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Hereford Highlights | Market Update | Industry Insight Volume 8, Issue 38
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Hereford Highlights

Hereford Research Fundraiser Raises $28,726

Support for Hereford research flourished during the Hereford Research Foundation auction Nov. 8. Forty-two items sold grossing $28,726.

The top-selling lot was an incredible opportunity to purchase embryos from Paul Bennett of Knoll Crest Farm, Red House, Va. Dimitri Matargas, Iron Lake Ranch, Dallas, Texas, paid $3,750 for the three embryos from KCF Miss Proficient U201 and sired by CL 1 Domino 732T.

The second high seller was a unique opportunity to hunt antelope on the Copeland Ranch in northeastern New Mexico, donated by Copeland & Sons, Nara Visa, N.M. Steve Folkman, Ixonia, Wis., purchased the hunt for $1,950.

There were many products donated by Gallagher, like the Gallagher W210 Package including weigh scale, alleyway loadbars and heavy-duty aluminum platform. This package sold for $1,500 to Jay Davis, Locust Hill Farm, Michigantown, Ind.

Visit for a complete list of auction items along with donor information. Many, many thanks to all who supported the auction.

Bacon Crowned National Hereford Queen

Amanda Bacon, Prairie Grove, Ark., was crowned the 2011-12 National Hereford Queen during the American Royal National Hereford Show in Kansas City Oct. 30.

“Becoming the National Hereford Queen is really exciting,” Bacon says, “I am most excited about traveling all over the country and meeting all of the breeders.”

Amanda competed against six other state queens for the title. First runner-up honors went to Alecia Knapp, Waverly, Iowa. Second runner-up honors were given to Devann Gregory, Houstonia, Mo. Miss Congeniality was awarded to Sarah Katelyn Smith, Waxahachie, Texas.

Look for an article featuring Amanda in the December Hereford World.

Rowland Chosen 2011 Hereford Women of Year

Sue Rowland, Marysville, Kan., was honored as 2011 Hereford Women of the Year during the National Hereford Women (NHW) annual meeting Oct. 29 in Kansas City.

Sue grew up on a registered Hereford operation in Kansas showing Herefords and was an active 4-H member. She and her recently deceased husband, Jim, had a common passion — Herefords and Hereford youth. The couple’s G&R Polled Herefords was home to numerous champions throughout the years, but more importantly the couple touched hundreds of Hereford youth.

Look for an article featuring Sue in the December Hereford World.

Hereford Show Awards Presented in Kansas City

Hereford exhibitors were honored for showcasing their breeding programs at national and regional shows throughout the past year during the National Hereford Show at the American Royal in Kansas City Oct. 30. The following are the winners for each of the four regions.

Southwest Region

  • Horned Show Bull of the Year - Gary and Kathy Buchholz, Waxahachie, Texas; Jacqueline Rosson, Milford, Texas; and Mallorie Phelps, Grandview, Texas, with GKB EJE B627 Full Tank B927 ET.
  • Horned Show Heifer of the Year - Rope Stewart, Sterling City, Texas, with H GH Belvakay 9014 ET.
  • Horned Premier Exhibitor - Gary and Kathy Buchholz.
  • Polled Show Bull of the Year - Erica Bianchi, Gilroy, Calif., with EB Tonka 183 ET.
  • Polled Show Heifer of the Year - Kirbie Day, Waxahachie, Texas; Bryan Cattle Co., Dawson, Texas; and Boggy Creek Polled Herefords, Ragley, La., with KLD BR Rosemary D93 ET.
  • Polled Premier Exhibitor - Star Lake Cattle Ranch, Skiatook, Okla.

Southeast Region

  • Horned Show Bull of the Year - Four L Hereford Farm, Atwood, Tenn., with Four L Dakota Dandy 9126W 35.
  • Horned Show Heifer of the Year - Doug LeTourneau, Gallatin, Tenn., with DeLHawk JTH Emma 0965.
  • Horned Premier Exhibitor - Four L Hereford Farm.
  • Polled Show Bull of the Year - David and Beth Burns, Pikeville, Tenn., and Doug LeTourneau with BF 7055 Stonewall 903 ET.
  • Polled Show Heifer of the Year - Doug LeTourneau and Matt Woolfolk, Jackson, Tenn., with WF Rodeo Queen 7478 1090.
  • Polled Premier Exhibitor - Doug LeTourneau.

Northwest Region

  • Horned Show Bull of the Year - Largent & Sons, Kaycee, Wyo., and Langford Herefords, Okmulgee, Okla., with L3 Winn Rambo 851.
  • Horned Show Heifer of the Year - Amelia Stallings, Eugene, Ore., with C Notice Me Nitro 9161 ET.
  • Horned Premier Exhibitor - Colyer Herefords, Bruneau, Idaho.
  • Polled Show Bull of the Year - Mill Creek Ranch, Alma, Kan., and Ryan & Sharon Breiner, Manhattan, Kan., with MCR B Pure Prophet 9148 ET.
  • Polled Show Heifer of the Year - Jordan, Kelley, Mark Geoffrey & Nathan Largent, Kaycee, Wyo., with L3 Lady Storm 008.
  • Polled Premier Exhibitor - Colyer Herefords.

Northeast Region

  • Horned Show Bull of the Year - DeLHawk Cattle, Earlville, Ill., and Happ Herefords, Mendota, Ill., with DeLHawk Kahuna 1009 ET.
  • Horned Show Heifer of the Year - Matthew Compton, Greenfield, Ind., with MSC Ramseys Sylvia Powerload.
  • Horned Premier Exhibitor - DeLHawk Cattle and Happ Herefords.
  • Polled Show Bull of the Year - Able Acres, Wingate, Ind.; Thousand Hills Herefords, Stockton, Ind.; and Mud Creek Farms, German Valley, Ill., with AA Airline 972 ET.
  • Polled Show Heifer of the Year - Karey Howes, Taneytown, Md., with JB Remetee 213.
  • Polled Premier Exhibitor - Karey Howes.

Junior Advantage Newsletter Now Available

The fall Advantage Newsletter for junior members is now available on

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 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.

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.

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 to download an application.

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.

"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 sales, as well as Hereford production sales, Hereford events and other Hereford deadlines and announcements.

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.

  • Nov. 16, 2011 - Montana Hereford Association Hereford-Influenced Feeder Calf Sale, Headwaters Livestock Auction, Three Forks, Mont., contact: Jerry Gereghty 406-662-3375 or
  • 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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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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