Junior AI Program Forms Due Today
National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) members who exhibited in a 2011 American Hereford Association (AHA)-sponsored junior heifer show are eligible to participate in the NJHA Junior AI Program. Visit the Junior Form Center to download information and application forms.
Gebhart Elected to NCBA Federation Division Vice Chair
Hereford breeder Richard Gebhart, Claremore, Okla., was elected federation division vice chair during NCBA’s 2012 Cattle Industry Convention in Nashville, Tenn., last week. Read more about the convention on the NCBA website.
Chachere Honored with Bud Snidow Award
Jonathan Chachere, Dayton, Texas, was presented the Bud Snidow Award Jan. 30 during the Southwestern Exposition in Ft. Worth.
The B.C. “Bud” Snidow Award is sponsored by the National Hereford Women (NHW) and is given annually to a deserving NJHA member who exemplifies the qualities most admired by Snidow, including honesty, fairness, hard work, enthusiasm and dedication to the Hereford breed and its breeders.
Susan Gebhart, past chairman of the NHW presented Jonathan with a handcrafted belt buckle. He will also receive a $1,250 scholarship and a custom painting created by Snidow.
View Educational Hereford Videos on YouTube
American Hereford Association (AHA) has released two educational videos about expected progeny differences (EPDs). They are the first in a series of educational video that will be posted to the Hereford YouTube channel.
Nelson Land & Cattle BuyHereford.com Sale: Bid Now;
Consign Now to February BuyHereford.com Sale
Bidding is open on a prime selection of embryos and semen from the elite genetics of the Nelson program at BuyHereford.com. Go to BuyHereford.com to view all the lots and for more information on the Nelson program. Bidding closes at 8 p.m. EST Feb. 11.
Also, the consignment deadline for the February sale is Feb. 14.
World Hereford Conference 2012 in Canada
It's not too early to think about attending the World Hereford Conference, hosted by our neighbors to the north, the Canadian Hereford Association. This world-wide event is held every four years and will kick off with pre-tours in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Sunday, July 8. From there the group will make its way east to Calgary for the main part of the conference that starts on Friday, July 13. During the next six days there will be tours, a day-long technical conference, the World Hereford Conference Cattle Show and Junior Show and of course, the famous Calgary Stampede. This is the 100th anniversary of the Stampede that will make this year's event even more spectacular. After a farewell barbecue dinner on Wednesday, July 18, a post-conference tour will continue going east and end in Niagara Falls on July 24.
There are many options that allow you to take in the entire 17 days or parts of the event. We will continue to give you more details on the various travel options through the next months. Deadline for registrations is May 15. To view the schedule, fees and tour options go to the World Hereford Conference website.
Diane Johnson is the event concierge for the American Hereford Association group and is available to answer your questions and assist with your travel arrangements.
Use “Z” for 2012
“Z” is the tattoo letter code for 2012.
"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.
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.
- Feb. 15, 2012 - Northern Plains Hereford Influence Sale, Kist Livestock, Mandan, N.D., contact Steven Pollestad at 701-974-3970 or the sale barn at 800-732-1163.
- 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
- May 8, 2012 - Kentucky Hereford Influenced Feeder Calf Sale, Blue Grass Stockyards South, Stanford, Ky., contact Lowell Atwood, 606-669-1455 or John Meents, 419-306-7480
- 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