chosen the Industry Leadership Award winner. For more information, log on to the Cattle Feeders’ Hall of Fame website.

Not Too Late to Register for “The Harvest,”
Sale Catalog Now Online

The Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) invites Hereford breeders, enthusiasts and supporters to make plans to attend “The Harvest” fund-raiser event at Kunde Family Estate in Sonoma, Calif., Aug. 19-21, 2011. The Harvest is hosted by the Jim and Marcia Mickelson family to contribute to HYFA's $5 million capital endowment campaign with all proceeds benefiting scholarship and education for Hereford youth across the nation.

There are three travel packages available. Learn more at

Contact Amy Cowan at 816-842-3757 with questions. We look forward to hosting you at the Kunde Family Estate in August.

"The Harvest" sale catalog is now avalable online and will be mailed with the July Hereford World.

“Throughout the pages of the catalog you will find elite genetic packages as well as some really neat donations that will appeal to each and every one,” says Col. Eddie Sims. “We have a common goal in mind. That goal is to benefit Hereford youth across our great country through scholarships and support of the JNHE. They hold the future of our breed in their hands and we have the opportunity to invest in their future through ‘The Harvest.’"

Plan to Attend NCBA Summer Convention

The 2011 National Cattlemen's Beef Association's Cattle Industry Summer Conference is scheduled for Aug. 1-4 in Kissimmee, Fla. During the conference, cattlemen can expect to hear from an array of speakers and hear about the latest trends in cattle marketing and management. View the online brochure or find out more about registration options and pricing on the NCBA website.

Take Advantage of Unique Opportunity to Own Superior Genetics, Support Foundation

John and Mona Loewen have graciously donated a young sire, Loewen Foundation 34X, 43074983 (PDF), to the Hereford Research Foundation (HRF). Additionally, this young sire has been leased by ABS Global and both the proceeds from the sale of the bull and the semen sale royalties will go to the HRF. Here is an outline of how we will offer this exciting young sire:

  • Selling 20 shares at $2,500/share, buyers will receive 100 straws of semen over the next three years. (Semen shipment at buyer's expense).
  • All shareholders will be entered into a drawing for three frozen embryos from the dam of “Foundation.”
  • The AHA will designate a spot in the young sire test program to test his progeny, including feed intake information.
  • “Foundation” will be in the non-certificate AI program.

Special thanks to John and Mona and ABS for this very gracious donation and exciting opportunity. To find out more on how to become a stockholder in this great young bull, please contact Craig Huffhines, Stacy Sanders or Jack Ward at the AHA office at 816-842-3757.

Consign Now to Hereford Feeder Calf Sales

Looking to market Hereford and Hereford-influenced feeder calves this fall or winter? Consign now to one of the following special Hereford and Hereford-influenced feeder calf sales.

  • July 11, 2011 - Missouri Hereford Assn. Hereford Influenced Feeder Calf Sale, Eldon, Mo., contact any MHA board member or sale barn at 573-392-5572
  • October 25, 2011 - Kentucky Hereford Influenced Feeder Calf Sale, Stanford, Ky. Contact: Lowell Atwood 606-669-1455 or John Meents 419-306-7480
  • January 3, 2012 - Great Midwest Hereford Influenced Feeder Calf Sale, Carthage, Ill. Contact - Brent Lowderman 309-221-9621 or John Meents 419-306-7480
Market Update

Cattle Outlook

Glenn Grimes and Ron Plain, University of Missouri-Columbia

Grimes and Plain offer market updates for the week past each Friday afternoon. To view this information, visit the University of Missouri AgEBB website.

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