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Volume 10, Issue 2

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January BuyHereford.com Consignment Deadline Today

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.


NWSS Starts Next Week

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.


Hereford Named Supreme at Pennsylvania Farm Show

RS Bobby Shaw 12Z ET, a Feb. 5, 2012, son of Star TCF Shock & Awe 158W ET was named supreme champion over all breeds at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show. He is bred, owned and shown by junior member Rylee Stockdale, Dayton, Pa.


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 including a brochure promoting the offering, 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.


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. Visit JrHereford.org for the sire listing and 2013 program nomination forms.


New Hereford Print to Be Unveiled at Ft. Worth

Add to your rare collection of Hereford artwork with the third piece of colored pencil artwork by nationally recognized show cattle artist, Amanda Raithel. It will be unveiled at the Southwestern Livestock Exposition at Ft. Worth, Texas, with the original piece being auctioned off in the Cowtown Select Sale on Feb. 3.

The 11x14 artwork is a one-of-a-kind piece that depicts both horned and polled Hereford bulls. Prints will be available in Ft. Worth. The newest artwork piece may be previewed on the National Hereford Women (NHW) Facebook page as well as the NHW website.

Prints may be ordered in advance by contacting Denise Billman at 330-204-5865. All proceeds from the sale of the original as well as the prints ensure the continuation of all the programs and scholarships that are administered by NHW.. Your continued support is pertinent to the continuing education and enrichment of Hereford youth.

This piece will accompany the first two prints, “Setting Precedence” and “Secrets” very nicely.


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. 21, 2013 - Nebraska Hereford-influenced Feeder Calf Sale, Beatrice 77 Lvestock Sales, Beatrice, Neb, contact Dennis Heinrichs 402-239-8741 or Russ Tegtmeier 402-865-5805
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