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Hain Honored as Hereford Herdsman of the Year

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kirk Hain, Seward, Neb., was selected as the 2010 Hereford Herdsman of the Year at the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) in Denver. Kirk was selected for the award by his peers — other Hereford herdsmen and breeders — and was honored prior to the selection of the supreme champion Hereford on Jan. 16.

Kirk has been hooked on Herefords since attending the 1998 Junior National Polled Hereford show in Springfield, Ill., with then Hereford junior member Tony Bye and his uncle Larry Hafer, Martell, Neb.

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Hereford Female Sells for $38,000 to Benefit Hereford Youth

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A big supporter of youth in the beef industry made a sizeable contribution to the future of the Hereford breed Jan. 16 in the Beef Palace Auction Arena at the National Western Stock Show in Denver. Belle Point Ranch and Dave and Mary Ann McMahon and family, of Ft. Smith, Ark., bought Lot 1 for $38,000. All of the proceeds go to the Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA).

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Shock & Awe Named Supreme Hereford; Champions Selected at 2010 National Western Hereford Show

 

KANSAS CITY, Mo. ­­­– Hereford excitement abounded from the Yards to the Hill at the National Western Stock Show Jan. 13-16 in Denver. A total of 647 head were exhibited throughout the four-day event. There were 342 head in the open show, 89 in the junior show, 34 pens of bulls, 18 heifer pens and six carloads.
 
The Hereford activities got underway with Kurt Thomas, Gold Creek, Mont., judging the junior show Jan. 13. Pen and carload competition followed Jan. 14. Herefords filled the Stadium Arena on the Hill with the open bull show Jan. 15 and the female show Jan. 16.
 
Gary Buchholz, assisted by his wife, Kathy, Bardwell, Texas, judged the open show and said he was impressed with the quality. “The Hereford breed has never forgotten the beef industry,” he said. “These cattle have been real.”
 
 

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Star Lake, Hoffman, K7 Take Top Honors in Hereford Yard Show


 
KANSAS CITY, Mo. ­­­— Star Lake Cattle Ranch, Skiatook, Okla., reigned victorious in the Hereford carload show capturing win number 11 and the coveted bronze trophy at the 2010 National Western Stock Show (NWSS) on Jan. 14. Hoffman Herefords, Thedford, Neb., topped the pen of three bull show and K7 Herefords, Tom Heidt and Family, Lockridge, Iowa, won the pen of three female show in the Denver Yards.
 

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Circle A Presented Hereford Innovator Award

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Circle A Ranch was recognized as a Hereford Innovator by the American Hereford Association (AHA) Jan. 14. Mark Akin, general manager, was presented the award during a ceremony at the National Western in Denver. Circle A Ranch was chosen for this award because of its commitment to the heterosis project began in 2007 in partnership with the AHA.

 

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Tennessee Livestock Producers Honored with Innovator Award

Tennessee Livestock Producers (TLP), Columbia, Tenn., was honored as with an Hereford Industry Innovator Award by the American Hereford Association (AHA) Jan. 14. Darrell Ailshe, TLP general manager, was presented the award during a ceremony at the National Western in Denver. TLP was chosen for this award because of the organization’s commitment to increasing the value of Hereford feeder calves through the Tennessee Hereford Marketing Program (THMP).

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AHA Announces Spring 2010 Gold TPR Breeders

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Eighty-nine dedicated Hereford breeders achieved Gold TPR TM (Total Performance Records) status for spring 2010, according to the American Hereford Association (AHA).

The Gold TPR Breeder recognition is presented to progressive Hereford breeders who have measured traits and collected and promptly submitted performance data at all levels of production.

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Nugget Hereford Champions Named

 
RENO, Nev. ­­ Golden Oak Outcross 18U and C -S Gran Torino ET won the grand champion bull titles at the 2009 Western Nugget National Hereford Show Dec. 4-5 in Reno, Nev.
 
Brian Baragree, Absarokee, Mont., evaluated the 223-head show, which included 35 polled bulls, 27 horned bulls, 87 polled heifers and 74 horned heifers.
 

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Harrell Elected American Hereford Association President

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Bob Harrell Jr., Baker City, Ore., was announced as the new president of the American Hereford Association (AHA) during the Annual Membership Meeting in Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 2.

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Kentucky Hereford Breeders Collaboration Pays Off

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. ­­­ Only in its first year, the Kentucky Certified Hereford Influenced Sale was a great success.

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First Montana Hereford Feeder Calf Sale a Success

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. ­­­ Nearly 1,200 head of Hereford and Hereford-influenced feeder calves sold Nov. 16 at the first Montana Hereford Association (MHA) sponsored feeder calf sale at Three Forks, Mont. The calves sold at the MHA sale brought as much as $6 per hundredweight (cwt.) per head more than the USDA average in Montana that week for that weight group.
 

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