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; and Bar One/George and Karen Sprague.
The Gary Bishop Memorial Scholarship will also be awarded this fall at the Annual Meeting in Kansas City. Applications are due Sept. 15 and must be filled out online. Youth can find the application link at Hereford.org.
GKB Cattle Donates Heifer to Benefit Hereford Youth
Gary and Kathy Buchholz, GKB Cattle, Waxahachie, Texas, generously donated GKB 8144 Notice Me Too B19 ET to sell as Lot 1, the foundation female, Jan. 17 during the Mile High Night Sale during the National Western Stock Show in Denver.
“Notice Me” is an exceptional January 2011 daughter of BR Currency 8144 ET and sells bred to NJW 98S R117 Ribeye 88X ET.
Don’t miss this opportunity. All proceeds from the sale will go to the Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) $5 million capital endowment campaign. Visit the HYFA website for more information.
Just a reminder: The American Hereford Association (AHA) has approved two rule changes.
- Rule 17A: new embryo transfer policy — For embryo transfer (ET) calves born after Jan. 1, 2014, there will no longer be an ET certificate required for registration. The new requirement for registering an ET calf will be the reporting of the recovery date of the embryo at the time of registry. ET calves will be charged an additional $15 per head over and above the normal registry rate.
- Steers need registration papers — Starting in 2014 all steers showing at the Junior National Hereford Expo must be registered by the American Hereford Association and out of a registered sire and dam. No steer certificates will be accepted, only registration papers. The AHA will still offer traditional steer certificates for those state and regional shows not requiring a registration paper on steers at this time.
Watch For Two September Hereford World Mailings
The September Hereford World will include six sale books in addition to the September magazine. Due to the weight of all the pieces combined and the postal regulations on ride along pieces, we will have two separate mailings.
The first mailing, which mailed Wednesday, Aug. 28, included the September Hereford World along with Colyer, Holden and Illini Top Cut sale books bound in and the DeLHawk Cattle Co. sale book in the poly bag.
A second mailing including the Hoffman Ranch and Moss Land & Cattle sale books are polybagged and have also shipped.
PLEASE NOTE: The directions to the sale location should read 29 miles EAST of I-35 on Page 5 of the Moss Land & Cattle sale catalog.
Herefords Top Maryland Open, 4-H Shows
Kyle Lemmon, Manchester, Md., showed the supreme champion heifer at the Maryland State Fair in Timonium Aug. 25. Lemmon’s heifer is Purple Rosie 44Z, a March 23, 2012, daughter of Purple MB Womanizer 14U ET.
Melissa Grimmel, Jarrettsville, Md., showed the supreme champion 4-H heifer Aug. 23. Her heifer, SHF Coyotte Done, is an April 3, 2012, daughter of LCC Back N Time ET.
Show Entry Deadlines Approaching
Listed below is contact information and entry deadline for the six National Hereford shows:
Keystone International Livestock Exposition, Harrisburg, Pa.
Entry deadline: Aug. 31
Show date: Oct. 4
American Royal, Kansas City, Mo.
Entry deadline: Sept. 10
Show date: Nov. 3
North American International Livestock Exposition, Louisville, Ky.
Entry deadline: Oct. 1
Show date: Nov. 21
Western Nugget, Reno, Nev.
Entry deadline: Oct. 15 early, Oct. 30 final
Show dates: Dec. 5-7
National Western Stock Show, Denver
Entry deadline: Nov. 2
Show dates: Jan. 16-18, 2014
Southwestern Exposition National, Fort Worth
Entry deadline: Nov. 15
Show date: Feb. 3, 2014
Order your JNHE Photos, Collages at HerefordPhotoShop.com
Have you checked out HerefordPhotoShop.com? You can view backdrop, contest and candid photos from the showring and barns. This year we are offering custom-made collages that can include text, such as a quote, and photos taken by AHA staff or Heidi Anderson of Legacy Livestock.
Two collage sizes are available including 11x14 with five to seven photos and 16x20 with up to 10 photos. Collages can be ordered as a print, a digital file or both. AHA staff is working with Legacy Livestock to produce the collages.
Download the collage order form or call 785-562-6197 to place your order.
Hereford Banner, Flag Available for Purchase
Hereford breeders can order the Profitabull Hereford banner and the Hereford flag that were displayed in Denver. The 3' by 8' banner costs $125 and the 1' by 4' flag is $50.
Order now on the Boelte-Hall website. Select "Boelte-Hall Greeting Cards" and then it should take you to a page with Hereford cards. Scroll to the bottom of the page to find the banner and flag options.
Plan to Attend Montana, Iowa Hereford Tours
The 2013 Iowa Hereford Tour, sponsored by the Iowa Hereford Breeders Association (IHBA), will be Saturday, Sept. 7, in Butler, Hardin and Marshall Counties.
Tour stops will include:
- Stickley & Sons, Parkersburg
- Double J Herefords, Iowa Falls
- Landt Herefords, Union
- Ohrt Polled Herefords, Haverhill
For directions, additional information or lunch reservations, contact Mark Ohrt at 641-328-4533.
The 2013 Montana Hereford Tour is Sept. 14, 2013. Tour stops will include:
- Anchor Polled Herefords, Vaughn
- Sand Herefords, Fairfield
- Holden Herefords, Valier
- McKechnie Herefords, Shelby
- Diemert Herefords, Lothiar
- Barker Herefords, Lothiar
- Bar Star Cattle, Loma
- Weaver Herefords, Big Sandy
- Ehlke Herefords,Townsend
- Elings Herefords, Conrad
There is no registration fee, but an RSVP would be appreciated. For more info or to join the tour contact:
GE-EPD Results Turn Around Time
If you are wanting genomic-enhanced expected progeny differences (GE-EPDs) be sure to allow for plenty of time for the lab to get the results to you. Do not wait until the last minute.
The minimum turn around time at the lab is three weeks from the time they receive the sample until you can expect updated GE-EPDs. If you have already submitted a sample on the animal for another test, then it is possible that the lab can use some of the leftover sample to run the GE-EPD test.
There aren’t any guarantees there will be enough remaining sample for a successful test so it is recommended that you submit your request at least a month or more before the results are needed.
Remember that if you are putting a catalog together for a sale you need to plan well ahead so that the GE-EPDs are available at the time the information for the catalog is needed. If you wait to submit your request for GE-EPDs until you start putting your catalog together, there is no way you will have GE-EPDs for the catalog.
AHA cannot rush the GE-EPD tests through the lab for you due to the nature of the tests and technical limitations beyond our ability. Thanks for understanding.
New Heifer Mart at the National Western Stock Show
Heifer Mart is a new marketing opportunity for purebred cattle producers at the National Western Stock Show. Cattlemen can enter groups of three to five head of either heifer calves or bred yearlings. There will be a designated area in the Yards set up for the Heifer Mart where these cattle will be displayed on tie rails.
Night tie outs will also be provided. There will not be a show associated with these cattle. These females are on display with the intention of selling them by private treaty or for breeders to have an opportunity to display their breeding program as a part of their overall marketing program. For more information, contact the NWSS Livestock office at 303-299-5559.