Hereford eNews
Hereford Highlights | Market Update | Industry Insight Volume 8, Issue 39
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Happy Thanksgiving

There will be no Hereford eNews next week due to the holiday. The American Hereford Association (AHA) staff wishes you a very happy Thanksgiving. We hope you have a wonderful holiday with family and friends.


CHB® to be featured at The Fresh Market openings

The Fresh Market, based out of Greensboro, N.C., has confirmed several new store openings in the coming months. Each of these stores will feature Certified Hereford Beef (CHB®), and samples of the product will be distributed during the grand opening celebrations by CHB staff and ambassadors.

The opening of these stores brings the total of The Fresh Market stores featuring CHB to 96 throughout the Southeast and Midwest. If you’re in the area, check out the new stores, and of course, the great CHB!

  • 1800 West Ave., South Beach, Fla. Store opening: Nov. 16. CHB product demonstration: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Nov. 18.
  • 2300 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart, Fla. Store opening: Nov. 16. CHB product demonstration: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Nov. 18.
  • 6000 Northwest Hwy., Crystal Lake, Ill. Store opening: Nov. 30. CHB product demonstration: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Dec. 2.
  • State of Franklin Rd., Johnson City, Tenn. Store opening: Jan. 4. CHB product demonstration: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Jan. 6.

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.

Reno is Right Around the Corner

The Western Nugget National Hereford Show and Sale is  slated for Dec. 1-3 in Reno.

The show will be broadcast live on John Ascuaga’s Nugget is the headquarters hotel and will host the sale Saturday night. Visit Hereford Marketplace to view a catalog. When reserving a room mention GHEREFD for the discounted rate.

Twins Release New Book

Seven-year-old authors Sheridan and Rianna Chaney have written their third book in the “The Chaney Twins’ Series.” This book, “Star Becomes A Mother,” is a sequel to “Little Star, Raising Our First Calf.” In this third book, the girls see Star become a mother herself, and watch as she nurtures her newborn calf that the twins named, “Starstruck.”

The story focuses on many facets of the beef industry and the good care farmers and ranchers give their animals no matter what the weather. All three books in the series are 32 pages and are full of captivating color photographs. The easy-to-read text is geared toward preschool and elementary-aged children. Lesson plans have been developed for all three books and will be available on the Pennsylvania Beef Council website.

Books are $12 each or $30 for the three book “bundle” set plus postage. For more information or to place an order, contact Rebecca at 301-271-2732. You can order online at

Hereford Research Fundraiser Raises $31,726

Support for Hereford research flourished during the Hereford Research Foundation auction Nov. 8. Forty-two items sold grossing $31,726.

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.

Correction: Year-end Show Results

In last week's eNews the state was incorrectly reported for Thousand Hills Herefords co-owner of the Northeast Region Polled Show Bull of the Year. We apologize for the error. The correct information is as follows:

  • Polled Show Bull of the Year - Able Acres, Wingate, Ind.; Thousand Hills Herefords, Stockton, Ill.; and Mud Creek Farms, German Valley, Ill., with AA Airline 972 ET.

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.

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.

  • 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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