Hereford eNews
Hereford Highlights | Market Update | Industry Insight Volume 8, Issue 34
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Keystone Hereford Champions Named

Terri Barber, Austin, Texas, judged the Keystone International Livestock Exposition (KILE) National Hereford Show in Harrisburg, Pa., Oct. 7. Results were:

  • Champion female: Jessica, David, Damon and Josie Hockett, New Palestine, Ind., with Ramseys Adrianna 17X by CRR About Time 743.
  • Reserve champion female: Kaitlyn Culy, Hagerstown, Ind., with Showtime Gabby 013 by AA Powerload.
  • Champion bull: River Circle Farm, Hartsville, Tenn., with RC BF American Made 973 by BR DM CSF Wallace ET.
  • Reserve champion bull: River Circle Farm, with RC Will OnTime 133 ET by Beckley 758P OnTime 934S.
  • Champion cow-calf pair: Stockdale Hereford Farm, Dayton, Pa., with DS 145R Roxie 11W ET by Grandview 7Oaks Sonora 145R, witha March bull calf at side by MSU TCF Revolution 4R.
  • Reserve champion cow-calf pair: Cody Cope, Columbiana, Ohio, with CRC Sally 373W by SLF Big N Rich.
  • Best six head: Deana Jak Farm, Wagontown, Pa.
  • Premier breeder and exhibitor: Oak Ledge Farm, Belmont, N.H.


Hereford Christmas cards available

If you’re planning to send Christmas greetings this year, consider Hereford-themed Christmas cards available through online ordering.

Information about the cards is now available on Hereford.org. Christmas card orders will be accepted and shipped through Boelte-Hall through mid-December, subject to availability. A portion of the card sales will benefit the Hereford Youth Foundation of America.


Annual Meeting Draws Closer

The 2011 American Hereford Association (AHA) Annual Meeting will be Oct. 28-30 in Kansas City, Mo. The 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.

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 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
  • 9 a.m. — Board Q&A Session, American Royal Complex Governors's Room

AHA has reserved a block of tickets for the rodeo and Reba concert. To reserve tickets in the block, contact Mary Ellen Hummel at 816-842-3757.

The AHA nominating committee has announced six Hereford breeders vying for positions on the AHA Board. Each week we will feature one or more candidates.

David Trowbridge
David Trowbridge, Tabor, Iowa, has been involved in all facets of the beef industry. In 2004 David and Mike England started Beef Resources Partnership (BRP) with a few Felton cows after a lifetime of being in the cattle business. David has been manager at Gregory Feedlots Inc. since graduating from University of Nebraska in 1977.

The BRP herd includes 50 to 60 cows split between a fall and spring herd. BRP maintains a herd of moderate-frame cows with excellent udders and strives to maintain a young herd with a high percentage of Dams of Distinction.

David and Mike ultrasound test all animals, collect carcass data on all culls, feed efficiency test all of their breeding stock and have been doing some DNA testing. BRP is a Gold TPR Breeder and its marketing goals are to produce the highest performance animals possible with the greatest carcass values in the Hereford breed.

David serves on the Iowa Hereford Breeders Association board and has been active in many organizations involved in the cattle business and cattle feeding in Iowa. He is currently an Iowa Cattleman’s Association director.

He has traveled to several states as a representative of the Tri-County Steer Carcass Futurity and Gregory Feedlots to speak about the beef industry, cattle feeding and cattle management at cattlemen’s meetings and commercial producers’ seminars. David has worked with commercial and seedstock producers to maximize the performance and value of their cattle.

At Gregory Feedlot David was recognized by Certified Angus Beef (CAB) as the Quality Assurance Officer of the Year in 2004, and under his management Gregory Feedlot was awarded the CAB Small Feedlot Partner of the Year in 2002 and the Progressive Partner of the Year 2011.

David and his wife, Mary, have three sons, two daughters and five grandchildren.


Ladies of the Royal Sale Catalog is Online

The sale catalog for the Ladies of the Royal sale is now available at Hereford Marketplace. The sale will start at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at Wagstaff Auction Arena on the American Royal grounds in Kansas City. The sale will feature 27 show heifer/brood cow prospects, seven steers, four embryo packages, one semen package and one flush. Anyone wishing to receive a sale catalog may contact Joe Rickabaugh 785-633-3188 or Heather Yoho 816-218-2283.


AHA Seeks Bulls for Circle A

To continue the heterosis research at Circle A Ranch, the performance department is seeking Hereford bulls to utilize as natural service sires. The bull must be at least 18 months old and will need to be delivered to Circle A by Dec. 1. Bulls will be turned out with cows for about 45 days in single-sire pastures. The progeny will be measured at all stages of production including harvest data on steers and possible feed intake information. Twenty to 25 bulls are needed. Contact Jack Ward at 816-842-3757 if you' are interested and would like to nominate a bull.


Read the Whiteface

A special edition of the Whiteface was created for the October issue of the Florida Cattleman and Livestock Journal. It includes a feature on the advantages of the tigerstripe female and other stories directed toward southern commercial producers. Download the October Whiteface.


OXO World Traveler Scholarship deadline is Dec. 1

Hereford youth interested in attending the World Hereford Conference should apply for the OXO World Traveler Scholarship. Due Dec. 1, this scholarship enables a Hereford youth to attend the 2012 World Hereford Conference in Alberta, Canada.

Special activities and competitions for the youth are being planned July 14-18 in conjunction with Canada's Junior Bonanza Show in Olds, Alberta.

The scholarship winner will receive $4,500 cash to use toward the air, hotel and land package. Visit JrHereford.org to download an application.


Reno Entry Information is Now Available

Mark your calendars for the Western Nugget National Hereford Show and Sale Dec. 1-3. This is a great show and sale for all Hereford enthusiasts. The open show entry form, junior show entry letter and form are now available at Hereford.org.


Rossie Blinson Makes 2012 Beef Ambassador Team

Former National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) Chairman Rossie Blinson, Buies Creek, N.C., was chosen as one of five members of the 2012 National Beef Ambassador Team at the annual competition. The competition, funded in part by the Beef Checkoff, was Sept. 30-Oct. 2 in Wooster, Ohio. Eighteen senior contestants, ages 17-20, were judged in the areas of consumer promotion, classroom presentation, media interview technique and issues response. Read more about the competition and the responsibilities of the team on the Beef Checkoff website.


Interested in Hereford Magazine Collection?

Myron Danielson has a collection of magazines from 1974 to the present he would like to give away. Please contact Myron at 507-365-8949 if you are interested in this collection.


Spring Analysis Data Deadline Nov. 1

All data need to be submitted prior to Nov. 1 in order to be included in the next genetic evaluation. The AHA performance department requests all breeders submit cow weights and body condition scores when sending weaning weights. These weights and scores are imperative to the development of longevity and fertility genetic selection traits. Please remember to include chute scores as well. Contact Jack Ward, 816-842-3757, with questions.


HRF Auction Scheduled for Nov. 8

There will be a BuyHereford.com online auction to benefit the Hereford Research Foundation (HRF) Nov. 8. Equipment, embryos, semen, flushes, hunting trips and other items will be offered to raise funds for HRF in order to fund special research. Watch for more information in future issues of Hereford eNews.


Request for Blood Samples

Jack Ward, AHA director of breed improvement, requests that breeders collect blood samples on any cattle with issues such as cancer eye or prolapse. Contact Jack at 816-842-3757 or Jon Beever for more information.


NHW To Elect New Directors

The National Hereford Women (NHW) announced its nominees for new directors. Colleen Chaffin, Texas, Lauren Echols, Virginia and Catie Sims, Oklahoma, will vie for positions on the NHW board of directors.

The vote will take place during the NHW’s annual meeting at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center in Kansas City, Mo.

If you are unable to attend, you may download the absentee ballot and mail or e-mail it by Oct. 25.


"Like" CHB and Buy Hereford on Facebook

Certified Hereford Beef (CHB) and Buy Hereford are new pages on Facebook promoting Hereford beef and Hereford genetics.

Like the CHB Facebook page to keep up-to-date on happenings with the CHB program. The Buy Hereford Facebook page will highlight upcoming BuyHereford.com sales, as well as Hereford production sales, Hereford events and other Hereford deadlines and announcements.


Advertise on Hereford.org

Fall sale season is just around the corner, and Hereford.org is a great place to promote your sale or consignments. Banner ads give potential customers a quick snapshot of your offering and then users can click to get more information.

One-month, six-month and yearly contracts are available. A one-month contract is $500, 6-month is $800 and 12-month is $1,500. With the 6-month and 12-month contract you also receive appearances in AHA's eNewsletters. For more information, contact Caryn Vaught at 816-842-3757.


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.

  • Oct. 20, 2011 - Tennessee Hereford Marketing Program Sale, Columbia, Tenn., contact: John Woolfolk, 731-225-2620 or Darrell Ailshie, 931-212-8512.
  • Oct. 21, 2011 - Kansas Hereford Feeder Calf Sale, Manhattan Commission Co., Manhattan, Kan., contact: Gus Gustafson 785-238-7306, Tom Granzow 785-466-2247 or John Cline 785-776-4815
  • Oct. 25, 2011 - Kentucky Hereford Influenced Feeder Calf Sale, Stanford, Ky., contact: Lowell Atwood 606-669-1455 or John Meents 419-306-7480
  • Nov. 7, 2011 - Missouri Hereford Association Hereford-Influenced Feeder Calf Sales, Miller Co. Regional Stockyards, Eldon, Mo., contact: Matt Reynolds 660-676-3788 or Marty Lueck 417-948-2669
  • Nov. 16, 2011 - Montana Hereford Association Hereford-Influenced Feeder Calf Sale, Headwaters Livestock Auction, Three Forks, Mont., contact: Jerry Gereghty 406-662-3375 or jgereghty@transdynamics.com
  • Jan. 3, 2012 - Great Midwest Hereford Influenced Feeder Calf Sale, Carthage, Ill., contact: Brent Lowderman 309-221-9621 or John Meents 419-306-7480
  • Jan. 9, 2012 - Missouri Hereford Association Hereford-Influenced Feeder Calf Sales, Miller Co. Regional Stockyards, Eldon, Mo., contact: Matt Reynolds 660-676-3788 or Marty Lueck 417-948-2669
  • April 9, 2012 - Missouri Hereford Association Hereford-Influenced Feeder Calf Sales, Miller Co. Regional Stockyards, Eldon, Mo., contact: Matt Reynolds 660-676-3788 or Marty Lueck 417-948-2669
  • July 9, 2012 - Missouri Hereford Association Hereford-Influenced Feeder Calf Sales, Miller Co. Regional Stockyards, Eldon, Mo., contact: Matt Reynolds 660-676-3788 or Marty Lueck 417-948-2669
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