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Volume 11, Issue 22

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 or authored by AHA, Hereford World and Certified Hereford Beef (CHB) LLC staff.
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Hereford Highlights

Hereford Family Supports Community, Promotes CHB

Baker Farms, Streator, Ill., donated Certified Hereford Beef (CHB®) to the Streator Area Chamber of Commerce's Third Annual Stems & Stilettos event. This event raises monies to be used to support efforts for job creation, economic development activities, educational seminars and efforts to improve the "quality of life" for Streator. Hereford breeders Fred and Debby Baker donated CHB product to be auctioned off at the well-attended event.

JNHE is Right Around the Corner

Soon, 610 exhibitors from 34 states will roll into Harrisburg with their 1,531 entries. We know you all will make the most of this week. From contests to showing to adventures and seeing all the East coast has to offer, you can be sure that you're in for another fun-filled week. Keep up-to-date with the Hereford Events App, available for download on Google Play and Apple stores, and the website.

Golf Tournament Planned

The Hereford Youth Foundation of American (HYFA) will host its fifth annual golf tournament with all proceeds to benefit the foundation. Hosted in conjunction with the JNHE, the event will kick off at 8:30 a.m. July 8 at the Hershey Country Club, Hershey, Pa.

The tournament will be a four-man scramble with shotgun start. To register, visit, or for more information or to sponsor this event, contact Bailey Clanton or Amy Cowan.

Join the Club

HYFA supporters will have the best seats in the house at the 2014 JNHE in Harrisburg, Pa. Hereford enthusiasts can join the Hereford Foundation Club and have access to the “club lounge” and “club loft” in Harrisburg as well as earn other perks for their support of Hereford youth.

Club members and those interested in joining the club are invited to a welcome reception at 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 7. The “club lounge,” located in the Commonwealth Room, will be open from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, through Friday, July 11. The “club loft,” overlooking the showring, will be open while the shows are taking place Wednesday, July 9, through Saturday, July 12. There are four levels of membership, but benefits include a special membership pin, access to the VIP parking area and admittance to the club area.

Visit for more information or contact Amy Cowan, HYFA director at 816-842-3757 for more information.

Don't Miss the Historic Gettysburg Tour while at JNHE

Gather the family and visit the Gettysburg National Military Park and tour the battlefield and explore the significant sites of this dramatic event in our nation's history. For $50 per person, the tour includes charter bus, tour tickets and a boxed lunch.

Tickets are still available. The buses will load at 8:15 a.m. Monday morning from the Cameron St. Lobby. To purchase tickets please call Amy Cowan at 816-842-3757.

Register Now for Hereford Genetic Summit

Hereford enthusiasts can save $50 by registering for the Hereford Genetic Summit by July 15. Visit to register online as well as check out speaker bios and a detailed schedule.

Watch for a special section in the July Hereford World promoting the event.

Advertise in August Hereford World

The deadline for all material for August Hereford World ads is June 25. Please contact Alison Marx, 816-842-3757, to take advantage of this opportunity.

GeneSeek Moves:
Check the address on your DNA kit

GeneSeek Inc., AHA's official DNA lab, has relocated to a new facility as of April 28. The mailing address on your DNA kit may be outdated depending on when you received the kit. DNA kits requested before May 1 have the old mailing address. You’ll need to change it to the new address:

4131 North 48th St.
Lincoln, NE 68504

Remember to send all DNA kits to GeneSeek, not the American Hereford Association. If you send your DNA kit to AHA the turnaround time is slowed down.

Support the Juniors:
Handmade Quilt Supports “A Sweet Family Tradition”

Own a piece of Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) history with your support of a beautiful handmade quilt.

For $675, donors will receive:

  1. Ranch or farm name embroidered on the back of the quilt.
  2. A C.J. Brown print of an original painting with a Pennsylvania farm scene, including the quilt.
  3. A chance to bid on the original quilt to be auctioned off at the JNHE. All proceeds from the quilt fundraiser will support the 2014 Junior National Hereford Expo.

To be a part of this innovative way to support youth, contact JNHE steering committee member Charles Williams at 540-460-6194.

PRIDE Convention Heads to Arkansas

The 2014 Faces of Leadership PRIDE Convention will be July 27-30 in Springdale, Ark. Please visit for a complete schedule of events and plan to be a part of a fun-filled week of leadership, networking, touring and much, much more.

4th International Beef Cattle Welfare Symposium

Registration is now open for the 4th International Beef Cattle Welfare Symposium that will be held in Ames, Iowa, July 16-18, 2014. Speakers from the U.S., Canada, Australia, Brazil, and Ireland will address a wide variety of topics including discussions about beta-agonists, low stress cattle handling, the impact and mitigation of weaning and transportation stress and analgesic drug use. Greg Peterson of “The Peterson Farm Brothers” YouTube fame will be the guest speaker at the evening reception.

Registration for the symposium is $225 (including the preconference program) or $200 for just the scientific program if registered by July 1, 2014.

For more information and to register, please visit the Iowa State website.

Mark Your Calendars for 2014-2015 National Shows

Keystone International Livestock Exposition, Harrisburg, Pa.

Show Date: Oct. 3, Entry deadline: Aug. 31
Judge: Mark & Deb Core, Pleasantville, Iowa

American Royal, Kansas City, Mo.

Show Date: Nov. 2, Entry deadline: September 10, 2014
Judge: Kevin Hafner, Yukon, Okla.

North American International Livestock Exposition, Louisville, Ky.

Show Date: Nov. 17, Entry deadline: Oct. 1
Judge: Lydell Meier, Clinton, Tenn.

Western Nugget National, Reno, Nev.

Show Dates: Dec. 4-6, Entry deadline: Oct. 15 early; Oct. 30 final
Judge: Matt Copeland, Nara Visa, N.M.

National Western Stock Show, Denver, Colo.

Show Dates: Jan. 15, 2015 juniors and bulls; Jan. 16, 2015, Carloads/Pens, National Sale; Jan. 17, 2015, females
Entry Deadline: Nov. 20
Hill Judge: Troy Thomas, Harold, S.D.
Associate judge: Brian Barragree, Absarokee, Mont.
Yard Judges:
• Bill Goehring, Libertyville, Iowa
• Paul Bennett, Red House, Va.
• Ronny Morgan, Burwell, Neb.

Southwestern Exposition, Ft. Worth, Texas

Show Date: Feb. 2, 2015, Entry deadline: Nov. 15
Judge: Clint Rusk, Stillwater, Okla.

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 •

Bill Cox, Pomeroy, Wash.
509-566-7050 •

Steve Folkman, Ixonia, Wis.
262-617-6346 •

Vern Rausch, Hoven, S.D.
605-948-2375 •

David Parker, Bradyville, Tenn.
615-765-5359 •

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 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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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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Industry Insight


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