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Volume 9, Issue 24

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

Hereford Youth Earn Scholarships, Awards

Hereford youth gathered in Grand Island, Neb., July 1-8 for the 2012 VitaFerm Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE). During the record-setting event, nearly $25,000 was awarded to National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) members in scholarship monies.

Brady Jensen, Courtland, Kan., was honored as the Junior Hereford Herdsman of the Year. Congratulations to Brady and the scholarship winners.

Look for more JNHE hightlights on and in the September Hereford World.

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Scholarship and Award winners, include:

Prospect Award
Third grade - Sydney Espenscheid-Stolee, Argyle, Wis.
Fourth grade - Wesley Denton, Blue Rapids, Kan.
Fifth grade - Lauren McMillan, Ohio, Ill.
Sixth grade - Blakelee Hayes, Ada, Okla.
Seventh grade - Hannah Williams, Kearney, Neb.
Eight grade - Harley Rogers, Hamilton, Texas

Junior Golden Bull Award
Ninth grade - Brett Jones, Darlington, Wis.
10th grade - Harrison Smith, Gatesville, Texas
11th grade - Jackson Mead, Concord, Ark.
12th grade - Shelby Rogers, Hamilton, Texas

Golden Bull Achievement Award
1st place - Hillary Peters, Centralia, Wash., $1,875
2nd place - Brady Jensen, Courtland, Kan., $1,875
3rd place - Bethany Nolan, Gilmer, Texas, $1,875
4th place - Chandler Mulvaney, Opelika, Ala., $1,875

John Wayne Memorial Scholarship
Brady Jensen, Courtland, Kan., $1,000
Chandler Mulvaney, Opelika, Ala., $1,000

Ed Bible Memorial Scholarship
First place - Mallorie Phelps, Grandview, Texas, $1,000
Second place - Cheyenne Moyer, Lincoln, Ark., $750
Third place - Justin Bacon, Siloam Springs, Ark., $500
Fourth place - Rossie Blinson, Buies Creek, N.C., $250

Future Cattleman Scholarship
Justin Bacon, Siloam Springs, Ark., $500
Brady Jensen, Courtland, Kan., $500

National Junior Merit Award
First place - Cody Beck, Bainbridge, Ind., $2,000 plus trip
Second place - Justin Bacon, Siloam Springs, Ark., $1,250
Third place - Joseph Hale, Sapulpa, Okla., $1,250

Hereford Herdsman Scholarship
Brady Jensen, Courtland, Kan., $1,000
Cameron Curry, McAlester, Okla., $1,000

Joe and Walter Lewis Memorial Scholarship
First place - Justin Bacon, Siloam Springs, Ark., $1,000
Second place - Taryn Adcock, Assumption, Ill., $750

Poll-ette Founders Scholarship
Rossie Blinson, Buies Creek, N.C., $1,000
Joel Butler, Republic, Mo., $1,000

Watch Hereford Educational Videos on YouTube

American Hereford Association (AHA) has released two more educational videos. The seven videos are available on the Hereford YouTube channel and at The newest editions include information about and about the Certified Hereford Beef Program. If you haven’t already, check them out today!
Auction To Raise Funds for Hereford Research

A variety of unique items and opportunities will be up for bid Aug. 21 on with all proceeds benefiting the Hereford Research Foundation. For the last two years, has been hosting annual auctions filled with unique lots to benefit the foundation, and each auction has garnered more than $20,000 to help fund research.

This year will be no exception, with 26 exciting lots on which to bid — everything from advertising opportunities to premier Hereford genetics, whether they be a pick of the herd or semen and embryo packages, to hunting and fishing opportunities all across the U.S. Again, Gallagher has donated state-of-the-art fencing equipment and Sullivan Show Supply has donated one of its best items. Also, Purina is getting in on the action with a voucher to purchase something every cattleman needs: mineral.

Go to for a complete listing of items and to register to bid.

Herefords Reign Supreme at California State Fair

Herefords reigned supreme at the recently completed California State Fair in Sacramento with supreme champion bull and cow-calf pair.

TCW Role Model 28M 208Y, a March 2, 2011, son of Golden Oak 4J Maxium 28M was the supreme champion bull over all breeds. Nine different breeds competed in the supreme championship drive. Role Model was bred and shown by Weimer Cattle Co., Tom and Cindy Weimer, Susanville, Calif. Rees Bros. Morgan, Utah, recently purchased an interest in this bull.

C MS Nitro 0182 ET a Feb. 26, 2010, daughter of UPS TCC Nitro 1ET with SS AS Cerano 0182 ET a March 1, 2012, bull calf by NJW 98S R117 Ribeye 88X ET claimed the supreme cow-calf title in the junior show at the California State Fair for Allyson Spears, Brentwood.

Huge Win for Hereford Steer

Allie Steiner, Mason, Ohio, led a 1,285-lb. Hereford steer to the purple winner’s circle at the recent Warren County Fair, Lebanon, Ohio. This steer, which was sired by NS Keno and out of Yankee daughter, topped 61 other steers of all breeds in the show. This is the first time since 1962 that a Hereford steer has been the champion at the Warren County Fair. Congratulations go to Allie, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Steiner.

C&M Herefords Ranch Tour and Field Day

C&M Herefords, Nara Visa, N.M., will be hosting a ranch tour and field day Aug. 3-4. On Aug. 3 activities begin at 3 p.m. with a happy hour and then at 4 p.m. guest speakers — Kevin Swanson of Colorado Mills; Cliff Copeland, AHA vice president; Joe Harris of Tucumcari Feedyard and John McCurry of McCurry Angus Ranch. Viewing of cattle will follow the speakers. The evening’s activities will conclude with a dinner and dance. Activities on Aug. 4 will start at 4 p.m. with a free BBQ followed by the 76th Annual XIT PRCA Rodeo and concluding with Jason Boland in concert.

For more information and directions, visit the C&M Herefords website or contact Kyle Perez at 575-403-7971.

2012 South Dakota Hereford Association Tour Postponed

The 2012 South Dakota Hereford Association Tour slated for Sept. 21-22, 2012 has been postponed until 2013. Due to drought conditions this year the decision has been made to postpone the tour for one year. Feel free to call Phil Eggers at 605-351-5438 with any questions.

Hereford History Available

Arlan “Chip” Hines has two collection of Hereford catalogs and herd bull collections available.

The first collection includes sale catalogs from 1930-1980 with 209 catalogs available. Wyoming Hereford Ranch and John B. Stribling and Sons are a few of the names included in this collection. Following is the decade and the number of catalogs in the collection: 1930-9, 1940-50, 1950-30, 1960-49, 1970-80. Also included in this collection are 6 issues of the Hereford Historian paper published in 1942 by the Stribling Ranch.

The second collection features 21 American Hereford Journal “Herd Bull Editions.” The years represented are 1963, 65, 66, 68, 69; 1970-1979; 1980-1983.

Contact Arlan Hines at 970-630-6982, for complete information and pricing.

Fall 2012 EPDs Online

The Fall 2012 Hereford expected progeny differences (EPDs) are now online. 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

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.

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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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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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