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Volume 9, Issue 25

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 Hereford.org or authored by AHA, Hereford World and Certified Hereford Beef (CHB) LLC staff.
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Now on BuyHereford.com: Hereford Research Foundation Benefit Auction

Bidding is open through 8 p.m. EST, Tuesday, Aug. 21. All proceeds will benefit the Hereford Research Foundation (HRF), a division of the Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA), to help fund research to further the Hereford breed.

View the full offering at BuyHereford.com.


Hereford Genomic-Enhanced EPDs Available

The American Hereford Association (AHA) is the first beef breed to develop and market its own genomic predictions.

The AHA approach is the first of its kind to work with the scientific community and the National Beef Cattle Evaluation Consortium (NBCEC) to build its own training and validation population. This approach is important because AHA now has access to all of the genotypes, phenotypes and pedigrees, which will allow the Association and its members to continue to train and build the Hereford-specific panel.

Today more than 1,200 high-accuracy Hereford sires have been 50k genotyped and eight sires whole-genome sequenced. This population has been used to train and validate the Hereford-specific panel. Dorian Garrick, Iowa State University Lush Chair in animal breeding and genetics and NBCEC executive director, has led the research and development.

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Hereford Publications Inc. Wins Awards

Hereford Publications Inc. was honored by the Livestock Publications Council (LPC) at the Annual Ag Media Summit Aug. 7 in Albuquerque, N.M. In addition to the list of awards to follow, American Hereford Association Director of Communications and Hereford World editor Angie Denton was elected to serve on LPC's executive committee. She will serve as the chairman in 2015-16.

Newspaper - 1st place
Hereford World Tabloid

Special Issue >100 pages - 1st place
"Hereford Family" - 2011 Herd Book

Human Interest Story - 1st place
"The Journey" - Scott Downing Feature in Herd Book 2011
By Angie Stump Denton

Annual Report - 2nd place

4-Color Catalog - 2nd place
With the Deana Jak Farms catalog

Producer/Farm/Ranch Profile - Honorable Mention
"Mr. President" - John Woolfolk profile in November 2011
By Angie Stump Denton


HYFA Scholarship Applications Due Sept. 15

A total of $28,000 in scholarships will be awarded to members of the National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) to assist in financing their college educations. These scholarships are made possible by the late Bill and Jo Ellard, EE Ranches Inc.; Bob and Dolores Call, CBY Polled Herefords; Lloyd Whitehead, Whitehead Ranches; Bob Kube, Fauquier Farms; the Vanier family of CK Ranch; the Blin family; and Randy and Kelly Owen and Edmond F. and Virginia B. Ball Foundation/Cottonwood Springs Farm. New this year is the Bar One/George and Karen Sprague Scholarship that is given in memory of Ken Tracy. 

The Gary Bishop Memorial Scholarship will also be awarded this fall at the Annual Meeting on Nov. 3 in Kansas City. Applications are due Sept. 15 and may be filled out at Hereford.org.


Graber Hired as Creative Services Coordinator

Lindsay Graber, originally from Haven, Kan. is the new Hereford Publications Inc. (HPI) creative services coordinator. Graber has a master's degree in agricultural communications from Texas Tech University and a dual bachelor's degree in agricultural communications and animal sciences and industry from Kansas State University.

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Hereford Breeders Awarded with Gold TPR Status

Eighteen dedicated Hereford breeders achieved Gold TPR (Total Performance Records) status for fall 2012.

Also, the AHA has released the updated EPDs for fall 2012. Search the new data. Updated Trends, Trait Leaders and Distributions are also posted.

The Gold TPR Breeder recognition is presented to progressive Hereford breeders who have measured traits and collected and promptly submitted performance data at all levels of production.

The following Hereford breeders were recognized as fall 2012 Gold TPR Breeders:

  • Bay Brook Farm, Dabneys, Va.
  • Rex Bradford, Saint Marys, Ohio
  • Brielmaier Farm, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Gary Hedrick, Marietta, Ga.
  • David or Juanita Jennings, Rogers, Ark.
  • JMS Polled Herefords, Knifley, Ky.
  • K7 Herefords, Lockridge, Iowa
  • Kinnear Polled Herefords, Joshua, Texas
  • Knoll Crest Farm, Red House, Va.
  • Mendel Hereford Ranch, Covington, Okla.
  • Monahan Cattle Co., Hyannis, Neb.
  • Oleen Bros., Dwight, Kan.
  • P&J Polled Herefords, LaVernia, Texas
  • Gino Pedretti, El Nido, Calif.
  • Triple S Ranch, DeQueen, Ark.
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
  • Walker Polled Hereford Farm, Morrison, Tenn.
  • William Woodard & Sons, Springfield, Tenn.


Youth Enjoy Opportunity to Learn About Genomic Tools, Genetic Improvement at Conference

An educational conference for youth on genomic and genetic improvement tools was held June 23-26 in Nebraska. The conference was titled the Young Leaders Conference at the 2012 National Program for Genetic Improvement of Feed Efficiency in Beef Cattle and the Weight Trait Project, and it was designed for young beef industry leaders. Two representatives from the Hereford breed - Lauren Schiermiester, Buffalo, Wyo., and Bridget Beran, Claflin, Kan. - were invited to attend.

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Herefords Top New Jersey, Wisconsin State Fairs

Hereford cattle claimed supreme champion bull and female honors at the New Jersey State Fair Aug. 4 out of 254 entries.

GP Headline 6128 47Y ET, a March 12, 2011, son of Remitall Online 122L was named supreme champion bull. Headline was exhibited by Grass Pond Farm, Greendell.

DJF BNT 267S Thia 1054, an April 1, 2011, daughter of LCC Back N Time, claimed the title of supreme champion heifer.  Thia was exhibited and bred by the Howe family of Deana Jak Farms, Wagontown, Pa.

Bailey, Brett and Riley Jones, Darlington, Wis., exhibited Wildcat Enuff Baby Baby 008 to champion honors in the cow-calf division, champion Hereford female and then the champion over all breeds at the Wisconsin State Fair, W. Allis, on Aug. 11. Wildcat Enuff Baby Baby 008 is a March 2010 daughter of CH Enuff Prophet 2913.


Consign Now for Reno

The Western Nugget National Hereford Show and Sale will be Dec. 5-8 in Reno, Nev. Consignments are now being accepted. M3 Cattle Marketing is managing the sale. Download Entry Form (PDF).


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 Hereford.org. The newest editions include information about BuyHereford.com and about the Certified Hereford Beef Program. If you haven’t already, check them out today!


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.


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 Hereford.org (PDF).


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.


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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