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Volume 11, Issue 23

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Hereford Highlights

Hereford Youth Exhibit 1,128 Entries at VitaFerm JNHE

The 15th annual VitaFerm Junior National Hereford Expo in Harrisburg, Pa., July 5-12 was a great success. Thank you to all the sponsors, organizers, and exhibitors and their families for making it a week to remember.

Daily highlight and champion drive videos are posted on the Hereford YouTube channel. Complete class placing and division photos are avaible on, as well as press releases.

Congratulations to all the winners. Watch for the next issue of Hereford eNews for contest winners and the September Hereford World for complete coverage of the 2014 JNHE: "A Sweet Family Tradition."

Show Results:

  • Champion polled female: Cole Moore, Madill, Okla., with BJWR Amethyst 3050A ET by AH JDH Cracker Jack 26U ET.
  • Champion horned female: Cassidy Hanson, Linn Grove, Iowa, with H Chez TR Chardonnay 303A by H WCC/WB 668 Wyarno 9500 ET.
  • Reserve champion polled female: Sara Sullivan, Dunlap, Iowa, with Purple China 118 ET by CRR About Time 743.
  • Reserve champion horned female: Cody Beck, Bainbridge, Ind., with EF Mona Chevelle 907 3907 by KJ CJJ 618U Chevy 454Y.
  • Champion bred-and-owned female: Bryden, Aidyn and Rylee Barber, Channing, Texas, with BR Anastasia 3023 ET by UPS TCC Nitro 1ET.
  • Reserve champion bred-and-owned female: Sarah Carter, Canaan, N.H., with HFSA Erin by DB Hard Drive ET.
  • Champion bred-and-owned bull: Bryden Barber with BR Nitro Aventus 3116 ET by UPS TCC Nitro 1ET.
  • Reserve champion bred-and-owned bull: Alex Harris, Eudora, Kan., with Harris 903 Blow Out 305 by Hanson 1024 Titanium 903.
  • Grand champion cow-calf pair: Melissa Grimmel, Jarrettsville, Md.,with SHF Coyotte Done by LCC Back N Time ET. She showed with an April heifer calf at side by CRR About Time 743.
  • Reserve grand champion cow-calf pair: Brady, Ben and Brooke Jensen, Courtland, Kan., with MSU Rachael 58Z ET by Feltons Legend 242. She showed with her February heifer calf at side by KJ CJJ 618U Chevy 454Y.
  • Grand champion steer and reserve champion carcass steer: Kaylie Shelton, Frederick, Md.
  • Reserve grand champion steer: Gracia Ramp, Yates City, Ill.
  • Champion carcass steer: Justin Johnson, Bloomington, Ind.
  • Premier Exhibitor and Premier Junior Breeder: Brady Jensen, Courtland, Kan.
  • Premier Adult Breeder:DeLHawk Cattle Co., Earlville, Ill.
  • State group of five: Texas
  • Breeder group of three: Hayley Miller, Lebanon, Mo.

Beanblossom, Moore Top Showmanship Contest

Wednesday, July 9 Hereford youth competed in the Sullivan Supply Stock Show University National Showmanship Contest.

Sara Beanblossom, Bradford, Ohio, was chosen champion senior showman and reserve champion was Cole Moore, Madill, Okla.
3rd place – Carlee Meeks, Taylor, Neb.
4th place – Miranda Stotz, Skiatook, Okla.
5th place – Maxwell Cherry, Winthrop, Iowa
6th place – Bailey Buck, Madill, Okla.
7th place – Brooke Jensen, Courtland, Kan.
8th place –Jacqueline Rosson, Milford, Texas
9th place – Marie Lock, Avon Ill.
10th place – Seely Sayre, Arenzville, Ill.

In the intermediate division, Victoria Chapman, Sulphur, Okla., was named champion and Scott Chachere, Dayton, Texas, was reserve.
3rd place – Lucas Stumpf, Columbia, Ill.
4th place – Kelsey Stimpson, Melba, Idaho
5th place – Jessica Middleswarth, Torrington, Wyo.
6th place – Rylee Barber, Channing, Texas
7th place – Brett Jones, Darlington, Wis.
8th place – Burk Van Horn, Morgantown, Ind.
9th place – Emily Bernard, Grand Ridge, Ill.
10th place – Rebecca Moore, Madill, Okla.

Junior division champion was Rhett Lowderman, Macomb, Ill., and reserve was Audrey Nolan, Gilmer, Texas.
3rd place – Whitney Walker, Prairie Grove, Ark.
4th place – Cash Langford, Okmulgee, Okla.
5th place – Bryden Barber, Channing, Texas
6th place – Kya Rhodes, Ada, Okla.
7th place – Cory Stumpf, Columbia, Ill.
8th place – Dylan Kottkamp, Clayton, Ind.
9th place – Emily Sennett, Waynetown, Ind.
10th place – Lauren McMillan, Tiskilwa, Ill.

Devon Lockhart, Bryan, Texas, was named champion peewee showman and Shaylee Goings, Royal Center, Ind., was reserve champion peewee.
3th place – Libby Dixon, Rennselaer, Ind.
4th place – Tory Miller, Lebanon, Mo.
5th place – Kesler Collins, Flanagan, Ill.
6th place – Jeb Merriman, Hokes Bluff, Ala.
7th place – Sage Lawrence, Avilla, Ind.
8th place – Madelyn Grimmel, Jarrettsville, Md.
9th place – Chase Harker, Hope, Ind.
10th place - Kaylie Shelton, Frederick, Md.

Hereford Youth Receive Scholarships

Congratulations to these Hereford youth who received scholarships and awards during the JNHE. Visit the "Media Room" to read more about each winner.

Prospect Award

  • Third grade – Jalyn Davis, Maple Hill, Kan.
  • Fourth grade – Rianna Chaney, Elwood, Neb.
  • Fifth grade – Lauren Jones, Darlington, Wis.
  • Sixth grade – Wesley Denton, Blue Rapids, Kan.
  • Seventh grade – Lauren McMillan, Tiskilwa, Ill.
  • Eighth grade – Ben Jensen, Courtland, Kan.

Junior Golden Bull Award

  • Ninth grade – Amy Larson, Tecumseh, Okla.
  • 11th grade –Brett Jones, Darlington, Wis.
  • 12th grade – Harrison Smith, Gatesville, Texas

Golden Bull Achievement Award

  • First place – Miranda Stotz, Skiatook, Okla.
  • Second place – Brooke Jensen, Courtland, Kan.
  • Third place – Hayley Miller, Lebanon, Mo.
  • Fourth place – Cole Kaufman, Mt. Sidney, Va.

John Wayne Memorial Scholarship

  • Brooke Jensen, Courtland, Kan.
  • Miranda Stotz, Skiatook, Okla.

Ed Bible Memorial Scholarship

  • First place – Brooke Jensen, Courtland, Kan.
  • Second place – Amanda Bacon, Siloam Springs, Ark.
  • Third place – Cody Jensen, Courtland, Kan.
  • Fourth place – Seely Sayre, Arenzville, Ill.

Future Cattlemen Scholarship – Seely Sayre, Arenzville, Ill.

National Junior Merit Award – Michael Larson, Tecumseh, Okla.

Hereford Herdsman Scholarship

  • Brooke Jensen, Courtland, Kan.
  • Keysto Stotz, Skiatook, Okla.

Poll-ette Founders Scholarship

  • Amanda Bacon, Siloam Springs, Ark.
  • Cole Kaufman, Mt. Sidney, Va.

Bud Snidow Award – Brooke Jensen, Courtland, Kan.

Bluegrass Buckeye Scholarship – Austin Matheny, Mays Lick, Ky.

New NJHA Board Members, Officers Elected

The election of four new junior Hereford members to the National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) board of directors was made, along with announcement of the new officer team during the awards program on July 11.

Austin Cole, Bowling Green, Ky.; Kelsey Repenning, Mitchell, S.D.; Kelsey Stimpson, Melba, Idaho; and Jessica Middleswarth, Torrington, Wyo., received their maroon jackets as new NJHA directors.

The 2014-15 officer team includes Chairman Brady Jensen, Courtland, Kan.; Vice Chairman Amanda Bacon, Siloam Springs, Ark.; Communications Chair Elise Hackett, Tuscola, Ill.; Leadership Chair Taryn Adcock, Assumption, Ill.; Fundraising Chair Jason May, Randolph, Minn.; and Membership Chair Kristin Bielema, Ada, Mich. Also serving on the board as directors are Cody Jensen of Courtland, Kan., and Tommie Lynne Mead of Midville, Ga.

Beck Named Hereford Junior Herdsman of the Year

At the conclusion of the JNHE, Cody Beck, Bainbridge, Ind., was presented this year’s Herdsman of the Year title and coveted belt buckle.

Cody is the 21-year-old son of Andy and Betsy Beck. He will be a senior at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, majoring in animal science. Prior to transferring to OSU, Cody attended Butler Community College, El Dorado, Kan., where he was a member of the livestock judging team.

Watch for an article featuring Cody in the September Hereford World.

Becks Recognized as Advisors of the Year

Andy and Betsy Beck, Bainbridge, Ind., were honored as the 2014 Advisors of the Year during the JNHE awards program.

The Becks have been involved in the Hereford industry for many years and since becoming advisors in 2009, they have devoted their time to bettering the junior association and encouraging members within their state. With their dedication, the Indiana Junior Hereford Association (IJHA) has grown to be one of the largest junior associations in the country.

Watch for an article featuring the Becks in the September Hereford World.

Register Now for the Hereford Genetic Summit;
Plan to Support HRF

The Hereford Genetic Summit is going to be a can’t-miss event for the serious Hereford breeder. Register now and save $50.

The Summit will feature:

  • Informative, educational presentations by industry leaders.
  • Stimulating discussion about the industry and the actions necessary to position the Hereford breed for continued growth.
  • Socializing with other Hereford leaders while setting a course for the future.

Watch a YouTube video about the Summit.

Plan to join us in Springfield, Mo., Sept. 4-5. Visit for more information including a schedule, speaker bios and lodging information.

Registration is open at From now until Aug. 11, single registration will be $200 and $300 for couples. After Aug. 11, including at the door, registration fees will be $250 for a single individual and $350 for a couple. Hotel and airport information is also available on the website.

During the Summit, an auction will be held to benefit the Hereford Research Foundation. There will be 10 featured lots including two hunting packages, tools, artwork, a knife and several outstanding flushes and embryo packages. Watch for more information in future editions of eNews.

Advertise in the Hereford World

Friday, July 25, is the deadline for all ad materials for the September Hereford World. Contact Alison Marx at 816-842-3757 to reserve your spot today.

Plan to Attend Annual Meeting

Mark your calendar for the 2014 American Hereford Association (AHA) Annual Meeting. Plan to join us in Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 31- Nov. 2 at the Kansas City Marriott
Downtown, 200 West 12th St. To make reservations, call 1-877-303-0104 or go to for a link to the reservation website. The room rate is $99, and the cutoff for reservations is Oct. 1.

Watch for more Annual Meeting information in future Hereford World issues and in Hereford eNews.

Are you interested in 1950-1960 issues of the Hereford Journal

If so please e-mail with “Hereford Journal” in the subject line.

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.

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.

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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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