Annual Meeting Events Start Today
The 2013 American Hereford Association (AHA) Annual Membership Meeting will be Saturday, Nov. 2, in Kansas City, Mo.
Today is the educational forum and Honoree Reception. This evening HYFA will kick off its “Growing a Lasting Legacy” campaign at approximately 8 p.m. A dessert bar and entertainment will conclude the evening at the Argosy Hotel.
Tomorrow the Annual Membership Meeting, which is open to the public, will start at 9 a.m. Association members selected 141 delegates to conduct the Association’s business and to elect three members to serve on the AHA Board of Directors. The four Board candidates are Terri Barber, Austin, Texas; Dave Bielema, Ada, Mich.; Mike Taylor, Petersburg, W.Va., and Joe Van Newkirk, Oshkosh, Neb.
Buses will be available to shuttle attendees to the American Royal complex for the Ladies of the Royal Sale and the junior Hereford show. Shuttles will start at 12:30 p.m. and run every half hour between the hotel and the American Royal complex. The last shuttle will leave the American Royal complex at 8 p.m.
The sale starts at 2 p.m. followed by the junior Hereford show that will begin at 5 p.m. at the American Royal complex. The junior show judge will be Ken Guens, Bath, Mich.
Sunday the National Hereford Show will begin at 8 a.m. in Hale Arena at the American Royal complex. Between the female and bull shows, 2012-13 National Show Award winners will be recognized. Prior to the selection of the champion bull, the 2013-14 National Hereford Queen will be crowned.
The National Hereford Show will be judged by Kyle Colyer, Bruneau, Idaho. For those who can’t make the trip to Kansas City, show results will be available online at Hereford.org. At 8:30 a.m. the AHA Board of Directors will be available in the American Royal Governor’s Room at the American Royal complex to answer questions about the Association and its programs.
Visit Hereford.org for a complete schedule and more information about the Annual Meeting weekend.
Help Us to Grow a Lasting Legacy
On Friday, Nov. 1 during the Annual Meeting and the American Royal weekend, The Argosy Casino Hotel and Spa will be hosting the kick-off for the Hereford Youth Foundation of America's "Growing A Lasting Legacy" campaign during the Hereford Honoree reception.
The reception starts Friday evening at 6 p.m. and at 7 p.m. we will be honoring Hall of Fame, Hall of Merit and HYFA scholarship winners. Then at approximately 8 p.m. the HYFA fundraising auction will begin.
Visit Hereford.org for information about the auction.
To conclude the evening, put on your dancing shoes as we enjoy music by the Atlantic Express Band and a dessert bar and refreshments. The "Growing a Lasting Legacy Campaign" will help ensure the sustainability of future Junior National Hereford Expos and leadership events for generations to come. Please plan to attend and support Hereford youth.
Don't Miss the Ladies of the Royal Sale Saturday
The Ladies of the Royal Sale starts at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2. The sale will be in the Wagstaff Sale Arena located on the American Royal grounds in Kansas City. This sale will feature 19 show heifer/brood cow prospects, 5 bred heifers, 2 registered Hereford steers, 3 embryo packages, 2 flushes and 1 semen lot. The catalog can be found in the Marketplace section of Hereford.org. Once again this year many top animals will be offered in this sale. Feel free to call Joe Rickabaugh, 785-633-3188, with any questions about the sale lots.
Hereford Women Invite You to Membership Meeting, Announce Queen Candidates
The National Hereford Women (NHW) invite all ladies to its Annual Membership Meeting at noon, Saturday, Nov. 2, in the Casablanca room at the Argosy Hotel. Visit with fellow NHW ladies, meet Whitney Andras, the National Hereford Queen, get updated on new projects, and vote for three new board members on the NHW. Remember if you aren't a member, there's no better time or place than that day! The NHW board looks forward to seeing all of you!
The NHW Queen Committee is pleased to announce the following young ladies are in the running for the 2014 title of National Hereford Queen:
- Katie Burns – Illinois
- Ashley Elizabeth Cline – Texas
- Nicky Folkman – Wisconsin
- Amy Green – Kentucky
- Brooke Jensen – Kansas
- Ella Meyer – Iowa
- Morgan Wood – Texas
The coronation of the new National Hereford Queen will be prior to the announcement of grand champion bull during the Hereford show on Sunday, Nov. 3.
Deadline Today for Spring Analysis
Don’t forget Nov. 1 is the deadline to submit data to be included in the Spring 2013 Sire Summary. Contact Jack Ward or call 816-842-3757 with any questions or concerns.
Read the Fall Advantage Newsletter
The Fall edition of the Advantage Newsletter for National Junior Hereford Association members is now available for download or log on to JrHereford.org to read it.
Register now for the 2014 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show
Registration for the 2014 Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) Trade Show is underway. The 116th Annual Convention will be held in Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 4-7, 2014 and advanced registration is open until Jan. 10, 2014. Visit the NCBA website for more information and to register.
Grandview CMR Donate Lot X to Benefit Hereford Youth
William and Jackie Adair along with Walt and Jill McKellar of Grandview CMR, Como, Miss., have made a gracious donation of a lot in their sale with all proceeds to benefit the Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA).
During Grandview CMR’s “The Big One” Dispersal Sale on Friday Nov. 8, Lot X, a heifer pregnancy sired by RST Time’s A Wastin’ 0124 and out of DJB 46B Beth 1L, will sell to benefit HYFA.
The recipient cow is due to calve Feb. 25, 2014, and this will surely be an amazing heifer calf sired by the 2013 Denver Supreme Champion Hereford and out of a full sister to PW Victor Boomer P606.
All proceeds from the sale will go to the Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) providing education, scholarship and leadership opportunities for the next generation of Hereford youth. Read more about Lot X on Page 67 of the Grandview CMR sale catalog, which can be viewed at GrandviewCMR.com.
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.
GKB Notice Me Too 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 HYFA's "Growing a Lasting Legacy" campaign. Visit the HYFA website for more information.
Just a reminder: The American Hereford Association (AHA) has approved two rule changes and an increase in fees.
- Rule 17A: new embryo transfer policy — For embryo transfer (ET) calves 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 flush. As previously, ET calves are charged an additional $10 per head over and above the normal registry rate (same cost as an ET certificate). This change is effective Nov. 1, 2013.
- 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.
- New registration and enrollment fees — Starting Jan. 1, 2014, registration fees will increase 50 cents per head and Total Performance Records (TPR) cow herd enrollment fees will increase by 50 cents.
Take advantage of Hereford-influenced feeder calf sales
Consigning Hereford and Hereford-influenced calves to a special Hereford sale not only provides a great outlet for buyers interested in Hereford genetics but may also result in a premium for the seller. Contact these organizers today for the specific requirements of each sale. Many have a consignment deadline, and the earlier you commit your stock, the better advertisement your calves will get. Whether you have one head or 100, one of these sales may be the perfect marketing outlet for you:
Montana Hereford Association Hereford-Influenced Feeder Calf Sale
Date: Nov. 13
Location: Headwaters Livestock Auction, Three Forks, Mont.
Contact: Montana Hereford Association board of directors or visit mhafeedercalfsale.com.
Kentucky Certified HerefordInfluenced Sale
Date: Dec. 4
Location: Bluegrass Stockyards South, Stanford, Ky.
Contact: John Meents 419-306-7480
Greater Midwest Certified Hereford Feeder Calf Sale
Date: Jan. 2, 2014
Location: Carthage Livestock Auction, Carthage, Ill.
Contact: John Meents 419-306-7480
Show Entry Deadlines Approaching
Listed below is contact information and entry deadlines for upcoming National Hereford shows:
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. 20
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.
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.