Now Showing at the Western Nugget
The Western Nugget National Hereford Show started Thursday, Dec. 5, and continues through tomorrow. Live coverage is available on LiveAuctions.tv and for up-to-date results visit Hereford.org.
GE-EPD Results Update
If you want 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. It takes a minimum of three weeks to get results after the lab acknowledges the sample, not when it arrives at GeneSeek. Allow three weeks after the lab gets the sample into the system and the process started.
Fifth Annual Montana Hereford Association Feeder Calf Sale another Success
For the second time since its inception five years ago, the Montana Hereford Association Hereford Influenced Feeder Calf Sale grossed more than $1 million.
Wednesday, Nov. 13, 1,080 head of white-faced calves sold at the 2013 MHA Sale, held at the Headwaters Livestock Auction Yard in Three Forks, Mont. The sale is coordinated by a Montana Hereford Association committee. Eleven buyers participated in the action; spending $1,021,018 on white-faced calves that day. Prices were up $15 to $35/cwt. over last year’s sale.
A comparison of the MHA sale averages with the USDA compiled Montana average market report for that week, indicates that average prices for calves sold in the Hereford Influenced sale fell within the range of the USDA compiled prices in all weight breaks.
Information and results are available on the Montana Hereford Association website.
2014 AI Book Deadline is Approaching Fast
Reserve your space today! Deadline for ad materials is Jan. 24.
- Two page spread — $2,300
- Full page, four color — $1,100
- Half page, four color — $725
The first photo of the bull is free, any additional photos are $20 each. Ads are placed in book according to date all ad info is received in the AHA office.
Hereford Denver Activities Planned
Hereford enthusiasts will be in Denver Jan. 15-18 for the National Western Stock Show.
Hereford events in Denver will kick off in the Stadium Arena on the Hill with the bull show on Thursday, Jan. 16 at 8 a.m. followed by the junior heifer show. Friday will be the pen and carload show in the Yards starting at 8 a.m.
The Mile High Night National Hereford Sale will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday in the Stadium Arena on the Hill.
Renaissance Denver Hotel
3801 Quebec St., Denver, CO 80207, 800-468-3571
Rate: $112, Cutoff date: Wednesday, Dec. 21
Ask for “American Hereford Association” block. A one-night, non-refundable deposit is required at reservation time. The hotel offers a free shuttle to and from the Denver International Airport.
Join Hereford Enthusiasts in the Suite
National Western Stock Show (NWSS) attendees will again have a chance to meet with other Hereford producers in the Hereford hospitality suite in the Yards. Sponsored by Hereford breeders, the suite will again be on the first floor of the Exchange Building. It will be a great place for breeders to discuss business transactions or just visit with old friends.
The suite will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, through Friday, Jan. 17.
A big thank you goes to the breeders who help sponsor this gathering place. For information about the suite or to inquire about sponsorship, contact Amy Cowan at or 816-842-3757.
Check Out Fiscal Year 2013 Highlights
Check out the Fiscal Year 2013 Highlight Video
Download the 2013 Annual Report
Download Annual Meeting PowerPoint
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 Hereford.org.
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 ShopHereford.com. AHA staff will also have items available at Louisville and Reno.
Annual Meeting, Royal Photos Online
Visit HerefordPhotoshop.com 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 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:
Greater Midwest Certified Hereford Feeder Calf Sale
Date: Jan. 2, 2014
Location: Carthage Livestock Auction, Carthage, Ill.
Contact: John Meents 419-306-7480
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.