Hereford eNews
Hereford Highlights | Market Update | Industry Insight Volume 8, Issue 24
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Hereford Highlights

Last Call for “The Harvest”

With less than two weeks until Hereford enthusiasts arrive in California, it is time to finalize travel plans and register for this once-in-a-lifetime event by Monday. The Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) invites Hereford breeders, enthusiasts and supporters to attend “The Harvest” fund-raiser event at Kunde Family Estate in Sonoma, Calif., Aug. 19-21.

Individual tickets for either Friday or Saturday night activities are still available. Learn more at

Register online or contact Amy Cowan at 816-842-3757. We look forward to hosting you at the Kunde Family Estate.

"The Harvest" sale catalog is available online and was included with the July Hereford World.

Note Annual Meeting Schedule Changes

Make plans now to attend the 2011 American Hereford Association (AHA) Annual Meeting Oct. 28-30 in Kansas City, Mo. Hyatt Regency Crown Center, located at 2345 McGee St., will host the event. The hotel is conveniently connected via a glass-enclosed skywalk to the Crown Center Complex, which is home to more than 60 shops and restaurants.

To reserve rooms contact: 816-421-1234 or 800-233-1234.

Below is a tentative schedule of events.

Friday, October 28

  • 9 a.m. — New member orientation, AHA Headquarters
    (to reserve your space at the orientation, contact Mary Ellen Hummel)
  • 1 p.m. — Educational Forum, Hyatt Regency Crown Center
    • Hereford Genomics Update — Dorian Garrick
    • EPD Basics — Matt Spangler
    • Getting ’em Bred — Bill Beal
  • 4 p.m. — National Hereford Women board meeting, Hyatt Regency Crown Center
  • 6 p.m. — Hereford Homecoming reception, Hyatt Regency Crown Center

Saturday, October 29

  • 9 a.m. — Annual Meeting, Hyatt Regency Crown Center
  • 1 p.m. — NHW Annual Meeting, Hyatt Regency Crown Center
  • 3:30 p.m. — Ladies of the Royal Sale, American Royal Complex Wagstaff Sale Arena
  • 7:30 p.m. — American Royal Rodeo and Reba, Sprint Center

Sunday, October 30

  • 8 a.m. — National Hereford Show,American Royal Complex

These are the candidates for the Board. In future eNews issues we will give biographical information about each.

  • David DeLong, Earlville, Ill.
  • Fred Larson, Spring Valley, Wis.
  • Les Midla, Marianna, Pa.
  • David Schubel, Medina, N.Y.
  • David Trowbridge, Tabor, Iowa
  • Eric Walker, Morrison, Tenn.

Fall Scholarship Applications Due

HYFA, Bud Snidow and Gary Bishop Memorial Scholarship applications need to be emailed to Amy Cowan by Sept. 1.

Also, the OXO World Traveler Scholarship will be awarded this year and is due Dec. 1. This scholarship enables a Hereford youth to attend a World Hereford Conference held every four years, and be a member of the American tour group traveling throughout the host country. The scholarship winner receives $3,500 cash toward the air, hotel and land package of the World Hereford Conference.

Visit the Scholarship page at to download applications and more information. Winners will be announced during the Annual Meeting in Kansas City.

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 complete results in the September Hereford World.

Sims Named Junior Hereford Herdsman of the Year,
Awarded Wesley Rakestraw Enthusiast Award

At the conclusion of the 2011 JNHE it was announced that Mark Sims, Elgin, Okla., was voted by his peers to win this year’s Herdsman of the Year title and coveted belt buckle. Earlier that day he was also recognized as the winner of the Wesley Rakestraw Hereford Enthusiast Award.

New Junior Hereford Board Members, Officers Elected

The election of four new junior Hereford members to the National Junior Hereford Association Board of Directors was made, along with announcement of the Junior Board officer team for the next year at the JNHE.

The officer team for 2011-2012 is chairman - Matt Woolfolk, Columbia, Tenn.; vice chairman - Austin Buzanowski, Pompeys Pillar, Mont.; communications chair - Jaime Hanson, Comfrey, Minn.; membership chair - Kevin Ernst, Windsor, Colo.; leadership chair - Tamar Adcock, Assumption, Ill.; and fund-raising chair - Mallorie Phelps, Grandview, Texas. Also serving on the board are directors Hunter Grayson, Watkinsville, Ga., and Andrew Albin, Newman Ill.

Krissi McCurdy, Chatsworth, Ga.; Shelby Rogers, Hamilton, Texas; Keysto Stotz, Skiatook, Okla.; and Courtney Tribble, Puyallup, Wa., received their maroon jackets as new NJHA directors during the awards ceremony Friday night.

Hereford Youth Awarded $23,250 in Scholarships

While at the 2011 JNHE in Kansas City, Mo., $23,250 was awarded to NJHA members in scholarship monies. Congratulations to all the winners. For more information on the scholarships and winners, watch for the September Hereford World.

National Junior Merit Award

  • First place - Heather Bradford, St Marys, Ohio, $2,000 plus trip
  • Second place - Justin Bacon, Prairie Grove, Ark., $1,500

Joe and Walter Lewis Memorial Scholarship

  • First place — Cody Beck, Bainbridge, Ind., $1,000
  • Second place — Brady Jensen, Courtland, Kan., $750
  • Third place — Shelly Patton, Ila, Ga., $500

John Wayne Memorial Scholarship

  • Cameron Curry, McAlester, Okla., $1,000
  • Matt Woolfolk, Columbia, Tenn., $1,000

Ed Bible Memorial Scholarship

  • First place — Krissi McCurdy, Chatsworth, Ga., $1,000
  • Second place — Keysto Stotz, Skiatook, Okla., $750
  • Third place — Brady Jensen, Courtland, Kan., $500
  • Fourth place — Cameron Curry, McAlester, Okla., $250

Future Cattleman Scholarship

  • Keysto Stotz, Skiatook, Okla., $500
  • Rossie Blinson, Buies Creek, N.C., $500

Hereford Herdsman Scholarship

  • Hayley Miller, Thorntown, Ind., $1,000
  • Daniel Calderwood, Ignacio, Colo., $1,000

Poll-ette Founders Scholarship

  • Krissi McCurdy, Chatsworth, Ga., $1,000
  • Keysto Stotz, Skiatook, Okla., $1,000

Prospect Award

  • Third grade - Wesley Denton, Blue Rapids, Kan.
  • Fourth grade - Bennett Holt, Caldwell, Idaho
  • Fifth grade - Brody Rogers, Hamilton, Texas
  • Sixth grade - Paige Longstreth, Rennselaer, Ind.
  • Seventh grade - J.D. Schnitker, Turkey, Texas
  • Eighth grade -Brett Jones, Darlington, Wis.

Junior Golden Bull Award

  • Ninth grade - Harrison Smith. Gatesville, Texas
  • 10th grade - Karly Biddle, Walcott, Iowa
  • 11th grade -Taryn Adcock, Assumption, Ill.
  • 12th grade - Cheyenne Moyer. Lincoln, Ark.

Golden Bull Achievement Award

  • First place — Kirbie Day, Waxahachie, Texas, $1,875
  • Second place — Cody Beck, Bainbridge, Ind., $1,875
  • Third place — Laken Lierle, Ft. Cobb, Okla., $1,875
  • Fourth place — Krissi McCurdy, Chatsworth, Ga., $1,875

Complete results including class placings and division winners are available on

NHW Membership Fees Due Aug. 10

National Hereford Women (NHW) dues for 2011 need to be postmarked by Aug. 10 for members to be eligible to run for the NHW board or to vote at the annual meeting in October. Membership forms can be downloaded from our the NHW website.

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.

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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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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