Lambert Elected President, New Officers, Board Members Chosen
Steve Lambert, Oroville, Calif. was announced as the new president of the American Hereford Association (AHA) during the Annual Membership Meeting in Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 2.
Selected to serve as the 2014 AHA vice president was Eric Walker, Morrison, Tenn. Completing their terms on the AHA Board were outgoing president, Cliff Copeland, Nara Visa, N.M.; Marty Lueck, Mountain Grove, Mo.; and Dale Micheli, Ft. Bridger, Wyo.
Delegates elected three new Directors during the membership meeting. Terri Barber, Austin, Texas; Dave Bielema, Ada, Mich.; and Joe Van Newkirk, Oshkosh, Neb., will serve four-year terms on the 12-member Board.
Check out the Fiscal Year 2013 Highlight Video
Download the 2013 Annual Report
Visit HerefordPhotoshop.com to view and order photos from the American Royal National Hereford Show, AHA Annual Meeting and Hereford Honorees Reception.
Growing A Lasting Legacy Raises $143,000
Friday, Nov. 1, $143,000 was raised to kickoff the Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) “Growing a Lasting Legacy” campaign to ensure the sustainability of future Junior National Hereford Expos and leadership events for generations to come.
Sue and the late, Jim, Rowland of G&R Polled Herefords, Marysville, Kan., contributed a very generous inaugural gift to the campaign of $50,000.
Thank you to those who donated items, bid and purchased. There will be a complete list of supporters in the next Hereford eNews and the December Hereford World.
Hall of Fame, Merit Award Honorees Inducted
Truman Lawrence, Somerset, Ky., and Conard and Nancy Stitzlein of Mohican Farms, Glenmont, Ohio, were inducted into the Hereford Hall of Fame Nov. 1 in Kansas City during the AHA Annual Meeting weekend.
Jim Boyd, Abilene, Texas, and Dorian Garrick, Ames, Iowa, were also honored with the Hereford Hall of Merit Award. Read more about these inductees in the next issue of eNews and in the December Hereford World.
Three Ranches Awarded Inaugural Hereford Heritage Awards
Fiscal year 2013 has been a record-setting year in many ways for the Hereford breed and the inaugural Hereford Heritage Award is a continuation of the trend. For the first time ever, a breeder has registered 10,000 head total. Better yet, in this year alone, three ranches have achieved that level. This prompted AHA to create an award to commemorate such a milestone.
CK Ranch, Brookville, Kan.; Dudley Bros., Comanche, Texas; and Upstream Ranch, Taylor, Neb., are the recipients of this award, commemorating their unprecedented level of commitment to the Hereford breed.
Read more about these ranches in the December Hereford World.
Jensen Chosen National Hereford Queen
Brooke Jensen, Courtland, Kan., was chosen the National Hereford Queen Nov. 3, during the National Hereford Show at the American Royal. Brooke is the daughter of Kevin and Sheila Jensen and is a senior at Pike Valley High School. Watch for more on Brooke in the December Hereford World.
Serena Boner Chosen Outstanding Woman of the Year
Serena Boner, Red Cloud, Neb., was honored with the 2013 National Hereford Women (NHW) Outstanding Woman of the Year title. Each year the NHW recognizes and honors one woman for her achievements and dedication to the Hereford breed.
Watch for more on Serena in the December Hereford World.
Champions Named at American Royal
ECR Who Maker 210 ET and RW KLD Mindy Too 4080 2020 ET won the grand champion bull and female titles at the 2013 American Royal National Hereford Show on Nov. 3, in Kansas City, Mo.
Judge Kyle Colyer of Bruneau, Idaho, sorted the 194-head open show and complimented the overall quality of the entries.
Grand and champion yearling bull honors went to Fawcett’s Elm Creek Ranch, Ree Heights, S.D.; John A. Tucker, North Platte, Neb.; Bushy Park Farm, Mitchell, S.D.; and Sullivan Farms, Dunlap, Iowa, with ECR Who Maker 210 ET. The April 9, 2012, bull is sired by DKF RO Cash Flow 0245 ET. Reserve grand and champion senior bull honors went to LED GKB Legend 108 ET, owned by Gary and Kathy Buchholz, Waxahachie, Texas. The May 1, 2011, bull is sired by CRR About Time 743.
In the female show, grand and champion spring yearling heifer honors went to RW KLD Mindy Too 4080 2020 ET, owned by Kaine Warnken, Schulenburg, Texas. The daughter of RW Ballistic 552 4080 ET was born March 10, 2012. Reserve grand and champion spring heifer calf honors were awarded to BR Anastasia 3023 ET, owned by Aidyn, Rylee and Bryden Barber, Channing, Texas. The March 2, 2013, female was sired by UPS TCC Nitro 1ET.
Following the selection of the champions, Perks Ranch, Rockford, Ill., was named premier exhibitor. Purple Reign Cattle Co., Toulon, Ill., was named premier breeder. Square G Ranch, Thomas, Okla., exhibited the first-place get-of-sire with a group sired by C Thriller ET.
Prior to the open show, Judge Ken Geuns, Bath, Mich., sorted the 63-head junior heifer show. CRR 980 Bobbie 271 shown by John Hampton Cornelius, Kersey, Colo., was selected the grand champion heifer. Reserve grand honors went to BR Anastasia 3023 ET owned by Aidyn, Rylee and Bryden Barber of Channing, Texas.
To view complete results of the 2013 American Royal National Hereford Show visit Hereford.org.
More Annual Meeting Highlights Next Week
Watch next week's eNews for a list of 2013 National Show Award Winners and the HYFA Scholarship winners recognized during the Annual Meeting.
Consign Now to November BuyHereford.com Sale
The entry deadline to consign cattle to the November BuyHereford.com Sale is Nov. 8. Log on to BuyHereford.com and consign your cattle, flushes, embryos or semen today.
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.
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.
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:
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.