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Volume 10, Issue 1

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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CattleMax/AHA Online Seminar Tuesday

The second of two, free one-hour online classes on using CattleMax Online to exchange information with AHA is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 11 a.m. central time.

Register for a seminar

Topics discussed will include updating Spring 2013 Inventory and registering calves. See a live demonstration of the AHA interface right from your computer and ask any questions along the way. CattleMax customer service reps and AHA staff will be available to answer your questions.


Denver Hereford Headquarters Hotel Booked;
Contact AHA to cancel rooms or to be placed on waiting list

Hereford enthusiasts will be in Denver Jan. 16-19 for the National Western Stock Show.

Hereford events in Denver will kick off in the Stadium Arena on the Hill with the bull show on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 8 a.m. followed by the junior heifer show. Friday will be the pen and carload show in the Yards starting at 8 a.m.

The Mile High Night National Hereford Sale is changing venues this year. The sale will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday in the Stadium Arena on the Hill.

Judging the National Hereford Show on the Hill will be Hampton Cornelius, La Salle, Colo. Pen show judges are Blake Oschner, Torrington, Wyo.; Brooke Bieber, Onida, S.D.; and Bill Goehring, Libertyville, Iowa.

We received notice that the block at the Renaissance Denver Hotel is full. If you'd like to get on a waiting list please contact Karla Richardson at 816-842-3757. Or if you have made hotel reservations at the headquarters hotel and you wish to cancel rooms, please contact Karla. This will allow AHA to keep the rooms in our block so other Hereford breeders can use the rooms at our group rate.

Hotel information:

Renaissance Denver Hotel
3801 Quebec St., Denver, CO 80207
800-468-3571
Rate: $109

Ask for “American Hereford Association” block. A one-night, non-refundable deposit is required at reservation time. The hotel offers a free shuttle to and from the Denver International Airport.


Junior AI Deadline Extended to Feb. 1

Tis the season for the National Junior Hereford Association's (NJHA) Junior AI Program. In an effort to secure more bulls for the program, we are extending the deadline to Feb. 1.

Be watching JrHereford.org for the sire listing and 2013 program nomination forms later next week.To inquire about adding an AI sire to the 2013 sire list please contact Amy Cowan. The last few years we have had an overwhelming interest in the Junior AI offering and appreciate everyone's support in providing semen on bulls that will make a genetic difference for our NJHA members' breeding programs.


AHA Announces Spring 2013 Gold TPR Breeders;
Spring 2013 EPDs Online

The Spring 2013 Hereford expected progeny differences (EPDs) are now online. Visit Hereford.org to search the new data. Updated Trends, Trait Leaders and Distributions are also posted.

Eighty-five dedicated Hereford breeders achieved Gold TPRâ„¢ (Total Performance Records) status for spring 2013, according to the American Hereford Association (AHA).

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. For more on the program, visit Hereford.org.

The following Hereford breeders were recognized as spring 2013 Gold TPR Breeders, organized by state:

Arkansas

  • David or Juanita Jennings, Rogers

California

  • Tom & Kathy Deforest, Adin
  • Gino Pedretti, El Nido
  • Sonoma Mountain Herefords, Santa Rosa
  • Weimer Cattle Co., Susanville

Colorado

  • Leroux Herefords, Windsor

Florida

  • Jay Johns, Gainesville

Georgia

  • Gary Hedrick, Marietta
  • Hill Vue Farm, Blairsville

Idaho

  • Elkington Polled Herefords, Idaho Falls
  • JBB/AL Herefords, Gooding

Illinois

  • Ellis Farms, Chrisman

Indiana

  • S.E. Lawrence Polled Herefords, Avilla
  • Gerber Polled Herefords, Richmond
  • Greives Herefords, West Lafayette

Iowa

  • Beef Resources Partnership, Tabor
  • Casteel Polled Herefords, Perry
  • K7 Herefords, Lockridge
  • Simpson Polled Herefords, Redfield

Kansas

  • 4V Douthit Hereford Ranch, Saint Francis
  • Brannan & Reinhardt, Otis
  • CK Ranch, Brookville
  • Douthit-Downey Land & Cattle, St. Francis
  • Mike Flory, Lawrence
  • Gustafson Herefords, Junction City
  • Frank Hug & Sons, Scranton
  • Brent McClayland, Alma
  • Mill Creek Ranch, Alma
  • S&S Farms, Windom
  • Sandhill Farms/Kevin Schultz, Haviland
  • Schu-Lar Polled Herefords, Lecompton
  • Allan Shumaker, Wetmore
  • Springhill Herefords, Blue Rapids
  • Towner Farm, Girard

Kentucky

  • Beckleys Herefords, Ravenna

Maryland

  • Church View Farm Inc., Millersville

Minnesota

  • Krogstad Polled Herefords, Fertile
  • Kruse Polled Herefords, Harris
  • Oxley Hereford Ranch-N. Division, Mahomen

Missouri

  • Felton Hereford Ranch, Maryville
  • E.L. Mobley, Fairdealing
  • Nickelson Farms, Belgrade

Montana

  • Churchill Cattle Co., Manhattan
  • Holden Herefords, Valier
  • Wichman Herefords, Moore

Nebraska

  • Blueberry Hill Farms Inc., Norfolk
  • JB Ranch, Wayne
  • KEG Herefords, Valentine
  • Linton Polled Herefords, Miller
  • Monahan Cattle Co., Hyannis
  • Alfred Schutte & Sons, Guide Rock
  • Valley Creek Ranch, Fairbury

Nevada

  • Bell Ranch, Paradise Valley
  • Genoa Livestock LLC, Minden

New York

  • John and Kathi Wagner, Catskill

North Carolina

  • Harry Myers Jr., Statesville
  • Thompson Cattle Co., Polkville

North Dakota

  • Baumgarten Cattle Co., Belfield
  • Perman Herefords, Streeter
  • Stuber Ranch, Bowman

Ohio

  • Douglas Banks, Hamilton
  • Rex Bradford, Saint Marys

Oregon

  • Quentin/Gayle Cook, Vale

Pennsylvania

  • Flat Stone Lick, Marianna

South Dakota

  • Baker Hereford Ranch, Rapid City
  • Bar JZ Polled Herefords, Holabird
  • Hillsview Farms, Eureka
  • Eldon Lee Olthoff, Emery
  • Mike & Lori Peskey, Iroquois
  • Ravine Creek Ranch, Huron
  • Thorson Herefords, Quinn
  • Thorstenson Hereford Ranch, Selby
  • Williams Herefords, Presho

Texas

  • BKR Cattle Etc., Abernathy
  • Indian Mound Ranch, Canadian
  • JP Family Limited Partnership, San Angelo
  • Texas 2T Farm, Nacogdoches

Virginia

  • Bay Brook Farm, Dabneys
  • Deer Track Farm, Spotsylvania
  • Knoll Crest Farm, Red House
  • Meadow Ridge Farms Inc., Broadway
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg
  • Willis Polled Herefords, Emory

Wisconsin

  • Huth Polled Herefords, Oakfield
  • Owego Stock Farm, Argyle


Consign Now for January BuyHereford.com Sale

The consignment deadline for the January BuyHereford.com sale is Jan. 11. Don’t miss this opportunity to consign your superior cattle genetics like bulls, heifers, semen and embryos. The sale starts Jan 29. Visit BuyHereford.com and click on “Entry Forms” for consignment information or call Dennis Schock at 903-815-2004.


HYFA Offerings Headline Mile High Night Sale

Tennessee River Music Inc. (TRM), Ft. Payne, Ala., has generously donated this year’s Mile High Night Sale Lot 1 Foundation Female, supporting the Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA). Proceeds from this sale will provide education, scholarship and leadership opportunities for today and tomorrow’s Hereford youth.

The Lot 1 female, TRM 6104 Lulu 2044 ET, is a March 12, 2012, daughter of CS Boomer 29F. This tremendous power cow family has been generations in the making at TRM.

The HYFA offering in the Mile High Night Sale does not end with Lot 1. Bushy Park Farms, Mitchell, S.D., and Tucker Cattle Co., North Platte, Neb., have also donated two embryo packages from two of the most powerful and exciting donor dams in the Hereford breed. Bushy Park Farms and Tucker Cattle Co. are really backing up their commitment to Hereford youth by including one guaranteed pregnancy on each mating.

Lot 38A is a package of three embryos from the proven cross of one of the best cows in the country, LCC Two Timin 438 ET “Harley,” and one of the top sires, NJW FHF 9710 Tank 45P. Lot 38B is a package of two embryos from 2012 National Champion TCC Ms Diana 01 and NJW 73S W18 Hometown 10Y ET.

T-Bone Ranch Co., Antonito, Colo., is donating from the heart of their donor program four embryos out of two-time Denver Supreme Champion STAR TCF Shock & Awe 158W ET and DBLL DCC 4002 Patti 4266 ET.

For more details on these lots vist HerefordYouthFoundation.org.


Join Hereford Enthusiasts in the Suite

National Western Stock Show (NWSS) attendees will again have a chance to meet with other Hereford producers in the Hereford hospitality suite in the Yards. Sponsored by Hereford breeders, the suite will again be on the first floor of the Exchange Building. It will be a great place for breeders to discuss business transactions or just visit with old friends.

The suite will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, through Friday, Jan. 18.

A big thank you goes to the breeders who help sponsor this gathering place. For information about the suite or to inquire about sponsorship, contact Amy Cowan at or 816-842-3757.


EID Tags Not Needed for National Shows

This is just a reminder that Hereford breeders exhibiting in national Hereford shows (including the National Western Stock Show) and the Junior National Hereford Expo do not need to be tagged with electronic identification (EID) tags.


Plan to Attend NCBA Convention

Make plans to attend the 2013 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA (National Cattlemen’s Beef Association) Trade Show in Tampa, Fla., Feb. 5-6. Now in its 20th year, the NCBA’s Cattlemen’s College® has established a reputation as one of the most thorough cattle producer education programs in the nation. Sponsored by Pfizer Animal Health, the 2013 edition of Cattlemen’s College® offers a wide range of informative, one of a kind hands-on educational workshops designed for cattle operations of every size and sector.

The registration deadline for cattlemen’s college and the convention is Jan. 11. For more information on cattlemen’s college, and to register, visit to the NCBA website.


High Accuracy Bulls Sought, Cost-Share Option Available

During the American Hereford Association (AHA) Board meeting the Board discussed its continued commitment to DNA testing more high accuracy sires. Hereford breeders who have a bull that does not have a genomic-enhanced expected progeny difference (GE-EPD), has a weaning weight accuracy of better than .50 and was born in 2001 or after, can contact Toni Shapiro at the AHA office, and the AHA will pay $40 of the fees to have the bull DNA tested.

A list of high-use Hereford sires that the Association would like tested has been generated. To see if a bull you own is on that list, contact Jack Ward, AHA chief operating officer and director of breed improvement, at jward@hereford.org or at 816-842-3757.

For more about Hereford DNA testing visit the Hereford YouTube channel or Hereford.org (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!


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.

  • Jan. 7, 2013 - 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
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