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Volume 11, Issue 12

Welcome to Hereford eNews, your source of the most current news affecting Hereford breeders. We aim to focus on newsworthy events pertaining to the Hereford seedstock industry. Sponsored by the American Hereford Association (AHA). Information sent to subscribers comes from material available on Hereford.org or authored by AHA, Hereford World and Certified Hereford Beef (CHB) LLC staff.
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Attention Juniors: Deadlines are approaching

Tuesday, April 1 is the deadline for Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) scholarship applications. Please log in to the Hereford Review Room to apply.

May 1 is the early bird entry deadline for the JNHE. Watch for your entry packet in the mail.  May 1 is also the deadline for Bud Snidow Award nominations and the NJHA board candidate applications.

The National Hereford Women (NHW) has moved the selection of the Bud Snidow Award to the JNHE in an effort to encourage a greater number of nominations from advisors. Please note we have allowed for an extended deadline for these nominations. This award honors a great man that the Hereford breed lost in 2013, and the NHW wishes to continue with this tradition. For more informatin about the award and selection process visit JrHereford.org.

Contact Amy Cowan, youth activities director at 816-842-3757 with questions or concerns.


Attention Juniors: Make sure your membership is current

Be sure your NJHA membership is current, as all active members will be receiving the JNHE entry packet around April 1. The early bird deadline for entries is May 1 and the final ownership deadline is June 1.


American Hereford Association Seeks Additional Summer Intern

The AHA is seeking a college student interested in developing skills in the area of breed improvement in a beef breed association. The intern will assist with event planning, data analysis and breed preservation.

The intern’s major responsibilities will be to assist the AHA staff in compiling and analyzing data associated with breed improvement tools for the 2014 Hereford Genetic Summit in September. In addition, the student will be involved in planning the event and helping with tasks that will include securing speakers and working with them for travel, compensation and hotel accommodations.

This student will also work with AHA staff to develop videos and power point presentations that will be used at the summit and made available for other AHA teaching activities. The applicant will also work with staff to properly preserve pictures and information in the AHA library.

Guidelines

  • Individual must be a self-starter with organization skills to assist with this important AHA event.
  • Applicant must be able to work in a team environment as they will be required to work with various AHA staff members in various departments.
  • Applicant must be familiar with breed improvement tools and knowledge of seedstock industry.
  • Applicant must be familiar with various computer programs including PowerPoint and Excel.

Please send cover letter, resume and a list of references to Jack Ward by April 1.


Don’t Miss Your Chance to Advertise in the Hereford World

Advertising deadlines for the July or Herd Book issue of the Hereford World are coming up.

Early bird deadline: April 21 (receive 5% discount)
Final deadline: May 16

The eighth edition of the Hereford Register will be published as a special section in the July Hereford World. These “yellow pages” of Hereford breeders throughout the U.S. and Canada will include basic listings of July 2014 advertisers with a quarter-page or larger ad and July 2014 seedstock advertisers.

The Hereford Register listings include: name, address, telephone, e-mail and website. Listings can be purchased for $50 if you are not a July advertiser meeting the aforementioned specs.

Deadline for submissions: May 2.

The July Hereford World will once again include a section that features state inch ads for $150. This information includes: name, address, phone, e-mail, website, herd sires, AI sires, cow herd breeding and sale date (optional).

Deadline for submissions: May 16. 

Contact Alison Marx at 816-842-3757 for more on all these advertising opportunities.


AHA Seeks Nominations for Board

The nominating committee is requesting volunteers who are willing to serve a four-year term on the board of directors of the American Hereford Association (AHA). They encourage interested members and state leaders to contact them regarding prospective candidates within their state and region.

Jimmie Johnson, Clinton, Okla.
580-331-8534 • gptservice@sbcglobal.net

Bill Cox, Pomeroy, Wash.
509-566-7050 • cxranch@live.com

Steve Folkman, Ixonia, Wis.
262-617-6346 • cnlfarm@execpc.com

Vern Rausch, Hoven, S.D.
605-948-2375 • rauschherf@rauschherefords.com

David Parker, Bradyville, Tenn.
615-765-5359 • dplp@dtccom.net


BQA Certification offer for Beef Producers

Are you doing your part for the beef industry by earning your BQA certification? For a second year, your checkoff-funded Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program is giving you the chance to become certified for free thanks to a partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. and the Beef Cattle Institute housed at Kansas State University. The cost of BQA certification is normally $25 to $50; however, from Feb. 3, through April 15, 2014, Boehringer Ingelheim will defray the cost of the certification or recertification, making it free. Log on to the BQA website for more information and to sign up.


Plan to attend BIF Symposium and Convention

The 2014 Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) Research Symposium and Convention is set for June 18-21 in Lincoln, Neb. For nearly 50 years BIF has hosted its annual research symposium and convention. The convention serves to facilitate discussion and provide education on current issues facing the beef industry.

For the latest information about our 2014 BIF Symposium and Convention go to the BIF website. For more information on registering, e-mail the UNL Event and Conference Planning Office. For questions on the conference, e-mail Matt Spangler or call him at 402-472-6489.

US-MARC (U.S. Meat Animal Research Center) will also host pre-conference tours on Tuesday (all day) and Wednesday morning. Tours can be arranged by contacting Janel Nierman at 402-762-4110.


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 SIX weeks to get results after the lab acknowledges the sample, not when it arrives at GeneSeek.


Hereford Photos Online

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

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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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