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Volume 10, Issue 6

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Champions Named in Ft. Worth

The Ft. Worth National Hereford Show during the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show in Ft. Worth, Texas, was Feb. 4. Randy and Jamie Mullinix, Toulon, Ill., judged the 216-head show.

Congratulations to all the winners:

  • Champion Horned Bull: Colyer Herefords, Bruneau, Idaho, with C Miles McKee 2103 ET by NJW 98S R117 Ribeye 88X ET.
  • Champion Polled Bull: Jarrett Worrell, Mason, Texas, Rylee Owen, Mason, Texas, and Miller Cattle Co., Douglas, Wyo., with WORR Owen Tankeray Y79D ET by NJW FHF 9710 Tank 45P.
  • Reserve Champion Horned Bull: Vanderwork Herefords, Taloga, Okla., with VH Mr BG 1104 by CB NLC Beer Goggles 81U.
  • Reserve Champion Polled Bull: Iron Lake Ranch, Athens, Texas, and Coyote Ridge Ranch, LaSalle, Colo., with CRR 719 Catapult 109 who is by TH 122 71I Victor 719T.
  • Champion Horned Heifer: Rylee Barber, Channing, Texas, with BR Bailee 1066 ET by DM BR Sooner.
  • Champion Polled Heifer: Hoffman Herefords, Thedford, Neb., and Paul Gross, London, Ohio, with H JT Miranda 2033 ET by AH JDH Cracker Jack 26U ET.
  • Reserve Champion Horned Heifer: Bailey Buck, Madill, Okla., with HAPP Kool Aid Points 1218 ET by DeLHawk Kahuna 1009 ET.
  • Reserve Champion Polled Heifer: Iron Lake Ranch, Athens, Texas, and Jared Lide, Mexia, Texas, with C R111 Ms Hereford 2088 ET by TH 71U 719T Mr Hereford 11X.
  • Horned and Polled Premier Exhibitor: GKB Cattle, Waxahachie, Texas
  • Horned Premier Breeder: Colyer Herefords
  • Polled Premier Breeder: Kirbie Day, Waxahachie, Texas
  • Best Six Head and First-Place Get of Sire: Langford Herefords, Okmulgee, Okla.

For complete results, check out the Hereford World or visit Hereford.org and click on “National Shows.”


Profitabll Insert Wins NAMA Award

Last week the Profitabull insert which was created as part of the American Herefords Association’s marketing campaign was recognized as the Region II Best of NAMA (National Agriculture Marketing Association) Unique Print Advertising Merit Award winner. Next it will be judged as part of the national competition.

The Best of NAMA merit awards each year recognize top advertisements from the largest and most-well recognized companies in the ag industry, like John Deere, Monsanto and more. It’s an incredible honor that the AHA’s ad is competing with these companies with multi-million dollar advertising budgets.


New Hereford Print Now Available

The National Hereford Women unveiled their third print in their exclusive Hereford Collection at the Ft. Worth Stock Show. The newest piece “Majestic” depicts polled & horned Hereford bulls bedded down in a winter mountain scene. This piece, like the others, was created by Amanda Raithel, renowned cattle artist.

The original colored pencil drawing, sealed and framed with acid free matting sold to the highest bidder for $1,750 at the Cowtown Select sale.  Thank you Mr. & Mrs. Curtis Younts Jr., of Younts & Sons Herefords, Belton, Texas.  The back up bidder was Robert Miller from Oklahoma City who then purchased a framed Artist Proof for $1,150. The weekend wrapped for the NHW when the #16 print, matted and framed was auctioned off at the Texas Polled Hereford Social to Jordan Glaze of Glaze Herefords, Gilmer, Texas, for $550. The weekend was a huge success with this artwork already raising a total of $3,450. We owe a huge thank you for all of the support we received, and for assisting us in continuing all of our wonderful programs.

Prints are available on “Setting Precedence,” “Secrets,” and now “Majestic.” They are $90 plus shipping. Pick your favorite, or start a collection.  All funds raised stay within the Hereford cattle family and go right back out to our future: our youth!  Contact Denise Billman, NHW president, at 330-204-5865.


Sign Up for Free AHA Record Keeping Classes From CattleMax

There are two chances to participate in a free one-hour online class on using CattleMax Online to exchange information with AHA. Topics 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.

The classes will be:


Hereford Offers Internship/Ambassadorship

The AHA is offering several opportunities this summer for college students hoping to further their education and gain valuable real-world experience working with youth activities.

The AHA youth department is offering college juniors or seniors the opportunity to assist with the planning and execution of junior shows and leadership events and to gain experience in association work.

Applicants must be enrolled in an agriculture-related major and should be self-starters who are detail-oriented and outgoing and have the ability to work well with all types of people. Travel to the Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) and other shows should be expected as part of the internship.

The internship spans approximately mid-May to mid-August, with specific starting and ending dates depending on applicant’s availability. Applications are due Feb. 15.

Applicants may send a cover letter, résumé and references to Amy Cowan, AHA director of youth activities, P.O. Box 014059, Kansas City, MO 64101. For more information, contact Cowan at 816-842-3757.

College students can also apply for the JNHE Ambassador Program. The 2013 ambassadors will assist the National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) Board and AHA staff throughout the JNHE week — July 14-21 — in Kansas City, Mo.

The five ambassador positions are:

  1. Contest coordinator — help with the facilitation of the 22 contests including room set up, starting on time, judge gifts, etc.
  2. Event coordinator — assist with organization of opening ceremonies, awards banquet and shows.
  3. Technology coordinator — assist with show office, data entry, social media, etc.
  4. Operations assistant — help coordinate people and cattle check-in and assist with oversight of tie outs, showring and facility setup.
  5. Communications assistant — assist with press releases, photos and daily newsletter as well as contribute to the September Hereford World.

Candidates must be a 2013 high school graduate or older and have had national show experience. Ambassadors can not be exhibitors or competitors at the 2013 JNHE. Ambassador applications are due March 15 and are available online at JrHereford.org.


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.

  • Feb. 20, 2013 - Northern Plains Hereford-Influenced Feeder Calf Sale, at Kist Livestock, Mandan, N.D., contact Steven Pollestad, 701-974-3970 or Kist Livestock, 701-663-9573.
  • May 16, 2013 - Kentucky Hereford Influenced Feeder Calf Sale, Stanford, Ky., contact: John Meents 419-306-7480 or Lowell Atwood 606-669-1455.
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