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Volume 9, Issue 18

Welcome to Hereford eNews, your source of the most current news affecting Hereford breeders. We aim to focus on newsworthy events pertaining to the Hereford seedstock industry. Sponsored by the American Hereford Association (AHA). Information sent to subscribers comes from material available on or authored by AHA, Hereford World and Certified Hereford Beef (CHB) LLC staff.
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Hereford Highlights

Consign Now to Last Sale of the Season

Tuesday, May 15, is the deadline for consignments for the May 29 sale. Don't miss this opportunity, as no sales will be held during the summer. Sales will resume in the fall, beginning Sept. 25. Go to for consignment info.

Deadline is Tuesday for World Hereford Conference Registration

The early registration deadline for the World Hereford Conference is Tuesday, May 15. So, it's time to get serious about your plans for the World Hereford Conference hosted by our neighbors to the north, the Canadian Hereford Association.

The pre- and post-tours have already sold out but you may still register for the main part of the conference that starts on Friday, July 13 in Calgary. The next six days will include tours, a day and a half long technical conference, the World Hereford Conference National Cattle Shows and Junior Bonanza 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. A farewell barbecue dinner on Wednesday, July 18, will conclude the main part of the event. The post-tour will continue on Thursday.

A few things to note: A portion of the event will be on the grounds of the Calgary Stampede. A ticket to the Chuckwagon Races and Grandstand Show ARE included for Saturday night's performance which starts at 7:45 p.m. Please note that tickets to the rodeo, which starts every day at 1:15 p.m., are NOT included in your full registration. Sunday's schedule for the WHC is an open day at the Stampede so if you want to try to get tickets for Sunday's rodeo performance, visit the Stampede website. With this year's special anniversary, tickets are getting scarce but according to their website there are still some available.

In order to secure a hotel at the official hotel, Sheraton Calgary, you must go through the registration process. You cannot book your room at the conference rate without being registered for the WHC. The hotels in Olds are also sold out however this is mainly reserved for those showing cattle so official attendees should plan to stay at the Sheraton in Calgary.

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. You can also contact her at 817-247-1200. An overview document is available on

2012 July Hereford World Deadline is Next Week

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

Starr, Johnson Join CHB LLC Staff

Certified Hereford Beef (CHB) LLC is honored to announce the addition of two territory managers to the CHB LLC staff.

Danielle Starr, Manawa, Wis., and Jill Johnson, Galva, Ill., will assume their new roles May 16 and 22, respectively. Mick Welch, CHB LLC vice president of sales, says the addition of these two staff members will help to expand Certified Hereford Beef’s mission and reach.

"While keeping our focus on new business and moving Certified Hereford Beef into markets where we lack distribution, we are fortunate to bring on Jill and Danielle,” Welch says. “They will not only maintain current relationships but also help to explore new opportunities within designated marketing areas, including the Southeast and Southwest.”

Both girls have a Hereford background. Starr served as the 2010-11 National Junior Hereford Associaiton vice president and Johnson was the 2011 American Hereford Association junior activities intern. See the press release for more.

Hawkins to be inducted into Ohio State
Animal Science Hall of Fame

May 17 Dave Hawkins will be recognized by The Ohio State University's (OSU) Department of Animal Sciences. Hawkins received his bachelor's and master's degree from OSU and is a prominent teacher, researcher and animal breeder (as well as Hereford enthusiast) at Michigan State University. He will be inducted into OSU's Animal Science Hall of Fame at 3 p.m. in Animal Science room 111 with a reception to follow. All are welcome!

June 1 is Fall 2012 Data Deadline

All birth, weaning, yearling and ultrasound data must be submitted by June 1 to be included in the fall 2012 EPD evaluation.

JNHE Final Entry Deadline is June 1

2012 Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) entry information is available online at The entry page includes links to the online entry website, health requirements as well as JNHE rules and regulations. The final deadline is June 1 and all entries must now be done online.

Seeking Board Candidates

The American Hereford Association (AHA) nominating committee's responsibility is to identify six candidates to run for the three Board positions that are selected during the AHA Annual Membership Meeting in November.

To make a Director recommendation, contact one of the following committee members:

Terri Barber, chairman, Austin, Texas, 512-463-7560
David Burns, Pikeville, Tenn., 423-447-2134
Steve Douthit, St. Marys, Kan., 785-332-2323
Bob Harrell, Baker City, Ore., 541-523-4401
Joe Van Newkirk, Oshkosh, Neb., 308-772-3081

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

  • 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.

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.

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.

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 or contact Amy Cowan, HYFA director at 816-842-3757 for more information or to become a member.

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.

  • 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
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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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