Support Youth, Become a Member of Hereford Foundation Club
Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) supporters will have the best seats in the house at the 2012 Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) in Grand Island, Neb.
Hereford enthusiasts can join the Hereford Foundation Club and have access to the “club” that overlooks the showring in Grand Island as well as earn other perks for their support of Hereford youth.
There are four levels of membership but benefits include a special membership pin, access to the VIP parking area, and admittance to the club area, which overlooks the showring.
For the highest levels of membership, unlimited guests are also allowed in the club area where beverages, snacks, and hors d'oeuvres will be served all day July 5-8 (show days). Members will also be featured on promotional materials and signs as well as acknowledged in the post-publicity of the event. Of course, all membership fees will be considered a tax-deductible 501(c)(3) donation to HYFA.
Visit HerefordYouthFoundation.org or contact Amy Cowan, HYFA director at 816-842-3757 for more information or to become a member.
New JNHE Ambassador Program Launched
The National Junior Hereford Association has created a new opportunity for cattle show enthusiasts -- the JNHE Ambassador Program. The JNHE continues to grow each year. As the number of cattle and exhibitors increases, so does the contest participation.
The 2012 ambassadors will assist the NJHA board and American Hereford Association (AHA) staff throughout the JNHE week -- July 2-8 in Grand Island, Neb.
There will be four JNHE Ambassador positions: contest coordinator, event coordinator, technology coordinator and operations assistant. Visit Hereford.org for position descriptions and to download an application. Applications are due April 15.
Wisconsin Hereford Hall of Fame Award
Congratulations to Gregg and Beth Wissner, Mukwonago, Wis., who were presented the 2012 Wisconsin Hereford Association Hall of Fame Award March 2 at the Wisconsin Hereford Association Sale Banquet in Lancaster.
Hereford Youth Scholarship Applications Due April 2
Hereford youth can now begin the application process for Hereford scholarship to be presented at the 2012 Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE). This year all applications will be filled out online. Visit the Hereford Scholarship website to begin the process today.
There is $25,000 available for youth through the DRIVE Scholarship fund, the non-profit fundraising 501 (c)(3) of DRIVE magazine. Youth ages 16 to 25 who intend to pursue or who have recently graduated with a college degree related to agriculture may submit an application to compete for the funds on the DRIVE website.
DRIVE Scholarship Applications - Due April 1
2012 CHB Sires' List Updated
The Certified Hereford Beef Sire of Distinction (CHBS) program recognizes Hereford bulls that have excelled in carcass traits. The new list is now available at Hereford.org.
2012 AI Book is Online
The 2012 Hereford AI Bookis now available for viewing online. Visit Hereford Marketplace and on the right side choose to view it as a pdf or in flip format.
Get Caught Up on NHW News
The Spring 2012 National Hereford Women newsletter is now ready to read on the NHW website. Check it out for information on the upcoming Junior National Hereford Expo (JHNE) in Grand Island, Neb., updates from the National Hereford Queen, and other news.
Plan to Attend BIF Research Symposium and Meeting
The 44th Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) Research Symposium and annual meeting will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Houston on April 18-20. The symposium features a variety of valuable information on topics like cow size, efficiency, economically relevant traits for commercial cow-calf production, stress free cattle handling and more.
Get more information on the symposium as well as registration and hotels on the BIF website.
Interested in Hereford History?
Fred Gowler has a collection of Hereford Journals from the mid-1930s to the mid-1980s available to anyone interested. Call Fred at 618-736-2412 for more information.
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.
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. An overview document is available on Hereford.org.
Hereford enthusiast can also visit the World Hereford Council website for information about the 2012 conference.
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.
- 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
- April 19, 2012 - Tennessee Hereford Influenced Sale, Columbia Livestock Center, Columbia, Tenn., contact: Darrell Ailshie 931-388-7872 or Frank Poling 931-212-9962