Hereford eNews
Hereford Highlights | Market Update | Industry Insight Volume 9, Issue 1
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Hereford Highlights

Mile High Night Surprise Lot to Benefit HYFA

A special embryo offering is the surprise lot to benefit the Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) Jan. 13 in the Mile High Night Sale during the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) in Denver.

The lot features six exciting matings, 20 embryos in all. It is an excellent way to get top-quality genetics from these generous donors:

  • Sunset Ridge Herefords, Billy Martin, Cumming, Ga.
  • Mill Creek Ranch/Pied Piper Farms, Alma, Kan., and Hamlin, Texas
  • Jensen Bros., Kevin and Shelia, Kirk and Steph, Courtland, Kan.
  • Topp Herefords, Ryan and Prairie Topp, Grace City, N.D.
  • Fawcett’s Elm Creek Ranch, Keith and Cheryl, Daniel and Kari, Ree Heights, S.D.

All proceeds from the package will go to support the HYFA.


Denver Activities Begin Next Week;
Contact AHA to Cancel Rooms

Hereford enthusiasts will be in Denver next week for the 2012 National Western Stock Show (NWSS).

If you have made hotel reservations at the headquarters hotel, Renaissance Denver Hotel, and you wish to cancel rooms, please contact Mary Ellen Hummel at 816-842-3757. This will allow the American Hereford Associaiton (AHA) to keep the rooms in our block so other Hereford breeders can use the rooms at the discounted block rate. Thanks for your help.

NWSS attendees will again have a chance to meet with other Hereford producers in the Hereford hospitality suite in the Yards. Sponsored by Hereford breeders, the suite will again be on the first floor of the Exchange Building. It will be a great place for breeders to discuss business transactions or just visit with old friends.

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, Jan. 11

  • 9 a.m. — Hereford Hospitality Suite opens
  • 6 p.m. — Hereford Hospitality Suite closes

Thursday, Jan. 12

  • 8 a.m. — Junior Hereford Show, Stadium Arena on the Hill
  • 9 a.m. — Hereford Hospitality Suite opens
  • Noon National Hereford Bull Show, Stadium Arena on the Hill
  • 6 p.m. — Hereford Hospitality Suite closes

Friday, Jan. 13

  • 8 a.m. — Hereford Pen of Three Female Show, Livestock Center Arena in the Yards
  • 9 a.m. — Hereford Hospitality Suite opens
  • 10 a.m. — Hereford Pen and Carload Bull Show, Livestock Center Arena in the Yards
  • 6 p.m. — Mile High Night National Hereford Sale, Beef Palace Auction Arena on the Hill
  • 6 p.m. — Hereford Hospitality Suite closes

Saturday, Jan. 14

  • 8 a.m. — National Hereford Female Show, Stadium Arena on the Hill

Hotel information

Renaissance Denver Hotel
3801 Quebec St. • Denver, CO 80207
888-238-6762 or 303-399-7500

Stock Show Shuttles

Shuttles will run to and from the Renaissance Denver Hotel to the National Western Complex on a regular basis between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m. daily. The shuttles will pick up in front of the hotel and drop off at the NWSS grounds by the horse complex on the Hill. Check the hotel lobby for a complete schedule.

Enjoy CHB® in the Mile High City

While you’re in Denver for the National Western Stock Show, Jan. 12-14, check out these great restaurants serving Certified Hereford Beef (CHB®).

  • Mickey’s Top Sirloin
    6950 N. Broadway • Denver, CO 80221 • 303-426-5881
  • Black Hat
    26295 Hill Top Dr. • Kittredge, CO 80456 • 303-670-0941
  • Hideaway Steakhouse
    2345 W. 112th Ave. • Westminister, CO 80234 • 303-404-9939
  • Strings Restaurant
    1700 Humboldt St. • Denver, CO 80218 • 305-831-7310

Spring Gold TPR Breeders Announced

Eighty-eight dedicated Hereford breeders achieved Gold TPR (Total Performance Records) status for spring 2012.

The list of breeders is as follows, organized by state:


  • David B or Juanita L Jennings, Rogers
  • Triple S Ranch, De Queen


  • Cooper Cattle, Oakdale
  • Gino Pedretti, El Nido
  • Sonoma Mountain Herefords, Santa Rosa
  • Weimer Cattle Co., Susanville


  • Jay Johns, Gainesville, Fla.


  • Greenview Pld Hfd Farms Inc, Screven
  • Gary Hedrick, Marietta


  • Asmus Herefords, Audubon
  • K7 Herefords, Lockridge
  • Simpson Polled Herefords, Redfield


  • Elkington Polled Herefords, Idaho Falls
  • JBB/AL Herefords, Gooding


  • Gerber Polled Herefords, Richmond


  • Brannan & Reinhardt, Otis
  • CK Ranch, Brookville
  • Douthit-Downey Land & Cattle, St Francis
  • Frank Hug & Sons, Scranton
  • Kansas State University, Manhattan
  • Kevin Jensen, Courtland
  • Sandhill Farms/Kevin Schultz, Haviland
  • Schu-Lar Polled Herefords, Lecompton
  • Allan Shumaker, Wetmore
  • Springhill Hereford Farms, Blue Rapids
  • Virgil J Staab & Sons, Hays
  • Towner Farm, Girard


  • Beckleys Herefords, Ravenna
  • Laffoon Family Farm, Madisonville


  • Church View Farm Inc, Millersville


  • Veesers Triple E Hereford Farm, Powers


  • Krogstad Polled Herefords, Fertile
  • Kruse Polled Herefords, Harris
  • Oxley Hereford Ranch-N Div, Mahnomen
  • Lester Schafer, Buffalo Lake


  • Felton Hereford Ranch, Maryville
  • Maplewood Acres Farm, Sedalia
  • Rolling Hills Acres, Saint Elizabeth


  • Beery Land & Livestock Co, Vida
  • Churchill Cattle Co, Manhattan
  • Holden Herefords, Valier
  • Wichman Herefords, Moore

North Carolina

  • Ralph Kiger, Kernersville
  • Harry Myers Jr., Statesville

North Dakota

  • Baumgarten Cattle Co, Belfield
  • Rockeman Herefords, Donnybrook
  • Stuber Ranch, Bowman


  • Blueberry Hill Farms Inc., Norfolk
  • JB Ranch, Wayne
  • Joe Brockman, Lawrence
  • Keg Herefords, Valentine
  • Linton Polled Herefords, Miller
  • Monahan Cattle Co, Hyannis


  • Bell Ranch, Paradise Valley
  • Genoa Livestock, LLC, Minden
  • Lee & Dianne Hutchens Fmly Trust, Fallon

New York

  • Spring Pond Farm II, Branchport
  • Kathleen Wagner, Catskill


  • Douglas Banks, Hamilton
  • NS Polled Herefords, Shaker Heights


  • Quentin C/Gayle K Cook, Vale
  • James England, Prineville
  • Harrell Hereford Ranch, Baker City
  • Hacklin Hereford Ranch, Redmond


  • Delaware Valley Col of S&A, Doylestown
  • Flat Stone Lick, Marianna
  • Fields Edge Herefords, Narvon

South Dakota

  • Baker Hereford Ranch, Rapid City
  • Bar JZ Polled Herefords, Holabird
  • Courtney Herefords, Belle Fourche
  • Dvorak Herefords, Lake Andes
  • Frederickson Ranch, Spearfish
  • Larry & Carol Gildemaster, Virgil
  • Hillsview Farms, Eureka
  • Ravine Creek Ranch, Huron
  • Williams Herefords, Presho


  • BKR Cattle Etc, Abernathy
  • Caldwell Hereford Ranch, Houston
  • JP Family Limited Partnership, San Angelo
  • P&J Polled Herefords, La Vernia
  • Willis Polled Herefords, Emory


  • Deer Track Farm, Spotsylvania
  • Knoll Crest Farm, Red House


  • Elwing Polled Herefords, De Soto
  • Huth Polled Herefords, Oakfield
  • Owego Stock Farm, Argyle

West Virginia

  • West Virginia University, Morgantown


  • Ned & Jan Ward, Sheridan

Be Part of the 2012 AI Book

Don't miss your chance to be part of the 2012 AI Book that is sent out with our March issue of Hereford World. Deadline for ad materials is Jan. 25. Please remember, ads in this book are placed according to when ALL ad materials are received in the AHA office. Please contact Caryn Vaught, 816-218-2282 for more information.

Baby Myers Has Arrived

Hereford Publications Inc. Advertising Coordinator Amy Myers and husband, Brian, welcomed new daughter, Allison McCreadee, into the world Dec. 23. Allison weighed 6 lb. 10 oz. and was 19 inches long.

Spring 2012 EPDs Online

The Spring 2012 Hereford expected progeny differences (EPDs) are now online. Visit to search the new data. Updated Trends, Trait Leaders and Distributions are also posted.

Educational Forum Video, Photos Available

Hereford enthusiasts can also order a copy of the educational forums during the Annual Meeting online at The forum featured presentations on genomics, EPDs and reproduction by Dorian Garrick, Matt Spangler and Bill Beal.

Photos from Reno, the Annual Meeting and the American Royal National Hereford Show are also available at

Advertise on

In one month, visitors to viewed 30 banner ads 94,961 times and clicked on them 870 times. is the perfect place for breeders to advertise their operations or businesses to offer services or products. Banner ads serve as direct links to the breeders’ or business’ Website or online sale catalog.

View banner advertising rates <link to AHA media kit>. To read how other Hereford breeders are utilizing the banner ads as a marketing tool read “Most Bang For your Banner” in the July 2010 Hereford World.

For more information about banner advertising options including bundling with Hereford World advertising and Creative Service packages, contact your AHA field staff member or Caryn Vaught at 816-218-2282.

Use “Z” for 2012

“Z” is the tattoo letter code for 2012.

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!

State of Franklin Rd., Johnson City, Tenn. Store opening: Jan. 4. CHB product demonstration: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Jan. 6.

Deadline Extended — Producers Reminded to Participate in Cattle Survey

Please help us assure that we continue to get widespread response from cattle producers across the U.S. to provide a strong production sector voice in the results and strategy of the checkoff-funded National Beef Quality Audit (NBQA). To assure full opportunity for producers to participate the survey will remain open until Feb. 6, 2012. The survey can be taken online at and requires less than 10 minutes to complete.

The checkoff needs producer input for the following reasons:

  • The results of the survey will help drive the recommendation from the National Beef Quality Audit and assure that the strategies are developed based on a strong grassroots message.
  • Results of the NBQA will be used to enhance the beef industry’s message to supply chain partners, opinion influencers, and consumers. The survey provides an avenue for U.S. cattle producers to tell their collective story about on-ranch commitment to quality. NBQA results will be used to demonstrate value to international customers.
  • Historically, the NBQA has yielded significant value to our industry by driving continuous improvement initiatives, providing strategic focus, and demonstrating opportunities for increased demand and profitability.

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. 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
  • Jan. 30, 2012 - Hereford-Influenced Feeder Calf Sale, Beatrice 77 Livestock Sales, Beatrice, Neb., contact: Dennis Henrichs 402-239-8741 or Russ Tegtmeier 402-865-5805
  • 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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Industry Insight


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