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Hereford Highlights | Market Update | Industry Insight Volume 8, Issue 23
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1,185 Entries at 2011 VitaFerm JNHE

July 12-16 more than 630 exhibitors from more than 39 states along with their families converged in Kansas City, Mo., for the 12th annual VitaFerm® Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE).  Below are some highlights. Watch for more coverage in the next eNews and complete results in the September Hereford World.


Brumley, Andras Top Showmanship Contest at Hereford Junior National

Kari Brumley, Orovada, Nev., was chosen champion of the senior showmanship competition July 13 at the Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) in Kansas City, Mo. Reserve champion was Geoffrey Andras, Checotah, Okla. The other finalists were: third place - Kayla Alexander, Sabina, Ohio; fourth place - Brady Jensen, Courtland, Kan.; fifth place - Bailey Buck, Madill, Okla.; sixth place - Cameron Curry, McAlester, Okla.; seventh place - Cody Beck, Bainbridge, Ind.; eighth place - Garth Regula, Fresno, Ohio; ninth place - Reba Hurst, Nevada, Mo.; and 10th place - Staci Curry, McAlester, Okla.

In the intermediate division, Garrett Buchholz, Waxahachie, Texas, was named champion and Shelby Zink, Oxford, Ind., was reserve.

Junior division champion was Tyler Allan, Schulenburg, Texas, and reserve was Bailie Stubblefield, Terrebonne, Ore.

Lauren McMillan, Ohio, Ill., was named champion peewee showman and Wesley Denton, Blue Rapids, Kan., was reserve champion peewee.


JNHE Show Results

Champion Owned Polled Female: Sarah, Emma, Vada and Hannah Vickland, Longmont, Colo., with Churchill Lady 008X ET by Golden Oak Outcross 18U.
Champion Bred-and-Owned Female and Reserve Champion Owned Polled Female: Blake Tucker, North Platte, Neb., with TCC Ms Diana 01 by CRR About Time 743.

Champion Owned Horned Female: Kirbie Day, Waxahachie, Texas with KLD RW 0031 Mindy D108 by RW Dakota 19D 0031.
Reserve Champion Owned Horned Female: Jessica Middleswarth, Torrington, Wyo., with DeLHawk Purple Bliss 1027 by NLC Pistol Pete 717 ET.

Reserve Champion Bred-and-Owned Female: Cody, Casey and Jessica Jensen, Courtland, Kan., with KJ CJJ 106W Madeline 101W by KJ 068J Manhattan 262S.

Champion Bred-and-Owned Bull: Hayley Miller, Thorntown, Ind., with MH 29F T-Bone 0725 ET by Harvie Dan T-Bone 196T.
Reserve Champion Bred-and-Owned Bull: Chance Deppe, Maquoketa, Iowa, with DEP Good & Plenty by CRR About Time 743.

Champion Prospect Steer: Tyler Allan, Schulenburg, Texas, with a 862-lb. steer by Purple Currency 24U ET.
Reserve Champion Prospect Steer: Austin Breeding, Miami, Texas, with a 656-lb. steer by B&C L1 Will 29038.

Champion Progress Steer: Jessica Middleswarth with a 1,295-lb. steer by Purple Womanizer 14U.
Reserve Champion Progress Steer: Makenzie Schantz, Bloomfield, Ind., with a 1,145-lb. steer by HCC Legacy S01  ET.

Grand Champion Cow-Calf Pair and Champion Standard Cow-Calf Pair: Danielle Starr, Manawa, Wis., with MSU Keepsake 24W ET by BR Moler ET with Feb. 2011 heifer calf by MSU TCF Revolution 4R.
Reserve Grand Champion Cow-Calf Pair and Champion Bred-and-Owned Cow-Calf Pair: Julie Choate, Pleasant Hope, Mo., with CPH Lauren 07U by KJ C&L J110 119 Logic 023R ET with Nov. 2010 heifer calf by MSU TCF Revolution 4R.

Reserve Champion Standard Cow-Calf Pair: Brice, Bailey and Sallie Anderson, Buhl, Idaho, with Heritage Ritae 9307 by NJW 139J Duster 47P wit ha Mar. 2011 heifer calf by Boyd Worldwide 9050 ET.

Reserve Champion Bred-and-Owned Cow-Calf Pair: Cody Beck, Bainbridge, Ind., with Beck's BP CB Maggie  12W by STAR 29F Boomerang 16T ET with Jan. 2011 bull calf by Klondike 28U 602C.

Champion Junior AI Heifer: Emily Sugg, Berryville, Ark., with Sugg Kilo 92 by NS Lakes Kilo 002.
Reserve Champion Junior AI Heifer: Karly Biddle, Walcott, Iowa, with Double K Lucky Lady by NS Lakes Kilo 002.

Champion Junior AI Bull: Jae, Cole and Burk Van Horn, Franklin, Ind., with JCB TFF 2115 Pyramid 02X by DCC Temple 2115 ET.
Reserve Champion Junior AI Bull: Tayton Espenscheid-Stolee, Argyle, Wis., with OSF TES Rocking'Money 1910 by UPS Kootenay 3228 1ET.

Complete results including class placings and division winners are available on Hereford.org.


JNHE Ad Section Special

Don't miss out on your chance to be a part of our JNHE section in our September Hereford World issue! Special discount prices are as follows:

  • Full page, color ad $1,000, includes two pictures. Each additional photo is $20.
  • Half page, color ad $500, includes two pictures. Each additional photo is $20.
  • Quarter page, color ad $300, includes one picture. Each additional photo is $20.

Deadline for ad materials is July 29, 2011. Please contact your field representative, or Joe Rickabaugh or Amy Myers at 816-842-3757.


Fall 2011 EPDs Online

The Fall 2011 Hereford expected progeny differences (EPDs) are now online. Click here to search the new data. Updated Trends, Trait Leaders and Distributions are also posted.


Plan To Attend Baker County Cattle Tour

Aug. 13-14 the Oregon, Washington, and Northern Idaho Hereford Association (OWNI) in conjunction with Oregon Hereford Association (OHA), Bird Herefords and Harrell Hereford Ranch will host a Baker County Cattle Tour featuring Hereford genetics.

Tour participants will have the opportunity to visit five commercial herds with a Hereford influence as well as four registered Hereford operations. The tour will depart by motor coach from the Sunridge Inn in Baker City at 8 a.m.

The tour on Saturday will include a two hour family jet boat tour on the Snake River in Hells Canyon.

Motor coach transportation is being provided by OWNI. Cost for the boat ride is $55 for adults and $30 for children under 11. The Sunridge Inn in Baker City (541-523-6444) is the tour headquarters. A block of rooms has been reserved so please indicate you are with the tour when making reservations.

The EXTENDED registration deadline is Aug. 6. For more information and to register for the bus as well as the boat trip, contact: Mark Holt 208-369-7425, Dave Bird 541-742-5436 or Cheryl Thomas 541-490-4271.


Participate in National Beef Quality Audit project

Cattle producers have the opportunity to participate and to express their voice through an online survey. Past audits have provided invaluable information to the industry and have laid the groundwork for rebuilding demand by enhancing value and avoiding discount-inducing attributes. This survey is designed to bring the full scope of the beef chain into the discussion and to provide cattle producers across the U.S., regardless of size or locale, the opportunity to take ownership of this critical check-off funded initiative. The survey will be available until December 2011.


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 Hereford.org.

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.

  • October 24, 2011 - Tennessee Hereford Marketing Program Sale, Columbia, Tenn., contact John Woolfolk, 731-225-2620 or Darrell Ailshie, 931-212-8512.
  • 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
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