View Educational Hereford Videos on YouTube
American Hereford Association (AHA) has released four educational videos. These are the first in a series of educational videos that will be posted to the Hereford YouTube channel and are available at Hereford.org.
- How to Register: features Stacy Sanders explaining the registration process.
- How to Transfer: features Stacy Sanders explaining how to transfer ownership.
- EPD Basics: features Dorian Garrick explaining the basics of expected progeny differences.
- Hereford EPDs: describes the Hereford suite of EPDs and indexes.
It’s Your Chance to Win!
The contest is on! Now through Monday, April 16, share your love of Certified Hereford Beef (CHB®) and be entered to win an awesome CHB jacket! It’s simple. Just share the Certified Hereford Beef Facebook page with your friends.
You’ll receive one entry for every friend of yours who:
- Clicks “like” on the Certified Hereford Beef Facebook page, and
- Writes a post on the page, saying you sent them. Encourage them to have fun with their posts - we love to see creativity from our fans! And don’t forget to remind them: They must complete both steps in order for you to be entered!
The person with the most referrals by 4 p.m. Monday, April 16, will be crowned the winner! It’s easy and fun! So get to it!
Check Out Durham Ranch Offering on BuyHereford.com
Starting Tuesday, April 17, through April 19 you can bid on a selected sampling of the Durham Ranch, Stillwater, Okla., reputation program. Check out the offering and get registered to bid on BuyHereford.com.
Attention Juniors: JNHE Online Entry Site Now Live,
JNHE Packets in the Mail
2012 Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) entry information is now online at JrHereford.org. The entry page includes links to the online entry website, health requirements as well as JNHE rules and regulations.
The printed entry packets are in the mail. Remember, memberships must be current to receive the packet, so if you haven't already, please pay your dues. The early bird deadline for entries is May 1 and the final deadline is June 1.
Association Requests CVV Code
The American Hereford Association (AHA) is now requiring the CVV (security) code on all credit card transactions. In an effort to provide additional security and reduce expense, this new credit card requirement is effective immediately.
If you currently have a credit card on file with the Association, please contact the Records Department or Hereford World at 816-842–3757 with this information to expedite processing.
Please note: as work is processed you may be contacted by the AHA staff for this information, if not already provided.
Advisor Handbook Now Online
Junior Hereford advisors can download an updated version of the Advisor Handbook (PDF). The updated handbook includes new contest rules and deadline dates.
Check Out CHB on Pinterest
You can now find Certified Hereford Beef on Pinterest! Visit the Pinterest website for pins of recipes, beef and the farming and ranching life. Follow Certified Hereford Beef, and let’s have fun pinning together!
And, if you’re not already a fan of Certified Hereford Beef on Facebook, “like” the page today at CHB Facebook page. Watch for your chance to win Certified Hereford Beef prizes in the coming weeks. You won’t want to miss it!
Support Youth, Become a Member of Hereford Foundation Club
HYFA supporters will have the best seats in the house at the 2012 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.
Herd Bull Breeder Pages Are Back
Looking for an efficient way to market your cattle for a small price? In this year’s July Hereford World we will again have a new section that features state inch ads available to you for only $150. If you wish to do a state ad AND be listed in the Hereford Register the price is only $200. Download the form (PDF). Please email your completed PDF form to Caryn Vaught, 816-842-3757, or print and mail the completed form to:
American Hereford Association
Attention: Caryn Vaught
PO Box 014059
Kansas City, MO 64101
2012 July Hereford World Deadlines Are Just
Around the Corner!
Don’t miss your chance to be a part of our largest issue of the year! Final deadline for all ad materials is May 15. Contact your field representative today, or Joe Rickabaugh at 816-842-3757.
Be A Part of the Hereford Register
The sixth edition of the Hereford Register will be published as a special section in the July 2012 Hereford World. These “yellow pages” of Hereford breeders throughout the U.S. and Canada will include basic listings of July 2012 advertisers with a quarter-page or larger ad and July 2012 seedstock advertisers.
Hereford Register listings include: name, address, telephone, e-mail and website. Listings can be purchased for $50 if you are not a July advertiser meeting the aforementioned specs. Listings are organized by state, then alphabetically by ranch or farm name. Seedstock ads are added at the end of the section and are available for $350 per inch per year.
The section will be printed on special paper and bound in the magazine. The yellow pages will be posted on HerefordMarketplace.com.
Download the Hereford Register and seedstock ad form (PDF). Please email your completed PDF form to Caryn Vaught, 816-842-3757 or print and mail the completed form to:
American Hereford Association
Attention: Caryn Vaught
PO Box 014059
Kansas City, MO 64101
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 19, 2012 - Tennessee Hereford Influenced Sale, Columbia Livestock Center, Columbia, Tenn., contact: Darrell Ailshie 931-388-7872 or Frank Poling 931-212-9962
- 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
- Nov. 14, 2012 - Montana Hereford Assn. Hereford-Influenced Feeder Calf Sale, Headwaters Livestock, Three Forks, contact: Montana Hereford Association Board of Directors
- Jan. 3, 2013 - Greater Midwest Hereford Influenced Feeder Calf, Carthage, Ill., contact: John Meents 419-306-7480 or Brent Lowderman 309-221-9621