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Volume 9, Issue 23

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Hereford Highlights

Hereford Youth Exhibit 1,231 Entries at Junior National Hereford Expo

Hereford youth gathered in Grand Island, Neb., last week for the 2012 VitaFerm Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE). During the record-setting event, 1,231 entries were evaluated. Watch for more on the JNHE in the next edition of eNews and complete coverage on and in the September Hereford World.

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JNHE Show Results

Champion owned polled heifer: Whitney, Mason and Catelyn Walker, Prairie Grove, Ark., with TC C Lexi 88Y by TFR Cyrus 225 ET.
Reserve champion owned polled heifer: Mitchell Tucker, North Platte, Neb., with DSUL Mona Lisa 1245 ET by KL 068J Manhattan 262S.

Champion owned horned heifer: Mitchell and Blake Tucker with JWG Miss Serendipity 1114 by STAR TCF Shock & Awe 158W ET.
Reserve champion owned horned heifer: Emma and Libby Rushton, Waverly, Tenn., with RF Goldies Anna 1302 ET by CRR About Time 743.

Champion bred-and-owned heifer: Kirbie Day, Waxahachie, Texas, with KLD BR Lady Caroline D110 ET by BR DM TNT 7010 ET.
Reserve champion bred-and-owned heifer: Kari Brumley, Orovada, Nev., with BF 743 Burlesque 092X ET by CRR About Time 743.

Grand champion cow-calf pair and champion standard pair: Lauren and Luke Prill, Wichita, Kan., with TH 97S 125T Nicky 77X by TH 805H 20N Spartan 125T, with a December heifer calf at side by TH 557E 57G Legacy 44M ET.
Reserve champion cow-calf pair and champion bred-and-owned pair: Bailey, Brett and Riley Jones, Darlington, Wis., with Wildcatt Enuff Baby Baby 008 by CH Enuff Prophet 2913 with a February heifer calf at side by MSU TCF Revolution 4R.
Reserve champion standard cow-calf pair: Bryden Barber, Channing, Texas, with BR Lizzie 0065 by BR DM TNT 7010 ET with an April heifer calf at side by BR CSF Sooner 0045.
Reserve champion bred-and-owned cow-calf pair: Tommie Lynne Mead, Midville, Ga., with THM TL's Lacey Lou 8763 by STAR 8006 Enyeto 163M ET with a January calf at side by THM Stout 8703 ET.

Champion bred-and-owned bull: Cody Jensen, Courtland, Kan., Beck-Powell Polled Herefords, Bainbridge, Ind., Everhart Farms, Waldron, Ind., and Kevin Jensen, Courtland, Kan., with KJ CJJ 618U Chevy 454Y by KJ HVH 33N Redeem 485T ET.
Reserve champion bred-and-owned bull: Karey Howes, Taneytown, Md., with KAR FBF LCC Tebow 33Y by CRR About Time 743.

Champion progress steer: Vada Vickland, Longmont, Colo.
Reserve champion progress steer: Clayton Main, Seymour, Ind.
Champion prospect steer: Blayke and Austin Breeding, Miami, Texas
Champion carcass steer: Lauren Prill
Reserve champion carcass steer: Trevor Schultz, Columbus, Neb.

Premier Junior Breeder: Kirbie Day and Carlee Meeks, Taylor, Neb.
Premier Junior Exhibitor: Emilee Kottkamp, Clayton, Ind.
Premier Adult Breeder: Hoffman Herefords, Thedford, Neb.
Female get-of-sire: Group sired by STAR TCF Shock & Awe 158W ET
Champion breeder group: Kirbie Day
State Group of Five: Texas

Ash, Buck Top Showmanship Contest at JNHE

Amanda Ash, Newton, Wis., was chosen champion senior showman July 5 at the Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) in Grand Island, Neb. Reserve champion was Bailey Buck, Madill, Okla.

The other finalists were: third place - Brooke Brumley, Orovada, Nev.; fourth place - Kyle Lemmon, Manchester, Md.; fifth place - Anna Krieger, Universal, Ind.; sixth place - Marie Lock, Avon, Ill.; seventh place - Corey Ruff, Wagontown, Pa.; eighth place - Amanda Bacon, Siloam Springs, Ark.; ninth place - Mallorie Phelps, Grandview, Texas; and 10th place - Matt Johnson, Cambridge, Ill.

Intermediate Division:

Champion - Kayla Keahey, Grand Saline, Texas
Reserve Champion - Lauren Prill, Wichita, Kan.
3rd place - Jessica Middleswarth, Torrington, Wyo.
4th place - Whitney Andras, Ada, Okla.
5th place - Nick Delaney, Lake Benton, Minn.
6th place - Taryn Adcock, Assumption, Ill.
7th place - Alexis Eudy, Harrisburg, N.C.
8th place - Trenton Tosh, Batesville, Ark.
9th place - Brooke Jensen, Courtland, Kan.
10th place - Samuel Lawrence, Avilla, Ind.

Junior Division:

Champion - Brock Courtney, Pryor, Okla.
Reserve Champion - Abby Geye, Rising Star, Texas
3rd place - Bailey Morrell, Willows, Calif.
4th place - Korbin Collins, Flanagan, Ill.
5th place - Payton Vogel, Hartley, Iowa
6th place - Peyton Schmitt, Nichols, Iowa
7th place - Bridget Kemp, Adair, Okla.
8th place - Hattie Duncan, Wingate, Ind.
9th place - Haley Greiman, Perry, Iowa
10th place - Wyatt Judge, San Luis Obispo, Calif.

Peewee Division:

Champion - Alex Harris, Franklin, Texas
Reserve Champion - Mason Allan, Schulenburg, Texas
3rd place - Kya Rhodes, Ada, Okla.
4th place - Madison Courtney, Pryor, Okla.
5th place - Lizzie Schafer, Owaneco, Ill.
6th place - Reagan Ann Dunn, Cochranton, Pa.
7th place - Trevor Johnson, Centerville, S.D.
8th place - Tory Miller, Thorntown, Ind.
9th place - Taylor Miller, Thorntown, Ind.
10th place - Nick Deppe, Maquoketa, Iowa

New NJHA Board Directors, Officers Selected

Serving on the 2012-13 National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) officer team is chairman - Tamar Adcock, Assumption, Ill.; vice chairman - Krissi McCurdy, Chatsworth, Ga.; communications chair - Jaime Hanson, Comfrey, Minn.; membership chair -Keysto Stotz, Skiatook, Okla.; leadership chair - Courtney Tribble, Puyallup, Wash.; and fundraising chair - Shelby Rogers, Hamilton, Texas. Also serving on the board are directors Matt Woolfolk, Columbia, Tenn.; and Austin Buzanowski, Pompeys Pillar, Mont. Newly elected NJHA directors are: Kristin Bielema, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Elise Hackett, Tuscola, Ill.; Brady Jensen, Courtland, Kan.; and Jason May, Randolph, Minn.

World Hereford Conference Wrapping Up

The World Hereford Conference 2012 was hosted by Canada this week. Actually, the first activity was July 8 and the conference post tour will wrap up July 24. If you were not able to attend the pre-tour or actual conference, don't worry, Heather Bradford is. She was the winner of the OXO Scholarship which includes an expense-paid trip to attend the conference and is blogging about all the goings-on during her trip. You can follow her blog from here on out and even catch up on what she's already seen and done. Of course, there will be detailed coverage of the event in the Hereford World.

Fall 2012 EPDs Online

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

DNA Testing Update

Since June 26, American Hereford Association (AHA) has transitioned all DNA testing to GeneSeek Inc., Lincoln, Neb.

The new testing fees and options:

  1. AHA basic panel: The panel tests for parentage, tenderness (calpain) and genetic abnormalities — hypotrichosis (HY) and idiopathic epilepsy (IE) and dilutor — $30 per sample/$20 bulk rate of 50 or more.
  2. GE-EPD panel: Results will be blended with EPDs — $85 per sample.
  3. GE-EPD panel plus basic — $100 per sample.
  4. Horned/polled test (stand-alone test): This test identifies homozygous or heterozygous polled genotypes. It does not identify the scur genes — $48 per sample.
  5. Legacy animal retest: this test is for animals that have previously been tested utilizing microssatellite technology and now need to be retested using SNP — $15 per sample.

More details on DNA testing and the new lab can be found at (PDF).

Catch up on NHW News, Nominate New Directors

The summer 2012 issue of the National Hereford Women's newsletter is now online on the NHW website. It also has been sent by mail and e-mail to NHW members.

The NHW Board of directors' e-mail is:

Nominations for the four quadrant areas of the National Hereford Women board of directors are open until August 15. Nominations must be received via postal mail or e-mail by August 15 to:

Committee chairman Shellie Collins
23334 CR EW 180
Chattanooga, OK  73528

Nominating committee members:

Nominees must be current NHW members with their 2012 dues paid by July 15, 2012.

Seeking Board Candidates

The 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, 817-727-6107
  • David Burns, Pikeville, Tenn., 423-447-2134
  • Steve Douthit, St. Francis, 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 five 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

  • Whole Herd TPR: features Jack Ward explaining the Whole Herd TPR process.
  • 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 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

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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.

  • Oct. 23, 2012 - Kentucky Hereford Influenced Feeder Calf Sale, contact John Meents, 419-306-7480
  • 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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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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