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Volume 10, Issue 37

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Hereford Highlights

Louisville Show, Bluegrass Stakes Sale Next Week

The North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) National Hereford Show will be in Louisville, Ky., next Thursday, Nov. 21. If you can't be in Loisville visit for a link to watch the show live online and to view photos and placings.

The Bluegrass Stakes Sale during the NAILE starts at 3 p.m. Nov. 20. Being offered is 15 show heifer prospects and two elite embryo packages. Download the catalog at the Hereford Marketplace. A schedule of Louisville activities is available in the catalog and in the Hereford App.

Hereford Youth Receive HYFA Scholarships

During the 2013 American Hereford Association (AHA) Annual Meeting, more than $37,000 was awarded to National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) members in scholarship monies. This makes more than $400,000 in scholarships that have been dispersed to Hereford youth by the Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) since 2000. Congratulations to all the winners.

Bill & Jo Ellard Scholarships
Matthew Hinderlie, Oakville, Wash., $5,000
Seely Sayre, Arenzville, Ill.  $5,000

Bob & Dolores Call Scholarship
Jaime Hanson, Comfrey, Minn., $5,000

Whitehead and Rocking Chair Ranch Scholarship
Cody Jensen, Courtland, Kan., $2,500

Bob & Lucy Kube Scholarship
R. Cole Kaufman, Mt. Sidney, Va., $2,500

Owen Family and Tennessee River Music Inc. Scholarship
Kristin Bielema, Ada, Mich., $2,500

Ball Foundation and Cottonwood Springs Farm Scholarship
Keysto Stotz, Skiatook, Okla., $2,500

Bar One Scholarship, George and Karen Sprague, Presented in honor of Ken Tracy
Brady Jensen, Courtland, Kan., $2,500 27,500

Vanier Family Scholarship
Whitney Andras, Checotah, Okla., $1,250

Blin Family Scholarship
Joel Butler, Republic, Mo., $1,250. Jim and Randy Blin

Larson Polled Herefords Scholarship, Ken and Carolyn Larson
Shelby Rogers, Hamilton, Texas, $1,250

Gary Bishop Memorial Scholarship
Matthew Hinderlie, $1,000

Hereford Youth Foundation of America Scholarships
Amanda Bacon, Siloam Springs, Ark., $1,250
Cody Beck, Bainbridge, Ind., $1,250
Hayley Miller, Lebanon, Mo, $1,250
Sara Ray, Paris, Mo., $1,250

Hereford Year-End Show Awards Presented

Hereford exhibitors were honored for showcasing their breeding programs at national and regional shows throughout the past year during the National Hereford Show at the American Royal in Kansas City.

Southwest Region

  • Horned Show Bull of the Year – Vanderwork Herefords, Taloga, Okla., with VH MR BG 1104.
  • Horned Show Heifer of the Year – Brooke Brumley, Orovada, Nev., with BF Bar1 Tainted 101Y.
  • Horned Premier Exhibitor – Gary and Kathy Buchholz, Waxahachie, Texas
  • Polled Show Bull of the Year – Jarrett Shane Worrell, Mason Texas; Rylee Owen, Mason, Texas; and Miller Cattle Co., Douglas, Wyo., with WORR Owen Tankeray 79D ET.
  • Polled Show Heifer of the Year – Kaine Warnken, Schulenburg, Texas, with RW KLD 122L Mindy Y3078 ET.
  • Polled Premier Exhibitor – Weimer Cattle Co., Susanville, Calif.

Southeast Region

  • Horned Show Bull of the Year – Four L Hereford Farm, Atwood, Tenn.; Shockley’s Ranch Herefords, Poteau, Okla.; and Paul Wade, Antlers, Okla., with Four L 279R Mulholland X0144 ET.
  • Horned Show Heifer of the Year – Libby and Emma Rushton, Waverly, Tenn., with RF Goldies Anna 3202.
  • Horned Premier Exhibitor – Four L Hereford Farm
  • Polled Show Bull of the Year –  Rogan Herefords Farms, Rogersville, Tenn., and Richard Watson, Johnson City, Tenn., with RF Endurance 1301 ET.
  • Polled Show Heifer of the Year – Morgan Street, Cave City, Ark., with PERKS 7022 Lass 1072.
  • Polled Premier Exhibitor – Doug LeTourneau, Gallatin, Tenn.

Northwest Region

  • Horned Show Bull of the Year – Largent & Sons, Kaycee, Wyo., with Desert Comfort 037.
  • Horned Show Heifer of the Year – Kelsey Stimpson, Melba, Idaho, with C 88X Notice Me 1313 ET
  • Horned Premier Exhibitor – Colyer Herefords, Bruneau, Idaho
  • Polled Show Bull of the Year – Hoffman Herefords, Thedford, Neb.; Deppe Bros. Cattle Co., Maquoketa, Iowa; and Buck Cattle Co., Madill, Okla., with DEP Generation X 122ET.
  • Polled Show Heifer of the Year – Tinley Pierson, Kaycee, Wyo., with TP Lady Hard Drive 122.
  • Polled Premier Exhibitor – Hoffman Herefords

Northeast Region

  • Horned Show Bull of the Year – Butler Polled Herefords, Republic, Mo.; Lowderman Cattle Co., Macomb, Ill.; Open Range Cattle Co., Rogers, Ark., with BPH 262 Chism 515Y.
  • Horned Show Heifer of the Year – Kaylie Shelton, Fredrick, Md., with Purple Adele 50Z.
  • Horned Premier Exhibitor – Joel Butler, Republic, Mo.
  • Polled Show Bull of the Year – Rylee Stockdale, Dayton, Pa., Lowderman Cattle Co., Macomb, Ill., with RS 45P Magnum 91Y.
  • Polled Show Heifer of the Year – Rhett Lowderman, Macomb, Ill., with LCC Patton Kiwi 116 ET and Sydney Wisnefski, Wyoming, Ill., with Purple SM Wonder Woman 160Y.
  • Polled Premier Exhibitor – Lowderman Cattle Co.

Growing A Lasting Legacy Raises $144,000

Honoring Hereford legacies — past, present and future — was the focus Friday, Nov. 1, during the 2013 AHA Annual Meeting in Kansas City. Highlighting the Friday evening event was the kickoff of HYFA's “Growing a Lasting Legacy” campaign to ensure the sustainability of future Junior National Hereford Expos (JNHEs) and leadership events for generations to come. A total of $144,000 was raised that night.

Sue and the late Jim Rowland of G&R Polled Herefords, Marysville, Kan., contributed a very generous $50,000 inaugural gift. Jim and Sue hauled youth from Kansas and other neighboring states thousands of miles to attend Hereford junior shows across the country. They both attended the first junior national polled Hereford show in Nashville, Tenn., in 1974, coordinating a bus of kids from Kansas and Nebraska to attend that first event. This coming summer will be Sue’s 40th junior national – she has not missed a single one.

“Jim and Sue have been touching the lives of Hereford youth one generation at a time since that first junior national in 1974, and now with their inaugural gift to HYFA’s 'Growing a Lasting Legacy' campaign, their legacy will continue to touch future generations of JNHE attendees,” says Amy Cowan, AHA director of youth activities and foundation.

“Thank you to Sue Rowland and all of the 'Growing a Lasting Legacy' campaign’s generous contributors,” adds Cowan. “The momentum we created in Kansas City with the Legacy event will propel HYFA as we grow the foundation to reach three million dollars, and we are excited with all the enthusiasm and support surrounding this fundraising effort.”

The highest total grossing auction item was the Foundation Club Memberships. Nine lifetime Foundation Club memberships were sold for a total of $37,000.  They went to Bill Breeding of B&C Cattle, Miami, Texas; Charlie Moore, Modoc, Kan.; Grand Meadow Farms, Ada, Mich.; Curtis Younts, Belton, Texas; Steve Folkman, Ixonia, Wis.; DeanaJak, Wagontown, Pa.; Kim Carney-Rhodes, Carlinville, Ill.; Cottonwood Springs, Cedar, Mich.; and Kevin Jensen, Courtland, Kan.; GLM Herefords, Marysville, Kan.; and Springhill Herefords, Blue Rapids, Kan., who also purchased a membership in honor of Sue Rowland.

The second high-selling item was the Hereford brand tile on the historic Hereford brand board at the AHA office in Kansas City.  The Bob Call Memorial Syndicate bought it for $18,000. That syndicate includes National Cattle Services, Elgin, Okla.; George Sprague, Eugene, Ore.; Bob Kube, Warrenton, Va.; Marcia and Jim Mickelson, Santa Rosa, Calif.; Jimmie Johnson, Clinton, Okla.; Ray Ramsey, Greenfield, Ind.; John and Mona Loewen, Waukomis, Okla.; Bruce Everhart, Waldron, Ind.; Doug Perks, Rockford, Ill.; Barber Ranch, Channing, Texas; Nancy Keilty, Cedar, Mich.; Steve Folkman, Ixonia, Wis.; Joe Walker, Morgan, Texas; EE Ranches, Dallas, Texas; the Oklahoma Hereford Association; the Michigan Hereford Association; Bob Thompson, Rolla, Mo.; and Donlie McMullin, Copperas Cove, Texas.

Ten historic Hereford prints of The Hereford Ox, 1840 were sold for a total of $14,850. The original canvas painting is on display at the AHA. In an effort to preserve the authentic artwork, canvas prints were made through a special Giclee process. Prints are also available for $30 each at

The first print (No. 1) was purchased by the Coley family, Dublin, Ohio, for $4,000. Purchasing the remaining nine numbered canvases were John Dudley, Comanche, Texas; the Mickelsons, Santa Rosa, Calif.; Shaw Cattle Co, Caldwell, Idaho; Mike MacNeil, Miles City, Mont.; George and Karen Sprague, Eugene, Ore.; Whispering Pine Farms, Kimball, Minn.; GKB Cattle Co, Waxahachie, Texas; Jonny Harris, Screven, Ga.; and Nolan Herefords, Gilmer, Texas.

Also up for bid was an original Bud Snidow painting. The artwork was previously sold in a HYFA fundraiser and was donated back by Steve and Jill Folkman, Ixonia, Wis. Bud passed away last January and will forever be remembered for his special Hereford paintings, and this beautiful heifer in the snow masterpiece is no exception. The Perks Ranch, Rockford, Ill., purchased the painting for $9,900.

Heidi Anderson of Legacy Livestock, Topeka, Kan., captured a scene titled Out at Tie Outs from the 2013 JNHE in Kansas City. Gary and Kathy Buchholz, GKB Cattle, bought print No. 1 for $1,500. HYFA is offering 100 prints of the Out at Tie Outs picture, and profits will go toward the Hereford Legacy campaign to fund future JNHEs. Five more sold for a total of $1,250.  Prints can be ordered by visiting

An original color sketch from Kansas artist Lorelle Wood, Cows at the Water Tank, sold for $1,000 to the Coley family.

Thank you to those who donated items, bid and purchased.

Churchill Donates Lots for 2014 JNHE

To conclude the "Growing a Lasting Legacy" auction, Churchill Cattle Co., Manhattan, Mont., donated four embryos and two semen packages with all proceeds going to support the 2014 JNHE in Harrisburg, Pa.           

Four embryos out of Churchill Lady 7202T and sired by NJW 98S 117 Ribeye 88X sold for $3,600 to Fred McMurry, Billings, Mont.           

The first semen package on Churchill Red Bull 200Z sold for $4,000 to Deana Jak Farms Inc., Wagontown, Pa. And the second semen package sold for $2,500 to Curtis Younts, Belton, Texas.           

Sparks Purchases Grandview CMR Lot X

Grady Sparks, Birmingham, Ala., purchased Lot X in Grandview CMR’s “The Big One” Dispersal Sale on Friday Nov. 8 for $15,000.

William and Jackie Adair along with Walt and Jill McKellar of Grandview CMR, Como, Miss., donated all proceeds of the lot — a heifer pregnancy sired by RST Time’s A Wastin’ 0124 and out of DJB 46B Beth 1 — to benefit HYFA.

Thank you to the Sparks, Adair and McKellar families for their support of HYFA and Hereford youth.

Check Out Fiscal Year 2013 Highlights

Check out the Fiscal Year 2013 Highlight Video

Download the 2013 Annual Report

Order Your Hereford Christmas Items

If you're planning to send Christmas greetings this year, consider Hereford-themed
Christmas cards available through online ordering. Information
about the cards is available at

Christmas card orders will be accepted and shipped through Boelte-Hall through mid-December, subject to availability. A portion of the card sales will benefit HYFA.

Looking for a gift for that special Hereford enthusiast in your life? Visit the HYFA Website to order the three historic prints or the Out at Tie Outs print.

Be watching for the new Hereford apparel debuted in Kansas City at AHA staff will also have items available at Louisville and Reno.

Annual Meeting, Royal Photos Online

Visit to view and order photos from the American Royal National Hereford Show, AHA Annual Meeting and Hereford Honorees Reception.

New Children's Ag Book Available

Rebecca, Sheridan and Rianna Chaney are proud to announce the fifth book in the “The Chaney Twins' Ag Series.” This book, “Our Star Goes West” follows the girls' beloved Star cow from their farm in Maryland to their new home on a 3,500-acre ranch in south central Nebraska.

All five books in the series are 32 pages and are full of captivating and fun color photographs by professional photographer and the books' co-creator Kelly Hahn Johnson of Sharpsburg, Md. The easy-to-read text geared toward preschool and elementary-aged children has been selected by numerous Farm Bureau groups, Ag in the Classroom programs and county and state cattle women's organizations across the country as their “Accurate Ag Book.”

The first four books and lesson plans are on the USDA National Resource Directory for Agriculture in the Classroom in addition to the American Farm Bureau Literacy list. Lessons plans are available in free downloadable form on the Pennsylvania Beef Council website. Books are $12 each, or discounted to $50 for the five-book “Bundle” special, plus shipping. Special discounts are available for larger box orders for ag groups.

For more information or to place an order, visit Rebecca's website, call 308-785-8064 or e-mail Rebecca.

Books for Christmas should be ordered by Dec. 9.

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 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.

Association updates

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

Have you checked out 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.

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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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