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Volume 10, Issue 21

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Hereford Highlights

JNHE Is In Full Swing

If you’re not in Kansas City, you’re missing out on the 2013 Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE)! But, you can watch the showring action live at Results and photos are also available at

Showing today are cow-calf pairs, bred-and-owned bulls, junior AI bulls, bred-and-owned heifers and junior AI heifers. Then this evening is the steer show.

Saturday and Sunday is the owned heifer show.

Thursday was the showmanship contest. Brady Jensen, Courtland, Kan., was named champion senior showman, and Cameron Curry, McAlester, Okla., was selected reserve.

The other finalists were: third place – Matt Johnson, Cambridge, Ill.; fourth place – Tamar Adcock, Assumption, Ill.; fifth place – Jake Bloomberg, Berwick, Ill.; sixth place – Cody Beck, Bainbridge, Ind.; seventh place – Bailey Buck, Madill, Okla.; eighth place – Trent Ray, Abingdon, Ill.; ninth place – Alexis Eudy, Harrisburg, N.C.; and 10th place – Marie Lock, Avon, Ill.

In the intermediate division, Miranda Stotz, Skiatook, Okla., was named champion and Carter St. John, Pell City, Ala., was reserve.

Junior division champion was Bailey Morrell, Willows, Calif., and reserve was Case Wilson, Bowdon, Ga.

Mason Allan, Schulenburg, Texas, was named champion peewee showman and Maggie Ewing, Fordland, Mo., was reserve champion peewee.

Additional Results


  • 3rd place – Bailey McKay, Marysville, Kan.
  • 4th place – Brooke Jensen, Courtland, Kan.
  • 5th place – Jessica Middleswarth, Torrington, Wyo.
  • 6th place – Kagney Collins, Flanagan, Ill.
  • 7th place – Tyler Allan, Schulenburg, Texas
  • 8th place – Brent Jones, Darlington, Wis.
  • 9th place – Emilee Holt, Caldwell, Idaho
  • 10th place – Brock Courtney, Pryor, Okla.


  • 3rd place – Abby Geye, Rising Star, Texas
  • 4th place – Korbin Collins, Flanagan, Ill.
  • 5th place – Audrey Nolan, Longview, Texas
  • 6th place – Whitney Walker, Prairie Grove, Ark.
  • 7th place – Jacob Sims, Edmond, Okla.
  • 8th place – Morgan Lowderman, Macomb, Ill.
  • 9th place – Payton Farmer, Brownstown, Ind.
  • 10th place – Kathryn Coleman, Modesto, Cali.


  • 3th place – Catelyn Walker, Prairie Grove. Ark.
  • 4th place – Ray Duncan, Wingate, Ind.
  • 5th place – Shaylee Goings, Royal Center, Ind.
  • 6th place – Landon, McMillen, Walnut Grove, Mo.
  • 7th place – Evan Sims, Edmond, Okla
  • 8th place – Philip Clair, Fryeburg, Maine
  • 9th place – Libby Dixon, Rensselaer, Ind.
  • 10th place - Wyatt Kegley, Burlington, Wis.

Hereford Event App Now Available

Hereford enthusiasts with smart phones can now download a Hereford Events app to keep up-to-date with Hereford events, including the upcoming Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) and the American Hereford Association (AHA) Annual Meeting.

By downloading the Hereford events app users can:

  • Receive exclusive alerts during events
  • Download resources including show programs, bios, FAQs
  • Access maps and directions to show facilities, hotel headquarters and more
  • Submit event photos

The app is available on Google Play and Apple stores, search for “Hereford Events.” For more information about the app, visit or contact Angie Denton.

Register Now for NCBA’s Cattle Industry Summer Conference

If cattlemen and women want a seat at the table and involvement in shaping the future of the beef industry, then Denver, Colo., is the place to be Aug. 7-10, for the Cattle Industry Summer Conference. The conference features meetings of National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), Cattlemen's Beef Promotion & Research Board (CBB), American National CattleWomen, Inc. and National Cattlemen's Foundation. It is where cattle producers discuss current issues as a group, work on programs and initiatives and set the course the industry should take with various projects for the betterment of the beef cattle industry. Read more about the conference and register on the NCBA website.

Don’t Miss Opportunity to Advertise Online

July is the No. 1 month for total visits to If you have an upcoming production sale, private treaty offerings or just want to increase awareness of your farm or ranch, now is the time to purchase a banner ad on

Last July, banner ads had 193,479 views. One-month, six-month and yearly contracts are available. A one-month contract is $500, 6-month is $800 and 12-month is $1,500. With the 6-month and 12-month contract you also receive appearances in Hereford eNews.

For more information, contact Caryn Vaught at 816-842-3757.

Nominations sought for NHW Board Candidates

NHW is seeking potential candidates for the Board of Directors of the NHW, to be elected this fall during the annual meeting in Kansas City. NHW members may nominate up to three candidates. Nominations are due Aug. 15. For detailed information, please reference the NHW article in the May 2013 Hereford World (Page 18), or contact Nominating Chair Shellie Collins at 580-305-7751.

Hereford Research Foundation Auction Scheduled for July 25

A variety of unique items and opportunities will be up for bid July 25 on with all proceeds benefiting the Hereford Research Foundation.

For the last three 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. Watch for more information in future eNews and the July Hereford World.

Price Change for DNA Testing

The American Hereford Association (AHA) has worked closely with GeneSeek Inc. and the National Beef Cattle Evaluation Consortium (NBCEC) to adopt a new pricing structure for genomic-enhanced expected progeny difference (GE-EPD), parentage and abnormality testing.

The new cost will be $85 and will be inclusive of all of testing except horned/polled (H/P), that cost will still be an additional $48.

This $15 savings will allow breeders the opportunity to do more comprehensive herd testing. The basic panel for parentage and abnormality testing is still available for $30 or $20 if you do 50 animals or more. The procedure is still the same and hair follicles from the tail are still the preferred method of DNA. You can find an instructional video for proper hair collection on the Hereford YouTube Channel.

For more about Hereford DNA testing download the DNA Testing Procedures Fact Sheet. To request DNA kits or for more information, contact Toni Shapiro at 816-842-3757 or

If you've not had a chance to check out the Hereford educational videos take time to visit the Hereford YouTube channel or and see what's available.

Natural Service Sires Born After Jan. 1 2011 Need a DNA Profile

In November 2010 the AHA Board implemented a policy requiring DNA on all future walking herd sires. Therefore, any sire born after Jan. 1, 2011, must have DNA on file at the official AHA lab — GeneSeek Inc. — prior to registering calves out of that bull.

In order to get the profile completed, you will need to order the DNA kit from the AHA. To order the kit you need the registration number of the sire and the kit can be mailed, emailed or faxed to you.

You will need to collect a DNA sample and send it with the kit to GeneSeek. The address is on the DNA kit. You can find an instructional video for proper hair collection on the Hereford YouTube Channel.

If there is not DNA on file for a sire, a DNA error will be returned when you process data. For more information download the "DNA Policy for Walking Herd Sires" fact sheet.

For more about Hereford DNA testing download the DNA Testing Procedures Fact Sheet. To request DNA kits or for more information, contact Toni Shapiro at 816-842-3757 or

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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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