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Stuber Ranch’s

Solution Based Breeding Program Saturday, April 16, 2011 • At The Ranch Selling —

85 bulls • 50 registered heifers 160 home raised commercial Hereford and black whiteface heifers

The Program —

H Using performance and profile for genetic progress H 44 years of retained ownership of our commercial cattle, cattle raised on the range of southwestern North Dakota H Moderate birth weight, natural growth, practical fertility, adequate milk, improved carcass, the non-measured traits of temperament, sound structure and adaptation to environment. H Our goal is long, thick topped, wide based cattle that breed back and convert.

The Herd sires —

CTY Britisher 7721T

BW 3.3; WW 52; YW 84; MM 18; M&G 44; FAT 0.03; REA 0.09; MARB -0.02 Excellent profile, early quick growth.

CJH Harland 408 {CHB}

BW 1.6; WW 56; YW 99; MM 33; M&G 61; FAT 0.10; REA 0.26; MARB 0.61 Proven 11-trait leader.

UPS Navarro

HH Advance 8203U ET

BW 3.8; WW 60; YW 100; MM 27; M&G 57; FAT 0.03; REA 0.47; MARB 0.27 Covers all the bases. Calves with eye appeal.

BW 8.1; WW 67; YW 110; MM 20; M&G 53; FAT 0.03; REA 0.38; MARB 0.31 An outlier for growth and carcass traits.

Churchill Yankee ET {CHB}

GH Adams Top Gun ET 516T {CHB}

BW 2.7; WW 59; YW 98; MM 16; M&G 46; FAT 0.02; REA 0.30; MARB 0.48 Growth with carcass and low birth weight.

BW 7.4; WW 51; YW 86; MM 20; M&G 45; FAT -0.02; REA 0.19; MARB -0.05 Thick quarter, wide based, deep sided.

DVD on sale cattle available late March. Sale live on DVAuction. Catalog, pictures and pedigrees on our Web site, www.stuberranch.com Let us put you on our mailing list — Visitors welcome anytime

Stuber Ranch Dale and Nancy Venhuizen 1862 Yadon Rd. • Manhattan, MT 59741 Dale, Cell 406-580-6421 • dale@churchillcattle.com www.churchillcattle.com

Box 56 • Bowman, ND 58623 Roger 701-523-5371 • Duane 701-523-3496 Laureen 701-523-5297

Box 36 • Connell, WA 99326 Bill Bennett and Family 509-234-4361 Bill, Cell 509-551-6102 • Joe, Cell 509-551-6104 bbcattle@3-cities.com • www.bbcattle.com

Contact us at ddstuber@ndsupernet.com, visit us at www.stuberranch.com or stop by anytime.


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March 2011 • Vol. 101 • No. 10

Dominating Denver 40 The Hereford breed again boasted the largest numbers at the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) in Denver. A total of 645 Herefords competed in the 105th annual event Jan. 12-15. With more than 20 pages of event highlights and winner recognition, the section has its own table of contents on Page 39.

Other Features

Cover Photo: “Vying for Champion” by Christy Couch Lee at the 2011 National Western Stock Show.

18 AHA’s DNA Policy for Walking Herd Sires 22 Kuehn on Herefords

25 Yearning for Eurasia

30 The Grounds of Opportunity

73 Hereford Breeders Believe in Family

76 More Than a Brewery

78 Hereford Bulls Average $3,345 in 2010 80 Trich Update

Cattleman Bill Kuehn’s lifelong dedication to feeding Herefords earned him this year’s American Hereford Association (AHA) Hereford Innovator Award. For Hereford producers in Montana and the Dakotas, Russia and Kazakhstan are providing a new market for purebred genetics. For many international Hereford breeders, the NWSS isn’t just a cattle show. It’s the location for developing cross-cultural bonds, business relationships and educational opportunities. Gary and Kathy Buchholz of GKB Cattle believe strong cow families are important to the foundation of a cow herd. Brady’s Brewhouse creates a fun-loving atmosphere with fresh-brewed beer and great-tasting Certified Hereford Beef ®.

Columns

Departments

Breed Focus 4 Hereford Bull Prices Reach Record Highs — Feeder calf and Hereford bull sale prices are at record levels. Economic signals forecast growth in the registered Hereford cow herd and AHA membership. Performance Matters 6 Opportunity Awaits — With increasing demand for Hereford bulls, seedstock producers need to utilize the tools available to produce genetics that will fit the needs of the commercial cattle producer.

Contacts 5 From the Field 14 Sales Digest 84 Calendar 106 Advertisers’ Index 110

What’s New? 8 Association News and Events — Hereford breeders can order copies of the

Harris Heterosis Research Project final report and DVDs of the 2010 Annual Meeting Educational Forums. Make plans to attend the Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) fund-raising event in Sonoma, Calif. Sires excelling in carcass traits are recognized.

Youth Movement 10 Join NJHA Today — Hereford youth have numerous opportunities as National

Hereford Women 12 Getting to Know NHW Board Members — National Hereford Women (NHW)

Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) members.

historian committee members focus on two projects.

2011 Hereford AI Book enclosed with this issue

Hereford World (ISSN 1085-9896), Vol. 101, No. 10, published monthly (except June) by Hereford Publications Inc., 1501 Wyandotte St., P.O. Box 014059, Kansas City, MO 64101. Periodical postage paid at Kansas City, Mo., and additional entries. Subscription rates, $35 a year. Postmaster: Send address changes to Hereford World, P.O. Box 014059, Kansas City, MO 64101. Hereford World agreement #1803689

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by Craig Huffhines, executive vice president chuffhin@hereford.org

Craig Huffhines

Hereford Bull Prices Reach Record Highs The kick-off of the 2011 sale season has been nothing less than remarkable. Breeders are receiving record prices for Hereford bulls while at the same time cow-calf producers are receiving record prices for feeder calves. CattleFax reported record prices for all classes of calves and feeders in 2011. Calves weighing 550 lb. have averaged an unheard of $141 per hundredweight (cwt.) during the first six weeks of 2011. Likewise, from the opening of the 2011 Hereford bull sale season, American Hereford Association (AHA) staff has reported at HerefordMarketplace.com 15 bull sales through Feb. 13 (nine production sales and six consignment sales), and the combined sale average has reached a staggering $4,534 per head on just under 900 bulls marketed. Yes, rediscovering heterosis and commercial utilization of crossbreeding with Hereford is definitely in play. The buzz in the business today can certainly be attributed to the renewed interest and market-

share shift in the Hereford breed, but a great deal of it also has to do with economic fundamentals driving demand on breeding bulls.

Record high feeders Today, the nation’s cow herd is the smallest it has been since the early 1950s. CattleFax reported at the recent Cattle Industry Convention in Denver that cow numbers were down another 600,000 as of Jan. 1. Everyone would expect that lower cow numbers would have an adverse effect on bull sales – the reduction of 600,000 cows should reduce the demand for bulls by 24,000 head. However, the incredible prices paid for feeder cattle have made the cow-calf sector extremely profitable. Smaller than normal calf supplies, due to fewer mother cows, coupled with tremendous domestic and export beef demand are creating a feeder calf market condition of the likes producers have never seen before. There is a very

strong historic correlation between feeder calf prices and the price cow-calf operators are willing to pay for breeding bulls. The combination of a higher number of willing buyers along with higher cow-calf profits has certainly created a “firestorm” of activity for Hereford range bulls. Your favorite cheeseburger has something to do with high bull sale averages also. Ground beef is the dominant protein sold in the supermarket meat case today, and demand for it has reached an all-time high. The great recession of this millennium has changed consumer buying habits as food shoppers trade down proteins to reduce their grocery expense. The fastest growing restaurant chains in the country are not focused on steaks but are promoting gourmet hamburgers. Most of ground beef production comes from cull cows and bulls or the import of boneless manufacturing product from Australia, and both sources are short supplied. Growing demand and shrinking supplies can only mean one thing — high prices for cull cows and bulls. Cull cows are bringing over $60/cwt., up 8% from a year ago. Salvage value for older cows and bulls has become a major income driver for most farms and ranches, putting the brakes on any thoughts of expansion. As old bulls go to town, cow-calf operators are taking the opportunity to reload with new genetics, which is also having a major effect on the seedstock bull market. continued on page 16...

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Hereford World Staff

Mailing address: P.O. Box 014059, Kansas City, MO 64101-0059 Physical address: 1501 Wyandotte St., Kansas City, MO 64108 816-842-3757 • Fax 816-842-6931 hworld@hereford.org • www.hereford.org

Director of field management and seedstock marketing Joe Rickabaugh, jrick@hereford.org Production manager Caryn Vaught, cvaught@hereford.org Editor Angie Stump Denton, adenton@hereford.org Assistant editor Sara Gugelmeyer, sgugelmeyer@hereford.org Advertising coordinator Amy Myers, amyers@hereford.org Creative Services coordinator Heather Yoho, hyoho@hereford.org Editorial designer/assistant Christy Benigno Graphic designers Bruce Huxol and Sean Jersett Production assistant Debbie Rush Contributing writers Jennifer Carrico and Christy Couch Lee

AHA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President John Woolfolk, Jackson, Tenn. Vice president David Breiner, Alma, Kan. Directors Term expires 2011 Jerry Huth, Oakfield, Wis. James Milligan, Kings, Ill. Term expires 2012 Paul “Butch” Funk, Copperas Cove, Texas Jimmy Johnson, Clinton, Okla. Term expires 2013 Cliff Copeland, Nara Visa, N.M. Marty Lueck, Mountain Grove, Mo. Dale Micheli, Ft. Bridger, Wyo. Term expires 2014 Keith Fawcett, Ree Heights, S.D. Steve Lambert, Oroville, Calif. Dale Venhuizen, Manhattan, Mont.

SENIOR OFFICE STAFF

Executive vice president Craig Huffhines, chuffhin@hereford.org Chief operating officer and director of breed improvement Jack Ward, jward@hereford.org Chief financial officer Leslie Mathews, lmathews@hereford.org Director of communications Angie Stump Denton, adenton@hereford.org 785-363-7263 Director of records department Stacy Sanders, ssanders@hereford.org Director of youth activities Amy Cowan, acowan@hereford.org Marketing and shows coordinator Sara Kober, sfaber@hereford.org Records supervisor Cindy Coleman, ccoleman@hereford.org

Certified Hereford Beef Staff Senior vice president of retail sales Larry Bailey, lbailey@herefordbeef.org 850-699-8605 Vice president of food service sales Mick Welch, mwelch@herefordbeef.org Vice president of customer service Brad Ellefson, bellefson@herefordbeef.org Account analyst Cheryl Monson, cmonson@herefordbeef.org Hereford Verified and Hereford Marketplace specialist Heidi Tribbett, hktribbett@hereford.org 970-580-4503 For information about Hereford Marketplace, visit www.herefordmarketplace.com or call 970-580-4503. For mail order steaks, visit www.herefordbeef.net and click on ”Where to Buy.”

Field Staff Western Region – Mark Holt Ariz., Calif., Idaho, Nev., Ore., Utah and Wash. 2300 Bishop Rd., Emmett, ID 83617 208-369-7425, mholt@hereford.org Mountain Region – Ben Brillhart Colo., Mont., Wyo. and western Canadian provinces P.O. Box 181, Musselshell, MT 59059 406-947-2222, bbrillhart@hereford.org North Central Region – Levi Landers Kan., Minn., Neb., N.D. and S.D. 19870 Poole Rd., Gibbon, NE 68840 308-730-1396, llanders@hereford.org Upper Midwest Region – John Meents Ill., Ind., Ky., Md., Mich., Ohio, Pa., W.Va. and Wis. 21555 S.R. 698, Jenera, OH 45841 419-306-7480, jmeents@hereford.org

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by Jack Ward, chief operating officer and director of breed improvement jward@hereford.org

Jack Ward

Opportunity Awaits As this Hereford World issue goes to press, the bull sales have started and the reports are amazing. Last spring’s Drovers’ survey reported the demand for Hereford genetics in the commercial industry was growing, and it certainly did not miss the mark. The opportunity for Hereford breeders will be endless, and with this opportunity comes a challenge. In addition to the demand growing for Hereford genetics, the Drovers’ survey also pointed out some of the most important traits commercial cattlemen are looking for when selecting Hereford bulls. The No. 1 economically important trait (ERT) is calving ease (CE). Cattlemen want problem-free cattle that are easy to handle. CE is not only important at calving time, but it is also directly related to how quick a female can get back in shape for rebreeding. As we look at improving this trait, the challenge will be to make this improvement and not make sacrifices in other economically important areas. So, during this breeding season, remember that the

choices you make today can directly affect your herd over the next 10 years and beyond. This is where the real challenge begins, because, as the demand for Hereford cattle continues to grow, breeders will be forced to use all tools at their disposal to make sound breeding decisions. Remember, no matter the size of the herd, seedstock producers must be the ones who supply the commercial industry with the genetics to keep producers profitable. More importantly, let’s look at the demands of the future. It is predicted that in 50 years the population will have grown enough that the food supply will need to increase 100%, and technology will need to account for 70% of this increase. These statistics indicate that genetic improvement will become even more important. Commercial cattlemen have realized, again, the importance of hybrid vigor and crossbreeding and the importance of incorporating Hereford genetics into their crossbreeding plans. But, commercial cattlemen

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September 10, 2011 Newman, Illinois Albin Farms/Lorenzen Farms Cody Helms 303-842-9071 Steve Lorenzen 217-269-2803

will rely on the seedstock producers to make the right breeding decisions to find and utilize the right kind of Hereford cattle. Bottom line, Hereford breeders need to check their biased thoughts at the door and use the information at hand to find the genetics that will help feed this world in the future. History is a great thing, and I find myself thinking back to the way it used to be and reminiscing about old experiences, but let’s not let history rule our thoughts as we move forward. This industry has created the tools to make genetic progress. A performance program based on whole-herd reporting is where it starts, and because of modern technology, breeders can research records through several mediums including the American Hereford Association (AHA) Web site — Hereford.org. Take advantage of one of the largest databases in the world at Hereford.org and do an expected progeny differences (EPD) search. In addition, you will find information in this Hereford World on some of the most exciting sires in the Hereford breed. Do not be afraid to do additional research through phone calls with breeders, bull stud representatives, AHA field staff and anyone else you can talk to about Hereford genetics. The Hereford breed is at a real crossroads, and the challenge will be in your hands — what an opportunity! HW www.hereford.org


by Angie Stump Denton, editor adenton@hereford.org

“What’s New?” is a column designed to keep you in-the-know about Hereford happenings. You can also sign up for Hereford eNews, a weekly electronic newsletter from the American Hereford Association (AHA). Send an e-mail to eNews@hereford.org to subscribe. Archived issues are posted at Hereford.org.

Harris reports available Hereford breeders can order copies of the Harris Heterosis Research Project final report titled Impacts of Crossbreeding on Profitability in Vertically Coordinated Beef Industry Marketing Systems, which was included with the January Hereford World and is available online at Hereford.org/ HarrisHeterosisProject. Various package sizes are available, including 10, 25, 50 and 100 copies. To place your order, contact Angie Denton at adenton@hereford.org or 785-363-7263.

Educational Forums DVD available Hereford breeders can order a DVD of the Educational Forums presentations from the 2010 American Hereford Association (AHA) Annual Meeting. Each DVD costs $25, which includes shipping and handling. To order online, visit HerefordPhotoshop.com.

New sire DNA policy The AHA will require all Hereford sires born after Jan. 1, 2011, to be DNA genotyped at the official AHA DNA laboratory before their progeny can be registered. This policy has been adopted to improve the quality control of

pedigrees. See Page 18 for FAQs about this policy.

Use Y for 2011 The year letter code for 2011 is Y. This notice is for producers who use letter codes in their identification systems. For more on tattoo and identification tips, visit the Education Center at Hereford.org.

National show photos available Photos from the 2010-11 national Hereford shows are available for purchase at HerefordPhotoshop.com.

Illinois launches reward program The Illinois Polled Hereford Association (IPHA) has developed a points-based program for all members of the Illinois Junior Hereford Association to encourage broader participation in activities offered to Hereford youth on both the state and national levels. Points will be earned for participation in events, not placement or ranking in the event, to encourage juniors to participate in the numerous contests and shows sponsored by the IPHA and NJHA. For more information, visit ilpha.com.

Certified Hereford Beef Sires recognized The Certified Hereford Beef Sire of Distinction (CHBS) program recognizes Hereford bulls that have excelled in carcass traits. The Board initiated this program in August 2007. To qualify as a CHBS, a bull must 1. Be in the top 25% for the CHB$ profit index. 2. Have a minimum accuracy level of 30% for both ribeye area (REA) and marbling (MARB) expected progeny difference (EPD). “We use this distinction to recognize sires in the Hereford breed that excelled in improving carcass traits,” says Jack Ward, American Hereford Association (AHA) chief operating officer and director of breed improvement. Although all bulls have the opportunity, only a few bulls will be recognized. Ward advises producers to remember that using balanced-trait selection is very important. “Do not over emphasize carcass traits while sacrificing other important traits for your herd.” Bulls receiving the CHBS status are recognized on the AHA Web site, Hereford.org, with CHBS after the animal’s name. For more information about the CHBS program, contact Ward at jward@hereford.org or 816-842-3757. A total of 720 sires earned the CHBS recognition in 2011. To download a complete report visit Hereford.org/CHBsires. HW

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Plan to attend “The Harvest” The Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) invites Hereford breeders, enthusiasts and supporters to save the date and make plans to attend “The Harvest” fund-raising event at Kunde Family Estate in Sonoma, Calif., Aug. 19-21. “The Harvest” will be hosted by the Jim and Marcia Mickelson family to raise money for HYFA’s $5 million capital endowment campaign with all proceeds benefiting scholarship and education for Hereford youth. The event will start in San Francisco, Calif., Aug. 19 with tours and sightseeing in and around the Bay Area on Thursday evening and Friday. On Friday afternoon the group will make its way to Kunde Family Estate for a casual barbecue and Hereford fellowship. Saturday will include a ranch tour of Sonoma Mountain Herefords and local winery tours and tasting. The highlight of the wine country weekend will be Saturday evening’s sale, featuring some of the breed’s most elite genetics. The sale is managed by Eddie and Ruth Sims of National Cattle Services and will take place on Kunde’s famous Boot Hill, perched high above Sonoma Valley on the steps of the Mayacamas Mountains. Boot Hill boasts 360-degree views of Kunde’s 1,850-acre winegrowing estate and will be the perfect setting for the evening’s meal and entertainment. The auction will not only feature embryos from the breed’s most prominent donors, flushes and heifer calf pregnancies, but will offer some one-of-a-kind silent and live auction items including vacation getaways, a 2012 National Finals Rodeo package, exquisite artwork and something special for everyone. “The Harvest” event pricing and travel details will be available in April. If you are interested in being part of this history-making event, contact Eddie or Ruth Sims at 580-492-4590, simsncs@aol.com or Amy Cowan at acowan@hereford.org, 816-842-3757. HW www.hereford.org


Tegtmeier Polled Herefords

51st Anniversary Production Sale Tuesday, March 29, 2011 • 1p.m.

Excellence in Polled Genetics

Selling 35 Polled Hereford Bulls • 30 Bred and Open Heifers

CT Outcross 78X

CT Bailout 147X

Outcross x P606 BW 3.5; WW 52; YW 76; MM 21; M&G 47; FAT 0.01; REA 0.56; MARB 0.05

Bailout x Remitall Boomer 46B BW 3.2; WW 42; YW 70; MM 16; M&G 37; FAT 0.00; REA 0.47; MARB -0.09

CT BAILOUT 44X

CT Miss Tango 93X ET

Bailout x Interstate BW 3.6; WW 46; YW 77; MM 18; M&G 41; FAT -0.02; REA 0.42; MARB -0.08

CT Absolute 96X

McCoy 55M Absolute x Tank 45P BW 3.6; WW 56; YW 100; MM 23; M&G 51; FAT -0.01; REA 0.54; MARB 0.00

CT Hunter 99W

Tank 45P x Tradition 530 A great show heifer prospect BW 4.8; WW 41; YW 64; MM 16; M&G 37; FAT -0.03; REA 0.28; MARB 0.02

Hunter 572P x Interstate BW 4.3; WW 55; YW 91; MM 23; M&G 50; FAT -0.02; REA 0.55; MARB 0.01

CT Miss Tank 130U

CT Miss Outcross 112X

View our catalog and video of feature lots online. Sale day conference call will be available. Call for more details. Check updates on our Web site: www.tegtmeierpolledherefords.com Auctioneer: James M. Birdwell Box 521 Fletcher, OK 73541 580-549-6636

60 plus years of breeding thick, easy doing, total performance cattle for the purebred and commercial cattlemen

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A super daughter of Tank 45P bred to McCoy 55M Absolute 49S. BW 3.5; WW 40; YW 69; MM 19; M&G 39; FAT -0.05; REA 0.38; MARB -0.09

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Outcross x Remitall Boomer 46B A top show heifer prospect! BW 5.2; WW 54; YW 86; MM 13; M&G 40; FAT 0.00; REA 0.55; MARB 0.02

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by Jake Metch, NJHA leadership chair metch24@aol.com

Join NJHA Today The many benefits of being a member of the National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) are waiting for you. All you need to do is go to the NJHA Web site, jrhereford.org, follow the instructions and then take advantage of the opportunities — opportunities like national shows, contests, leadership conventions and scholarships. These things are not only fun but can greatly benefit the future of juniors. The main reason for joining the NJHA is to take advantage of the competition found at the regional and national shows. The big event to go to every year as a member is the Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE). This event is in a different location every year, which gives the opportunity for members all across the country to attend. Members had a great time in Indianapolis this last year and are looking forward to a great show in Kansas City this July and another in Grand Island, Neb., in 2012. National Junior Hereford Association Chairman – Rossie Blinson, vrblinso@ncsu.edu Vice chairman – Danielle Starr, dstarr@purdue.edu Communications chair – Mallorie Phelps, aggiegerl15@sbcglobal.net Membership chair – Andrew Albin, albino1991@gmail.com Leadership chair – Jake Metch, metch24@aol.com Fundraising chair – Justin Bacon, justin.bacon@okstate.edu Directors Hunter Grayson, hunterg@blackhatranch.com Kevin Ernst, kevin_ernst13@msn.com Tamar Adcock, tamar@adcockshowcattle.com Austin Buzanowski, abooze74@yahoo.com Jaime Hanson, jaime_lh_30@hotmail.com Matt Woolfolk, mrw216@msstate.edu Director of youth activities Amy Cowan P.O. Box 014059, Kansas City, MO 64101 816-842-3757, acowan@hereford.org

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As a member you will not only be eligible to show an animal in one of the most competitive shows in the country but also be able to partake in the numerous contests there, consisting of everything from team marketing and fitting to poster and 3-on-3 basketball. Anyone who has gone to a JNHE will tell you that the experience is one of a kind. The NJHA also hosts a great leadership and educational convention every other summer called Program for Reaching Individuals Determined to Excel (PRIDE) Convention. Like JNHE the event is hosted in different parts of the country; however, when members go to PRIDE, they leave their animals at home. This change allows juniors to focus less on working in the stalls and more on learning about the beef industry, visiting Hereford breeders and having a good time. The 2010 PRIDE Convention was in Boise, Idaho, and in 2012 PRIDE will be at Michigan State University. Members who attend PRIDE will learn important facts and skills in a fun and relaxed setting. As a NJHA member you also have accessibility to a number of scholarships. Most of these scholarships are supported by the Hereford Youth Foundation of

America, which is a great supporter of Hereford youth. These awards are given out at the JNHE and at the American Royal in Kansas City. Members should not overlook this opportunity and should apply for every scholarship they can. Applications and deadlines are on the scholarship tab of the NJHA Web site. Members who have been in the NJHA for a while will attest to these opportunities and benefits. And if you like what the NJHA has done for you, you may be interested in running for the NJHA board of directors. The opportunity to lead such a great organization should not be overlooked and is a very enjoyable time. While running for director, you will get to know so many of your fellow NJHA members and express your ideas for the future of the organization. Running for the board is a greatly rewarding experience, and you will not regret it! This great organization has so much to offer anyone who is interested. As a member you have much to gain by being active in the NJHA. Also, with this organization growing and growing, it is exciting to see what new opportunities are around the corner for members of the NJHA. HW

2011 Junior National Hereford Expo July 9-16, 2011 American Royal Complex, Kansas City, Mo. Hyatt Regency Crown Center (Headquarters Hotel) 2345 McGee St., Kansas City, MO 64108 816-421-1234 or 800-233-1234 http://www.Hyatt.com Hotel Room Rate: $95 plus tax Hotel Reservations must be made by June 6, 2011

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by Jill Tucker, NHW director

Getting to Know NHW Board Members It is with great apprehension that I tackle the project of writing the column about the National Hereford Women (NHW). This extraordinary group of women has accomplished so much in the past two years. Combining the two outstanding ladies’ organizations into one amazing group is nothing short of fantastic. Each month Better Homes and Gardens Editor Gail Goodson Butler writes about what she has learned. It would take too long to list what I have learned in the past three months in regards to this great organization, but I would like to showcase a few of the directors and their projects. This month we feature Paula Acheson and Jeanine Radel who coordinate the historian committee. Paula Acheson of Woodbine Kan., and husband, Greg, have three children and one granddaughter. Paula Paula works as a medical records chart analyst at Abilene Memorial Hospital. She is a charter board member of the NHW.

National Hereford Women OFFICERS AND COMMITTEE CHAIRS Co-president – Cheryl Evans, Winona, Miss. Co-president – Susan Gebhart, Claremore, Okla. President elect – Mary Ann Berg, Dalton, Ohio Vice president – Jessye Goertz, Berwyn, Neb. Secretary – Ann Guess, Jayton, Texas Treasurer – Shellie Collins, Chattanooga, Okla. Parliamentarian – Jill Bielema, Ada, Mich. Historian – Paula Acheson, Woodbine, Kan. Queen chairman – Margeaux Firestine, Womelsdorf, Pa. Ways and means chairman – Denise Billman, Newcomerstown, Ohio DIRECTORS Janelle Bischoff, Huron, S.D. Beth Burns, Pikeville, Tenn. Donna Curry, McAlester, Okla. Barbara Ernst, Windsor, Colo. Lori Riffel-Hambright, Chapman, Kan. Susan Hayhurst, Terre Haute, Ind. Cindy Lambert, Oroville, Calif. Gay Maddox, Zionsville, Ind. Shannon Mehaffey, Grandview, Texas Jeanine Radel, Spring Green, Wis. Catie Sims, Edmond, Okla. Diann Strickland, Mershon, Ga. Jill Tucker, N. Platte, Neb.

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The Achesons have a herd of 25 registered polled and horned Hereford cows. Paula started 4-H at the age of 10, and her family has been involved in the Extension program in Dickinson County, Kansas, ever since. The Acheson family was named the county’s 2010 4-H family of the year. Paula and her family have been very active in Kansas Hereford organizations. She was a charter member of the Kansas Junior Polled Hereford Association (KJPHA). She served as the 1975 Kansas Polled Hereford Queen and was first runner-up for National Polled Hereford Queen. Greg and Paula served as KJPHA advisors when they first got married. She was a member of the Kansas Poll-ettes, serving as secretary and president, and was a runner-up for National Poll-ette of the Year. Their family is currently a member of the Kansas Hereford Association, and Paula is a member of the Kansas Hereford Women. Jeanine Radel lives near Spring Green, Wis., with her husband, Kim. They have Jeanine been raising and showing Hereford cattle since 1997, and they currently have a small herd of 12 cows. They became members of the Wisconsin Polled Hereford Association in early 1998. Soon after, Jeanine joined the Poll-ettes and became the Wisconsin State Hereford Sale food stand chairperson, which she continues to be today. Since 2002 she has served as the Wisconsin Hereford Women secretary. In 2006 she was second runner-up for the National Poll-ette of the Year. In 2009 she was elected to the National Organization of Pollettes (NOP) board. “It has been an honor and a pleasure to be part of such a

great group of women, and I look forward to continue working with them,” she says. The Radels have three grown children and one grandson. They all enjoy helping with the cattle when needed, and they showed cattle and sheep during their 4-H years. In Jeanine’s spare time, she works part-time at Lands’ End in the phone center. These two women are in charge of two massive projects. First, they are looking for history involving Hereford women from across the U.S. Current plans are to take scanners and external hard drives to major shows and have women bring in their boxes of memories to be scanned onto hard drives. In the future the scanners and hard drives will be made available to state organizations. The info will be stored by decades and then by national, state and personal information and pictures to make it easy for future researchers. The second project is the Gammon Barn, birth place of the first polled Hereford bull. The Gammon Barn is now located at the Iowa State Fairgrounds, and all of the NOP history is stored there along with much of the former American Polled Hereford Association memorabilia. Currently this building is available to tour during the Iowa State Fair and by special appointment. Plans are being made for a trip to take the scanners there and start preserving that information. The committee will also be making a list of projects that need to be done. Currently there is a need for ceiling fans, new display cases and weather proofing in the upper level. We would welcome donations and ideas for future funding of the Gammon Barn. For more information on these projects, contact Paula at gpacheson@tctelco.net or Jeanine at jeanine.radel@yahoo.com HW www.hereford.org


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Sharon “Susie” Amelia Snyder, Fairfield, Pa., passed away Jan. 1. Susie and her husband of 37 years, Daniel, ran a registered Hereford cattle operation for more than 20 years. She was an active member of the Gettysburg Presbyterian Church and previously had been an active member of Glade UCC in Walkersville, Md. Susie, along with her family, belonged to the AHA and multiple state Hereford associations. She enjoyed being with her family and friends, living in the country, gardening, knitting and traveling. Susie is survived by a daughter, Brandy Mosser, and a son, Seth. Perry James Blach, 87, Yuma, Colo., passed away Jan. 11. His 4-H activities were an important part of his agricultural Perry Blach education. He earned his Star Farmer Degree and American Farmer Degree during his FFA career. In the fall of 1941, he enrolled at Colorado A&M in Ft. Collins, where he was active in campus activities, was president of his sophomore class, and lettered in football for three years. From 1943 to 1946, Perry served in the Armed Forces, going across Europe with General George Patton’s Third Army with the 738th Field Artillery

NS Polled Herefords Named Ohio Seedstock Producer of the Year NS Polled Herefords, Mason, Ohio, was awarded the 2011 Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) Seedstock Producer of the Year Award at OCA’s annual awards banquet Jan. 22. Owned by Dr. Norman Starr and operated by Gene Steiner, NS Polled Herefords has made its mark on the cattle industry. The 180-acre farm located in Warren County uses the most up-to-date technology including artificial insemination, expected progeny differences (EPDs) and feed efficiency testing. HW

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Battalion. During his service, Perry was awarded the Bronze Star. Prior to returning home, he attended one semester of college at Biarritz American University in Biarritz, France. Perry returned from World War II in January 1946 and re-enrolled at Colorado A&M. He graduated in 1948 with a degree in animal husbandry. On Aug. 2, 1948, Perry married his wife, Teresa, and they made their home on a farm located northeast of Yuma, where they lived for more than 60 years. Together, they raised nine children. He farmed a variety of crops, raised cattle and enjoyed his horses. Perry raised registered Herefords, and he sold bulls to ranchers across many states. He loved to visit his bull customers from as far north as Montana and Wyoming and south to the Waggoner Ranch in Texas. Perry showed cattle at the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) in Denver, beginning in 1940 and continuing through 1978. NWSS was one of Perry’s favorite traditions. Later in life, he joined his son, Bernie, in the farm and ranch real estate business, which he enjoyed very much. Perry was active with many local, state and national organizations. He was an active member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Yuma and Yuma Lions Club. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, Yuma County Cattlemen’s Association, Colorado Hereford Association and American Hereford Association (AHA). Perry is survived by his wife, Teresa; sons, Tom, Tim, Bob, Randy and Ed; daughters, Mary Kay Robertson and Nancy Curtin; 22 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Dr. G.T. Easley, 95, Sulphur, Okla., passed away Jan. 20. “Doc” received his bachelor’s degree in animal science from New Mexico State University. He worked for the State of New Mexico Agricultural Adjustment Administration for two years as range examiner. After graduating from college, he was given a deferment from the Army to go to Peru to start a sheep improvement program with the use of AI. After

completing this program, he enlisted in the Remount Service of the Army at Ft. Robinson, Neb. This was the branch of the service that was responsible for purchasing and caring for the mules being used in the Army. Two years later, the Army gave him the choice of going into active service as a private or going to veterinary school. After completing veterinary school, Doc Easley went to work for Turner Ranch in 1946. Working for Governor Roy Turner was the highlight of Doc’s career. He was instrumental in initiating AI in the Hereford breed. Doc started a private animal practice and had his own registered herd of Hereford cattle. He retired from private practice in 1985 but continued his registered Hereford operation until his retirement in 1997. Doc was an integral part of the national and state Hereford associations and veterinary organizations. He served 14 years on the Sulphur School Board of Education and was an active member of the First United Methodist Church. Doc is survived by his daughter, Ann Mosness; sons, David and Mark; four grandchildren; and five greatgrandchildren. Bobby “Gene” Rickman, 76, Enville, Tenn., passed away Feb. 6. Gene was a cattle and row crop farmer. He retired from the State of Tennessee Department of Agriculture. He served on the board of directors of the National Farmers Organization, the McNairy County Soil Conservation District, the West Eight County Association of Soil Conservation Districts, the McNairy County Farmers Co-op and the Tennessee Polled Hereford Association. He also served as a McNairy County Commissioner. He was a member of the Enville Church of Christ in Enville and the American Hereford Association. He is survived by his wife, Cleathia; two daughters, Jane Rickman and Lisa Matlock; three sons, Randy, Steve and Bobby; two stepsons, Mike and Mark Stanfill; seven grandchildren; a step-granddaughter; and two greatgrandchildren. HW www.hereford.org


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Trich slows down purchases Sale barn bulls are a major Trichomoniasis (“trich”) risk. Historically, surveys have shown that 5% to 9% of producers purchase their breeding bulls out of sale barns. Unknown, undocumented breeding bulls have become a serious liability to cow-calf operators because of the increased measured incidence of trich, a devastating sexually transmitted disease (see Page 80). The cost of such a disease is way too detrimental to an operation today. Producers who have tried to keep their breeding bull cost down are now finding it much more appealing to purchase virgin bulls from a reputable source. The potential of adding 5% to 9% more buyers to the production sale auction seats is another

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obvious positive effect to bull prices. So there is good reason to be optimistic about the Hereford business. Calf prices are expected to remain strong for the next four to five years. It will take years to grow the Hereford bull battery to a level to meet the expected demand. All of these factors remain strong indicators for the prospects of a growing registered Hereford cow herd and a growing AHA membership, provided input costs can stay somewhat reasonable. The “fly in the ointment” that producers will have to keep a close eye on is the volatility in the grain and fuel markets that can take back everything they have earned up to now. With the growing export boom, it is likely that the cow-calf sector can ride out a little volatility. HW

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BD CE BW WW YW MM REA MARB 3/23 6.4 0.4 55 84 23 0.43 0.21

BD CE BW WW YW MM REA MARB 3/30 4.3 3.8 65 102 18 0.68 0.12

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BAR JZ Rumble 525X

BAR JZ This Time 419X

BAR JZ Tradition 421X

BD CE BW WW YW MM REA MARB 4/01 7.1 0.3 53 78 20 0.49 0.18

BD CE BW WW YW MM REA MARB 3/10 3.0 2.5 47 70 17 0.27 0.13

BD CE BW WW YW MM REA MARB 3/11 4.9 1.6 47 61 18 0.31 -0.05

Sire: Revolution

Sire: About Time

Sire: Tradition 434V

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BAR JZ Adventure 458X

BD CE BW WW YW MM REA MARB 3/15 2.9 0.5 52 85 18 0.23 0.12

BD CE BW WW YW MM REA MARB 3/18 4.3 2.3 62 102 17 0.53 0.23

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AHA’s DNA Policy for Walking Herd Sires

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n November 2010 the American Hereford Association (AHA) Board implemented a new policy requiring DNA on all future walking herd sires. The policy states: The AHA will require all Hereford sires born after Jan. 1, 2011, to be DNA genotyped at the official AHA DNA laboratory before their progeny can be registered. This policy was adopted to improve the quality control of pedigrees. Numerous times during the year AHA staff identify pedigree mistakes, and the discovery comes at times when it is very difficult to make a determination

of correct parentage of an animal. Genotyping walking herd sires will be very beneficial toward minimizing this issue in a cost-effective manner. The following are some frequently asked questions and answers about the policy.

What is the purpose of the new DNA Sire Policy? The seedstock industry estimates that there is anywhere from a 5% to a 15% error rate in pedigrees, most of which are due to sire misidentification. There are a host of reasons for such mix-ups;

How to submit samples for DNA testing Maxxam Analytics is the American Hereford Association’s (AHA) official DNA lab. The cost for DNA testing for less than 50 samples submitted at one time is $32/ head for hair or $37/head for semen, blood or tissue. If a breeder submits more than 50 samples at one time, the fee is $19/head. To start the process, call the AHA office, 816-842-3757, to request a DNA test kit. You will need the animal’s registration number. AHA will send the producer a DNA Genetic Marker Test form. The form has a bar code specific to the animal. Producers cannot alter the form for another animal. Collect the sample and submit it to Maxxam.

Instructions for obtaining samples Breeders can submit hair or semen samples for testing. Here are some tips for collecting hair samples: • Pull hair samples above the tail switch. Do not cut the hair. The hair root contains the material needed for DNA testing. • Pull 20-25 hairs evenly and directly from the tail so the hair does not break. The switch must be dry and brushed clean of all debris. The lab suggests wrapping the hair around a pencil and then pulling. • Place the hair in a straight line across the center of the form from the AHA for DNA testing. Keep the hair together with the roots to the left as noted on the form. Do not curl hair. Attach the center hair shafts to the form with tape. • Fold the form as you would a business letter. Each sample has an individual envelope for mailing. If you have several to mail, put each sample in its individual envelope and then mail all the envelopes in one big envelope to save on postage. The address is located on the bottom of the form. • It is important to only include hair from one animal in each kit. The lab cannot detect cross contamination of samples. The same form can be used for semen straw samples. Semen does not have to be frozen. Put the semen straw in a ballpoint pen casing, capped and taped on the form where it indicates to put the hair shafts. This procedure prevents the semen straw from breaking while being mailed. For more information about DNA testing procedures for Hereford breeders, call the AHA at 816-842-3757 and ask for Beverly Kincaid. HW

frankly, it’s easy to do. The new policy is designed to make quick corrections in pedigrees through DNA evidence that can quickly give us an accurate answer as to who the correct sire is on a mislabeled pedigree.

How does this policy differ from what AHA has required in the past? From the beginning of the registered pedigree livestock business, the AHA has relied solely on the record keeping of individual breeders to determine the accuracy of pedigrees. The AHA has, in the past, only required artificial insemination (AI) sires to be confirmed back to parents through blood typing and in recent years DNA profiling. As AI and embryo transfer (ET) use has increased over the last decade, breeders and AHA staff have found a significant error rate in pedigrees that are, for the most part, corrected once they have an understanding of the sire possibilities. If the probable sires have DNA profiles on file then the problem can be resolved very quickly. Many times AHA cannot determine the correct sire, which causes a great deal of marketing problems, particularly if a bull has been used across more than one owner. Having every walking herd sire on file will solve nearly all of the questions regarding pedigrees once an error has been detected.

What is the difference between a DNA profile and parentage verification? A DNA profile is simply one test on an individual animal that identifies the unique DNA markers that basically fingerprint the animal. A parentage test would create a DNA profile that would confirm or deny the accuracy of the pedigree not only on an individual animal but also on the sire and dam of the individual. The new policy does not require parentage verification but only an individual DNA profile on the herd sires. continued on page 20...

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Will every bull calf that is registered be required to have a DNA profile on file? No. This is the most misunderstood fact of the new policy. Only bulls that will become herd sires and thereby sire registered calves will be required to be DNA profiled.

What about the range bulls I’m selling to commercial cattlemen? Range bulls will not be required to be tested if they are simply going into a commercial herd. However, if that range bull is pulled out of a commercial herd and used as a sire to produce registered progeny, then he will be required to be DNA profiled.

When will the new policy take effect and what age of animals will be required to be DNA profiled? Only bulls born after Jan. 1, 2011, in other words bulls being born this spring calving season and beyond that become seedstock herd bulls will be required to be DNA profiled. All bulls born prior to Jan. 1, 2011, are grandfathered in and will not be required to be DNA profiled unless they become permitted AI sires. Bull calves born today will likely not be in production for at least a year, and their calves are at least two years away from being born, so the AHA has provided some lead time.

What will this cost a breeder? Today, the cost for a DNA profile is $32. This includes a status report for all three known genetic abnormalities.

Has any other breed association adopted this policy? The Canadian Hereford Association (CHA) adopted this policy five years ago. Today, reports from CHA management and breeders confirm that the policy has made life much easier for breeders by effectively resolving pedigree mistakes in a rapid and very inexpensive manner.

What other benefits might come from this policy? As DNA technology advances in the coming years, DNA tests may be adopted to enhance the current PanAmerican Cattle Evaluation. The AHA is collaborating with scientists to discover gene markers that might add accuracy to the expected progeny differences (EPDs) of different economically relevant traits. If this comes to fruition, then having DNA samples on file will make it easier for breeders to go back and retest herd sires for various informative DNA markers. For more information, contact Jack Ward at 816-842-3757 or jward@hereford.org. HW

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Kuehn on Herefords Cattleman Bill Kuehn’s lifelong dedication to feeding Herefords earned him this year’s AHA Hereford Innovator Award. by Sara Gugelmeyer

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aised in the Hereford business, Bill Kuehn (pronounced keen) says his love of Herefords began as a youth. He bought his first Hereford heifer when he was a freshman in high school as an FFA project. Then as a junior, he and his dad, John, partnered on 11 Hereford feeder steers. That was Bill’s first foray into the cattle feeding business. Now, some 50-plus years later, Bill was honored with a Hereford Innovator Award by the American Hereford Association (AHA). Bill, co-owner of WRK Herefords Inc. and Kuehn Feedlot, Heartwell, Neb., and Sweetwater Cattle Co., Kearney, Neb., was presented with the award at the National Western Stock Show Hereford Carload and Pen Show in Denver, Jan. 15. Bill’s learned a lot since his FFA days, but he has remained true to the Hereford breed. “I’ve always had Hereford cows ever since that first heifer,” Bill says. Bill went into a 50-50 partnership with his father after Bill

Mike Twitchell is co-owner of Sweetwater Cattle Co., and manages the yard.

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Larry has dedicated his life to the Hereford industry.

married Kay in 1966. They had three boys — Chris, Larry and Billy — all of whom helped with the farm and cattle throughout childhood. The family Hereford business grew from 20 head to 180, and John and Bill bought and fed many, many pens of cattle. When John passed away in the early 1990s, Bill’s eldest son, Chris, joined him in partnership. Now the pair operates WRK Herefords, which includes 180 Hereford cows, of which about 100 are registered. They sell a few bulls and feed out their own steers. Bill’s three brothers are also in the cattle business, and all live close. “There are four of us here within a mile,” Bill says. “There’s lots of teamwork and helping each other out.” One of Bill’s brothers and his son are partnered with Bill and Chris on the 1,500-head Kuehn feedlot, which John started decades ago. Now, instead of finishing cattle in their own lot, the Kuehns use it as a backgrounding yard to start their own Hereford cattle and those they buy. Then the cattle are finished at Sweetwater Cattle Co., in nearby Kearney. Bill bought into Sweetwater Cattle Co., which is a 14,000 head

commercial yard, managed by co-owner Mike Twitchell. All in all, Bill purchases and feeds about 6,000 Hereford and Herefordcross calves a year. All of the cattle that qualify are sold to National Beef Packing Co. for the Certified Hereford Beef (CHB) program. Bill has been participating in the CHB program since its inception. “When CHB began, my father and Chris actively participated in the program and found an additional benefit of their Herefordbased business,” says Larry Kuehn, Bill’s middle son and geneticist at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, Clay Center, Neb. “I’d say they were some of the pioneering participants in the program. The CHB program grid gave them an opportunity to market beef with good yield premiums and without high concentrate feed costs.” Bill says he prefers feeding Herefords. “Their cost of gain, the way they gain, their handle-ability, temperament, all those things make a difference,” he says. “There’s many, many people I know in the Hereford business, and I love them all. God bless each of them. I feel totally honored by this award.” Larry adds, “I’m excited that Dad is receiving this award and that his innovative nature is being recognized. I hope that Dad continues to have opportunities to lead and innovate in the feedlot that he has invested in. I know that his future will continue to involve Herefords and CHB.” HW www.hereford.org


4V Livestock SHF WATT 2013 W77 ET P42991713 — Calved: Feb. 15, 2009 — Tattoo: BE W77 BAR JZ PUCKSTER 892H {CHB} R PUCKSTER 2013 {CHB}{IEF,HYF,DLF} P42400457 R MISS PATEND 421

BAR JZ PUCKSTER 529D {CHB} BAR JZ 434 LADY 218Y R PATEND 2426 {CHB} R MISS ADVANCE 799

KCF BENNETT 3008 M326 {CHB}{DLF,IEF,HYF} SHF MISS M326 R38 ET P42584143 SHF GOVERNESS 236G K61

RRH MR FELT 3008 {SOD,CHB}{IEF,HYF,DLF} KCF MISS 459 F284 REMITALL GOVERNOR 236G {SOD,CHB} SHF INTRSTATE D03 G06 ET

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HH ADVANCE 9041W {IEF,HYF,DLF} 42999328 — Calved: Jan. 6, 2009 — Tattoo: BE 9041

CL 1 DOMINO 206M CL 1 DOMINO 9126J 1ET {SOD,CHB}{DLF,IEF} HH ADVANCE 5104R {CHB}{DLF,IEF} CL 1 DOMINETTE 825H {DOD}{IEF,HYF,DLF} 42576357 HH MISS ADVANCE 153L {DOD}{IEF,DLF} CL 1 DOMINO 986J {SOD}{IEF,DLF} HH MISS ADVANCE 912J HH ADVANCE 396N {CHB}{IEF,DLF} HH MISS ADVANCE 7048T {HYF,DLF,IEF} 42785283 HH MISS ADVANCE 4125P

CL 1 DOMINO 824H {SOD}{DLF,IEF} HH MS ADVANCE 8037H HH ADVANCE 216M 1ET {IEF,DLF} HH MISS ADVANCE 1121L

• CE 0.6 (.10); BW 3.1 (.39); WW 58 (.31); YW 102 (.33); MM 32 (.14); M&G 61; MCE 1.2 (.08); SC 1.1 (.16); FAT -0.01 (.24); REA 0.64 (.23); MARB -0.02 (.22); BMI$ 17; CEZ$ 14; BII$ 13; CHB$ 28

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Yearning for Eurasia For Hereford producers in Montana and the Dakotas, Russia and Kazakhstan are providing a new market for purebred genetics. by Christy Couch Lee

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Crated cattle await loading onto a 747 bound for Moscow at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Pictured right are: Yuri Azadov, federal veterinarian for Voronezh region; Craig Moore, DVM; Kate Zimina, chief veterinarian for Stevenson Sputnik; Darrell Stevenson, and Tresha and Jack Holden. These individuals have worked together to develop a thriving ranch in Russia.

Holden’s story:

Reaching out to Russia

In October 2007 Jack Holden of Holden Herefords, Valier, Mont., and Darrell Stevenson, Stevenson Angus Ranch, Hobson, Mont., made their first trade mission to Russia with representatives from the Montana and Colorado departments of agriculture. On this trip they witnessed the extent to which the Russian government was promoting animal protein, and they became aware of the amount of government subsidies in existence to encourage animal production in the country, he says. “That’s when we got our eyes opened to the opportunity that was there,” Holden says. “That’s when we decided to seize the opportunity and try to make something happen.” www.hereford.org

Throughout the next two years, the plan was developed to ship more than 1,400 purebred Hereford and Angus to the Voronezh region of southwest Russia, with terrain similar to that of Montana. And, as of December, that plan became reality when the final planeloads and shiploads of cattle made their trek overseas. Montana agriculture officials said the shipment represents the state’s largest overseas export of live cattle to date. The newly formed ranch — Stevenson Sputnik Ranch — is a partnership between Stevenson and Russian investors, for whom Holden serves as a contractor. These investors realize the potential of utilizing Hereford and

ereford producers across the country have tapped into foreign markets for the sale and export of their high-quality genetics for decades. And, likewise, Hereford producers in South America, Australia and Europe have turned to U.S. Hereford producers to supply the genetics needed to take their operations to the next level. With new government incentives for cattle production in the Eurasian countries of Russia and Kazakhstan — a former component of the Soviet Union — Hereford producers have yet another area in which their genetics are in demand. Truly, the value of Hereford genetics knows no bounds. Jack Holden, Valier, Mont., and Vern Rausch, Hoven, S.D., are capitalizing on this fact, serving as leaders in the U.S. export of Hereford genetics to these two countries. Their approaches have been different, but the results are similar: by providing quality seedstock and meeting the special requirements for export to these countries, they are discovering success and building relationships and demand with cattlemen a world away. Angus purebred genetics to become leading cattle producers in Russia, Holden says.

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on these cattle don’t come until the cattle arrive in Russia,” he explains. In addition, shipping cattle requires a great deal of planning. Holden says only two main boat services exist in the U.S., and they are often booked well in advance to Russia and Turkey for beef and dairy exports. Although shipping by plane is the most efficient method, he says, the cost is two to three times greater, up to $2,000-3,000 per head.

No need for fear

Photos By Tresha Holden

Cattle being shipped overseas can be transported by plane or by ship, including the Murray Express at the Port of Wilmington, Del.

Before cattle can be shipped, they must be crated. Here, Hereford cows are awaiting transport at the Chicago O’Hare United Cargo facility.

it takes to get those types of genetics,” he says. “If we were going to work with someone there, we wanted to work with someone who had the vision for producing a quality product.” The cattle being shipped by Holden and Stevenson are being registered by the American Hereford Association and the American Angus Association, as there is no association with which to register the cattle in Russia. Investors have developed longterm goals and plan to build a marketing program and customer base, Holden says. Their one challenge, he says, is the expertise. And that’s where U.S. producers come into play. “Their expertise and practical knowledge are their weakest link,” Holden says. “They have the labor, as the ranches are employing many out-of-work men and women.” To provide the knowledge, Stevenson and Holden have been traveling to Stevenson Sputnik to

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Some of Holden’s Hereford bulls were loaded onto the Murray Express ship for a trip to Russia.

teach the ins and outs of cattle production to the new cattlemen. “Darrell left in mid-January with four men to start calving the cows,” Holden says. “They need that help to make it a success. We have a huge advantage with U.S. genetics — we have the best beef cattle in the world. They are still used to doing some things their way, and we’re working to blend the cultures into a successful method.” Not only have the Russian cattle producers learned new methods, but U.S. producers involved in exporting cattle must learn a new system, as well.

A learning curve for all Holden says many regulations are in place, and procedures are different from those in a U.S. transaction. “We’re used to having cattle paid for when they leave the place, but in some cases the final payments

Some producers see the Russian export project as a way to create a new competitor for U.S. genetics, he says. Holden encourages producers to view the project as a positive for the industry. “They’ve got a long way to go to become a competitor,” Holden says. “Plus, any time you export females, it takes cattle numbers out of the U.S. system to help prolong our cycle. These producers are talking about someday importing 15,000 head of females per year. That ripples through the market and makes them all worth more.” And, because Holden and Stevenson can’t supply all of the needed cattle alone, their customers and other producers realize benefits, as well. “It’s a way to help my customers and people who have good cattle,” he says. “We’ve found another marketing venue. These producers can capitalize on their genetics.” If you’re interested in capitalizing on your purebred genetics by exporting cattle to Russia or Kazakhstan, Holden recommends you do your homework. “It takes a lot of time and logistics, and it’s probably best as a producer to find someone already working in an established system and work together,” Holden says. “Exporters can help you, but there are still many health regulations and shipping logistics and Ts to be crossed and Is to be dotted — it’s best to find a system and work within it.”

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care of the cattle, and they took four American cowboys to feed and care for the cattle.” The Kazakhstan government has great interest in acquiring U.S. cattle genetics and the expertise of U.S. cattlemen. As the country has expanding wealth, government officials see the benefits of investing in agriculture.

Cattle being shipped to Kazakhstan are loaded into crates, which are lifted into this 747 aircraft by scissor lift. In only 24 hours, cattle are crated, shipped and released in Kazakhstan.

The draw to U.S. genetics Once a part of the Soviet Union, Kazakhstan became an independent country in 1991. Because of significant oil and natural gas reserves, it could become one of the world’s top oil producers and exporters in coming years, according to the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Oil, natural gas and gold in government reserves have assisted the development of the cattle project, Rausch says. “The government is very wealthy, and they plan to spend that wealth on agriculture,” he says. “They see the next boom, besides oil, as selling food to developing countries.” Years ago, the now-Kazakhstan had nearly 33 million cattle, Rausch says. However, the separation of the country from the Soviet Union led to the reduction of cattle and expertise, as well. Today, the cattle population has dwindled to 3 million, he says. “They want to rebuild, because they see the potential to sell food products to Russia and China as their middle classes expand or improve,” Rausch says. The potential of the project and excitement of being involved from the ground floor drew Rausch to get involved, he says. “It’s exciting to work on a project that’s going to help everybody,” Rausch says. “I knew it could help the Hereford industry, as it’s a way for producers to have another outlet for their cattle.” Accomplishing the process is no easy task. Much planning and precision is required to pull off the transport successfully.

Photos Courtesy of Dan Price

The Rausch family has owned and managed Rausch Herefords since 1946. As the family grew, so did the cattle herd, which now consists of 1,100 registered Hereford cows and 300 commercial cows. Rausch manages the operation with his brother, Jerry, and their families also are actively involved in the operation. Last year, Rausch and many producers in the Dakotas and Montana were contacted by Bill and Dan Price, Bismarck, N.D. The Prices are partners in Global Beef Consultants LLC, along with Vern Anderson, North Dakota State University animal scientist, and Mike Seifert, an international accountant and North Dakota producer. Together, Global Beef is working with Kazmeat, a beef production company in Kazakhstan, to secure quality Hereford and Angus genetics for a newly established 5,000-headcapacity feedlot in Kazakhstan. The joint venture — KazBeef — is a 200,000-acre operation with a feedlot capacity of up to 5,000 head of cattle, located in the Enbekshilderskiy area of the Akmola region, 260 km from the city of Astana. KazBeef plans to import 1,000 head of each breed for 10 years, Rausch says. Because North Dakota shares the same latitude line and climate as this ranch, it became the choice location for ranchers supplying the cattle. “They experience heavy snow during the winters and hot summers,” Rausch explains. “They have the same four seasons that we have.” The KazBeef ranch is equally split between the Hereford and Angus operations, Rausch says. Feedlots, calving barns and sale barns are being established between the two halves in order that both breed operations may utilize the services. In addition, qualified nutritionists and veterinarians have also been hired, he says. “They needed American influence in the management,” Rausch says. “So, they took American veterinarians to help take

Tyler Price assists in loading cattle from trailer to crate. He and several North Dakota State University students facilitated the building of every crate that went to Kazakhstan for the KazBeef project.

Cattle purchased by KazBeef are flown from Fargo, N.D., to the newly established Kazakhstan ranch. As of early January, 170 head of cattle had been flown on each of 12 flights with the assistance of a veterinarian and producer on board. Although shipping cattle via boat is an option, KazBeef prefers shipment by plane. “Flying the animals over minimizes their stress,” Rausch says. “From the time the crates of cattle are loaded onto the plane to the time they are unloaded, it’s 24 hours.” Although KazBeef does have high expectations of their suppliers, Rausch says meeting the needs of KazBeef is simple: provide them with quality cattle, deliver the cattle to Bismarck, N.D., and meet the additional health requirements of shipping to Kazakhstan. Whether it be through a large joint venture or a few producers banding together, Hereford breeders have discovered the benefits of reaching out to producers in Eurasia. And without a doubt, that taste of success leftxx ... continuedhas on page them yearning for more. HW

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Frenzen Polled Herefords Production Sale and Blueberry Hill Farms (guest consignor) Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at 1 p.m. (CST) At our sale facility 4 ½ miles north of Fullerton, Neb., on Hwy. 14

Selling 40 Spring Yearling Bulls and Two-Year-Olds and 15 Polled Hereford Open Yearling Heifers Offering Progeny of These Trait Leaders:

AH JDH Cracker Jack 26U ET

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SHF Rib Eye M326 R117 Feltons Legend 242 Other Sires Represented KJ HVH 33N Remote 477T ET Harvie Raftsman 16R SHF Progress P20 Beckley 758P Ontime 934S Frenzen MC Redstone U5 MC Legend 5U Also selling 90 Angus bulls, fall and spring yearlings, some 2-year-olds AND 25 Angus Open Yearling Heifers Many of the bulls in this offering are suitable for breeding heifers. Complete performance and ultrasound information available, plus all bulls have been tested negative for PI-BVD. Check our Web sites for updated information and sale lot photos.

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The Grounds of Opportunity For many international Hereford breeders, the National Western Stock Show isn’t just a cattle show. It’s the location for developing crosscultural bonds, business relationships and educational opportunities. by Christy Couch Lee

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t’s no secret: the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) in Denver is the prime livestock show for Hereford breeders in the U.S. And, for numerous Hereford breeders from North America and abroad, the NWSS is a critical component of their marketing, networking and education, as well. Horatio La Valle, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Grant Hirsche, High River, Alberta; and Jarrett Lees, Arcola, Sask., can testify attending the NWSS is worth the time and expense.

Horacio La Valle and his wife, Marta, have traveled from Argentina to attend the NWSS for 30 years. They own and manage Horacio La Valle Las Tranqueras Polled Hereford and Angus. Utilizing embryo transfer and artificial insemination on both their purebred and commercial herds, the La Valles market nearly 200 bulls through three sales each year. They have attended the NWSS since the early ’80s in order to see potential bulls for their herd first-

hand, as well as to select new herd sires and semen donors. And, the La Valles purchase females — most often as frozen embryos — from NWSS exhibitors each year. “Here, you can find the really good ones,” La Valle says. “We’ve been in different places for shows in America, but we feel comfortable in Denver. Plus, it’s interesting to see how the sires work at different farms. It’s easy to speak with people to get information on what the sires are producing, as well.” La Valle also says the contacts he makes for additional purchases, the education he receives on fitting

Bridging the gap says. “There’s a resurgence of the The American Hereford Association (AHA) Hereford breed in the United States, and Hereford leaders from around the world and we want to learn how we can utilize the National Western Stock Show get involved and how we can use (NWSS) to build bonds and strategize for the and share that information across Hereford breed worldwide. Australia, Canada and America.” Many Hereford breeders agree the NWSS Stephenson says a tight is the premier Hereford event in the world. relationship between the Hereford What better place is there for Hereford associations in the U.S., Canada and leadership, including Warren Clark, Herefords Australia, in addition to Uruguay and Australia chief executive officer, Armidale, Argentina, is critical for the success New South Wales, and Gordon Stephenson, of the Hereford breed worldwide. Foreign Hereford leaders Warren Clark (left) and Canadian Hereford Association general “The Canadian and American Gordon Stephenson (right) annually attend the NWSS. manager, Calgary, Alberta, to meet with AHA Hereford Associations have had a leadership and strategize for the years to come? long-standing relationship in our proximity and in the similarity of Clark says he attends the NWSS, representing the nearly 2,000 methods,” Stephenson says. “The Pan-American Cattle Evaluation members of Herefords Australia, to keep abreast of the latest program was established between our two countries and now happenings in the U.S. Hereford industry. has expanded to include the additional three countries. We have “Recent research and trends in the beef industry show that our a good working relationship with the AHA.” domestic industry is very closely aligned to the U.S. beef industry Stephenson says he attends the NWSS to meet U.S. Hereford and in some cases mirrors certain aspects of the industry,” he breeders and to further discussions with AHA staff. 30

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and the conversations with the American Hereford Association staff members are invaluable. “It’s easy to discuss all aspects of cattle production in Denver, because everyone is here,” he says. “Plus, it’s nice to come to Colorado to ski a bit,” he adds with a laugh.

A marketing outlet Grant Hirsche began his purebred Hereford operation 30 years ago with his wife, Annette. They, along with his three daughters, Kimberly, Karma and Kelsey, and son, Brian, enjoy Grant Hirsche the Hereford business, and run up to 450-500 purebred Hereford cows, in addition to owning a retail meat shop. Hirsche has attended the NWSS every year for the past two decades, even during the five years that the Canadian BSE (bovine spongiform encephalopathy) outbreak restricted cattle from crossing the U.S. border, thus preventing the Hirsches from exhibiting cattle. “Denver has helped us develop a tremendous American market, and

50% of our income is American based,” Hirsche says. “Even when we weren’t allowed to bring cattle, we displayed photos and video in the alley. We’ve utilized Denver every year for marketing our cattle.” This year, exhibiting cattle at the NWSS paid off for Hirsche, as Adams Hirsche and MJT Herefords, Edgerton, Alberta, claimed the banner for reserve champion horned bull with GH Adams Nitro Design ET 377X. Hirsche says the NWSS is critical for their marketing plan, as it’s filled with quality cattle and quality cattlemen. “It’s the premier Hereford show in the world,” Hirsche says. “The NWSS has been able to maintain its prestige through the years, and it’s a huge deal to win this thing. These cattle are incredible.” The Lees family believes Denver is an invaluable marketing tool as well. Jarrett Lees is a fifthgeneration Hereford breeder, who, along with his brother, Jeff, and dad, Duncan, is actively involved in the family’s 100-year-old Hereford ranch, Blair Athol Farms, on which they breed nearly 200 polled and horned Herefords yearly. They host two annual sales and exhibit their cattle at the national

“The Denver stock show is one of the premier livestock events in North America,” he says. “We are able to discuss common programs and genomics with AHA, and we’re also able to visit with many Canadian Hereford breeders and promote the breed.” Clark says the NWSS is the perfect opportunity for Herefords Australia to learn about the AHA’s marketing methods, branding and promotion of the breed. “We want to learn how the U.S. Hereford industry targets producers to generate involvement in the Hereford breed,” he says. “We believe that sharing information and talking with producers and AHA staff can help us achieve greater results.” One area in which the AHA is working with foreign Hereford associations is the gene discovery project being conducted in conjunction with the National Beef Cattle Evaluation Consortium. Craig Huffhines, AHA executive vice president, says the goal of the project is to genotype as many high-accuracy Hereford bulls as possible with the 50K (50,000 SNP panel) chip, which today is the largest and most cost-effective genetic mapping technique in the industry. “We have chosen to work on the Hereford genome to discover gene markers that might help to improve the accuracy of our www.hereford.org

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show in Canada, as well as the NWSS. They estimate 30% of their business lies in U.S. customers. Lees attended Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture and Oregon State University, where he participated on the livestock judging teams. These experiences, he says, in addition to working for U.S. Hereford operations including Weimer Cattle Co., continued on page 32...

EPDs across all traits in very young animals,” Huffhines says. “We have asked the breed executives of Hereford associations from three other countries — Canada, Australia and Uruguay — to collaborate with us in the effort. The combined four countries collectively make up the vast majority of the Hereford population across the world.” Hereford breeders from around the globe could benefit from attending the NWSS, Clark says. “They could learn by coming to this event to see the number of cattle, to see what’s happening in the breed and to learn how they’re marketing their cattle,” he says. “They could also learn a lot about the quality of cattle in America and the level of marketing and exposure they’re giving themselves.” Stephenson says, because of proximity, Canadian producers often have friends and business associates in the U.S. “The genetics go back and forth, and we don’t recognize a border,” he says. “The ones who recognize a border are health officials on both sides. But, we’re borderless as an industry because of the friendships and relationships that have been built up for generations.” HW

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Susanville, Calif., and LaGrand Angus & Hereford Ranch, Freeman, S.D., helped him to develop bonds with U.S. Hereford breeders. The Lees have attended the NWSS for decades. Lees, himself, began attending in 1999 and has attended every year since, aside from the years of the BSE border closure. He says the NWSS is critical to their operation’s success. “For us, Denver is the highlight show of the Hereford breed,” he says. “You see the majority of the U.S. Hereford operations at this show, and it’s the premier event for the polled and horned Herefords in America or Canada.” Seeing the quality genetics produced by U.S. Hereford breeders is a great advantage to attending the NWSS, these cattlemen say.

The value of U.S. Herefords La Valle says U.S. Hereford genetics have brought many strengths to his herd, especially in recent years. “In the last years, I’ve seen progress in cattle being thicker and deeper with more muscle,” he says. “The EPDs (expected progeny differences) have also been a great tool for us.” Hirsche says he’s placed more emphasis on EPDs for his U.S. customers and has utilized U.S. genetics to improve his herd’s numbers. “When in Rome, do as the Romans,” he says. “At one time, our EPDs weren’t as good as those from American genetics. So, one way we’ve improved our EPDs is to incorporate U.S. genetics into our herd. It’s helped us to market our cattle and has given our American customers a different genetic base to draw from.” And, the NWSS is critical to market these genetics to his U.S. customers, he says.

Worth the trip Hirsche says he and his wife began their operation from the ground up. In order to build their customer base, they realized showing cattle was key. And the NWSS, he says, is the most valuable show of all. “The NWSS gave me the opportunity to prove that I could compete,” he says. “By showing in Denver, we’ve been able to compete against the best in the world.” And, producers abroad recognize just how tough the NWSS competition can be, La Valle says. “In 2000 we had the NWSS grand champion polled bull, and that was great advertising for us in Argentina,” he says. “Breeders in Argentina know that Denver is important, and the breeder with the grand champion bull can sell a lot of semen in Argentina.” Lees says marketing opportunities — in America and abroad — draw his family to the NWSS. “Every year, we make sales in the stalls because people come to Denver to make breeding decisions,” he says. “Coming to the National Western furthers our business and gives us an understanding of where the industry is going.” In addition, Lees says, the variety of Hereford breeders in one location is unmatched.

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“At Denver you hit more U.S. surface area — from California to Maryland — than with any other show out there,” he says. “You hit so many niches of cattlemen from different regions that we couldn’t reach anywhere else in America or Canada.” Making the trek to Denver and navigating the challenges of cross-country trade can be challenging at times. But, these men say the benefits far outweigh the challenges.

Overcoming the odds La Valle says stringent health requirements can create obstacles when U.S. producers do business with customers in Argentina. “You have to pass a large number of tests,” he says. “For a small American breeder, it can be annoying to sell a few straws of semen — with the health requirements, quarantine, time and money. Many times, if we find we are not ready to buy a large amount of semen, it’s not good business. We understand that.” When the La Valles began attending the NWSS, they purchased frozen embryos to ship back to Argentina. As time progressed, they began purchasing cows that remained in America, and embryos were shipped to their operation. In addition, they marketed progeny from these cows in the U.S., as producers in Argentina are restricted from selling genetics to U.S. producers. Hirsche is familiar with the challenges of restricted trade, as well. The Canadian BSE outbreak prevented him from selling his Canadian cattle to U.S. customers for five years. However, those years of restriction gave Hirsche a greater appreciation for the ability to attend the NWSS and bring his cattle south of the border. “I probably value this show more than ever because you don’t appreciate things until they’ve been taken away,” he says. Lees says his family has experienced the same appreciation for the NWSS. “You don’t know what you have until it’s gone,” Lees says. “Denver is a big talking point throughout the year, and we’re gearing up our cattle for Denver year-round.” For breeders abroad who haven’t experienced the NWSS, these cattlemen suggest one thing: try it.

Make the effort Hirsche encourages producers abroad to be diligent when trying to break into the U.S. market. And, he says, the NWSS is a great place to start. “Don’t give up,” he says. “It’s not easy, but if you want to strive to be at the top at one of these shows, you have to persevere.” Lees agrees. “It’s the No. 1 place in the United States and Canada to market cattle,” he says. “If you’re serious about being in the breed and marketing cattle, Denver is the place to be, bar none.” HW

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Oregon Hereford Association Sale

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Albany Expo Center, Albany, Oregon

Jr. Hereford Show and Jackpot Show Champion, Shown by Amelia Stallings

Social dinner and dan6ce will be held March 2 e. and everyone is welcom

Sale Consighnment Champion, Consigned by Circle S West, Buhl, Idaho

Auctioneer: Kyle Colyer AHA Representative: Mark Holt 208-369-7425 Sale manager: Greg Stallings 541-485-3615 or Cell 541- 344-4344 info@ stallingspolledherefords.com

Auction will be broadcast live on LiveAuctions.TV. Contact Katie Colyer 208-599-2962 for information. For information and to view cattle, visit www.oregonherefords.com or info@stallingspolledherefords.com

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AI To The Brand 60 years of Line 1 Breeding

BW 1.9 WW 60 YW 98 MM 29 M&G 59 FAT 0.09 REA 0.31 MARB 0.35

BW 4.3 WW 62 YW 103 MM 27 M&G 58 FAT 0.05 REA 0.51 MARB 0.24

CL 1 DOMINO 732T {CHB}{DLF,IEF}

CL 1 DOMINO 994W 1ET {IEF,DLF,HYF}

CL 1 DOMINO 246M {IEF,DLF} CL 1 DOMINO 590R {CHB}{IEF,DLF} 42571244 CL 1 DOMINETTE 258M

CL 1 DOMINO 9126J 1ET {SOD,CHB}{DLF,IEF} CL 1 DOMINETTE 952J HH ADVANCE 8093H {CHB}{DLF,IEF} CL 1 DOMINETTE 0113K 1ET

L1 DOMINO 03396 {CHB}{IEF,DLF} CL 1 DOMINO 637S 1ET {CHB} 42692477 CL1 DOMINETTE 118L

L1 DOMINO 00552 L1 DOMINETTE 96893 {DOD} CL 1 DOMINO 888H 1ET CL 1 DOMINETTE 903J

HH ADVANCE 3113N 1ET {CHB} CL 1 DOMINETTE 507R {DOD} 42573482 CL1 DOMINETTE 1120L

L1 DOMINO 99496 HH MS ADV 875H 1ET HH ADVANCE 9070J {SOD} CL 1 DOMINETTE 8106H

CL 1 DOMINO 9126J 1ET {SOD,CHB}{DLF,IEF} CL 1 DOMINETTE 440P 1ET 42482637 CL 1 DOMINETTE 974J

HH ADVANCE 767G 1ET {SOD,CHB}{IEF,DLF} CL 1 DOMINETTE 490 {DOD} HH ADVANCE 629F {CHB} CL 1 DOMINETTE 543E

42788346 — Calved: Jan. 9, 2007 — Tattoo: RE 732

• Top selling bull in our 2008 production sale at $50,000. A tremendous sire whose progeny boast performance, carcass and maternal strength. 732T ranks in the top 3% of the breed in WW, YW, MM, M&G, MARB and CHB$ Index. Daughters are in production and look fantastic!! • Semen packages available.

42982456 — Calved: Jan. 10, 2009 — Tattoo: RE 994

• Outstanding performance-maternal-carcass bull. A 637S son with loads of natural thickness, length and muscle definition. 994W ranks in the top 2% of the breed in WW, YW, M&G, SC and CHB$ Index. Top 5% in MM, REA and MARB. First calves are solid marked and have moderate birth weights. • Owned with Jim Carr. • Semen packages available.

CL 1 DOMINO 9105W {IEF,HYF,DLF} 42982319 — Calved: Jan. 13, 2009 — Tattoo: RE 9105

BW 3.0 WW 61 YW 103 MM 29 M&G 60 FAT 0.01 REA 0.59 MARB 0.08

CL 1 DOMINO 590R {CHB}{IEF,DLF} CL 1 DOMINO 732T {CHB}{DLF,IEF} 42788346 CL 1 DOMINETTE 507R {DOD}

CL 1 DOMINO 246M {IEF,DLF} CL 1 DOMINETTE 258M HH ADVANCE 3113N 1ET {CHB} CL1 DOMINETTE 1120L

CL 1 DOMINO 3162N {CHB}{IEF,DLF} CL 1 DOMINETTE 591R 1ET 42571245 CL 1 DOMINETTE 767G {DOD}

CL 1 DOMINO 9126J 1ET {SOD,CHB}{DLF,IEF} CL 1 DOMINETTE 9151J CL 1 DOMINO 522E {SOD} CL 1 DOMINETTE 4145 {DOD}

• A solid marked, red-necked bull with curve bending performance. An actual 88 lb. birth weight and an impressive 1,337 lb. yearling weight. Pedigree combines performance, carcass and maternal power. 9105W ranks in the top 2% of the breed in WW, YW, MM, M&G, REA and CHB$ Index. First calves are moderate with extra pigment and style. • Owned with Pedretti Herefords and David Pump. • Semen packages available.

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The Second Time is Sweeter Thanks Pete Loehr

2011 NWSS Champion Pen of Hereford Heifers

for purchasing BCC Sweet Cheeks 062X ET for $7,000 out of our Denver Champion Pen.

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Sired by CH Enuff Prophet 2913

Enuff sires 2011 National Champion Horned Bull, DelHawk Kahuna 1009, and these Division Champions

DeLHawk WRB JTH Ida 0967 ET

JBC Crane Victory 954 ET

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40 Dominating Denver 42 Kuehn Presented Hereford Innovator Award

43 Keeping Informed at Home 43 Brent Meeks Named U.S. Industry Leader of the Year

44 Shock & Awe Named Supreme Hereford 47 Junior Show Results

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48 Star Lake, Colyer Take Top Honors in Hereford Yard Show

50 Torrance Family Purchases Hoffman/W4 Embryo Package for $31,000 to Benefit Hereford Youth

51 Mile High Night Sale Averages $12,855 52 Herdsman of the Year: The Best of Times 62 Carload and Pen Placings 64 Horned Division and Class Placings 66 Polled Division and Class Placings

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Judge Cody Lowderman evaluates a carload of bulls.

Judge Wes Hudson evaluated 339 Herefords on the Hill.

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erefords were the buzz from the Yards to the Hill at the 2011 National Western Stock Show Jan. 12-15 in Denver. A total of 645 Herefords were exhibited throughout the three-day event. There were 339 head in the open show, 94 in the junior show, 31 pens of bulls, 13 pens of heifers and eight carloads. The Hereford activities got underway with Wes Hudson, Harrison, Ark., evaluating the open bull competition Jan. 13. Shellie Collins, Frederick, Okla., served as judge for the junior show later that day. For results of the junior show, see Page 47. The pen and carload shows followed in the Yards Jan. 14, for which Greg Shaw, Caldwell, Idaho; Mark Aiken, Iberia, Mo.; and Cody Lowderman, Macomb, Ill., served as judges. Star Lake Cattle Ranch continued its winning tradition, taking home champion carload trophy No. 12. Colyer Herefords, Bruneau, Idaho, exhibited the champion pen of three bulls. For more Yard show results, see Page 48. Herefords once again filled the Stadium Arena on the Hill with the open female show Jan. 15, once again evaluated by Hudson. STAR TCF Shock & Awe 158W ET, for the first time in history, was named two-time supreme Hereford champion in Denver. For more Hill show highlights, see Page 44. There was a standing-room-only crowd on Friday evening for the Mile High Night National Hereford Sale. Leading off the sale was Lot 1, the 2011 Foundation Female package, a package for 40 Grade 1 embryos from the Hoffman Ranch LLC, Thedford, Neb., and Hoffman/ W4 LLC’s elite donor program. Purchasing the package for $31,000 was the Torrance family of Torrance Polled Herefords, Media, Ill. For more on the Foundation Female package, see Page 50. The Mile High Night Sale averaged $12,855, up from $10,762 last year. For more on the sale, see Page 51.

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On Saturday prior to the selection of the supreme champion Hereford, Matt Copeland, Nara Visa, N.M., was named the 2011 Herdsman of the Year. To learn more about Matt, see Page 52. Hereford enthusiasts again enjoyed the Hereford suite in the Livestock Exchange Building. It was a great place to relax and mingle with Hereford friends. HW

Thank You Hereford Suite Sponsors American Hereford Association The Bailout Group Bar None Hat Co., Thedford, Neb. The Brand Co., Schulenburg, Texas BuyHereford.com Classic Leather Designs, Penrose, Colo. Colyer Herefords, Bruneau, Idaho Coyote Ridge Ranch, LaSalle, Colo. Hoffman Herefords, Thedford, Neb. Langford Herefords, Okmulgee, Okla. M-M Ranch, Chanute, Kan. NJW Polled Herefords, Sheridan, Wyo. National Cattle Services, Elgin, Okla. Perks Ranch, Rockford, Ill. Rausch Herefords, Hoven, S.D. Ridder Hereford Ranch, Callaway, Neb. Star Lake Cattle Ranch, Skiatook, Okla. Sunset Ridge Herefords, Cumming, Ga. Topp Herefords, Grace City, N.D.

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Eight carloads vied for top honors in the 2011 Yard Show. B&D Herefords, Claflin, Kan., exhibited the senior bull calf champion load.

The high-selling lot in the Mile High Night Sale was a semen package on CL 1 Domino 955W. A group of 27 breeders purchased the package for $69,000.

Star Lake Cattle Ranch, Skiatook, Okla., was presented the champion carload trophy for the 12th year.

Walter Douthit, St. Francis, Kan., (red coat) was presented a Hereford Herdsman emeritus award during the Yard Show. Pictured presenting the award are past Herdsman of the Year award recipients.

Kuehn Presented Hereford Innovator Award Bill Kuehn, Heartwell, Neb., was honored with a Hereford Innovator Award by the American Hereford Association (AHA) for his commitment to the Hereford industry and the Certified Hereford Beef (CHB) program. Bill, co-owner of WRK Herefords Inc., Kuehn Feedlot, Heartwell, Neb., and Sweetwater Cattle Co., Bill Kuehn, Heartwell, Neb., (center) was presented a Hereford Innovator Award during the 2011 NWSS. Pictured presenting the award are Craig Huffhines, AHA executive vice president, and John Woolfolk, 2011 AHA president.

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Kearney, Neb., was presented with the award at the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) Hereford Carload and Pen Show in Denver Jan. 14. Bill has been in the Hereford business his whole life. Now 69 years old, Bill bought his first Hereford heifer as an FFA project when he was a freshman in high school. He’s been hooked ever since. He purchases and feeds about 6,000 Hereford and Hereford-cross calves a year. All of the cattle that qualify are sold to National Beef Packing Co. for the CHB program. Bill has been participating in the CHB program since its inception. Bill says he prefers feeding Herefords. “Their cost of gain, the way they gain, their handleability, temperament — all those things make a difference,” he says. For more about Bill, see Page 22.

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Brent Meeks Named U.S. Industry Leader of the Year During the National Western Stock Show (NWSS), the Record Stockman named Hereford breeder Brent Meeks of Upstream Ranch, Taylor, Neb., the 2011 U.S. Industry Leader of the Year. Brent’s grandfather, Alfred, received the award in 1973, thus making them the first grandfather-grandson recipients.

Brent Meeks pictured with his wife, Robin, when Brent and his father and grandfather were inducted into the Hereford Hall of Fame.

A crowd packed the Livestock Center Arena to watch the champion carload and pen selections on Friday.

Keeping Informed at Home Not everyone can make the trip to Denver or to other national Hereford shows to watch the excitement firsthand. The American Hereford Association (AHA) and other industry partners strive to provide online options to keep Hereford enthusiasts at home up-to-date. Placings and champion photos for national Hereford shows and the Junior National Hereford Expo are posted online at Hereford.org. Breeders can even watch some shows live, depending on the show and sponsorship dollars. Two services that provide coverage are LiveAuctions.tv and EDJECast.com. AHA staff also post results as time permits on the National Junior Hereford Association Facebook page. Another tool in the social media toolbox today is blogs. Star Lake Cattle Ranch co-owner Randy Blin and the Star Lake team have integrated blogging, as well as other social media tools, into their marketing plan. During the National Western Stock Show, Randy wrote a daily blog that was posted to the Star Lake Web site, www.starlakeherefords.com, as well as to the Star Lake Facebook page. To learn more about the success of this tool and why Star Lake is investing time with social media, we asked Randy a few questions.

Why did you decide to do a Denver blog? The National Western in Denver is the super bowl of cattle shows. The blog was a way of including the people who love the National

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Western and Hereford cattle and our customers and partners who couldn’t make the trip. What we came to find out was a large number of the daily readers were in Denver and were reading to keep up on the happenings of the trip.

How many did you write? We wrote 14 Denver blogs this year and added pictures and show results as Facebook posts as well. People really appreciated the photos. Last year we posted nine reports from Denver to our Web site only. With adding to our Facebook page, readership increased by at least 50%.

How many followers did you have? We averaged nearly 350 unique visitors per blog post and approximately 425 readers per post. Our highest single day was about 600. That is about double from last year. We currently have about 1,950 Facebook followers after our first year of having a page. All of our posts linked back to our Web site, www.starlakeherefords.com, this helped us get close to 51,000 page views and nearly 8,000 unique visitors in January.

Do you plan to continue blogging? Following Denver I did five blogs while in Fort Worth. We will be continuing the blogs on at least a weekly basis as a way to continue to keep folks informed as to happenings around the ranch and our cow herd. The blogs will also be used to spread the positive message of the Hereford breed, production agriculture and their benefits to our country. If we don’t, who will?

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Shock & Awe Named Supreme Hereford S

TAR TCF Shock & Awe 158W ET continued his success in the national showring when selected supreme champion in the 2011 National Western Stock Show National Hereford Show Jan. 15. Shock & Awe is the first Hereford to win back-to-back supreme championships. Owned by Star Lake Cattle Ranch, Skiatook, Okla.; Buffalo Bend Farm, Lawrenceburg, Tenn.; TCF & Co., Petoskey, Mich.; and Tennessee River Music Inc., Ft. Payne, Ala., Shock & Awe first won the grand champion polled bull title. The supreme award is sponsored by Four L Hereford Farm, Atwood, Tenn., and is awarded in memory of Tom Lane Sr. The Hereford activities got underway in Denver with Wes Hudson, Harrison, Ark., evaluating the open bull competition Jan. 13. The female show was Saturday, Jan. 15. Hudson evaluated 107 bulls and 232 females during the event. Judge Wes Hudson Summarizing the show, he said he

STAR TCF Shock & Awe 158W ET

Supreme, grand and yearling champion polled bull, by Star Lake Cattle Ranch, Skiatook, Okla.; Buffalo Bend Farm, Lawrenceburg, Tenn.; TCF & Co., Petoskey, Mich.; and Tennessee River Music Inc., Ft. Payne, Ala., with a Feb. 5, 2009, son of STAR Bright Future 533P ET.

STAR KKH SSF Mirror Image 286W

Grand and spring yearling champion polled female, by Mallorie Phelps, Grandview, Texas, with a March 8, 2009, daughter of MSU TCF Titleist 2T ET.

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BW 4.1 WW 55 YW 88 MM 23 M&G 50 WT 2,270 WDA 3.21 SC 40

BW 5.1 WW 64 YW 102 MM 17 M&G 49

Tom Lane (third from right) presented the 2011 supreme champion award to the owners of STAR TCF Shock & Awe 158W ET.

was impressed with the quality of the cattle on the Hill – especially during the championship drives. “The lineups have been phenomenal,” he said. “These are the kind of cattle that will make you money.” Shock & Awe is a Feb. 5, 2009, son of STAR Bright Future 533P ET and has expected progeny differences (EPDs) of birth weight (BW) 4.1; weaning weight (WW) 55; yearling weight (YW) 88; milk (MM) 23; and milk and growth (M&G) 50. On show day Shock & Awe weighed 2,270 lb. and had a calculated weight per day of age (WDA) of 3.21 lb.

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Reserve grand and spring calf champion polled bull, by Cory Wood, Maysville, Mo., and Hoffman Herefords, Thedford, Neb., with a March 14, 2010, son of TH 75J 243R Bailout 144U ET.

Blacktop Vicky 028 ET

Reserve grand and junior calf champion polled female, by Bailey Buck, Madill, Okla., with a Jan. 25, 2010, daughter of BR Moler ET.

BW 2.9 WW 45 YW 77 MM 20 M&G 42 WT 1,088 WDA 3.57 SC 32

BW 3.2 WW 42 YW 67 MM 19 M&G 40

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DeLHawk Cattle, Earlville, Ill., and Happ Herefords, Mendota, Ill., captured the grand champion horned bull title. DeLHawk Kahuna 1009 ET by CH Enuff Prophet 2913 was first named junior calf champion bull. He had EPDs of BW 5.1; WW 52: YW 83; MM 17; and M&G 44. Kahuna weighed in at 1,395 lb. and had a WDA of 3.86. Adams Hirsche, High River, Alberta, and MJT Herefords, Edgerton, Alberta, claimed the banner for reserve champion horned bull GH Adams Nitro Design ET 377X by UPS TCC Nitro 1ET. The champion spring bull calf weighed in at 1,010 lb. with a WDA of 3.85 lb. His EPDs read BW 4.9; WW 64; YW 108; MM 20; and M&G 52. H Richochet 0314 ET, owned by Cory Wood, Maysville, Mo., and Hoffman Herefords, Thedford, Neb., captured the reserve champion polled bull title. This son of TH 75J 243R Bailout 144U ET, first named spring calf champion bull, weighed in at 1,088 lb. and had a 3.57 WDA. His EPDs read BW 2.9; WW 45; YW 77; MM 20; and M&G 42. Winning the champion polled Hereford female title was Mallorie Phelps, Grandview, Texas, with her spring yearling champion, STAR KKH SSF Mirror Image 286W by MSU TCF Titleist 2T ET. Her EPDs read BW 5.1; WW 64; YW 102; MM 17; and M&G 49. Bailey Buck, Madill, Okla., captured the reserve polled female title with Blacktop Vicky 028 ET. This daughter of BR

DeLHawk Kahuna 1009 ET

Grand and junior calf champion horned bull, by DeLHawk Cattle, Earlville, Ill., and Happ Herefords, Mendota, Ill., with a Jan. 17, 2010, son of CH Enuff Prophet 2913.

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BW 4.3 WW 55 YW 88 Grand and spring calf champion horned female, by Clayton Schmitt, Ulysses, Neb., with an April 2, 2010, daughter MM 20 M&G 47 of Golden Oak Outcross 18U.

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Moler ET, first named junior calf champion, featured EPDs of BW 3.2; WW 42; YW 67; MM 19; and M&G 40. She was also named reserve champion in the junior show. Winning the horned open female show was Clayton Schmitt, Ulysses, Neb., with H W4 Mariah 0103 ET by continued on page 46...

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Champion horned cowcalf pair, Jordan, Kelley, Mark and Nathan Largent, Kaycee, Wyo., with BW 3.9 an April 3, 2008, WW 68 daughter of GH YW 117 Rambo 279R, and her MM 20 April bull calf by Star M&G 54 L3 Gerber Vision 053.

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Reserve champion horned cow-calf pair, by Katie Nolles, Bassett, Neb., with a May 17, BW 3.9 2007, daughter of BR WW 54 Lansing 3060 and YW 84 her May heifer calf MM 17 by TCC Mr Davidson M&G 45 81 ET.

GH Adams Nitro Design ET 377X

Reserve grand and spring calf champion horned bull, by Adams Hirsche, High River, Alberta, and MJT Herefords, Edgerton, Alberta, with an April 26, 2010, son of UPS TCC Nitro 1ET.

H GH Belvakay 9014 ET

Reserve grand and spring yearling champion horned female, by Rope Stewart, Sterling City, Texas, with a March 1, 2009, daughter of GO Excel L18.

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Golden Oak Outcross 18U. The champion spring calf showed with EPDs of BW 4.3; WW 55; YW 88; MM 20; and M&G 47. Standing in the reserve champion horned heifer spotlight was Rope Stewart, Sterling City, Texas, with H GH Belvakay 9014 ET by GO Excel L18. She was first named spring yearling champion and boasted EPDs of BW 4.1; WW 55; YW 91; MM 27; and M&G 54. Belvakay was also named champion horned female in the junior show. DeLHawk Cattle Co. exhibited the first‑place horned get-of-sire with a group sired by CH Enuff Prophet 2913. In the horned show Adams Hirsche and Four L Hereford Farm, Atwood, Tenn., were both named premier exhibitor and Adams Hirsche was also premier breeder. At the conclusion of the polled show, Star Lake Cattle Ranch secured premier breeder, premier exhibitor and best six head titles.

Horned get-of-sire — DeLHawk Cattle Co. with a group sired by CH Enuff Prophet 2913.

Horned premier breeder — Adams Hirsche

Horned premier exhibitor — Adams Hirsche and Four L Hereford Farm, Atwood, Tenn.

Polled best 6 head — Star Lake Cattle Ranch

Polled premier breeder and premier exhibitor — Star Lake Cattle Ranch

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In the junior show, Amelia Stallings, Eugene, Ore., exhibited the reserve champion horned female, C Notice Me Nitro 9161 ET, which is a February 2009 daughter of UPS TCC Nitro 1ET. Champion polled Hereford female honors went to TCC MS Diana 01, owned by Blake Tucker, N. Platte, Neb. She is a March 2010 daughter of CRR About Time 743.

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 Junior Show  Judge: Shellie Collins, Frederick, Okla. • 94 head shown

Champion polled female

Reserve champion polled female

Champion horned female

Reserve champion horned female

Blake Tucker, N. Platte, Neb., with TCC Ms Diana 01, a March 1, 2010, daughter of CRR About Time 743.

Rope Stewart, Sterling City, Texas, with H GH Belvakay 9014 ET, a March 1, 2009, daughter of GO Excel L18.

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Bailey Buck, Madill, Okla., with Blacktop Vicky 028 ET, a Jan. 25, 2010, daughter of BR Moler ET.

Amelia Stallings, Eugene, Ore., with C Notice Me Nitro 9161 ET, a Feb. 27, 2009, daughter of UPS TCC Nitro 1ET

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Star Lake, Colyer Take Top Honors in Hereford Yard Show S

tar Lake Cattle Ranch, Skiatook, Okla., reigned victorious in the Hereford carload show capturing win number 12 and the coveted bronze trophy at the 2011 National Western Stock Show (NWSS) in Denver Jan. 14. Colyer Herefords, Bruneau, Idaho, topped the pen of three bull show and Baumgarten Cattle Co., Belfield, N.D., won the pen of three female show in the Denver Yards. Greg Shaw, Caldwell, Idaho, Mark Aiken, Iberia, Mo., and Cody Lowderman, Macomb, Ill., teamed up to evaluate the Yard shows which included eight carloads, 31 bull pens and 13 heifer pens. Shaw said the quality of the 2011 Yards show was impressive. “It was a pleasure to evaluate such a tremendous group of bulls and heifers, from top to bottom,” he said. “You can see

why the Hereford breed is regaining market share, because the quality of cattle here today is certainly going to move our industry forward.” Reserve grand champion carload honors went to the champion yearling carload of bulls exhibited by Mrnak Herefords, Bowman, N.D. Jensen Bros., Courtland, Kan., won the spring calf division before being selected reserve grand champion pen and K7 Herefords, Lockridge, Iowa, showed the reserve champion pen of three females. Placings for the show in the Yards start on Page 62. You can download a PDF of entry data and placings at Hereford.org. HW

Grand champion carload

Star Lake Cattle Ranch, Skiatook, Okla., with a group sired by Remitall Online 122L; HF 4L Beyond 36N; Go 3196 Advance S109; RVP STAR 533P Can-Am ET 57U and STAR Bright Future 533P ET.

Reserve grand champion carload

Mrnak Herefords, Bowman, N.D., with a group sired by MH Rambo 717 ET; MH Monument 567; MH Dakota Lad 6238 1ET; MH Monument 3147 and Remitall Keynote 20X.

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BW 4.9 WW 59

YW 92 MM 23

YW 98 MM 22

M&G 51 SC 40.3

M&G 51 SC 35.7

WT 1,318 WDA 3.78

WT 2,083 WDA 3.15

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Grand champion pen of bulls

Colyer Herefords, Bruneau, Idaho, with a group sired by UPS TC Nitro 1ET.

Reserve grand champion pen of bulls

BW 3.8 YW 99 M&G 49 WT 1,252 WW 63 MM 17 SC 35.5 WDA 3.63

Jensen Bros., Courtland, Kan., with a group sired by Beckley 758P Ontime 934S; CRR About Time 743 and KJ HVH 33N Redeem 485T ET.

Grand champion pen of females

Baumgarten Cattle Co., Belfield, N.D., with a group sired by TFR High Cotton 328 ET and HH Advance 286M 1ET.

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BW 4.0 YW 88 M&G 46 WT 1,145 WW 57 MM 17 SC 35.7 WDA 3.72

Reserve grand champion pen of females

K7 Herefords, Lockridge, Iowa, with a group sired by C-S Gran Torino 8172 ET; CJH Harland 408 and UPS Domino 3027.

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Torrance Family Purchases Hoffman/W4 Embryo Package for

$31,000 to Benefit Hereford Youth

National Junior Hereford Association board members are pictured with the donors of the 2011 Hereford Youth Foundation Female, Hoffman Ranch LLC and Hoffman/W4 LLC, and the purchasers of the package, the Torrance family of Torrance Polled Herefords, Media, Ill.

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ereford enthusiasts came together to support the youth of the breed Jan. 14 in the Beef Palace Auction Arena at the National Western Stock Show in Denver. The Torrance family of Torrance Polled Herefords, Media, Ill., bought Lot 1 for $31,000. All of the proceeds go to the Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA). With the purchase of Lot 1, the Torrances bought 40 Grade 1 embryos from the heart of Hoffman Ranch LLC and Hoffman/W4 LLC’s elite donor program.

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The embryo package is based around proven genetics designed to take the buyer’s Hereford operation to new levels. Hoffman Ranch is home to numerous national champions that are leaving their mark in the Hereford industry. These champions have left the showring to become donor dams. “The Hereford Youth Foundation of America owes a huge gratitude of thanks to the Hoffman Family and Hoffman Ranch/W4 LCC for stepping up to create the unique embryo package that was offered in the Mile High Night Sale,” says Amy Cowan, American Hereford Association director of youth activities and the HYFA. She adds, “This franchise package created a lot of excitement throughout the week in Denver, and we appreciate the Torrance family for capitalizing on this offering that will benefit Hereford youth across the nation. What a great testament to the Hereford youth program and the future of the breed. All proceeds will go to the $5 million capital campaign and will be used to fund scholarships, education and future Junior National Hereford Expos.” HYFA’s mission is to support scholarship, education and leadership activities within the Hereford breed. For more information about HYFA, visit HerefordYouthFoundation.org. HW

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Mile High Night Sale Averages $12,855 T

he national Hereford sale in Denver generally sets the tone for the spring sale season in Hereford circles, and if this year’s sale is any indication of the sales to come this spring, take a deep seat and enjoy the ride. A quality offering again graced the new display area before the sale, and several add-in lots also contributed to the strong averages. When Eddie Sims, National Cattle Services Inc., silenced the gavel for the final time, $455,610 had been spent, 8.375 bulls had averaged $26,101, more than double the average of last year, and 19 females had commanded $7,016 per head. Three flushes had brought $8,333, per flush, also about double the average of last year, and 52 embryos had averaged $687. The overall average was $12,855, up from $10,762 last year. Topping the sale at a whopping $69,000 was Lot 8, which was a one-time-only opportunity to buy semen from CL 1 Domino 955W, consigned by Hoffman/ W4 LLC, Thedford, Neb., and Churchill Cattle Co., Manhattan, Mont. Twenty-seven buyers took advantage of this rare opportunity by purchasing semen packages. Lot 8 buyers are Larsons’ Polled Herefords, Clifton, Texas; Carswell-Nichols Herefords, Alton, Kan.; Castle Herefords, Crawford, Okla.; Four L Hereford Farm, Atwood, Tenn.; Abrakadabra Cattle Co., Columbia, Mo.; Rocking Chair Ranch, Ft. McKavett, Texas; Rogers Herefords/Eldred Family Herefords, Eatonville and Bellingham, Wash.; BC Herefords, Toledo, Wash.; Olsen’s Timberline Ranch, Raymond, Wash.; George Ochsner & Sons, Torrington, Wyo.; Grand Meadows Farm, Ada, Mich.; Cottonwood Springs Farm, Cedar, Mich.; Roy Chumbley, Sherman, Texas; Chris Frans, Thomas, Okla.; Wells Bekins, Buffalo, Wyo.; Jay Middleswarth, Torrington, Wyo.; Mimms Herefords, Lorenzo, Texas; Fuchee Creek Cattle Co., Cushing, Okla.; Kent Dedert, Quincy, Ill.; Mike Steckel, Taylor, Neb.; Coleman Herefords, Westcliffe, Colo.; Al Calise/Dick England, Bend, Ore.; Kevin Heath, Cody, Neb.; Climbing Tree Ranch, Westcliffe, Colo.; Julius Kellner, Okeene, Okla.; Heartland Herefords LLC, Berwyn, Neb. and Jensen Bros., Courtland, Kan. Close behind at $52,000 was the second high-selling offering, Lot 3, a quarter-interest in DeLHawk Kahuna 1009 ET. DeLHawk Cattle Co., Earlville, Ill., and Happ Herefords, Mendota, Ill., consigned this “future superstar” bull. Buyers included: John Bicklehaupt, Mt. Carroll, Ill.; Nelson Land & Cattle, Kingston, Okla.; Gale Laudeman Family, Bremen, Ind.; Hill & Hollow Farms, Bradford, Ohio; Miller Herefords, Oblong, Ill.; Jensen Farms, Bonfield, Ill.; Albin Farms, Newman, Ill.; Grassy Run Resources Inc., Winfield W. Va.; Derek Tribble, Union City, Mo.; Scott Torrance Family, Media, Ill.; Grant Wiswell Family, Elkhorn, Wis.; Kegley Farms, Burlington, Wis.; Bauer Hereford Farm/Way More Encore/County Line Cattle, Bonfield, Ill.; George Oschner & Sons, Torrington, Wyo.; ANL Polled Herefords, www.hereford.org

Steelman, Sask.; Andy Lamb, Wilson, Wis.; Elise Hackett, Tuscola, Ill.; White Cattle Co., Buffalo, Wyo.; Glascock Cattle, Streator, Ill.; MCS Polled Herefords, Elgin, Okla.; Starr Polled Herefords, Manawa, Wis.; Lowderman Cattle Co., Macomb, Ill.; Mill Creek Ranch, Alma, Kan.; Deana Jak Farms, New Enterprise, Pa.; Rod Shorthorn Farm, Arlington, Ill.; McAfee Herefords, Brighton, Ill.; and Merle Jackson, Holyoke, Colo. Michigan State University, E. Lansing, Mich., consigned the third high seller, Lot 23. Eight buyers spent $30,000 for half-interest and full possession of promising young bull MSU Xerox 20X by CRR About Time 743. Lot 23 buyers are: Genex Cooperative Inc., Shawano, Wis.; Doss Hereford Farms, Smithville, Mo.; Boyd Beef Cattle, Mays Lick, Ky.; NJB Limited, Harvest Ala.; Donato Ramos, Laredo, Texas; Phil Trowbridge, Ghent, N.Y.; Ye Olde McDonald’s Farm, Grand Rapids, Mich.; David and Kathleen Hawkins, Mason, Mich.; and Michigan State University. Lot 29, the pick of the 2011 heifer calf crop from NJW Polled Herefords, Ned and Jan Ward, Sheridan, Wyo., gathered $22,000 from Cassidy Hanson, Linn Grove, Iowa. A very popular lot this year was the pick of the Atkins Herefords, Tea, S.D., and Delaney Herefords, Lake Benton, Minn., carload of bull calves. Remitall West and Harvie Ranching, Olds, Alberta, Canada, and Dorbay Polled Herefords, Dorchester, Ontario, Canada, selected JDH 10S Yankee 39X, a Feb. 12, 2010, son of AH Yankee 10S. Rounding out the high sellers was Lot 17, L3 Desert Oasis 040, an April 8, 2010, daughter of Golden Oak Outcross 18U, a consignment from Largent and Sons, Kaycee, Wyo. B Bar Ranch, Roby, Texas, selected this popular lot. The Mile High Night Sale was managed by National Cattle Services, Elgin, Okla., and the American Hereford Association. Eddie Sims, Elgin, Okla., and Matt Sims, Edmond, Okla., served as auctioneers for this year’s event. — Joe Rickabaugh, AHA director of field management and seedstock marketing

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The Best of Times

Matt Copeland, Nara Visa, N.M., considers being named 2011 Hereford Herdsman of the Year among the greatest achievements of his life. by Christy Couch Lee

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eeting the love of his life. Watching his family grow. And, being recognized by those he respects. These are the shining moments in the life of the 2011 Hereford Herdsman of the Year, Matt Copeland, Nara Visa, N.M. “This is one of the best things to happen to me, aside from getting married, someday having children and then watching my children have grandchildren,” Matt says. “There’s no amount of success you can do up here on the Hill — no amount of purple banners — nothing that will compare to what all of these great people did for me.” Matt 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. 15 at the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) in Denver. Matt is the fourth generation to make Herefords a business on the family’s New Mexico ranch, Copeland and Sons LLC, which has been in operation since 1943. Today, the Copelands run about 130 registered Hereford cows

and 400 commercial cows, including 80 cows used for the production of club calves. He attended Dodge City (Kansas) Community College, where he competed on the livestock judging team and placed in the top 10 in hogs and cattle at the North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) national collegiate livestock judging contest. He graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2007 with a degree in animal science and returned to the home operation, where he serves as herdsman today. Matt works alongside his parents, Cliff and Pat, and his grandparents, Clifford and Barbara. And, when he married Kyla, last June, she became an integral part of the operation, as well. “My dad, grandpa and I are partners in our family operation, and we share the responsibility and the load,” he says. “It’s a family effort. We live and die together.” The Copeland family has a tradition of respect in the cattle industry. Two years ago, they were named the New Mexico Ranch Family of the Year by the New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association.

In the ring Matt has been in the showring from a young age, getting his start showing a bull calf alongside his grandfather at the New Mexico State Fair. “That experience struck a fire in me at a young age,” he says. “I’ve enjoyed showing forever at state and national shows.” The Copeland family has showed for many years at the state and local levels. And, in the past six years, they’ve hit the national scene, exhibiting at the NAILE, NWSS, American Royal, Fort Worth, Arizona National and Junior National Hereford Expos (JNHE). In 2002 Matt received the John Wayne Scholarship and the Golden Bull Achievement Award for his contributions to agriculture and the Hereford breed. However, he says, his greatest moments in the ring were during the 2005 JNHE, when he was named a finalist for the Junior Hereford Herdsman of the Year, placed in the Top 10 of the national showmanship competition and captured the reserve grand champion horned heifer title. “That was a very successful year,” he says. “That JNHE was a big milestone for me. I mean, I was excited to win a class, much less do what I did. The competition is tough. All of the stars have to line up, and it’s such a prestigious show to win.” Although winning is great, he says, even greater rewards come from his time in the showring. “Nothing compares to walking into the showring with your friends, elders and people you truly respect,” Matt says. “Win, lose or draw, you’re out there with your fellow breeders and cattlemen.” Matt also finds great pride in watching the youth of the industry grow into mature cattle producers themselves. “To watch these juniors that were little bitty kids come back with their own show strings is a neat thing for me to watch,” he says. “It’s really fun to watch them grow and mature and to develop into respectable breeders.”

Models to follow

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be in the position I’m in today,” he says. “I owe everything to them — my morals, values and work ethic. When they didn’t have it to give to me, they gave it, because they loved me.” He credits his wife, Kyla, for her support, as well. “There are plenty of times when you walk into the house late at night and you have to have some moral and mental support,” Matt says. “Kyla is that for me. She’s a great mentor and support system.” Matt says he appreciates Mark Copus, Burkburnett, Texas, for helping fine tune his clipping and fitting skills through the years. In addition, Gary and Kathy Buchholz, Waxahachie, Texas, have served as incredible role models and Three generations of Copelands work together on the ranch. Pictured here are Matt, mentors, he adds. Pat, Clifford, Barbara and Cliff. Gary says Matt is a great testament to the Hereford breed. “Matt makes cattle and the Hereford In addition, Drew says, Matt is a true herdsman with breed a priority,” he says. “Ranching is a true family heritage, cattle on display at shows. “You don’t go by the Copelands’ and it’s exciting to see a young herdsman come back to stalls and see things out of place or disorderly,” he says. ranch with the family and to have the integrity he possesses. “They always present themselves as a class act and represent Matt has earned the respect of Hereford breeders.” the breed well.” And not only has Matt earned breeders’ respect, he says Drew’s brother, Kyle, adds, “Matt and the Copeland he has tremendous respect for those cattlemen, as well. family are a hard working outfit that does it the cowboy way, “Without their support, I wouldn’t have achieved what I have when hard work perseveres and family matters.” Not only achieved,” Matt says. “There are so many people who have does Matt take pride in presenting his cattle in the best given so much to me. It may have been a little thing to them possible light, he says he also enjoys the business simply “for — telling me that my stock looked good or offering a piece the love of the game.” of advice — but it was big to me. They’ve all given more “Whether you’re showing, breeding for show cattle, than they had to.” breeding to improve your breeding program or cow herd or Matt has taken the opportunity to return the favor trying to make better bulls for your commercial buyers, to me to younger Hereford breeders it’s just the thrill of doing it all, to see including Drew Perez, whose family if your ideas were a step in the right operates C&M Herefords in Nara direction,” he says. “It’s a rush.” Visa, just south of the Copeland’s Aside from the rush, Matt ranch. Drew says Matt has always says he’s made speechless by his made time to lend a hand, whether herdsman recognition. “To be put it be with branding or weaning at with the elite group of men and C&M or with fitting at a show. women that came before me is very “Even if he has a heifer in the humbling and honoring,” he says. same class, he’ll always run over to “Never in a million years did I expect help me,” Drew says. “I’ve always to be blessed with such a prestigious appreciated him for doing that, honor by all of the people that I’ve and not many would do that for come to know, honor and respect in their competition.” this breed.” HW

Advice from the Hereford Herdsman of the Year 2011 Hereford Herdsman of the Year, Matt Copeland, Nara Visa, N.M., offers these words of advice and encouragement to the youth of the Hereford industry. Put in the work. “Hard work and perseverance pay off, even when you don’t think it will,” Matt says. “These people proved that to me today.”

Dream big. “Never give up on your hopes and dreams, because there is no dream too big if you want it bad enough,” he says. “There is still plenty I want to accomplish, too.”

Watch and learn. “Find the people that you truly respect, and watch and learn what they do,” Matt advises. “Study them, and determine if that’s the way you want to do it.”

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Avoid the drama. “Don’t get wrapped up in all the drama — who thinks they’re cool and who doesn’t,” he says. “You just need to do your own thing, do it right and work hard. Do that, and you’ll gain the respect of the people you need to gain the respect from.”

Chart your own course. “Don’t deviate from the path of what you want to accomplish in your life,” Matt says. “Stay your own course.”

Believe in yourself. “Don’t ever let anybody tell you that you can’t do it,” he says. “Use that as a driving tool. I have. Say, ‘Step back and watch me. Hide and watch.’ You can do anything you set your heart and mind to.” HW

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2011 Grand Champion Horned Bull

DeLHawk Kahuna 1009 ET {DLF,IEF,HYF} BW 5.1; WW 52; YW 83; MM 17; M&G 44; FAT 0.00; REA 0.50; MARB -0.04

Syndicate Buyers: Bauer Hereford Farm Waymar/Encore County Line Cattle Nelson Land and Cattle Miller Herefords Hill ‘N’ Hollow Farms Jensen Farms Albin Farms George Oschner & Sons ANL

Lamb Brothers Glascock Cattle Gale Laudeman Family Grassy Run Farms Derek Tribble Torrance Polled Herefords Grant Wiswell Family Kegley Farms Bickelhaupt Herefords Elise Hackett

White Cattle Co. MCS Cattle Starr Polled Herefords Merle Jackson Lowderman Cattle Co. Mill Creek Ranch McDonald Farm Deana Jak Farms Inc. McAfee Herefords Rod Shorthorn Farm

Special thanks to the DeLHawk crew.

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David and Marcia DeLong, owners • delcoph@aol.com 6625 E. Elm Dr., Janesville, WI 53546 • 608-756-3109 Tom and Mandy Hawk, managers 1880 S. Paw Paw Rd., Earlville, IL 60518 • 815-739-3171 Andrew Spinazola, Herdsman 309-313-2191 thawk@delhawkcattle.com • www.delhawkcattle.com www.hereford.org


Senior

SLDK VENDETTA V-9 ET {DLF,IEF,HYF} 42949212 — Calved: Feb. 2, 2008 — Tattoo: LE V-9

C -S PURE GOLD 98170 {SOD,CHB}{IEF,DLF} ANKONIAN MIDAS 72 42262982 LEMAR GIRL WATCH 3J

C GOLD RUSH 1ET C MS DOM 93218 1ET GERBER WATCHFIRE 117F {SOD,CHB} LEMAR MIS MOH QUEST 1F

REMITALL ONLINE 122L {SOD,CHB}{DLF,HYF,IEF} MH MISS ONLINE 486 {IEF,DLF} P42526954 JV JENNY 624

REMITALL EMBRACER 8E {SOD,CHB}{HYF} REMITALL CATALINA 24H HH ADVANCE 9012Y {SOD}{IEC,DLF} JV JENNY 438

CE 1.3 (P); BW 3.0 (.21); WW 55 (.18); YW 85 (.17); MM 23 (.12); M&G 51; MCE 2.8 (P); SC 1.0 (.08); FAT 0.01 (.10); REA 0.35 (.11); MARB 0.15 (.10); BMI$ 20; CEZ$ 16; BII$ 17; CHB$ 27

We sincerely appreciate the many compliments and interest in Vendetta. Sladek Farms would like to thank Sunset Ridge Herefords for purchasing one-half interest and full possession in Vendetta. Semen: $50/Straw, 10 straw minimum; Association certificate fees only.

• 2011 Denver Champion Senior Hereford Bull. A Denver favorite of breeders from all breeds. • Vendetta has the “look” that grabs everyone’s attention and is truly powerful from every angle. It’s been said, “There’s not another bull that is this massive and muscular, yet walks as free and sound.” • Vendetta is one of the most promising new AI sires in the breed today. He is a true beef bull in terms of muscle, mass and depth of rib, correctness of feet and leg structure, eye appeal and EPDs.

Sunset Ridge Herefords Billy Martin 404-376-6414 1359 County Line Rd., Cumming, GA 30040 Fax 770-886-6849 • srherefords@att.net www.sunsetridgeherefords.com

Jim and Cathy Sladek 4680 Taft Ave. S.E., Iowa City, IA 52240 319-337-3261 Office 319-330-3380 Cell 319-339-1744 Fax jesladek@hotmail.com Cattle for sale at all times. Visitors are always welcome.

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2011 National Western Reserve Junior Calf Champion

MSU KEEPSAKE 25X ET P43108345 — Calved: Feb. 26, 2010 — Tattoo: BE 25X REMITALL EMBRACER 8E {SOD,CHB}{HYF} REMITALL ONLINE 122L {SOD,CHB}{IEF,HYF,DLF} P42254372 REMITALL CATALINA 24H

REMITALL ACME 10A {SOD} PLAIN LAKE BELLE 20X 117P 5B MM RSM STOCKMASTER 512 {SOD,CHB}{HYF,IEF,DLF} REMITALL CATALINA 139C

MSU BR HALLMARK 25H MSU KEEPSAKE 32N {IEF,DLF} P42392375 MSU KEEPSAKE 81K

REMITALL KEYNOTE 20X {SOD,CHB} BR L1 DOMINETTE 8077 MM RSM STOCKMASTER 512 {SOD,CHB}{IEF,HYF,DLF} STAR KEEPSAKE PF 18F

Mark your calendars:

Fall Fest Sale

Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011

A special thanks to MSU for breeding 25X and to Ken Geuns, Cody Sankey and the crew at MSU for the great job of exhibiting her. We are extrememly excited about 25X and the awesome potential this female has.

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2011

enver Fall Heife D r Division Winner

KCL 533 Flying Expectation ET CE -4.5 (P); BW 5.1 (.22); WW 52 (.20); YW 82 (.19); MM 22 (.13); M&G 48; MCE 3.7 (P); SC 0.7 (.10); FAT 0.00 (.14); REA 0.10 (.15); MARB 0.03 (.13); BMI$ 14; CEZ$ 11; BII$ 12; CHB$ 21

Sire: STAR Bright Future 533P ET Dam: BR MSU Ms Showline 2042 ET • Sells in our April 30th sale.

BR MSU Ms Showline 2042 ET Dam of Flying Expectation Ms Showline won Denver in 2004

Running L Ranch LLC

Ken and Carolyn Larson, owners Lee Larson, manager 972-824-5869 2793 F.M.1991, Clifton, TX 76634 runlranch@aol.com www.larsonspolledherefords.com www.hereford.org

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 Carload and Pen Placings 

Heifer Pen Placings Junior Heifer Calves — Calved 2/27/2010 to 4/28/2010 Nolles Cattle Co., Bassett, Neb. Pelton Polled Herefords, Halliday, N.D. Tipton Ranch, Lewellen, Neb. Stutheit Hereford Farm, Johnson, Neb. Junior Heifer Calves — Calved 2/12/2010 to 3/9/2010 Baumgarten Cattle Co., Belfield, Neb.* DaKitch Hereford Farms, Ada, Minn. Bookcliff Herefords, Russell, Kan. Douthit Herefords, St. Francis, Kan. Junior Heifer Calves — Calved 1/25/2010 to 3/10/2010 K7 Herefords, Lockridge, Iowa** Snowshoe Cattle Co., Pompeys Pillar, Mont. 4V Douthit Hereford Ranch, St. Francis, Kan. Granzow Herefords, Herington, Kan. Senior Heifer Calves — Calved 9/1/2009 to 9/21/2009 NS Polled Herefords, Mason, Ohio*

Rank

Age

BW

WW

YW

MM

M&G

FAT

REA

WT

WDA

SC

1 2 3 4

284 311 266 315

3.5 3.9 3.8 4.4

51 52 49 54

83 82 70 81

17 20 20 22

42 45 44 49

0.01 -0.03 -0.01 0.00

0.33 0.55 0.41 0.37

795 835 763 827

2.80 2.68 2.87 2.62

– – – –

1 2 3 4

316 319 316 328

3.9 2.2 1.1 5.0

49 53 42 48

80 81 66 75

19 16 21 20

44 43 42 44

0.00 0.01 0.03 0.00

0.45 0.33 0.14 0.18

943 847 878 807

2.99 2.65 2.78 2.46

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1 2 3 4

350 330 335 330

1.7 3.9 3.2 4.7

51 45 51 51

80 67 80 93

26 18 19 22

52 40 45 48

0.03 -0.02 0.01 0.04

0.42 0.54 0.22 0.18

883 853 852 832

2.53 2.59 2.54 2.52

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1

493

2.8

52

84

15

40

-0.01

0.37

1,062

2.15

1 2

309 305

4.1 3.6

51 42

85 70

25 24

50 45

0.00 -0.01

0.27 0.24

1,026 1,035

3.32 3.40

36.8 34.8

1 2 3

349 339 347

4.9 3.9 4.0

59 51 57

98 87 89

22 24 21

51 50 49

0.00 -0.01 0.01

.039 1,318 0.42 1,101 0.42 1,162

3.78 3.25 3.35

35.7 34.7 36.3

1

478

2.3

51

85

30

56

0.02

0.29

1,405

2.94

38.3

1 2

661 695

5.1 4.2

56 50

92 82

23 21

51 46

0.02 0.01

0.37 0.13

2,083 1,859

3.15 2.67

40.3 41.0

1 2 3 4 5

308 304 283 292 300

4.0 3.8 3.5 3.1 4.4

57 54 50 45 51

88 86 86 72 81

17 17 22 21 19

46 44 47 44 45

-0.01 0.01 0.04 0.00 0.01

0.46 0.32 0.17 0.22 0.34

1,145 1,083 1,048 1,082 947

3.72 3.56 3.70 3.71 3.16

35.7 34.7 34.0 36.2 31.8

1 2 3 4

316 304 318 313

4.4 3.5 3.5 2.9

57 62 47 49

91 97 75 79

18 19 19 17

47 50 43 41

-0.02 -0.01 -0.01 -0.01

0.54 0.45 0.38 0.26

1,155 1,042 1,057 985

3.66 3.42 3.33 3.15

34.5 33.2 32.0 35.5

1 2 3 4

318 317 323 313

4.0 2.9 4.2 2.5

45 46 50 48

69 71 83 76

23 21 15 18

45 44 39 42

0.01 -0.03 -0.01 -0.02

0.49 0.45 0.37 0.44

1,080 1,050 1,047 992

3.40 3.31 3.24 3.16

35.3 31.8 35.0 33.7

1 2 3 4 5

345 329 330 323 322

3.8 4.1 5.5 4.0 1.7

63 57 71 50 41

99 90 114 84 65

17 17 19 20 16

49 45 54 46 36

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.03

0.66 0.65 0.52 0.43 0.07

1,252 1,143 1,232 1,088 1,070

3.63 3.48 3.74 3.37 3.33

35.5 32.8 35.5 35.3 33.8

1 2 3 4 5

337 331 336 331 334

2.9 4.8 3.9 2.2 2.9

57 55 52 46 53

88 88 88 75 87

23 16 21 22 21

52 43 47 45 47

0.00 0.00 0.00 -0.01 0.02

0.48 0.50 0.18 0.34 0.16

1,187 1,125 1,058 1,037 958

3.53 3.40 3.15 3.14 2.87

35.8 34.7 35.0 36.5 33.5

1 2 3 4

462 485 458 488

3.6 5.0 3.8 2.5

54 44 53 34

82 75 85 59

20 20 25 21

47 42 51 38

-0.02 0.03 -0.00 0.03

0.47 0.09 0.49 -0.11

1,493 1,472 1,373 1,271

3.23 3.04 3.00 2.61

34.0 38.3 35.0 35.2

1

506

2.3

57

96

29

58

0.05

0.56

1,422

2.81

37.8

1 2 3

662 684 685

3.6 4.9 5.5

54 52 49

88 84 95

19 24 19

46 49 44

0.00 0.03 -0.01

0.40 0.13 0.36

1,845 1,805 1,800

2.79 2.64 2.63

39.5 42.3 39.5

Carload Placings Spring Bull Calves — Calved 3/1/2010 to 3/30/2010 Ridder Hereford Ranch, Callaway, Neb. * Lowell Fisher Family, Spencer, Neb. ** Junior Bull Calves — Calved 1/5/2010 to 3/28/2010 Star Lake Cattle Ranch, Skiatook, Okla.* Delaney Herefords Inc., Lake Benton, Minn. ** Churchill Cattle Co., Manhattan, Mont. Senior Bull Calves — Calved 9/1/2009 to 10/26/2009 B&D Herefords, Claflin, Kan. * Yearling Bulls — Calved 2/5/2009 to 4/11/2009 Mrnak Herefords, Bowman, N.D.* 4V Douthit Hereford Ranch, St. Francis, Kan. **

Bull Pen Placings Spring Bull Calves — Calved 3/3/2010 to 4/28/2010 Jensen Bros., Courtland, Kan.* Ernst Herefords, Windsor, Colo. Fawcett’s Elm Creek Ranch, Ree Heights, S.D. Sidwell Herefords, Carr, Colo. Blach Land and Cattle, Yuma, Colo. Spring Bull Calves — Calved 3/1/2010 to 4/2/2010 Seely Sayre, Arenzville, Ill.** DaKitch Hereford Farms, Ada, Minn. Sadler Herefords, Perkins, Okla. Tom-Pat Verquer & Sons, Trinidad, Colo. Junior Bull Calves — Calved 2/12/2010 to 3/26/2010 Snowshoe Cattle Co., Pompeys Pillar, Mont. Pelton Polled Herefords, Halliday, N.D. Ernst Herefords, Windsor, Colo. Pelton Polled Herefords, Halliday, N.D. Junior Bull Calves — Calved 1/18/2010 to 4/1/2010 Colyer Herefords, Bruneau, Idaho* Perks Ranch, Rockford, Ill. Schmidt Herefords, Pipestone, Minn. Baumgarten Cattle Co., Belfield, N.D. Bookcliff Herefords, Russell, Kan. Junior Bull Calves — Calved 2/5/2010 to 2/26/2010 Sandhill Farms, Haviland, Kan.** Heritage Cattle Co., Buhl, Idaho 4V Douthit Hereford Ranch, St. Francis, Kan. Tom-Pat Verquer & Sons, Trinidad, Colo. Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, Colo. Senior Bull Calves — Calved 9/5/2009 to 11/12/2009 Langford Herefords, Okmulgee, Okla. * Middleswarth Herefords, Torrington, Wyo. ** Davis Herefords, Maple Hill, Kan. Moon Herefords, Harrison, Ark. Yearling Bulls — Calved 8/24/2009 to 8/30/2009 Mill Creek Ranch / Pied Piper Farm, Alma, Kan.* Yearling Bulls — Calved 2/18/2009 to 5/5/2009 Milligan Herefords, Kings, Ill.** Carswell-Nichols Herefords, Alton, Kan. Douthit Herefords, St. Francis, Kan. *Division champion ** Reserve division champion

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Reserve junior calf carload: Delaney Herefords Inc., Lake Benton, Minn.

Champion senior calf carload: B&D Herefords, Claflin, Kan.

Reserve spring calf carload: Lowell Fisher Family, Spencer, Neb.

Champion senior bull calf pen: Langford Herefords, Okmulgee, Okla.

Reserve senior bull calf pen: Middleswarth Herefords, Torrington, Wyo.

Reserve spring bull calf pen: Seely Sayre, Arenzville, Ill. Not pictured: Champion spring calf carload: Ridder Hereford Ranch, Callaway, Neb. Reserve yearling carload: 4V Douthit Hereford Ranch, St. Francis, Kan. Reserve junior bull calf pen: Sandhill Farms, Haviland, Kan.

Champion yearling bull pen: Mill Creek Ranch/ Pied Piper Farm, Alma, Kan. www.hereford.org

Champion senior heifer calf pen: NS Polled Herefords, Mason, Ohio

Reserve yearling bull pen: Milligan Herefords, Kings, Ill.

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 Horned Division and Class Placings 

Class 101 — Horned Spring Heifer Calves Calved 5/2/2010 to 6/11/2010 — 7 head shown EPDs BW WW YW MM MG FAT REA Winner 6.5 54 89 25 51 -0.01 0.29 Class Avg: 4.4 55 89 21 48 0.00 0.42 1. Austin Breeding, Miami, Texas, with B&C Ms Top Gun 0178 by GH Adams Top Gun ET 516T. 2. Justin Schohr, Gridley, Calif., with SS DJS Ms Cody Macy 0S49 by UPS Domino 5271. 3. Showtime Cattle Co., Greenfield, Ind., with Showtime Sophia Ex 021 by H Excel 8051 ET.

Class 102.A — Horned Spring Heifer Calves Calved 4/8/2010 to 4/17/2010 — 7 head shown BW WW YW MM MG FAT REA EPDs 4.3 51 89 18 44 -0.02 0.44 Winner Class Avg: 4.1 50 83 20 45 -0.01 0.39 1. Copeland & Sons LLC, Nara Visa, N.M., with JCS Precious 0285 by JCS Cool Kat 6928. 2. Wyatt Kegley, Burlington, Wis., with KF Barbara Jean 120X by Golden Oak Outcross 18U. 3. Largent & Sons, Kaycee, Wyo., with L3 Lady Oasis 050 by Golden Oak Outcross 18U. Class 102.B — Horned Spring Heifer Calves Calved 3/27/2010 to 4/5/2010 — 8 head shown EPDs BW WW YW MM MG FAT REA Winner 4.3 55 88 20 47 0.00 0.57 Class Avg: 4.4 54 87 19 46 -0.02 0.48 1. Clayton Schmitt, Ulysses, Neb., with H W4 Mariah 0103 ET by Golden Oak Outcross 18U. 2. Mitchell Tucker, N. Platte, Neb., with TCC Ms Natalie 06 ET by TCC Orange County Chopper 70ET. 3. Korbin Collins, Flanagan, Ill., with Purple RRO Ruby 41X by JCS Showtime.

Class 102.C — Horned Spring Heifer Calves Calved 3/2/2010 to 3/17/2010 — 12 head shown EPDs BW WW YW MM MG FAT REA Winner 5.1 58 87 30 59 -0.05 0.50 Class Avg: 3.7 51 82 21 46 -0.01 0.40 1. Montana, Chance, Austin and Nick Deppe, Maquoketa, Iowa, with H W4 Favor 0036 ET by GO Excel L18. 2. Hoffman Herefords, Thedford, Neb.; and Mark Sneed, Ewing, Ill., with H ASM 743 Mindy 007 by CRR About Time 743. 3. Kurt Thomas, Wolfforth, Texas, with KT Ms All About Her 0163 by CRR About Time 743. Class 103.A — Horned Junior Heifer Calves Calved 2/15/2010 to 2/25/2010 — 6 head shown BW WW YW MM MG FAT REA EPDs Winner 5.1 43 61 17 38 0.00 0.06 Class Avg: 4.3 50 79 20 45 -0.01 0.33 1. Murray Andrews, Moose Jaw, Sask., with Triple-A Max’s Platinum ET 4X by Triple-A 87J Maximus 4M. 2. Jessica Middleswarth, Torrington, Wyo., with DeLHawk Purple Bliss 1027 by NLC 146 Pistol Pete 717 ET. 3. Kaitlyn Culy, Hagerstown, Ind., with Showtime Gabby 013 by AA Powerload. Class 103.B — Horned Junior Heifer Calves Calved 2/2/2010 to 2/13/2010 — 7 head shown EPDs BW WW YW MM MG FAT REA Winner 2.3 59 85 31 60 -0.01 0.57 Class Avg: 3.8 54 85 20 47 -0.01 0.50 1. Drew Perez, Nara Visa, N.M., with C&M New Mexico Lady 0011 by H5 9126 Domino 752. 2. Madison Chaney, Perkins, Okla., with SHR S01 Emma 005 ET by HCC Legacy S01 ET. 3. Shayne Myers, Colusa, Calif., with TH 525 63N Fairview 84X by TH JWR SOP 16G 57G Tundra 63N. Class 104 — Horned Junior Heifer Calves Calved 1/6/2010 to 1/18/2010 — 4 head shown EPDs BW WW YW MM MG FAT REA Winner 4.8 59 87 22 52 0.02 0.44 Class Avg: 5.0 59 95 18 48 -0.01 0.55 1. Rope Stewart, Sterling City, Texas, with Churchill Lady 032X by Golden Oak Outcross 18U. 2. Adams-Hirsche Herefords, High River, Alberta; and Sherry Hanson, Conde, S.D., with GH Adams Turbo Missy 139X by BAR SG Turbo Power 90T. 3. Jamie Bays, Breckenridge, Colo., with GH Adams Sassy Rambo 73X by GH Rambo 279R.

Reserve spring calf champion heifer: Mitchell Tucker, North Platte, Neb., with TCC MS Natalie 06 ET by TCC Orange County Chopper 70ET.

Reserve junior calf champion heifer: Rope Stewart, Sterling City, Texas, with Churchill Lady 032X by Golden Oak Outcross 18U.

Reserve fall calf champion heifer: Tyler Allan, Schulenburg, Texas, with GKB EJE Breeze 9106 ET by UPS TCC Nitro 1ET.

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Junior calf champion heifer: Drew Perez, Nara Visa, N.M., with C&M New Mexico Lady 0011 by H5 9126 Domino 752.

Fall calf champion heifer: Jess Hawk, Earlville, Ill., with DeLHawk WRB JTH Ida 0967 ET by CH Enuff Prophet 2913.

Intermediate champion heifer: Elizabeth Nessler, Sherman, Ill., with PRCC GKB 6170 Miss Excel 150W by C Moler 6170 ET.

Class 105 — Horned Winter Heifer Calves Calved 11/4/2009 to 12/3/2009 — 3 head shown EPDs BW WW YW MM MG FAT REA Winner 4.4 44 69 18 40 -0.01 0.27 Class Avg: 4.3 44 69 19 40 0.00 0.18 1. Ashlee and Maggie Ashby, Castle Rock, Wash., with Schurman Golden Lass 9083 by C Pure Gold 4056. 2. Kace Ingvoldsen, Live Oak, Calif., with SS DJS Antonio Midori 9S93 by SS Wesco Antonio 6S57. 3. J.D. Schnitker, Memphis, Texas, with F&F JDM Molly 965 by F&F Starfire 220. Class 106 — Horned Senior Heifer Calves Calved 9/10/2009 to 10/1/2009 — 4 head shown EPDs BW WW YW MM MG FAT REA Winner 5.1 55 80 20 47 0.01 0.39 Class Avg: 4.6 53 83 16 42 -0.01 0.50 1. Jess Hawk, Earlville, Ill., with DeLHawk WRB JTH Ida 0967 ET by CH Enuff Prophet 2913. 2. Tyler Allan, Schulenburg, Texas, with GKB EJE Breeze 9106 ET by UPS TCC Nitro 1ET. 3. Courtney Tribble, Puyallup, Wash., with TTF Stanns Bright Future 120W by TTF Stanns Top Gun 223T. Class 107 — Horned Late Summer Yearling Heifers EPDs BW WW YW MM MG FAT REA Winner 5.0 50 80 23 48 -0.03 0.47 Class Avg: 4.5 51 83 23 49 -0.02 0.52 Calved 7/14/2009 to 7/26/2009 — 2 head shown 1. Heath Lord, Red Oak, Texas, with BAR 627 Alaina 9672 ET by GKB Downtown B627 ET. 2. 5B Hereford Ranch, Ferndale, Wash., with 5B Fantastic Wifi Garrie W11 by C Fantastic 2165. Class 108 — Horned Early Summer Yearling Females Calved 5/4/2009 to 6/10/2009 — 6 head shown EPDs BW WW YW MM MG FAT REA Winner 5.0 53 91 28 54 -0.03 0.48 Class Avg: 4.0 52 82 24 50 -0.01 0.43 1. Elizabeth Nessler, Sherman, Ill., with PRCC GKB 6170 Miss Excel 150W by C Moler 6170 ET. 2. Mariah Behrends, San Jose, Ill., with JBC Crane Victory 954 ET by CH Enuff Prophet 2913. 3. Matthew Compton, Greenfield, Ind., with MSC Ramseys Sylvia Powerload by AA Powerload.

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Reserve intermediate champion heifer: Mariah Behrends, San Jose, Ill., with JBC Crane Victory 954 ET by CH Enuff Prophet 2913.

Reserve spring yearling champion heifer: Upstream Ranch and Carlee Meeks, Taylor Neb.; and Kelsey Hirsche, High River, Alberta, with UPS Miss Saga 9282 1ET by SR Saga 1137.

Junior yearling champion heifer: Blake Ochsner, Torrington, Wyo., with GO MS 7195 Advance W39 by HH Advance 7195T.

Reserve junior yearling champion heifer: Amelia Stallings, Eugene, Ore., with C Notice Me Nitro 9161 ET by UPS TCC Nitro 1ET.

Reserve spring calf champion bull: Austin Breeding, Miami, Texas, with B&C Top Gun 0154 1ET by GH Adams Top Gun ET 516T.

Reserve junior calf champion bull: Star Lake Cattle Ranch, Skiatook, Okla.; Turkey Feather Ranch, Ada, Okla.; Kasey Herman, Skiatook, Okla.; and BJ Herman & Sons, Edgerton, Ohio, with STAR KKH SSF Kemosabe 47X ET by UPS TCC Nitro 1ET.

Fall calf champion bull: Four L Hereford Farm, Atwood, Tenn.; and Rogan Hereford Farms, Rogersville, Tenn., with Four L RF 3126 Domino 9035 by Four L 767G Domino 3126 ET.

Reserve fall calf champion bull: Four L Hereford Farm with Four L Dakota Dandy 9126W 35 by MH Dakota 0230.

Class 109 — Horned Spring Yearling Females Calved 3/1/2009 to 4/19/2009 — 11 head shown EPDs BW WW YW MM MG FAT REA Winner 4.1 55 91 27 54 -0.03 0.59 Class Avg: 4.3 55 86 22 50 -0.01 0.50 1. Rope Stewart, Sterling City, Texas, with H GH Belvakay 9014 ET by GO Excel L18. 2. Upstream Ranch and Carlee Meeks, Taylor, Neb.; and Kelsey Hirsche, High River, Alta., with UPS Miss Saga 9282 1ET by SR Saga 1137. 3. Garrett Floyd, Wink, Texas, with TCC Miss Gracie 94 ET by K 64H Ribstone Lad 157K. Class 110 — Horned Junior Yearling Heifers Calved 1/5/2009 to 2/27/2009 — 8 head shown EPDs BW WW YW MM MG FAT REA Winner 1.2 49 77 24 48 0.05 0.24 Class Avg: 3.9 53 87 21 47 0.00 0.46 1. Blake Ochsner, Torrington, Wyo., with GO Ms 7195 Advance W39 by HH Advance 7195T. 2. Amelia Stallings, Eugene, Ore., with C Notice Me Nitro 9161 ET by UPS TCC Nitro 1ET. 3. Kirbie Day, Waxahachie, Texas, with GH 7101 Jayce 330W by UPS JT Neon 7101 1ET. Class 201 — Horned Spring Bull Calves Calved 5/6/2010 — 1 head shown BW WW YW MM MG FAT REA EPDs Winner 5.2 61 94 19 49 0.04 0.31 1. Niemeyer Cattle Co., Peyton, Colo., with N Mr Dakota’s Homer 018 by MH Dakota 0230. Class 202.A — Horned Spring Bull Calves Calved 4/1/2010 to 4/30/2010 — 9 head shown BW WW YW MM MG FAT REA EPDs 4.9 64 108 20 52 -0.01 0.62 Winner Class Avg: 4.4 57 93 19 48 -0.01 0.52 1. Adams-Hirsche Herefords, High River, Alberta; and MJT Herefords, Edgerton, Alberta, with GH Adams Nitro Design ET 377X by UPS TCC Nitro 1ET. 2. Austin Breeding, Miami, Texas, with B&C Top Gun 0154 1ET by GH Adams Top Gun ET 516T. 3. Hoffman-W4 LLC, Thedford, Neb.; Ewing Farms, Fordland, Mo.; Malone Hereford Farm, Moline, Kan., and Trent McMillen, Walnut Grove, Mo., with H W4 Pure Country 0109 by Golden Oak Outcross 18U. Class 202.B — Horned Spring Bull Calves Calved 3/2/2010 to 3/26/2010 — 6 head shown EPDs BW WW YW MM MG FAT REA Winner 4.5 55 86 30 58 -0.04 0.45 Class Avg: 3.8 52 84 21 47 -0.01 0.38 1. Michael Perez, Nara Visa, N.M., with C&M Stockman 0029 ET by GO Excel L18. 2. Thorstenson Hereford Ranch, Selby, S.D., and K&B Herefords, Onida, S.D., with K&B Trigger 0150X ET by K&B Bandido 8227U ET. 3. Copeland & Sons LLC, Nara Visa, N.M., with JCS Cool Kat 0268 by JCS Cool Kat 6928. Class 203 — Horned Junior Bull Calves Calved 2/1/2010 to 2/18/2010 — 5 head shown EPDs BW WW YW MM MG FAT REA Winner 4.8 50 86 19 44 0.00 0.37 Class Avg: 4.3 51 84 19 44 0.00 0.28 1. Grass Pond Farm, Greendell, N.J., and Tara Hausner, Thomasville, Pa., with HCC Advantage X24 by HB STAR Battle Ground 2013. 2. Larsons’ Polled Herefords, Clifton, Texas, with KCL 533 Formal Attire 2042 ET by STAR Bright Future 533P ET. 3. Clayton Miller, Thorntown, Ind., with MH Messenger 0523 by Harvie Dan T-Bone 196T. www.hereford.org

Class 204 — Horned Junior Bull Calves Calved 1/6/2010 to 1/29/2010 — 9 head shown EPDs BW WW YW MM MG FAT REA Winner 5.1 52 83 17 44 0.00 0.50 Class Avg: 4.2 57 92 18 47 -0.01 0.55 1. DeLHawk Cattle, Earlville, Ill., and Happ Herefords, Mendota, Ill., with DeLHawk Kahuna 1009 ET by CH Enuff Prophet 2913. 2. Star Lake Cattle Ranch, Skiatook, Okla.; Turkey Feather Ranch, Ada, Okla.; Kasey Herman, Skiatook, Okla.; and B.J. Herman & Sons, Edgerton, Ohio, with STAR KKH SSF Kemosabe 47X ET by UPS TCC Nitro 1ET. 3. Adams-Hirsche Herefords, High River, Alberta, and Rotello Cattle Co., Navasota, Texas, with GH Adams Rambo Rascal ET 27X by GH Rambo 279R. 3. DeLHawk Cattle, Earlville, Ill., with DeLHawk Ammo 1011 ET by CH Enuff Prophet 2913. Class 205 — Horned Winter Bull Calves Calved 11/20/2009— 1 head shown EPDs BW WW YW MM MG FAT REA Winner 4.3 41 66 30 50 -0.01 0.08 1. Four L Hereford Farm, Atwood, Tenn., and Rogan Hereford Farms, Rogersville, Tenn., with Four L RF 3126 Domino 9035 by Four L 767G Domino 3126 ET.

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Yearling champion bull: Churchill Cattle Co., Manhattan, Mont.; Mark Cooper, Willow Creek, Mont.; and Hoffman-W4 LLC, Thedford, Neb., with CL 1 Domino 955W by CL 1 Domino 637S 1ET.

Reserve yearling bull: Kevin Jensen, Courtland, Kan.; and Dylan Evans, Lebo, Kan., with KJ DWE 968R Revise 051W by KJ C&L Pure Frost 645N ET.

Class 206 — Horned Senior Bull Calves Calved 9/11/2009 to 10/10/2009 — 2 head shown EPDs BW WW YW MM MG FAT REA Winner 4.3 52 78 19 45 0.02 0.17 3.6 50 77 22 47 0.03 0.26 Class Avg: 1. Four L Hereford Farm, Atwood, Tenn., with Four L Dakota Dandy 9126W 35 by MH Dakota 0230. 2. Steven Schohr, Gridley, Calif., with SS Cody Dominator 9S89 by UPS Domino 5271. Class 209 — Horned Spring Yearling Bulls Calved 3/13/2009 to 4/14/2009 — 5 head shown EPDs BW WW YW MM MG FAT REA Winner 4.4 54 84 22 49 0.01 0.33 Class Avg: 4.5 52 84 23 49 -0.02 0.36 1. Kevin Jensen, Courtland, Kan., and Dylan Evans, Lebo, Kan., with KJ DWE 968R Revise 051W by KJ C&L Pure Frost 645N ET. 2. Fawcetts Elm Creek Ranch, Ree Heights, S.D., with ECR L18 Extra Deep 9279 by GO Excel L18. 3. Cache Cattle Co., Wellsville, Utah; Micheli Hereford Ranch, Ft. Bridger, Wyo.; and Thain Family Partnership, Carson City, Nev., with CC 52S 2400 Comeback 13V by CC CX United 52S ET. Class 210 — Horned Junior Yearling Bulls Calved 1/4/2009 to 2/22/2009 — 7 head shown EPDs BW WW YW MM MG FAT REA Winner 5. 59 99 25 55 -0.01 0.61 Class Avg: 4.8 54 89 19 46 0.00 0.42 1. Churchill Cattle Co., Manhattan, Mont.; Mark Cooper, Willow Creek,

Champion senior bull: Sladek Farms, Iowa City, Iowa; and Sunset Ridge Herefords, Cumming, Ga., with SLDK Vendetta V-9 ET by Ankonian Midas 72.

Reserve champion senior bull: Largent & Sons, Kaycee, Wyo.; and Langford Herefords, Okmulgee, Okla., with L3 Winn Rambo 851 by GH Rambo 279R.

Mont.; and Hoffman - W4 LLC, Thedford, Neb., with CL 1 Domino 955W by CL 1 Domino 637S 1ET. 2. Gary and Kathy Buchholz, Waxahachie, Texas; Mallorie Phelps, Grandview, Texas; and Jacqueline Rosson, Milford, Texas, with GKB EJE B627 Full Tank B927 ET by GKB Downtown B627 ET. 3. Larsons’ Polled Herefords, Clifton, Texas, and Langum Cattle Ranch, Woodbridge, Calif., with KCL 17N Neon Sign 2042 12W ET by GH Neon 17N. Class 211 — Horned Senior Yearling Bulls Calved 9/4/2008 — 1 head shown BW WW YW MM MG FAT REA EPDs 5.5 68 108 18 52 -0.01 0.80 Winner 1. Nathan, Mark, Kelley and Jordan Largent, Kaycee, Wyo., with L3 Pix Rambo 911 ET by GH Rambo 279R. Class 212 — Horned 2-Year-Old Bulls Calved 2/2/2008 to 5/5/2008 — 3 head shown EPDs BW WW YW MM MG FAT REA 3.0 55 85 23 51 0.01 0.35 Winner 4.2 61 98 20 51 -0.01 0.63 Class Avg: 1. Sladek Farms, Iowa City, Iowa, and Sunset Ridge Herefords, Cumming, Ga., with SLDK Vendetta V-9 ET by Ankonian Midas 72. 2. Largent & Sons, Kaycee, Wyo., and Langford Herefords, Okmulgee, Okla., with L3 Winn Rambo 851 by GH Rambo 279R. 3. Niemeyer Cattle Co., Peyton, Colo., with N Mr Neon Flash 812 by GH Neon 17N.

 Polled Division and Class Placings 

Class 401 — Polled Spring Heifer Calves Calved 5/1/2010 to 5/12/2010 — 4 head shown EPDs BW WW YW MM MG FAT REA Winner 4.1 58 97 23 52 0.01 0.54 Class Avg: 4.0 52 83 18 44 0.00 0.36 1. Bailey Morrell, Willows, Calif., with H W4 Jean 0143 ET by Golden Oak Outcross 18U. 2. Brett Jones, Darlington, Wis., with OC Legend 811 Avery 5X by Feltons Legend 242. 3. Purple Reign Cattle Co., Toulon, Ill., with Purple Eliza 69X by Purple Tonic 10M.

Class 402.A — Polled Spring Heifer Calves Calved 4/6/2010 to 4/26/2010 — 10 head shown EPDs BW WW YW MM MG FAT REA Winner 5.9 60 98 19 49 -0.01 0.61 Class Avg: 4.2 55 88 17 44 -0.01 0.50 1. Landgren Ranch, Bartlett, Neb., and Upstream Ranch, Taylor, Neb., with UPS Miss Nitro 0364 ET by UPS TCC Nitro 1ET. 2. Kirbie Day, Waxahachie, Texas, with KLD 3060 Penny Lane D105 ET by BR Lansing 3060. 3. Purple Reign Cattle Co., Toulon, Ill., with Purple MB Jewels 4X ET by UPS TCC Nitro 1ET. Class 402.B — Polled Spring Heifer Calves Calved 4/1/2010 to 4/4/2010 — 10 head shown EPDs BW WW YW MM MG FAT REA Winner 2.8 52 81 17 43 -0.04 0.52 Class Avg: 4.2 55 88 17 44 -0.01 0.50 1. Michigan State University, E. Lansing, Mich., with MSU Apollonia 39X ET by CRR About Time 743. 2. Amanda Ash, Newton, Wis., with ECR 80P Miss Sue 0225 ET by LaGrand Reload 80P ET. 3. George Lees, Arcola, Sask., with Glenlees 129T Dawne 103X by Remitall Timekeeper 129T.

Spring calf champion heifer: Mallorie Phelps, Grandview, Texas, with Purple Vintage 25X ET by SG CG Hard Rock 5073.

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Reserve spring calf champion heifer: Landgren Ranch, Bartlett, Neb.; and Upstream Ranch, Taylor, Neb., with UPS Miss Nitro 0364 ET by UPS TCC Nitro 1ET.

Class 402.C — Polled Spring Heifer Calves Calved 3/18/2010 to 3/30/2010 — 10 head shown BW WW YW MM MG FAT REA EPDs Winner 4.2 51 86 20 46 0.00 0.48 Class Avg: 4.0 51 84 19 44 -0.01 0.38 1. Amelia Stallings, Eugene, Ore., with C Ms Bailout 0235 ET by TH 75J 243R Bailout 144U ET. 2. Shelby Rogers, Hamilton, Texas, with OAKS Ellie 0049 by H Easy Deal 609 ET. 3. Zane Hausner, Thomasville, Pa., with HCC Violet X10 ET by UPS Odyssey 1ET. www.hereford.org


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Reserve junior calf champion heifer: Michigan State University, E. Lansing, Mich., with MSU Keepsake 25X ET by Remitall Online 122L.

Fall calf champion heifer: Larsons’ Polled Herefords, Clifton, Texas, with KCL 533 Flying Expectation ET by STAR Bright Future 533P ET.

Reserve fall calf champion heifer: Intermediate champion heifer: Ben & Brooke Jensen, Courtland, Tyler Allan with C TMS CJC Raquel Kan., with KJ BJ 544T Mistress 083W 906 by UPS TCC Nitro 1ET. ET by CRR About Time 743.

Class 402.D — Polled Spring Heifer Calves Calved 3/5/2010 to 3/15/2010 — 13 head shown EPDs BW WW YW MM MG FAT REA Winner 3.5 50 74 20 45 0.01 0.39 Class Avg: 4.3 54 85 20 47 -0.01 0.43 1. Mallorie Phelps, Grandview, Texas, with Purple Vintage 25X ET by SR CG Hard Rock 5073. 2. Drew Perez, Nara Visa, N.M., with C&M New Mexico Lady 0036 ET by THM Durango 4037. 3. Kirbie Day, Waxahachie, Texas, with KLD 533P Karla D104 ET by STAR Bright Future 533P ET. Class 402.E — Polled Spring Heifer Calves Calved 3/1/2010 to 3/4/2010 — 9 head shown BW WW YW MM MG FAT REA EPDs Winner 3.0 51 78 18 43 -0.03 0.52 Class Avg: 3.7 50 80 20 44 -0.01 0.38 1. Blake Tucker, N. Platte, Neb., with TCC Ms Diana 01 by CRR About Time 743. 2. Morgan Wiedenhoeft, Huntington, Ind., with CLF GCC Flirtini X301 by STAR TRF Battle Chief 356P. 3. Ridgeview Farm, Alto, Mich., with Goble Nightngale 312X by STAR TRF Battle Chief 356P.

Reserve intermediate champion heifer: Abigale Farley, Alcester, S.D., with UPS Miss Nitro 9328 1ET by UPS TCC Nitro 1ET.

Reserve spring yearling champion heifer: Montana, Chance, Austin and Nick Deppe, Maquoketa, Iowa, with H Venus 9070 ET by CRR About Time 743.

Class 403.A — Polled Junior Heifer Calves Calved 2/16/2010 to 2/26/2010 — 9 head shown BW WW YW MM MG FAT REA EPDs Winner 3.0 51 84 18 43 -0.02 0.39 Class Avg: 3.1 51 81 20 46 -0.01 0.38 1. Michigan State University, E. Lansing, Mich., with MSU Keepsake 25X ET by Remitall Online 122L. 2. Emilee and Dylan Kottkamp, Clayton, Ind., with NJW 78P 4037 Ladysport 121X ET by THM Durango 4037. 3. Kyra Stierwalt, Leedey, Okla., with GO Ms Outcross X76 by Golden Oak Outcross 18U.

Class 404.B — Polled Junior Heifer Calves Calved 1/3/2010 to 1/12/2010 — 7 head shown EPDs BW WW YW MM MG FAT REA Winner 5.5 59 98 24 53 0.01 0.34 Class Avg: 4.6 54 88 19 45 0.00 0.45 1. Keysto and Miranda Stotz, Skiatook, Okla., with STAR MKS B’yond Belief 32X ET by HF 4L Beyond 36N. 2. Blayke Breeding, Miami, Texas, with B&C AB Express 0105 by BR 20X Felton 2020 ET. 3. Sarah, Emma, Vada and Hannah Vickland, Longmont, Colo., with Churchill Lady 008X ET by Golden Oak Outcross 18U.

Class 403.B — Polled Junior Heifer Calves Calved 2/11/2010 to 2/15/2010 — 9 head shown BW WW YW MM MG FAT REA EPDs Winner 3.7 57 87 20 48 -0.03 0.44 Class Avg: 4.8 56 90 21 49 0.00 0.41 1. Karey Howes, Taneytown, Md., with KPH Purple Snooki 002 by THM Durango 4037. 2. Kaci McAfee, Brighton, Ill., with DeLHawk KO Envy 1024 ET by CH Enuff Prophet 2913. 3. Blake and Logan Boyd, May’s Lick, Ky., with NJW 98S 4037 Dew Drop 118X by THM Durango 4037.

Class 405 — Polled Winter Heifer Calves Calved 11/8/2009 to 12/7/2009 — 5 head shown EPDs BW WW YW MM MG FAT REA Winner 4.4 44 76 21 43 0.01 0.29 Class Avg: 4.5 50 81 19 44 0.00 0.36 1. Karlee Osborne, Sheridan, Ill., with Redden 5001 Sophie W17 by AB Giacomo 6008 5001 ET. 2. Lauren White, Buffalo, Wyo., with 2TK 554 Trisha 141W by TH JWR SOP 16G 57G Tundra 63N. 3. Kari and Brooke Brumley, Orovada, Nev., with BF 6158 Skyy 965W by C Lucchese 6158 ET.

Class 403.C — Polled Junior Heifer Calves Calved 2/1/2010 to 2/8/2010 — 10 head shown EPDs BW WW YW MM MG FAT REA Winner 2.2 49 84 20 45 -0.04 0.58 Class Avg: 3.6 54 87 18 45 -0.01 0.51 1. Ned and Jan Ward, Sheridan, Wyo., and Pablo Martin y Herrera, Provincia De Buenos Aires, Arg., with NJW 78P 4037 Luxury 66X ET by THM Durango 4037. 2. Bell Ward, Sheridan, Wyo., with NJW 43T 4037 Forever Edna 28X by THM Durango 4037. 3. Kagney Collins, Flanagan, Ill., with Purple Lola 6X ET by UPS TCC Nitro 1ET.

Class 406 — Polled Senior Heifer Calves Calved 9/4/2009 to 10/18/2009 — 9 head shown EPDs BW WW YW MM MG FAT REA Winner 5.1 52 82 22 48 0.00 0.10 Class Avg: 4.3 53 85 18 45 -0.01 0.42 1. Larsons’ Polled Herefords, Clifton, Texas, with KCL 533 Flying Expectation ET by STAR Bright Future 533P ET. 2. Ben and Brooke Jensen, Courtland, Kan., with KJ BJ 544T Mistress 083W ET by CRR About Time 743. 3. Heath Lord, Red Oak, Texas, with GKB EJE Breeze 9109 ET by UPS TCC Nitro 1ET.

Class 404.A — Polled Junior Heifer Calves Calved 1/13/2010 to 1/28/2010 — 8 head shown EPDs BW WW YW MM MG FAT REA 3.2 42 67 19 40 -0.04 0.39 Winner Class Avg: 3.8 53 86 19 46 0.00 0.51 1. Bailey Buck, Madill, Okla., with Blacktop Vicky 028 ET by BR Moler ET. 2. Jacob Jensen, Bonfield, Ill., with DeLHawk Whisper 1012 ET by TH JWR SOP 16G 57G Tundra 63N. 3. Danielle Starr, Manawa, Wis., with MSU SPH Dixie Carter 8X by MSU TCF Revolution 4R.

Class 407 — Polled Late Summer Yearling Females Calved 7/3/2009 to 8/21/2009 — 3 head shown EPDs BW WW YW MM MG FAT REA Winner 4.9 52 97 18 44 -0.02 0.47 Class Avg: 4.9 49 86 16 40 -0.03 0.50 1. Jordan, Kelley, Mark and Nathan Largent, Kaycee, Wyo., with L3 Lady Storm 008 by HPH Desert Dust 139. 2. T-Bone Ranch Co., Antonito, Colo., with TBR Image Gal 9803 ET by BR Moler ET. 3. Justin Bacon, Prairie Grove, Ark., with LJR Miss Unexplainable X01 by LaGrand Reload 80P ET.

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Junior yearling champion heifer: Karey Howes, Taneytown, Md., with JB Remetee 213 by Purple Milsap 45S.

Reserve junior yearling champion heifer: Nicole and Danielle Starr, Manawa, Wis., with MSU Keepsake 24W ET by BR Moler ET.

Class 408 — Polled Early Summer Yearling Females Calved 5/1/2009 to 6/1/2009 — 5 head shown EPDs BW WW YW MM MG FAT REA Winner 4.9 60 95 18 47 -0.02 0.61 Class Avg: 4.6 51 84 20 46 -0.01 0.45 1. Tyler Allan, Schulenburg, Texas, with C TMS CJC Raquel 906 by UPS TCC Nitro 1ET. 2. Abigale Farley, Alcester, S.D., with UPS Miss Nitro 9328 1ET by UPS TCC Nitro 1ET. 3. Mallorie Phelps, Grandview, Texas, with STAR KKH SSF HCC Venus 385W ET by DM BR L1 Domino 146. Class 409.A — Polled Spring Yearling Females Calved 4/2/2009 to 4/22/2009 — 7 head shown EPDs BW WW YW MM MG FAT REA Winner 3.3 47 74 23 46 -0.04 0.52 Class Avg: 4.3 51 82 18 43 -0.01 0.41 1. Montana, Chance, Austin and Nick Deppe, Maquoketa, Iowa, with H Venus 9070 ET by CRR About Time 743. 2. Purple Reign Cattle Co., Toulon, Ill., and Randa Owen, Ft. Payne, Ala., with Purple HCC Billie Jean 32W by NJW 1Y Wrangler 19D. 3. Boggy Creek Polled Herefords, Ragley, La., and Bryan Cattle Co., Dawson, Texas, with KLD BR Rosemary D93 ET by BR Moler ET. Class 409.B — Polled Spring Yearling Females Calved 3/5/2009 to 3/29/2009 — 10 head shown EPDs BW WW YW MM MG FAT REA 5.1 64 102 17 49 0.03 0.56 Winner Class Avg: 4.3 53 84 19 46 0.00 0.43 1. Mallorie Phelps, Grandview, Texas, with STAR KKH SSF Mirror Image 286W by MSU TCF Titleist 2T ET. 2. Shane Werk, Herman, Minn., with WERK Forever Lady 914 ET by BR Moler ET. 3. Jake Hart, Pawnee, Okla., with TCC Miss Harland 93 ET by CJH Harland 408. Class 410 — Polled Junior Yearling Heifers Calved 1/7/2009 to 2/24/2009 — 7 head shown EPDs BW WW YW MM MG FAT REA Winner 4.7 55 87 15 43 -0.02 0.41 Class Avg: 4.0 54 88 18 45 -0.02 0.50 1. Karey Howes, Taneytown, Md., with JB Remetee 213 by Purple Milsap 45S. 2. Nicole and Danielle Starr, Manawa, Wis., with MSU Keepsake 24W ET by BR Moler ET. 3. Star Lake Cattle Ranch, Skiatook, Okla.; Kasey Herman, Skiatook, Okla.; and B.J. Herman & Sons, Edgerton, Ohio, with STAR KKH SSF Keyshona 25W ET by Remitall Online 122L. Class 501 — Polled Spring Bull Calves Calved 5/3/2010 to 5/10/2010 — 6 head shown EPDs BW WW YW MM MG FAT REA Winner 4.1 58 97 23 52 0.01 0.54 Class Avg: 4.2 52 85 18 43 -0.01 0.37 1. Hoffman - W4 LLC, Thedford, Neb., with H W4 Grizzly 0146 ET by Golden Oak Outcross 18U. 2. Kelle Lowe, De Soto, Texas, with KCL 144 Bail Bond 92S 88X ET by TH 75J 243R Bailout 144U ET. 3. Rockin’ W Polled Herefords, Schulenburg, Texas, and Don Moler, Cheyenne, Okla., with DM RW Stricker 0022 ET by TH 75J 243R Bailout 144U ET. Class 502.A — Polled Spring Bull Calves Calved 4/3/2010 to 4/20/2010 — 4 head shown EPDs BW WW YW MM MG FAT REA Winner 4.4 49 80 18 42 0.00 0.40 Class Avg: 3.4 53 86 20 46 0.00 0.39 1. Star Lake Cattle Ranch, Skiatook, Okla., with STAR Legendary Details 319X by HCC Legacy S01 ET. 2. Ike Redden, Bloomington, Ind., with

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Reserve spring calf champion bull: Star Lake Cattle Ranch with STAR Legendary Details 319X by HCC Legacy S01 ET.

Junior calf champion bull: Star Lake Cattle Ranch; Tennessee River Music Inc., Ft. Payne, Ala.; and Moss Land & Cattle LLC, Bow, Wash., with STAR Market Index 70X ET by RVP STAR 533P Can-Am ET 57U.

Redden 743 Just N Time X02 by CRR About Time 743. 3. Katie Nolles, Bassett, Neb., with KN James Bond 007 ET by TH 75J 243R Bailout 144U ET. Class 502.B — Polled Spring Bull Calves Calved 3/13/2010 to 3/20/2010 — 4 head shown EPDs BW WW YW MM MG FAT REA Winner 2.9 45 77 20 42 0.01 0.27 Class Avg: 3.9 48 82 18 42 -0.01 0.35 1. Cory Wood, Maysville, Mo., and Hoffman Herefords, Thedford, Neb., with H Richochet 0314 ET by TH 75J 243R Bailout 144U ET. 2. Hoffman Herefords, Thedford, Neb., with H Bullet 0313 ET by TH 75J 243R Bailout 144U ET. 3. Karly and Kyle Biddle, Walcott, Iowa, with Double K OJ DK103 by LaGrand Reload 80P ET. Class 502.C — Polled Spring Bull Calves Calved 3/3/2010 to 3/9/2010 — 7 head shown EPDs BW WW YW MM MG FAT REA Winner 4.3 52 86 16 42 0.00 0.28 3.7 50 82 19 44 -0.01 0.35 Class Avg: 1. Larsons’ Polled Herefords, Clifton, Texas, with KCL 122 Willie Nelson 37J17XET by Remitall Online 122L. 2. Purple Reign Cattle Co., Toulon, Ill., with Purple Kingsley 23X ET by GO Excel L18. 3. McInnis Cattle Co., May, Texas, with MCC Cyrus X517 by TFR Cyrus 225 ET. Class 503 — Polled Junior Bull Calves Calved 2/2/2010 to 2/16/2010 — 4 head shown EPDs BW WW YW MM MG FAT REA Winner 4.6 60 98 20 50 0.01 0.51 Class Avg: 3.9 57 91 22 50 -0.01 0.46 1. Harvie Ranching, Olds, Alberta; Raymond Chittick, Mayerthorpe, Alberta; and Chittick Family Hereford Ranch, Mayerthorpe, Alberta, with Harvie High Roller ET 66X by Harvie Traveler 69T. 2. Coyote Ridge Ranch, LaSalle, Colo., with CRR 4037 Cargo 021 by THM Durango 4037. 3. Hayley Miller, Thorntown, Ind., with MH 29F T-Bone 0725 ET by Harvie Dan T-Bone 196T. Class 504 — Polled Junior Bull Calves Calved 1/14/2010 to 1/14/2010 — 2 head shown EPDs BW WW YW MM MG FAT REA Winner 5.3 60 100 25 55 -0.01 0.51 Class Avg: 4.9 65 107 21 53 0.00 0.56 1. Star Lake Cattle Ranch, Skiatook, Okla.; Tennessee River Music Inc., Ft. Payne, Ala.; and Moss Land & Cattle LLC, Bow, Wash., with STAR Market Index 70X ET by RVP STAR 533P Can-Am ET 57U. 2. Sladek Farms, Iowa City, Iowa, and Sunset Ridge Herefords, Cumming, Ga., with SLDK SRH Xplosion X601 ET by Remitall Stanmore 290S. Class 505 — Polled Winter Bull Calves Calved 11/19/2009 — 1 head shown EPDs BW WW YW MM MG FAT REA Winner 4.0 52 92 19 45 -0.02 0.42 1. Kallie Goss, Vinton, Calif., with KK New Invention 980 by TCW Full Throttle 8E 204N. Class 506 — Polled Senior Bull Calves Calved 9/5/2009 to 10/11/2009 — 5 head shown EPDs BW WW YW MM MG FAT REA Winner 4.1 54 83 20 47 0.04 0.41 Class Avg: 4.6 56 91 18 46 0.01 0.43 1. Mill Creek Ranch, Alma, Kan., and Ryan and Sharon Breiner, Manhattan, Kan., with MCR B Pure Prophet 9148ET by CH Enuff Prophet 2913. 2. Edwin Kottkamp & Son, Clayton, Ind., and Fraley Farms, www.hereford.org


 Polled Division and Class Placings 

Reserve junior calf champion bull: Harvie Ranching, Olds, Alberta; and Chittick Family Hereford Ranch, Mayerthorpe, Alberta, with Harvie High Roller ET 66X by Harvie Traveler 69T.

Fall calf champion bull: Mill Creek Ranch, Alma, Kan.; and Ryan & Sharon Breiner, Manhattan, Kan., with MCR B Pure Prophet 9148ET by CH Enuff Prophet 2913.

Reserve fall calf champion bull: Edwin Kottkamp & Son, Clayton, Ind.; and Fraley Farms, Martinsville, Ind., with EKS 172R Sir William W51 by TH JWR SOP 16G 57G Tundra 63N.

Intermediate champion bull: Levon Nichols, Ringwood, Okla., with NCC Spider Golden News 113W by SHF REM Newscaster 122L N34.

Reserve intermediate champion bull: Iron Lake Ranch, Athens, Texas; and Churchill Cattle Co. with CCC ILR GG Wallace 9177W ET by BR DM CSF Wallace ET.

Reserve yearling champion bull: Star Lake Cattle Ranch; TCF & Co., Petoskey, Mich.; and Turkey Feather Ranch with STAR TCF Lock-N-Load 300W ET by Lagrand Reload 80P ET.

Class 509.B — Polled Spring Yearling Bulls Calved 3/1/2009 to 3/17/2009 — 6 head shown BW WW YW MM MG FAT REA EPDs Winner 5.3 58 98 20 49 -0.03 0.67 5.0 53 86 19 45 -0.01 0.43 Class Avg: 1. Star Lake Cattle Ranch, Skiatook, Okla.; TCF & Co., Petoskey, Mich.; and Turkey Feather Ranch, Ada, Okla., with STAR TCF Lock-N-Load 300W ET by LaGrand Reload 80P ET. 2. Pierce’s Hereford Haven, Baraboo, Wis.; Lamb Bros. Beef, Wilson, Wis.; and Windy Hills Herefords, Roberts, Wis., with PHH PCC KJ 750P Big Country934 by BR Moler ET. 3. Coyote Ridge Ranch, LaSalle, Colo.; Churchill Cattle Co., Manhattan, Mont.; and Iron Lake Ranch, Athens, Texas, with CRR Helton 980 by GO L18 Excel T31.

Senior champion bull: Crittenden Bros., Imperial, Sask.; Gary & Norma Jean Boose, Nobleton, Ontario; and Brost Land & Cattle Co. Ltd., Irvine, Alberta, with GHC-Taboo Coalition 52U by GHC Volume III ET 139S.

Reserve senior champion bull: Daniel & Robin Riker, Ionia, Mich.; and BJ Herman & Sons with SSF RLB Onkey 122L 949 805ET by Remitall Online 122L.

Class 510 — Polled Junior Yearling Bulls Calved 1/7/2009 to 2/17/2009 — 4 head shown EPDs BW WW YW MM MG FAT REA Winner 4.1 55 88 23 50 -0.01 0.29 Class Avg: 4.2 54 89 22 49 0.00 0.43 1. Star Lake Cattle Ranch, Skiatook, Okla.; TCF & Co., Petoskey, Mich.; Tennessee River Music Inc., Ft. Payne, Ala.; and Buffalo Bend Farm, Lawrenceburg, Tenn., with STAR TCF Shock & Awe 158W ET by STAR Bright Future 533P ET. 2. Nicona Brost, Irvine, Alberta; Crittenden Bros., Imperial, Sask.; Jay Holmes, Semans, Sask.; and Brost Land & Cattle Co. Ltd., Irvine, Alberta, with BBSF 101N Wrangler 29W by Blair-Athol 13K Major 101N. 3. Able Acres, Wingate, Ind.; Mud Creek Farms, German Valley, Ill.; and Thousand Hills Herefords, Stockton, Ill., with AA Airline 972 ET by Remitall Online 122L.

Class 512 — Polled 2-Year-Old Bulls Calved 2/26/2008 to 4/4/2008 — 6 head shown EPDs BW WW YW MM MG FAT REA Winner 5.0 61 104 23 53 0.03 0.42 Class Avg: 4.3 57 94 21 49 0.00 0.45 1. Crittenden Bros., Imperial, Sask.; Gary and Norma Jean Boose, Nobleton, Ont.; and Brost Land & Cattle Co. Ltd., Irvine, Alberta, with GHC-Taboo Coalition 52U by GHC Volume III ET 139S. 2. Joseph Barry, Portland, Ore., and High Desert Cattle Co., Canyon City, Ore., with KF Got Class 809U by DR World Class 517 10H. 3. Harvie Ranching, Olds, Alberta; Lorenzen Farms, Chrisman, Ill.; David Nelson, Valley City, N.D.; Nature’s Acres, Salem, Ill.; and Burns Polled Hereford Farm, Coulterville, Ill., with Harvie Dan Ricochet 167U by Harvie Sensation 26S.

Martinsville, Ind., with EKS 172R Sir William W51 by TH JWR SOP 16G 57G Tundra 63N. 3. Elliot and Skye Budney, Lebanon, Conn., with 4WF Instinct 52W by Harvie Traveler 69T. Class 508 — Polled Early Summer Yearling Bulls Calved 5/15/2009 to 5/20/2009 — 3 head shown EPDs BW WW YW MM MG FAT REA Winner 5.8 57 95 20 49 -0.01 0.31 Class Avg: 4.5 54 85 19 46 0.00 0.36 1. Levon Nichols, Ringwood, Okla., with NCC Spider Golden News 113W by SHF REM Newscaster 122L N34. 2. Iron Lake Ranch, Athens, Texas, and Churchill Cattle Co., Manhattan, Mont., with CCC ILR GG Wallace 9177W ET by BR DM CSF Wallace ET. 3. Morgan, John and Hayley Dobbs, Troup, Texas, with Ranger 0007 by KE Scar 262L 6075 ET. Class 509.A — Polled Spring Yearling Bulls Calved 3/19/2009 to 4/18/2009 — 5 head shown EPDs BW WW YW MM MG FAT REA 5. 59 94 20 49 -0.03 0.71 Winner Class Avg: 5.0 53 86 19 45 -0.01 0.43 1. Colyer Herefords, Bruneau, Idaho, and Albin Farms, Newman, Ill., with C New Era ET by UPS TCC Nitro 1ET. 2. Austin Breeding, Miami, Texas, with B&C L1 Will 29038 by B&C Outlook Express 25085. 3. Hoffman Herefords, Thedford, Neb.; Wells Bekins, Buffalo, Wyo.; Lauren SchiermiesterWhite, Buffalo, Wyo.; and White Cattle Co., Buffalo, Wyo., with H WCC/WB 668 Wyarno 9500 ET by TH JWR SOP 16G 57G Tundra 63N.

Class 511 — Polled Senior Yearling Bulls Calved 9/9/2008 — 1 head shown EPDs BW WW YW MM MG FAT REA Winner 4.9 58 101 19 48 -0.03 0.65 1. Daniel and Robin Riker, Ionia, Mich., and B.J. Herman & Sons, Edgerton, Ohio, with SSF RLB Onkey 122L 949 850ET by Remitall Online 122L. www.hereford.org

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K7 Herefords

2011 National Western Reserve Champion Pen of Heifers

Announcing: Bull Sale April 3, 2011, 1 p.m. at the Farm Selling 18 Bulls and 10 Heifers

K7 Herefords

Tom and Jo Heidt Family • 3388 240th St., Lockridge, IA 52635 • 608-574-2309

Bull and Heifer Sale Monday, March 21, 2011

1 p.m. (CST) • Lincoln County Fairgrounds • North Platte, Nebraska

Selling 50 Two-Year Old and Yearling Bulls 30 Registered Heifers

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Full Sister

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Semen: $50/Straw, 10 straw minimum; Association Certificate Fees Only

SLDK Vendetta V-9 ET • 2011 National Western Stock Show Champion Senior Hereford Bull. A Denver favorite of breeders from all breeds. • Vendetta’s first progeny have exceeded our high expectations. His light birth weight calves are vigorous from day one. • His calves not only excel in performance, they also have the look to be competitive. • We have an outstanding set of Vendetta and Poseidon calves for sale at the farm. Jim and Cathy Sladek 319-337-3261 Office 4680 Taft Ave. S.E. 319-330-3380 Cell Iowa City, IA 52240 319-339-1744 Fax jim.sladek@jcsfamilyfarms.com

Amos Hereford Farm Craig and Denise Amos 515-961-5847 515-238-9852 Cell cdamos@msn.com

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Encore The best problem-free, hard working genetics from a non-pampered, closed herd. Visit our century farm.

Duane and Mary Jo Ohnemus 641-942-6500 or 515-238-6627 21392 G58 Hwy., Milo, IA 50166 ohfarms@fbx.com

The Tom and Jo Heidt Family 3388 240th St. Lockridge, IA 52635 Cell 608-574-2309

Cattle for sale at all times Visitors are always welcome

Jackson Hereford Farms 64 Indian Ave., Mechanicsville, IA 52306 LeRoy 563-432-6969 Buell 563-432-6962 cdj@netins.net For Sale - Bulls, Females, Show Steers and Heifers (Horned and Polled) Registered Herefords Since 1890

Steve Landt Herefords Steve, Jinny, Erin and Adrienne Landt 33797 V Ave. Union, IA 50258 641-486-5472

Rod, Sue, Lisa and Sarah Stream 51590 State Hwy. 14 Chariton, IA 50049 641-774-8124 641-774-7422 Fax 641-203-2648 Cell streamcattle@hotmail.com www.streamcattle.com

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Mike 641-745-7949 Jerry 712-579-1511 Ray 641-745-2231 lpi@mchsi.com

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Hereford Breeders Believe in Family by Jennifer Carrico, High Plains Journal

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amily roots run deep at GKB Cattle, Waxahachie, Texas. Everyone is treated like family when they drive down the lane. Cow families are also important.

Gary and Kathy Buchholz both have a cattle background and feel that it is important to honor the cow families that have built their herd through the years. “We truly believe in cow families here and probably have more 10- to 12-year-old cows in our embryo program than we do younger cows,” Gary says. “If they can do their

job at that age, they are worth having around.” When the Buchholzes select replacements in the Hereford herd, longevity is very important. Heifers are selected on individual phenotype, but genotype plays a big part in making sure they are the “keeping kind” also. The Buchholzes run about 180 cows on their ranch just south of Dallas. That consists of 115 registered Herefords, 60 recipient cows carrying embryos from their continued on page 74...

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GKB has both a spring and fall calving program, but the bulk calve in the fall starting in October.

elite cows and a handful of Shorthorn cows they have left after selling most of the rest of that breed.

History Gary’s beginning in the cattle business was when he was in high school. While he wanted to buy a show heifer, his dad thought it would be a better idea for him to get a bank loan to purchase 25 Angus cows. “While it wasn’t what I wanted to do at the time, I now realize it was the right thing because I learned so much about raising cattle from that experience,” he says. Gary’s family moved to Texas from Illinois when he was 2 years old, as business brought them to the area. His father managed a grain elevator at the time. His family continues to have a grain elevator and feed business, along with some farm ground.

Gary attended college, studying agriculture education, and taught in the Duncanville school district for 11 years. He helped grow the agriculture education department and FFA program. Kathy grew up in west Texas, where her father still runs a Hereford ranch near Midland. She is a fourth generation Hereford breeder, growing up in 4-H and FFA programs, and holds a master’s degree in land economics. Kathy’s mother was also involved in the Hereford operation and is known as the first national intercollegiate rodeo all-around cowgirl champion in 1951. While Kathy was growing up, her mother was very involved with Hereford activities as well. The two met while attending the Fort Worth Stock Show in the late 1970s and later married in 1987. They have served as advisors to several different youth groups and are always willing to help juniors with their projects and activities. Gary and Kathy currently serve as National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) advisors. “We truly believe in the junior program. It teaches kids so much about values, work ethic and decision making, which is so important,” says Kathy. Not only did Gary and Kathy both grow up in the junior programs, but they have watched their families go through the process as well. Their nieces and nephew have shown for several years and continue the family’s success.

Land management Together Gary and Kathy judged the 2010 National Hereford Show in Denver.

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Pasture management is important at GKB, as summers can often be dry. Therefore, they keep a watchful eye on

their grass and what needs to be done to improve the pastures. Their winter pasture improvement includes the planting of endophyte-free fescue grass. “It’s a very hearty grass and withstands a lot of abuse, while still providing good nutrition for our cows,” says Gary. Other grasses have been interseeded, as well, to extend longevity of the grasses in their pastures. These improvements have helped them go from the need of four acres per cow to the need of only one acre per cow. Hay ground provides all the hay GKB cattle uses each year for feeding cattle through the winter months. Most of the hay baled on their ground is fed each year. High cane grasses are planted in some hay fields. These grasses are high yielding — up to 10 bales per acre — and are very highly palatable. Besides being fed high-quality hay, cows are fed a 20% protein cube throughout the year. Kathy says by feeding cows once or twice per week, it makes them easier to move between pastures and easier to round up when working them. Cattle are provided with a 27% protein tub and high-quality minerals all year.

Cow herd The Buchholzes select females that are the total package, focusing on longevity. A good foundation helps cows last in their herd. First-calf Hereford heifers are bred to Jersey bulls for calving ease. Female progeny from this group are then used for recipient cows after they have had their first calf. Calving times are in both the spring and the fall with the bulk of calving in the fall, starting in October. “If we have plenty of shade and cool nights, it is okay to calve in July and August, but we prefer to wait until we know the conditions are better for the cows,” says Gary. Gary is in charge of heat detection, and Kathy is in charge of artificial insemination (AI). She studies each cow based on when the cow is in standing heat, and she also uses temperature measurements in order to increase conception rates. www.hereford.org


“If a cow’s body temperature is too high, the semen will be damaged or killed before it can even reach the egg,” she explains. “Therefore, we make sure they have a proper body temperature before AIing. Sometimes that means letting a cow cool down for a while.” Cows are inseminated for one to two passes and then get turned out with bulls. With the merging of the polled Hereford and horned Hereford associations and registries, they have continued to have both polled and horned cattle in their herd to get the best genetics. When they first moved to their current location in 1998, they decided to concentrate on their Hereford program. Previously they had also operated Buchholz Bros. Shorthorns until 1992. Their Hereford herd started prior to the move to the Bardwell area, when they ranched with Kathy’s parents. Cows are put into the embryo program after they have had one calf. Generally, cows will be flushed one time and then bred back to maximize the production of the cow. “We look at longevity when we are breeding cows. We don’t flush heifers because we want to know what kind of cow they will be before we multiply their production,” says Gary. Calves are vaccinated, branded and tattooed at approximately one month of age and are then weaned at approximately six months of age, depending on what time of year it is and strictly depending on Mother Nature.

Calves are merchandised in many different ways; bulls and replacement heifers are sold at the ranch. Bull buyers include many cattlemen using Hereford bulls on Brahman females because of the Herefords’ docility. “We stress quality all around here, not quantity,” says Kathy. “Our customers are very important to us.”

Showing About 60-70% of the heifers sold go to a junior exhibitor. These show heifer prospects are sold at various consignment sales and, last year, GKB hosted its first Internet heifer sale in April. “It takes a lot of effort to do well in the showring, but if a junior is willing to make the commitment, they can become successful,” says Gary. “If a junior raises their cattle our way, then we will help them with management, including ensuring they calve unassisted the first time.” The Buchholzes hope their guidance will help juniors be in the black within three years of purchasing their project. They allow customers to bring back progeny to be sold in their sales. Those animals carry the GKB prefix along with the kid’s prefix. Exhibiting cattle at fairs and shows across the nation has been an excellent marketing tool for GKB. However, they realize that cattle must be able to perform outside the showring. “A heifer can be a show heifer but, ultimately, they have to be a cow,” says

GKB cattle compete successfully on the national, state and regional levels.

Gary. “You can collect all the blue ribbons possible, but if an animal can’t produce, they aren’t worth having around.” GKB-bred cattle have won at national, regional, state and county levels. The success has helped GKB continue to market high quality cattle to juniors across the country. Herd bulls, including the most recent herd bull, GKB Downtown, have been shown as well, but then are turned out on cows to prove themselves. “Every cattleman wants a good dog, a good wife and a good bull. I have been fortunate to have all of those and more,” says Gary. HW Editor’s Note: This article was first printed in the High Plains Journal.

The Buchholzes select females that are the total package, focusing on longevity. www.hereford.org

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More Than a Brewery Brady’s Brewhouse creates a fun-loving atmosphere with fresh-brewed beer and great-tasting Certified Hereford Beef®. by Sara Gugelmeyer

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resh beef, fresh beer and the fresh atmosphere have created the trifecta of success for Brady’s Brewhouse owner Chris Polfus. Brady’s opened its doors in New Richmond, Wis., in October 2010 and ever since business has been phenomenal, according to Chris. And the success is due, in part, to the Certified Hereford Beef (CHB®) steaks and burgers on the menu. Chris worked in the restaurant business through college but returned to his hometown and the family’s John Deere dealership after graduation. “I love food,” Chris says. “I used to watch quite a bit of television and I watched what made things great and it was always scratch-cooked food.” And so he decided to put his money where his mouth is, almost literally, and open a restaurant. “This is just something I knew I had to do and I had the opportunity to,” he says. Chris knew, in order to make customers happy, he couldn’t cut corners. “Everything is made from scratch. We’re trying to make every food item, everything on that plate, stand on its own,” Chris says. Chris sought out the best beef Sysco offered when planning the menu. “We chose the best that Sysco had at the time; then they actually came to us (after they began offering CHB) and said ‘we have something better,’” he explains. “We tried it compared to what we were going to serve, and it just put the other stuff to

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shame. The Certified Hereford was amazing. I wanted the best here, we’ve got the best ingredients, and Certified Hereford was by far, the best.” Also unique to Brady’s is that all the food is prepared using a wood-fired oven and grill. Head Chef Mark Rose currently prepares three steak options: a New York Strip, a Top Sirloin and a Ribeye. Each comes cooked-to-order with special homemade sides like sautéed garlic green beans or rice pilaf and fresh veggies. The customers are raving about the steaks, Chris says. “It’s by far the best steaks, and our chefs are doing a great job preparing the beef. The wood-fired grill is helping, but the steaks are doing great things.” It’s important to Chris to keep things fresh by frequently revitalizing the menu with new options. One such change he

made was to add prime rib to the dinner menu. The menu offers CHB ground beef in the form of uncommon burger options. The “Silly Good Burger” is stuffed with peanut butter and jalapenos and topped with pepper jack cheese and bacon. The “Brady Burger” is stuffed as well, but with Wisconsin cheese curds and homemade honeyhopped mustard sauce. “We offer an extensive menu, and the desserts are all made in house as well, even the dough is made here,” Chris says. “We’re not getting stuff out of a bag and dropping it in the deep fryer; we aren’t getting sauce out of little packets. We take pride in everything we’re doing.” The pride starts with the historic building, dating back to 1895, in which Brady’s is located. Also, Chris offers 42 beers on tap, of which eight are brewed in-house. A full-service bar and live music help keep the place packed late into the night, but it’s really about the food, Chris says. “We’re not creating the newest things, but we are perfecting them. We’ve got the brewery, and we are trying to make great food at a great value. We’re not the highest priced food in town, but we’ve got good value and great, great food.” HW Editor’s Note: For more on Brady’s Brewhouse, visit www.bradysbrewhouse.com.

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2010 S

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Top 2010 Bull Sales

Hereford cattle continue to be sought after in the marketplace. In fact, the average price paid for a Hereford bull increased on average $150 to $3,345 compared to $3,192 in 2009, proving that Hereford genetics continue to be in demand, especially when cattlemen are looking to improve efficiency. The number of Hereford bulls sold in production and consignment sales also remained steady at 4,510 head. Hereford females averaged $3,009 in 2010, an increase of $570 compared to 2009. The total average paid for Hereford cattle in 2010 was $3,161, which is up from $2,792 in 2009. Also, the total number of lots sold increased from 9,445 sold in 2009 to 9,973 in 2010. The following is a summary of sales that were reported in the Hereford World and on the American Hereford Association Web site, Hereford.org. The sales occurred January December 2010. The tables in this report are sorted by bull average or female average and then listed by number sold. Overall average is not used. The “Sales Digest” column appears monthly in the Hereford World, and the Weekly Hereford Sales Digest is e-mailed each week. HW

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Sale More than 100 bulls Van Newkirk, Oshkosh, Neb. Dudley Bros., Comanche, Texas Harrell Hereford Ranch, Baker City, Ore. Jamison Herefords, Quinter, Kan. Upstream Ranch, Taylor, Neb. W4 Ranch, Morgan, Texas

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01/18/10 10/14/10 03/01/10 02/26/10 02/06/10 10/22/10

102.00 125.00 113.00 163.00 176.00 102.00

76-100 Cooper Hereford Ranch, Willow Creek, Mont. Holden Herefords, Valier, Mont. Topp Herefords, Grace City, N.D. Debter Hereford Farm, Horton, Ala. Colyer Herefords, Bruneau, Idaho Largent & Sons, Kaycee, Wyo. Spencer Herefords Inc., Brewster, Neb. Powell Herefords, Ft. McKavett, Texas Mrnak Herefords, Bowman, N.D. K&B Herefords, Onida, S.D. Rausch Herefords, Hoven, S.D.

03/09/10 03/08/10 02/01/10 10/23/10 02/22/10 11/18/10 11/20/10 10/12/10 02/14/10 10/04/10 02/15/10

78.00 90.00 90.00 76.00 92.00 84.00 77.75 97.00 80.00 83.00 95.00

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$4,080 $7,750 (¾ interest) $3,825 $8,000 $3,599 $7,000 $3,429 $18,000 (¾ interest) $3,127 $11,500 (¾ interest) $3,036 $12,000 $6,683 $5,922 $4,645 $4,400 $4,122 $3,700 $3,628 $3,464 $3,372 $3,304 $3,005

$27,000 (¾ interest) $37,500 (¾ interest) $26,000 $20,000 (½ interest) $23,000 $9,500 (¾ interest) $7,500 (½ interest) $10,000 $10,000 $25,000 $11,500 (¾ interest)

51-75 10/17/10 Star Lake Cattle Ranch Bull Sale, Skiatook, Okla. Sandhill Farms, Haviland, Kan. 04/02/10 Baker Hereford Ranch/JBN Livestock, Rapid City, S.D. 02/13/10 Ridder Hereford Ranch, Callaway, Neb. 02/04/10 Burns Farms, Pikeville, Tenn. 11/06/10

63.00 $4,918 $30,000 (1/3 interest) 63.00 $4,028 $28,000 (¾ interest) 74.00 $3,614 $9,500 (¾ interest) 60.25 $3,592 $9,250 (¾ interest) 52.00 $3,239 $7,000

26-50 Barber Ranch, Channing, Texas Mill Creek Ranch, Alma, Kan. Anderson Family Herefords, Aetna, Alberta Summerour Ranch, Dalhart, Texas Berry’s Bull Sale, Cheyenne, Wyo. Tegtmeier & Sons, Burchard, Neb. Grandview CMR, Como, Miss.

10/06/10 02/23/10 02/23/10 10/25/10 10/18/10 04/15/10 11/13/10

45.00 $3,760 $12,500 (¾ interest) 45.00 $3,664 $10,000 (¾ interest) 40.75 $3,518 $6,750 (¾ interest) 34.00 $3,493 $4,750 48.00 $3,460 $6000 33.25 $3,254 $7,750 (¾ interest) 44.25 $3,073 $7,000 (½ interest)

0-25 Churchill Cattle Co., Manhattan, Mont. DeLHawk Cattle Co., Earlville, Ill. Star Lake Cattle Ranch, Skiatook, Okla. Schu-Lar Polled Herefords, Lecompton, Kan. NJW Polled Herefords, Sheridan, Wyo. Boyd Beef Cattle, Mays Lick, Ky. JWR Land & Cattle Co., Dallas, Ga. Mohican West, Laurel, Mont. Hereford Holiday Classic, Clinton, Ill. Ridgeview Farm, Alto, Mich. Harvie Ranching, Olds, Alberta Deana Jak Farms, New Enterprise, Pa. Able Acres, Wingate, Ind. M6 Ranch, Alvarado, Texas

09/17/10 09/18/10 05/15/10 10/15/10 09/29/10 03/01/10 05/01/10 09/30/10 11/28/10 10/10/10 10/09/10 10/30/10 11/27/10 03/26/10

5.00 2.75 4.50 2.50 8.50 17.75 5.00 3.75 1.00 1.75 7.00 2.75 3.00 15.00

$16,650 $16,064 $11,978 $11,920 $11,565 $7,244 $5,660 $5,280 $5,250 $4,743 $4,293 $4,255 $4,150 $4,000

$40,000 $34,000 (½ interest) $7,000 (½ interest) $13,000 (walking rights) $21,000 (¾ interest) $85,000 (¾ interest) $22,000 (½ interest) $8,000 $5,250 $6,800 (¾ interest) $7,250 (¾ interest) $5,200 (½ interest) $4,900 $6,500 (½ interest)

Females 21.00 51.50 57.00 56.00 122.00 101.50 39.00 44.00 56.00 51.00

Female Avg. $13,402 $8,192 $7,486 $6,742 $6,409 $6,229 $6,215 $4,988 $4,729 $4,593

Top 2010 Female Sales Sale (more than 15 females) Colyer Herefords Internet Auction, Bruneau, Idaho Star Lake Female, Skiatook, Okla. Hoffman/W4/Topp, Thedford, Neb. Holden Herefords, Valier, Mont. Star Lake Cattle Ranch, Skiatook, Okla. NJW Polled Herefords, Sheridan, Wyo. DeLHawk Cattle Co., Earlville, Ill. Upstream Ranch, Taylor, Neb. JWR Land & Cattle Co., Dallas, Ga. Illini Top Cut, Macomb, Ill.

Date 10/02/10 10/17/10 09/26/10 09/16/10 05/15/10 09/29/10 09/18/10 09/27/10 05/01/10 09/19/10

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Top 2010 Bull Consignment Sales Sale

Date

Bulls

Bull avg.

More than 100 bulls Calgary Bull Sale, Calgary, Alberta

Top bull lot

03/03/10

122.00

3,985

26-50 California/Nevada Hereford Assn., Grass Valley, Calif. Red Bluff Bull Sale, Red Bluff, Calif. Black Hills Stock Show, Rapid City, S.D.

10/17/10 01/30/10 02/03/10

26.75 30.00 39.00

2,811 2,790 2,654

$4,000 (¾ interest) $4,100 $6,000 (¾ interest)

0-25 bulls National Western Stock Show, Denver Ft. Worth Cowtown Select Sale, Ft. Worth, Texas Texas Hereford Assn., Ft. Worth, Texas Show-Me Polled Hereford Classic, Sedalia, Mo. WSU/WCA Bull Test Sale, Prosser, Wash. Illini Classic, Springfield, Ill. Western Nugget, Reno, Nev. Pennsylvania Hereford Sale, Thomasville, Pa. California/Nevada Polled Hereford Assn., Plymouth, Calif. Iowa Beef Expo, Des Moines, Iowa Oregon Hereford Association, Albany, Ore.

01/17/10 01/31/10 05/01/10 11/20/10 03/24/10 02/27/10 12/04/10 05/08/10 11/20/10 02/18/10 03/28/10

10.83 10.50 2.50 4.00 3.00 4.00 2.00 2.00 1.00 19.00 1.00

11,985 6,148 4,640 3,413 3,367 3,350 3,250 3,000 2,625 2,525 2,500

$38,750 (¼ interest) $10,000 (½ interest) $5,000 (½ interest) $4,700 $4,500 $3,900 (¾ interest) $4,000 $4,000 $2,625 $3,550 $2,500

$27,500

Top 2010 Female Consignment Sales Sale National Western Stock Show, Denver Ft. Worth Cowtown Select Sale, Ft. Worth, Texas Ladies of the Royal Sale, Kansas City, Mo. Bluegrass Stakes Heifer Sale, Louisville, Ky. Western Nugget, Reno, Nev. Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic Polled Hereford Sale, Kearney, Neb.

Date 01/17/10 01/31/10 10/30/10 11/17/10 12/04/10 02/17/10

Females 26.00 18.00 25.00 14.00 18.00 9.00

Female Avg. $10,252 $5,147 $4,276 $3,657 $3,389 $3,183

2010 Hereford Sales — Month By Month BULLS MONTH

NO.

NO.

SALES

LOTS

FEMALES NO.

GROSS

AVG.

LOTS

NO. GROSS

TOTAL NO.

AVG.

LOTS

GROSS

AVG.

January

5

172.33

$731,060

$4,242

96.00

$428,424

$4,463

268.33

$1,159,484

$4,321

February

1

1,631.75

$4,974,287

$3,048

378.00

$706,082

$1,868

2,009.75

$5,680,369

$2,826

26

906.75

$3,236,648

$3,570

447.00

$733,860

$1,642

1,353.75

$3,970,508

$2,933

April

0

308.75

$878,999

2,847

260.50

$460,717

$1,769

569.25

$1,339,716

$2,353

May

9

55.33

$236,485

4,274

485.00

$1876,250

$3,869

540.33

$2,112,735

$3,910

June

1

9.00

$38,550

$4,283

9.00

$38,550

$4,283

August

1

3.00

$4,350

1,450

43.00

$62,075

$1,444

46.00

$66,425

$1,444

September

18

60.25

$340,814

5,657

1238.50

$4,540,194

$3,666

1,298.75

$4,881,008

$3,758

October

30

931.75

$3,252,251

3,490

1199.00

$3,844,656

$3,207

2,130.75

$7,096,907

$3,331

November

18

334.25

$1,125,366

3,367

612.50

$1,745,818

$2,850

946.75

$2,871,184

$3,033

December

9

102.50

$286,709

2,797

649.00

$1,813,935

$2,795

751.50

$2,100,644

$2,795

4,510.41 $15,086,769

3,345

5,462.50 $16,4361,86

$3,009

9,972.91

$31,522,955

$3,161

March

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the environment outside the animal is short-lived. The effect to the herd from the disease can be poor pregnancy rates — as much as 40% or more open cows, a spreadout calving season and/or ultrasound abnormalities revealing dead fetuses.

Are there symptoms to look for?

‘Trich’ Update Trichomoniasis is no longer just a disease affecting the West. by Kindra Gordon

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recently released report for Missouri (from March through November 2010) shows about 2,000 Missouri bulls have been tested for trichomoniasis (“trich”). Trich is a reproductive disease in cattle caused by a protozoan parasite that results in early pregnancy loss. It is passed from bull to female during breeding and infected bulls show no symptoms. “For years it has been viewed as a disease in western states and those of us in the Midwest were not too worried about it. However, in the last five to 10 years, the disease has surfaced on more Missouri farms,” says Eldon Cole, a livestock specialist with University of Missouri Extension. The results show 90 bulls in the state (or 4.5% of all bulls in Missouri) were positive for trich. “That 4.5% may not seem too bad unless you have a bull in that category and your 2011 calf crop could be reduced,” Cole says. Tell-tale signs of trich include: 1) cows that re-cycle due to early embryonic deaths; 2) a high percentage of open cows or short bred cows; and 3) a delayed and strung-out calving season.

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Trich is a sexually transmitted disease that shows no outwardly visible signs. The bull is the carrier, especially older bulls, so know where your bull has been. “Other threats are rental bulls and bulls who like to jump fences and visit the neighbors. This can work both ways with your bull and the neighbor’s bull,” Cole explains. “Buying open or shortbred cows can pose a risk also.” Economic losses caused by this venereal disease can occur due to smaller and less uniform calf crops, costs of culling and then adding replacements, and increased veterinary expense. Some models estimate the loss of income caused from trichomoniasis can be 22-37%. In 2000 a group of Colorado producers figured the effect of trichomoniasis in their herds at $143.17 per cow. So how can you combat this costly disease? It starts with understanding what causes it and then designing a plan to keep it out of your operation.

What is trich? Tritrichomonas foetus is a single-celled protozoon that reproduces by dividing itself. It has an affinity for cattle but has also been found in some other domestic animals. Drying or high temperatures rapidly kill the protozoa; thus survival in

Unfortunately, bulls infected by T. foetus are entirely without symptoms, says Russ Daly, South Dakota Extension veterinarian. Semen quality and sexual behavior are not affected. In bulls the organism localizes in the crypts, or microscopic folds within the skin surface of the penis, sheath and end of the urethra. Because these crypts become deeper as the bull ages, there is an association between age and infection: mature bulls are more apt to become infected and stay infected. And, strong evidence exists that once a bull is infected with trichomoniasis, he is infected for life, according to Daly. Infection of the cow takes place at breeding. After the protozoa attach to the lining cells of the vagina, they form colonies that spread to the uterus and oviducts, resulting in an inflammatory response. Daly reports symptoms in the cow will depend on how quickly the inflammatory response takes place to the Tritrichomonas infection. For example in a rapidly developing infection, inflammation may result in early death of the developing embryo. If this happens before day 18 after breeding, the cow may return to heat on her next 21-day cycle. Usually this is not the case, as the inflammation due to trichomoniasis usually takes 50-60 days. This results in delayed (more than 21 days) return to estrus, possibly with abortion of a small fetus (which rarely is noticed on pasture), or formation of a pyometra, a pus-filled uterus. In some cases, infection may take seven to eight months to overtake the fetus and abortion to occur, but this is relatively uncommon. Unlike bulls, infected cows will normally mount an immune response and clear themselves of infection by two to four months. This means that an infected female may lose her first conceptus, clear the infection, return to estrus, and conceive a pregnancy continued on page 82...

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Show: 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 1, 2011 • Sale: 2 p.m. Saturday, April 2, 2011 Sale Manager: Tammy Herman 419-303-4005 • Auctioneer: Doug Sheridan

Selling: 33 Lots — 16 Open Females, 3 Bred Females, 13 Bulls, 1 Embryo

12P — Grandmother of 31X (Lot 309)

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...’Trich’ Update continued from page 80

that goes to term, Daly says. This immunity is short-lived, however, and cows will be susceptible to infection in subsequent years.

How do you test for trich? Daly says since the bull is a chronic (lifetime) carrier and cows clear the organism two to four months following infection, herd diagnosis usually is made by testing bulls. Diagnostic testing of smegma samples (scrapings or washings) from the sheath are necessary for diagnosis. It is recommended that bulls have at least two weeks of sexual rest before undergoing testing. And, in order to make a definitive diagnosis, it is recommended bulls be sampled by a veterinarian once a week for three weeks in a row. Serially testing bulls in this manner raises the accuracy of the test to 99.8-99.9%.

How do you treat trich? There is currently no approved, effective treatment for trichomoniasis in cows or bulls, according to Daly. Thus, if a bull

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tests positive, he should be removed from the herd and sent to slaughter. For herds that diagnose a problem with trichomoniasis, management strategies need to be implemented to reduce the effect of the disease the next breeding season. These should include: 1) Test all herd bulls and remove positive bulls. Alternatively, producers may opt to simply sell all bulls annually and replace them with virgin bulls. 2) Cull all open and late-calving cows. These are the cows most likely to be carriers of trich. 3) Divide the herd into two: a clean herd and a “dirty” herd. This is only to be considered when facilities and personnel issues are optimal. The “clean herd” would only consist of virgin heifers and cows not exposed to infected bulls. The “dirty” herd would eventually be culled down by attrition (culling over time). 4) Vaccinate. By itself, vaccination will not clear up a trichomoniasis problem, Daly says. He adds that these products, when used according to label directions,

show effectiveness in the female but none whatsoever in the bull. It is important to realize that the vaccines will not prevent transmission of T. foetus or infection with the organism, but they will limit duration of infection and result in more pregnancies being carried to term. Vaccine is best used in situations where bulls cannot be tested or removed or in other high-risk situations.

What other tips can keep trich out? Daly says basic biosecurity steps can also keep a herd clean of the disease. For example, incoming cows should be virgin heifers from a reputable source. When it comes to bulls, purchase only virgin bulls or bulls tested negative via three weekly tests. He says using artificial insemination (AI) and synchronization programs as much as possible can also decrease the need for bulls and the risk of exposure to trich. Lastly, maintain good fences and avoid communal grazing situations, if at all possible. HW

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Held at the Ohio Exposition Center, Columbus, Ohio

Selling 45 Lots

BW 1.5 WW 50 YW 78 MM 19 M&G 44

BW 3.5 WW 45 YW 72 MM 20 M&G 42

WD 173R Prima Donna 0117

CIRCLE D LCC 4037 ERIN 120ET

BW 5.3 WW 54 YW 93 MM 18 M&G 45

KEB EREC E Deal 609W

BW 4.1 WW 49 YW 77 MM 22 M&G 47

Goble Berkenstock 207X

Expo Consignors Berg Polled Herefords Circle D Energy & Cattle Co. Circle Y Farm Fark Family Farm Helsinger Polled Herefords Hill & Hollow J&B Founds Sponsored by the

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J&L Cattle Services Brian and Lisa Keets KRK Farm Lazy Daze MGM East Mohican Farms NJB Limited NS Polled Herefords For catalogs, contact: Lisa Finnegan Keets, Sale Manager 440-320-6193 ohioherefordlady@yahoo.com

Oakridge Polled Herefords Oak Ledge Herefords Paul Horrie Pennell Bros. Ridgeview Farm Allie Steiner TLR Herefords Auctioneer: Dale Stith 918-760-1550 Catalog will be online mid-February at www.buckeyeherefords.com

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Oshkosh, Neb.—Jan. 17 Auctioneer: Lex Madden Reported by: Levi Landers 119 bulls- - - - - - - $630,105; average - - - - - - - $5,295 57 females - - - - - - $71,250; average - - - - - - - $1,250 176 lots- - - - - - - - - $701,355; average - - - - - - - $3,985 Additional lots 48 comm. females- $48,000; average - - - - - - - $1,000 bulls UU Harley 9166, 3/3/09, by H5 408 Domino 7100, to Powell Herefords, Ft. McKavett, Texas (¾ interest, full possession) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - $17,500 UU Advance 9198, 3/6/09, by H5 408 Domino 7100, to CK Ranch, Brookville, Kan. - - - - - - - - - - - - - $12,500 UU Oregon 9105, 2/21/09, by H5 9126 Domino 4149, to Carmichael Herefords, Meadow, S.D.- - - - - - - $9,000 UU Axton 9152, 2/28/09, by UU Axton 6210, to Scott Hall, Texas- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - $9,000 UU Axton 9284, 3/25/09, by UU General 3056, to John Skirdla, Neb. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - $9,000 UU Oregon 9204, 3/6/09, by H5 9126 Domino 4149, to Fick, Mo.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - $8,600 UU Adv 529 9003, 1/30/09, by H5 255 Advance 529, to Scott Hall - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - $8,500 UU Advance 0014, 2/6/10, by HH Advance 7146T, to Neil Ostrand, Mason City - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - $8,100 UU Axton 9185, 3/5/09, by UU Axton 6210, to Bob Herman, S.D.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - $7,500 UU Big Ridge 9215, 3/9/09, by Blue Ridge Solution 717S, to Warren Livestock, Cheyenne, Wyo.- - - - $7,500 UU Oregon 9225, 3/9/09, by H5 9126 Domino 4149, to Scott Hall - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - $7,500 UU Lakota 0071, 2/15/10, by UU Dakota 5126, to Bob Herman - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - $7,200 UU Adv 5170 9271, 3/22/09, by H5 349 Advance 5170, to Scivalley, Texas- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - $6,750 UU Oregon 9362, 3/5/09, by H5 9126 Domino 4149, to Irwin, Wyo.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - $6,500 UU Axton 9268, 3/21/09, by UU Axton 6210, to Wemhoff, Neb. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - $6,400 UU Adv 5170 9308, 4/4/09, by H5 349 Advance 5170, to Scivalley - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - $6,400 UU Bonanza 8147, 2/29/08, by SR Bonanza 1142, to Wemhoff- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - $6,000

September 10, 2011 Newman, Illinois Albin Farms /Lorenzen Farms Cody Helms 303-842-9071 Steve Lorenzen 217-269-2803 84

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Sioux Empire Farm Show

Sioux Falls, S.D.—Jan. 27 Auctioneer: Chisum Peterson Reported by: Levi Landers 19 bulls- - - - - - - - - $60,900; average - - - - - - - $3,205 5 females - - - - - - - $12,750; average - - - - - - - $2,550 24 lots- - - - - - - - - - $73,650; average - - - - - - - $3,069 bulls LCX Classic 105 ET, 2/11/10, by GH Neon 17N, consigned by Larry Crane, Mitchell, to Alan Kramer, Magnolia, Minn. (½ interest, full possession)- - - - - - - - - $7,300 LCX He’s A Truck 104 ET, 2/9/10, by GH Neon 17N, consigned by Larry Crane, to The Truck Syndicate, Mitchell- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - $10,200 Blacktop Attachment 59, 2/12/09, by Remitall Online 122L, consigned by Blacktop Farms, Mitchell, to Reagan Erickson, Platte (2/3 interest, full possession) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -$5,000 JB 299 Braxton Dig 649W, 4/22/09, by Anchor Braxton, consigned by JB Ranch, Wayne, Neb., to Dennis Thelton, Alexandria- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - $4,500 female SH Wendy W401, 4/1/09, by SHF Porterhouse M33 P52, consigned by Schmidt Herefords, Pipestone, Minn., to Todd Vanderlaan, Beresford- - - - - - - - $3,000

Red Bluff Bull Sale

Red Bluff, Calif.—Jan. 29 Auctioneers: Rick Machado, Trent Stewart, Justin Holmberg and Max Olvera Reported by: Mark Holt 47 bulls- - - - - - - - $151,350; average - - - - - - - $3,220 bulls TPR 121 Domino 33X, 3/14/09, by JAK L1 Domino P121, consigned by The Poplars Ranch Inc., Silver Lake, Ore., to Shattuck Ranches, Roosevelt, Wash. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - $5,900 TPR 6162 Domino 20X, 3/2/09, by UPS Domino 6162, consigned by The Poplars Ranch Inc., to Giovanotto Ranch, Palo Cedro- - - - - - - - - - - - - - $5,750 Genoa Harland 408 09003, 1/12/09, by CJH Harland 408, consigned by Genoa Livestock LLC, Glenbrook, Nev., to Hufford Livestock, Ft. Rock, Ore. - - - - - - $4,700 HDCC 5008 Mark Domino 913, 3/7/09, by UPS Domino 5008, consigned by High Desert Cattle Co., Canyon City, Ore., to C.W. Johnson, Durham- - - - $4,500 SMH Golden Advance 9038 ET, 3/7/09, by C -S Pure Gold 98170, consigned by Sonoma Mountain Herefords, Santa Rosa, to Atwood Ranch, Glen Ellen - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -$4,200

Ft. Worth Cowtown Select Sale

Ft. Worth, Texas—Jan. 30 Auctioneer: Eddie Sims Reported by: Joe Rickabaugh 12 bulls- - - - - - - - - $81,000; average - - - - - - - $6,750 17 females- - - - - - - $68,400; average - - - - - - - $4,024 29 lots- - - - - - - - - $149,400; average - - - - - - - $5,152 Additional lots 2 flushes- - - - - - - - $14,100; average - - - - - - - $7,050 4 embryos- - - - - - - - $1,600; average - - - - - - - - $400 bulls B&C Top Gun 0154 1ET, 4/20/10, by GH Adams Top Gun ET 516T, consigned by B&C Cattle Co., Miami, to Kenny and Sally Wicker, Canadian; and Steve and Berkley Clements, Pampa- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - $11,500 C&M Stockman 0029 ET, 3/4/10, by GO Excel L18, consigned by C&M Herefords, Nara Visa, N.M., to Moore Cattle Co., Brenham- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - $11,200 H Excel 012 ET, 1/4/10, by GO Excel L18, consigned by Hoffman Herefords, Thedford, Neb., to Feddes Herefords, Manhattan, Mont.- - - - - - - - - - - - - $10,500 W4 Yankee W421, 2/15/09, by Churchill Yankee ET, consigned by W4 Ranch, Morgan, to Clyde Henson, Kermit- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - $8,500 LF PMH Beef House 9117 ET, 9/14/09, by Harvie Dan T-Bone 196T, consigned by Prairie Meadow Herefords, Springfield, Ill., and Lorenzen Farms, Chrisman, Ill., to Robert Meischen, Yorktown- - - $6,200 females H GH Viviane 0090 ET, 4/1/10, by GO Excel L18, consigned by Hoffman Herefords, to Civil Bend Herefords, Maysville, Mo.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - $10,000 PR 80P Ramona 0042 ET, 3/21/10, by LaGrand Reload 80P ET, consigned by Perks Ranch, Rockford, Ill., to Andrew Orsak, Wallis- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - $6,800 C&M New Mexico Lady 0074, 4/18/10, by GKB Downtown B627 ET, consigned by C&M Herefords, to Andrew Orsak- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - $6,100 STAR KKH BBF Cleer Image 305X, 3/27/10, by Spearhead Magnum P28, consigned by Star Lake Cattle Ranch, Skiatook, Okla.; Kasey Herman, Skiatook, Okla.; and Buffalo Bend Farms, Lawrenceburg, Tenn., to GKB Cattle Co., Waxahachie - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - $6,000 flush Right to flush HH Miss Advance 5152R, 1/25/05, by L1 Domino 01362, consigned by Hoffman Herefords, to Abra Kadabra Cattle Co., Columbia, Mo.- - - - - - - $11,500 HW

SALE SUMMARY (U.S. sales reported in this summary occurred during the 2010-11 fiscal year.) No. Bulls Females Total Sale Sales No. Avg. No. Avg. No. Gross Avg. Consignment 3 86.38 $5,926 41.00 $5,230 127.38 $7,26,300 $5,702 Production 1 119.00 $5,295 57.00 $1,250 176.00 $701,355 $3,985 Month Total 4 205.38 $5,560 98.00 $2,915 303.38 $1,427,655 $4,706 10/11 YTD 80 1,640.88 $3,761 3,885.00 $3,212 $5,525.88 $18,649,248 $3,375 www.hereford.org


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26th Annual Production Sale Saturday, April 9, 2011

at the ranch, 17 miles south of Brownwood on FM 45

Selling 141 Lots 60 Herd Sire Prospects 40 12-15 Month Horned Heifers 20 Black Baldie Heifers 21 Fall Calving Cows Dear Friends and Cattlepeople, The MW Hereford Ranch is pleased to announce plans for our 26th Annual Production Sale to be held on Saturday, April 9, 2011, at the ranch located 17 miles south of Brownwood, Texas, on F.M. 45 just south of the Colorado River. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our friends and buyers from previous years that continue to make this sale possible. Our confidence in the cattle industry and the Hereford breed in particular remains strong. We look forward to a great sale. We will have 60 highly selected herd sire prospects and range bulls this year. These modern, rugged, range-raised performance and fertility-tested bulls have really balanced EPD numbers. They represent the best of the Hereford breed and are ready to go to work. We have been pleased with the looks and performance data of our new herd sires and will offer a large number of their offspring in the sale. We will offer 40 12- to 15-month-old, open, registered horned heifers ready to breed with excellent EPD numbers. We feel their bloodlines represent the best of the Hereford industry today and many could become future Dams of Distinction. We will also have 20 black baldie 12- to 15-month-old open heifers ready to breed. These are uniform and will make someone a great young cow herd. We will offer 21 fall calving cows bred to our various Hereford herd sires. As usual on sale day, we will have the cattle on display by 10 a.m. with lunch at 12 p.m. and the sale beginning promptly at 1 p.m. As always, we absolutely guarantee our cattle. If you are not completely satisfied, we will make it right. We will be glad to assist you with delivery. Please contact any member of the family for further information and details. Our catalogs will be available by late February. We look forward to seeing you at the sale. The Locklear Family www.hereford.org

The Locklear's MW Hereford Ranch P.O. Box 1754 • Brownwood, TX 76804 325-646-0956 residence • 325-646-5501 office Mopsy and Ward, Travis, Jami, Benjamin and Daxton, Chad Elizabeth, Steve, Connor, Paige, Ashia and Brenna

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44th Annual Sale

West Virginia POLLED Hereford Sale at Jackson’s Mill in Weston, W.Va.

April 9, 2011 • 2:00 p.m. (EST) Show Friday, April 8 at 2:30 p.m.

Auctioneer John Spiker, Jane Lew, W.Va. • 304-884-7915 Sale Day Phone 304-269-5100 John Meents 419-306-7480

Selling H Bred Heifers H H Open Heifers H H Cow/Calf Pairs H H Bulls H

Consignors: McDonald Farms Cottage Hill Farm Turner Hereford Farm Ralph E. Ullman and Son David Law and Sons

Grassy Run Farms Westfall Polled Herefords Green Valley Farms Grandview Hereford Farm Deercreek Hideaway Farm Cottle Brothers Jim Leach Pursley Polled Herefords Back Ache Acres Pineridge Hereford Farm

For catalogs, contact: Connie Grogg 1068 Newberne Rd. • Cox Mills, WV 26342 • 304-462-5049

West Virginia Polled Hereford Association Annual Membership Meeting at EEC Building, Jackson’s Mill — April 7, 2011 at 7 p.m. 86

President, Mike Taylor • Vice President, Ed Martin • Secretary-Treasurer, Connie Grogg Board of Directors: Mike McDonald, Ken Scott, Mark Friend, Butch Law and Aaron Glascock / March 2011 www.hereford.org


43rd Annual

North Carolina Hereford Classic Saturday, March 26, 2011 • Noon Stamey Farm

Stamey Farm Rd., Statesville, N.C. • I-40, Exit 146

Selling 52 Lots

4 Bulls • 47 Females • 1 embryo lot

Bulls, Spring and Fall Calving Pairs, Bred and Open Heifers Consigned by the following breeders: Claxton Farm, Weaverville, N.C. Forrest Polled Herefords, Saluda, S.C. Pineridge Hereford Farm, Fairdale, W.Va. Prestwood Beef Cattle, Lenoir, N.C. E. Frank Myers, Advance, N.C. Terrace Farms, Lexington, N.C. Blinson Polled Herefords, Lenoir, N.C. Double N Farm, Lexington, N.C. Buffalo Branch Farm, Warrenton, N.C. Double J Farm, Fayetteville, N.C. Ruckus Hill Farm, Statesville, N.C. Triplett Polled Herefords, Statesville, N.C.

Sale Sponsored by: North Carolina Hereford Association www.hereford.org

Four Corners Farm, Browns Summit, N.C. Jim Love, Blowing Rock, N.C. Triple M Ranch, Browns Summit, N.C. Roseview Cattle Farm, Snow Camp, N.C. Steven Smith, Mocksville, N.C. River View Farm, Elk Park, N.C. Will-Via Polled Herefords, Mooresville, N.C. Sunset Ridge Herefords, Cumming, Ga. VB Livestock LLC, Fayetteville, N.C. Floc Doc Herefords, Belton, S.C. High Country Farm, Boone, N.C.

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Southeastern Regional Junior Heifer Show Grand Champion Female Purchased by John Heyl, Virginia

SSF RLB Onkey 122L 949 850ET

2010 NAILE Reserve Grand Champion Bull and 2011 Denver class winner and Reserve Senior Champion Bull Co-owned with Dan and Robin Riker, Michigan

Cattle that work for us and our customers

Sunnyside Stock Farm

Herman F a m i ly

Jim and Beth 419-212-0093 Hereford Ln., Edgerton, Ohio Andy and Jodi Herman, Edgerton, Ohio

Hereford Association www.buckeyeherefords.com

10914 Main Rd. Berlin Heights, OH 44814 Lisa Finnegan Keets, Secretary 440-320-6193 ohioherefordlady@yahoo.com

Ralph E. Ullman & Son

Polled Herefords

38585 St. Rt. 26 Graysville, OH 45734 Keith Ullman 740-934-9321 Cell 740-228-2253 info@ullmanherefords.com

Polled Herefords

Chris, Sarah, Grant and Lindie Helsinger 6518 Farmersville-Germantown Pike Germantown, OH 45327 937-855-0491 937-751-9841 cell cshelsinger@gtownonline.com Calvin, Carman and Collin Helsinger 6568 Farmersville-Germantown Pike Germantown, OH 45327

www.hereford.org

Mohican

Cattle Services Jeff, Lou Ellen and Keayla Harr 334 Twp. Rd. 1922 Jeromesville, OH 44840 Cell 419-685-0549 jlcattleserv@aol.com

Farno

Polled Hereford Farms The Deckers Pat, Loretta, Caitlin and Colton Vincent, Ohio Office 740-749-3939 Josh VanHorn, Herdsman

www.circledcattle.com

Banks Polled Herefords

Helsinger

Rod and Tammy 419-303-4060 • 419-303-4005 Continental, Ohio

Doug and Jane Banks 513-726-6876 Brian Banks 513-200-4248 5590 Wayne Milford Rd. Hamilton, Ohio 45013 dbanks3878@aol.com

Conard and Nancy Stitzlein 4551 State Rt. 514 Glenmont, OH 44628 330-378-3421 stitz@bright.net Matt Stitzlein 330-231-0708 cell

Berg Polled Herefords

“Where Legends are born.” Jerry and Mary Ann Berg 16821 Withrich Rd. P.O. Box 224 Dalton, OH 44618 330-857-7967 330-465-6185 cell jwberg@bright.net

Home of SHF Red Oak

Polled Herefords Paul and Marsha Farno Eaton, Ohio Luke, Sarah and Jacob Farno Tipton, Indiana 937-456-6842 pmfeaton@infinet.com

Grandview Hereford Farms Jay and Becky Reed 5890 Moorefield Rd. Springfield, OH 45502 Jay cell 937-605-4218 937-342-0629 Janet Quaintance 937-399-9349 grandview5890@att.net

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When bulls like this Hereford are crossed on black cows...

...the results are great heifers like these! See us for your Hereford bulls!

McMullin Ranch Donlie and Linda McMullin

1005 Perryman Creek Rd. • Copperas Cove, TX 76522 254-547-0172 • dboydmc@yahoo.com

Te x a s Br e e de r s Kinnear Polled Herefords James, Linda, Jeff, Kristin and Courtney 225 Trailwood Dr. Joshua, TX 76058 817-235-5968 kphcattle@att.net 102

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McMullin Ranch Home of Woodson Herefords Larry and Mary Woodson 214-491-7017 Tommy Sutherland 903-583-0898 Bonham, Texas Ranch located 10 miles south of Bonham and 1 mile south of Gober.

Donlie and Linda McMullin Spea r h ea d R a n c h Paul and Sheila Funk 254-248-1915 525 C ounty R d. 51 C opperas C ove, TX 76522 sheilabfunk@aol.com www.spearheadranch.net

1005 Perryman Creek Rd. Copperas Cove, TX 76522 254-547-0172 dboydmc@yahoo.com

www.hereford.org


Behnke’s Hereford Farm

Raising quality cattle with a lot of growth, milk and calving ease.

It’s that time of year again!

Michigan Beef Expo April 1 & 2, 2011 BRH Jenkins Sparton 010 — Bull P43106030 — Calved: Feb. 15, 2010 Sire: NPH 20X Spartan 20N • Dam: BRH Ms Josie 720 CE -4.1; BW 6.2; WW 55; YW 89; MM 13; M&G 40.

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Lily Madisen Behnke May 24, 2010

BRH Title Wave Moler 954 — Bull

P43067033 — Calved: Sept. 10, 2009 Sire: FPC NPH Moler Domino 606 • Dam: BRH Ms Bubbles 405 CE -2.0; BW 6.0; WW 52; YW 85; MM 14; M&G 40.

BRH Ms Janis 017 — Heifer

P43106023 — Calved: March 5, 2010 Sire: BRH UP Tyson 510 • Dam: BRH Ms Wrangler 903 CE -0.6; BW 5.4; WW 52; YW 83; MM 14; M&G 39.

For photos or more information, contact:

Chris Behnke W4916 Co. Rd. 338, Wallace, MI 49893 Home 906-863-3583 • Cell 715-587-7172 Chris.Behnke@kus.com

GOBLE BRIGHT BEGININGS 101W

Watch for us at the 15th Annual Registered Polled Hereford Classic Sale, September 24, 2011

Phil and Chris Rottman 2148 S. Croswell • Fremont, MI 49412 231-924-5776 • pcr@ncats.net www.pcrherefords.com

www.hereford.org

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Functional foundation cattle with linebred predictability

RH 774 America 483 S14 Virginia’s Finest • BW 2.8; WW 49; YW 81; MM 18; REA -0.05; MARB 0.26 • S14 received the highest quality score ever awarded in the VHA Bull Development Program. • No AI certificate required • Owned with SCH Polled Herefords, Hagerstown, Md. • Semen: $15/Straw

Rolling Hills F

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Winchester, Va. • 540-888-3134 • sidsrollinghills@hughes.net Home of Hereford Cattle Since 1943

Hausner Cattle Co. J.P., Tina, Zane and Tara

Hausner • 5807 W. Canal Rd., Thomasville, PA 17364 717-259-9992 Cell 717-465-1584 tjhausner@cs.com www.hausnercattlecompany.com

Check us out on facebook.com

Emerson’s Short Bridge Farm Ed and Diann Emerson, owners Heather and Jason Phillips Heather Emerson-Phillips, manager 200 Short Bridge Farm Ln. Church Hill, MD 21623 410-253-3531 Heather 410-556-6130 Farm

All Seasons

Kove Cattle Company

Farm

Harry and Karen Taylor 10402 Stewart Neck Rd. Princess Anne, MD 21853 401-651-4486 allseasonsfarm@gmail.com

The Baldwins 2 Church View Rd. Millersville, MD 21108 443-871-0573

randy_martin52@bellsouth.net

www.kovecattle.com

Heritage Hill Farm

RandAll Land & Cattle Co., LLC

Dan Snyder Seth Snyder 654 Cold Spring Rd. Gettysburg, PA 17325-7335 717-642-9199 herefordcattle@stoneridgemanor.com www.stoneridgemanor.com

Elizabeth Randall, Owner Lee Chaney, Manager P.O. Box 58 Rocky Ridge, MD 21778 240-446-3331 Cell 301-271-2732 Home

Bob Kube 6470 Beverley Mill Rd. Broad Run, VA 20137 rfkube@verizon.net 540-347-4343 cell 540-905-2667

Knoll Crest Farm

“Serving the beef industry since 1944” 17659 Red House Rd. Red House, VA 23963 Office 434-376-3567 Fax 434-376-7008 James D. Bennett 434-376-7299 Paul S. Bennett 434-376-5675 Jim G. Bennett 434-376-5760 Brian R Bennett 434-376-5309 knollcrest@hughes.net

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Randy Martin

773 Sloop Point Ln. Kure Beach, NC 28449 919-624-3833

Dustin, Rachel, Emma and Addison Heeter 2142 Auen Rd. Saltsburg, PA 15681 724-639-9159 Cell 724-433-2730

heritagehillherefords@gmail.com

www.hereford.org


Featuring cattle bred for: • Efficiency • Longevity • Sound EPDs • Fertility • Performance • Correctness New Herd Sires:

K&B Ja ka d i a mo n d s 0088X, son of A H JD H Cracker Jack 26U ET and a P606 daughter RO F 25H Durha m 419X ET, son of MSU BR Hallmark 25H “Breeding stock for sale at all times”

Stock F

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The Marv Espenscheid Family 12044 Hwy. 78, Argyle, WI 53504 608-543-3778 • Fax 608-543-3824 wlbaosf@mhtc.net

TS Cattle Co. Amy, Tayton, Sydney

Wisconsin Hereford Breeders Boettcher's Brookview Acres Butch and Maryellen W16163 U.S. Hwy. 10 Fairchild, WI 54741 715-597-2036 Brandon 715-533-2470 Garritt 715-586-0033 Michael 414-339-2516 Ryan, Tiff and Andrew Timm 507-433-1183 cmboettcher@centurytel.net www.brookviewacres.com

BBC FARMS Harold and Connie Lietzau Breeding for Consistent Quality Bruce and Bonnie Clemence 7477 Iband Ave. S104 W15379 Loomis Dr. Sparta, WI 54656 Muskego, WI 53150 608-269-3627 414-425-8134 Tammy and Dan bbcfarms@gmail.com Kiara and Austin Vistitors are always welcome! Troy and Michelle Breeding stock always for Jaydon, Devon and Jocelyn sale at the farm. Taylor, Emily and Ty

MGM East Dr. B.J. and Kim Jones Bailey, Brett, Riley, Lauren and Brady 14990 County Hwy. F Darlington, WI 53530 Home 608-776-2813 Fax 608-776-2079 docjones@centurytel.net www.wildcatcattle.com

www.hereford.org

Steve Merry 1840 Hwy. CC Hartford, WI 53027 262-628-3649 262-628-4946 Fax

MGM West Gordon Merry 6488 Hwy. C Sun Prairie, WI 53590 608-837-4919

Improving Polled Herefords Since 1932

Huth

Joe and Amy Starr and Family

E5198 N. Water Dr. Manawa, WI 54949 920-596-2580 Fax 920-596-2380 starr@wolfnet.net

Lininger Farms Chester and Kathy Lininger W1018 Spring Prairie Rd. Burlington, WI 53105 262-763-8846 clininger@wi.rr.com

Wiswell Family Registered Polled Herefords

Polled Herefords Jerry, Maryann, Michael and Karl Huth W9096 County Trunk AS Oakfield, WI 53065 920-583-3223 Fax 920-583-2068 Cattle always for sale at the farm huth@wildblue.net www.huthcattle.com

Grant, Judy, Jena, and Morgan Wiswell N5920 Connaughton Ln. Elkhorn, WI 53121 262-723-4861 262-215-6499 cell Michelle Britzke Herd Manager wizsph@elknet.net

Ken and Sandy 608-356-2578 Travis 608-434-2843 Jim E10 645 Hatchery Rd. Baraboo, WI 53913 U.S. Hwy. 12 S., 1/2 mile from McDonald’s, west on Hatchery Rd., 1 mile to farm sign. ken254@centurytel.net www.piercesherefords.com

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C The “Calendar” is a listing of Hereford sales and events known to our staff. Italicized dates denote shows and events. Non-italicized dates denote sales. To make the “Calendar” concise we have used the following abbreviations: association, assn.; international, int’l; junior, jr.; mountain, mtn.; national, nat’l; northeast, NE; northwest, NW; performance tested, PT; southeast, SE; southwest, SW; and university, Un.

March ____________________________________

1 S&S Polled Herefords, Guide Rock, Neb. 2 Calgary Bull Show, Calgary, Alta. 3 Calgary Bull Sale, Calgary, Alta. 3 NW Hereford Breeders Bull Sale, Hermiston, Ore. 4 Kansas State Un., Manhattan 4 Kentucky Beef Expo Hereford Show, Louisville 4 Wisconsin Hereford Assn. Banquet, Platteville 5 Bischoff’s Ravine Creek Ranch, Huron, S.D. 5 Kentucky Beef Expo Hereford Sale, Louisville 5 Maryland Hereford Assn. Annual Meeting, Hagerstown 5 Pennsylvania Hereford Assn. Annual Meeting, Bedford 5 Utah Polled and Horned Hereford Assn., Salina 5 Wisconsin Hereford Assn., Lancaster 6 Kentucky Beef Expo Jr. Jackpot Show, Louisville 7 Harrell Hereford Ranch, Baker City, Ore. 9 Udy Cattle Co. Bull Sale, Rockland, Idaho 11 NE Texas Hereford Assn. Annual Meeting, Mt. Pleasant 12 Boyd Beef Cattle Bull Sale, Mays Lick, Ky. 12 Central Missouri Polled Hereford Breeders Assn., Eldon 12 Ft. Keogh Livestock, Miles City, Mont. 12 NE Texas Hereford Assn., Mt. Pleasant 12 Tennessee Polled Hereford Assn., Lebanon 14 Holden Herefords, Valier, Mont. 14 JBB/AL Herefords Bull Sale, Bliss, Idaho 15 Cooper Hereford Ranch, Willow Creek, Mont. 15 Medicine Hat Bull Sale, Medicine Hat, Alta. 18 Ohio Beef Expo Parade of Hereford Sale Animals, Columbus 19 Cattleman’s Weekend Bull Sale, Prescott, Ariz. 19 Falling Timber Farm Bull Selection Day, Marthasville, Mo. 19 Ohio Beef Expo Hereford Sale, Columbus 19 West Tennessee Polled Hereford Assn., Martin 21 Heartland Herefords LLC, N. Platte, Neb. 21 Gibson Herefords/Double Heart Diamond Cattle, N. Platte, Neb. 22 B&D Herefords, Claflin, Kan. 22 Frenzen/Blueberry Hill, Fullerton, Neb. 23 Washington Cattlemen’s Assn. Bull Test Sale, Eltopia 24 McCabe Genetics, Elk City, Kan. 25 Advertising Deadline for May/June Hereford World

SULLIVAN SUPPLY Sullivan Supply South Hillsboro, Texas 800-588-7096 Fax 254-582-7114

Sullivan Supply Inc. Dunlap, Iowa 800-475-5902 Fax 712-643-5154

www.sullivansupply.com Check us out on Facebook

Semen for Sale

1,100 to 1,200 Straws H I have been using AI since 1970 H

PW Victor Boomer P606, RHF Victor 424 218, OR Dom 549 F243, HRP THM Victor 109W 9329 “Rusty ”, DRF JWR Prince Victor 71I, RHF IGT Victor 103T.

H Two Semen Tanks H Ger ald Skelton

1095 Oakcrest Farm Rd., Bells, TN 38006 731-663-3244 • oakcrestfarm@att.net

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25 M6 Ranch Bull Dispersal, Alvarado, Texas 25 North Carolina Hereford Assn. Annual Meeting, Statesville 26 Candy Meadow Farms, Lexington, Tenn. 26 Colorado State Un., Wellington 26 M6 Ranch Female Dispersal, Alvarado, Texas 26 North Carolina Hereford Assn., Statesville 26 Oregon Hereford Assn. Jr. Jackpot Show and Annual Meeting, Albany 27 Oregon Hereford Assn., Albany 28 Harvie Ranching Bull Sale, Olds, Alta. 28 Oleen Bros., Dwight, Kan. 29 BuyHereford.com Internet Auction 29 Tegtmeier Polled Herefords, Burchard, Neb. 29 WLB Livestock Bull Sale, Douglas, Man.

April ______________________________________

1 Carter’s Polled Herefords, Rocklake, N.D. 1 Michigan Hereford Assn. Show and Annual Meeting, E. Lansing 1 Sandhill Farms, Haviland, Kan. 2 Ellis Farms Bull Sale, Chrisman, Ill. 2 GKB Cattle Internet Sale, Waxahachie, Texas 2 Michigan Hereford Assn. Beef Expo Sale, E. Lansing 2 Spring Hereford Classic Sale, Beebee, Ark. 3 K7 Herefords, Lockridge, Iowa 7 West Virginia Polled Hereford Assn. Annual Meeting, Weston 8 Early Bird Advertising Deadline for July Hereford World 8 West Virginia Beef Expo Hereford Show, Weston 9 MW Hereford Ranch, Brownwood, Texas 9 Thorstenson Hereford Ranch, Selby, S.D. 9 West Virginia Polled Hereford Assn., Weston 11 Atkins/Delaney Herefords, Lake Benton, Minn. 11 Missouri Hereford Assn. Hereford-Influenced Feeder Calf Sale, Eldon, Mo.

15 Virginia Hereford Assn., Harrisonburg 16 Rockin’ W Polled Herefords, Schulenburg, Texas 16 Stuber Ranch, Bowman, N.D. 19 Bar JZ Ranches, Holabird, S.D. 21 Tennessee Hereford Marketing Program Feeder Calf Sale, Columbia, Tenn. 22 Middle Tennessee Polled Hereford Assn. Annual Meeting, Cross Plains 23 Middle Tennessee Polled Hereford Assn., Cross Plains 23 Ritchie County Polled Hereford Assn., Harrisville, W.Va. 23 Thorstenson Hereford Ranch, Selby, S.D. 26 BuyHereford.com Internet Auction 30 Burns Farms Female Sale, Pikeville, Tenn. 30 Larson/Hoffman/Topp Sale, Clifton, Texas

May ______________________________________

6 Advertising Deadline for July Hereford World 6 New England Hereford Assn. Annual Meeting, W. Springfield, Mass. 7 JWR Land & Cattle Complete Dispersal, Rockmart, Ga. 7 New England Hereford Assn., W. Springfield, Mass. 10 Kentucky Hereford Influenced Feeder Calf Sale, Stanford 13 Switzerland of Ohio Polled Hereford Assn., Old Washington 14 Four L Herefords Female Sale, Atwood, Tenn. 14 Pennsylvania Hereford Assn., Thomasville 20 Star Lake Cattle Ranch Jr. Futurity Show, Skiatook, Okla. 21 Huth Polled Herefords Bull Selection Day, Oakfield, Wis. 21 Star Lake Cattle Ranch, Skiatook, Okla. 28-30 NW Regional Jr. Hereford Show, Moses Lake, Wash. 30 Mead Cattle Enterprises, Midville, Ga. 31 BuyHereford.com Internet Auction HW

Proven and Experienced

BW 1.0 44 WW 76 YW 23 MM M&G 46

September 10, 2011 Newman, Illinois Albin Farms /Lorenzen Farms Cody Helms 303-842-9071 Steve Lorenzen 217-269-2803

Semen: $20/Straw

C&L DOUBLE TIME 452M 9B

Sire: BT Butler 452M • Dam: WBF Lady Dom F243 6T Predictable, proven calving ease

Hereford Ranch

920-474-7403 • 262-617-6346 Cell www.cnlfarm.com • cnlfarm@execpc.com

Oklahoma BEEF, Inc. Performance Bull Sale March 24, 2011 • Stillwater, Okla. Selling 50 Hereford Bulls For more information and sale catalog, contact: Dr. Bob K ropp

Oklahoma BEEF, Inc.

212 A nSi Bldg. • Stillwater, OK 74078 • 405-744-8868 www.hereford.org


Your Next Herd Sire Sells May 1, 2011 Selling over 30 breeding age herd sire prospects

Bulls complete Green Spring Feed Efficiency Test in mid-March. E-mal us for complete performance data. ID

Sire

Dam MGS

CE BW WW YW MM M&G MCE SC

FAT

REA MARB BMI$ CEZ$ BII$ CHB$ Birth Date Act. BW

X012 X024 X025 X027 X034 X086 X038 X046 X100 X036 X039

MSU TCF Revolution 4R KCF Bennett Red House S330 KCF Bennett Red House S330 KT John Wayne 7167 JDB 517 Stewart H33 BR Moler ET KT John Wayne 7167 CS Boomer 29F Feltons Domino 774 Remitall Online 122L Remitall Online 122L

T140 U023 44R P017 U066 P098 L60 507P R071 57S 57S

5.2 0.7 1.4 -2.8 4.4 3.6 -1.5 1.1 3.8 2.4 1.2

0.04 0.01 0.01 -0.01 0.02 -0.02 0.00 0.00 0.04 -0.03 -0.03

0.39 0.20 0.29 0.30 0.08 0.31 0.49 -0.05 0.11 -0.02 0.52 0.08 0.35 0.10 0.42 0.06 0.15 0.25 0.49 0.15 0.51 0.14

JDB 434 Magnum R105 HH Advance 4140P JDB H33 Henry M70 JDB K19 Treble M11 JDB 414 Olaf N087 Feltons Legend 242 Feltons Endurance 745 Remitall Online 122L JDB 517 Stewart H33 CS Boomer 29F CS Boomer 29F

0.7 3.7 3.3 5.2 0.1 2.2 4.9 3.9 2.1 4.0 5.4

57 64 62 66 49 52 67 53 57 57 61

86 104 97 110 73 81 102 90 89 100 106

17 24 20 21 16 21 21 23 19 22 22

45 56 51 54 40 47 54 50 48 51 52

2.2 1.6 2.5 3.7 2.8 3.4 3.9 5.2 3.4 6.5 6.0

0.9 1.5 1.3 1.1 0.9 0.5 1.4 0.8 1.5 1.1 1.1

23 25 25 18 20 18 24 18 27 23 23

19 16 17 12 19 17 15 16 20 18 17

18 22 21 14 17 13 20 14 23 18 17

29 35 33 29 20 28 32 26 29 33 34

1/25/10 2/12/10 2/13/10 2/14/10 2/27/10 2/28/10 3/4/10 3/22/10 4/1/10 3/1/10 3/8/10

73 81 83 92 66 63 88 85 76 92 99

Dedicated to Producing “No Excuse Herefords” Jim D Bellis Family

Jim D. and Carla Bellis

Joanna and Jonathan Jamie and Kevin Johansen 17246 Hwy. K • Aurora, MO 65605 Home 417-678-5467 • Cell 417-466-8679 JimBellis@missouristate.edu

E-mail us for more information or sale catalogs.

Jim and Linda Reed P.O. Box 126 Green Ridge, MO 65332 660-527-3507 • Fax 660-527-3379 reedent@iland.net • www.reedent.com Brian, Samara and Terrell Reed 416 North Drive Abernathy, TX 79311 Craig, Natalie, Macy and Mallory Reed 11621 Kenwood Ave. Kansas City, MO 64131

Jim D Bellis Family

Jim D. and Carla Bellis Joanna and Jonathan Jamie and Kevin Johansen 17246 Hwy. K Aurora, MO 65605 417-678-5467 JimBellis@missouristate.edu

www.hereford.org

Malone Hereford Farm Breeding Stock, Polled Hereford and Cross Steers Alton and Marie Malone

1371 Rd. F Emporia, KS 66801 Phone/Fax 620-342-7538 malone@maloneherefordfarm.com www.maloneherefordfarm.com

McMillens Toothacre Ranch J.L. and Fonda Trent and Mary 9128 W. Farm Rd. 30 Walnut Grove, MO 65770 417-788-2787 Cell 417-830-7257 Fax 417-863-6884

Glengrove Farm Bob and Gretchen Thompson 12905 C.R. 4010 Rolla, MO 65401 573-341-3820 bandgthompson@earthlink.net

www.glengrovefarms.com

Supplying the Hereford industry with value-added genetics for 35 years!

CA Cattle Ranch

Charles and Eleanor Aikens Owners HCR 61, Box 3865 W. Plains, MO 65775 417-764-3025 Chuck Aikens, Ranch Manager 417-764-3717 Trip Aikens, Herdsman 417-270-7051

Roth Hereford Journagan Ranch Farm Leo and Jean Journagan Home of RHF THM Supreme 2026 1146 N.E. Hwy. J Windsor, MO 65360 Ed and Carol 660-694-2569 • 660-694-0000 Fax Eddie, Mary, Lane and Levi 660-647-9907 croth745@earthlink.net

Rt. 1, Box 85G Mountain Grove, MO 65711 Marty Lueck, Manager 417-948-2669 or 417-838-1482 Fax 417-948-0509

AbraKadabra

Biglieni

Mark, Terry, Sabrina and Brianne Abramovitz 6969 Bass Ln. Columbia, MO 65201 573-864-6475 Cell 573-441-9951 Home/Fax Andy Curtz 660-287-3338

Farms

Tom and Belle Biglieni 4125 St. Hwy. P Republic, MO 65738 417-827-8482 tgbig@sbcglobal.net Shane and Brooke Bailey Stella, Mo. 417-793-0512 Hereford Breeder Since 1962

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Carter’s Polled Herefords Friday, April 1, 2011

Selling 6 Yearling Polled Hereford bulls and 45 Black Angus Yearling Bulls Sired by About Time, SHF Ribeye, NJW Embassy and TC CPH Radar 6T

TC Real Time 1X

Sire: CRR About Time 743 Dam: ADK Miss Gai’s Delight 312 • CE 1.7 (.12); BW 3.0 (.37); WW 49 (.29); YW 81 (.27); MM 17 (.11); M&G 42; MCE 4.0 (.08); SC 0.8 (.13); FAT -0.03 (.13); REA 0.48 (.15); MARB 0.20 (.12); BMI$ 22; CEZ$ 17; BII$ 19; CHB$ 29 • 2010 NSC Reserve Champion Hereford Bull

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Performance and Semen Tested Terry 701-266-5468, Cell 701-370-8730 Malynda 605-925-7016, Cell 605-929-7314 Jimmy 701-266-5575 tmcarter@utma.com www.carterspolledherefords-tntangus.com

www.hereford.org


Crane Plainview Benedict Herefords Herefords Farms 12526 N. Weldon Rd. Rockford, IL 61102 www.perksranch.com Office 815-335-2824 Craig Crutcher 815-289-2855 Doug Perks 815-505-1289 Wade Perks 817-269-9263

Lorenzen Farms Steve Lorenzen 17696 E. 1825th Rd. Chrisman, IL 61924 217-269-2803 www.lorenzenfarms.com

www.hereford.org

Jack and Sherry Lowderman Monte, Carrie and Rhett Brent, Kris, Blake, Cody and Morgan P.O. Box 488 Macomb, IL 61455 Office 309-833-5543

www.lowderman.com

Dave, Marcia, Mike and Elise Hackett 1170 E. U.S. Hwy. 36 Tuscola, IL 61953 217-253-4900 Dave.Hackett@cell1net.net

Larry and Julie 34227 E. C.R. 1000 N. Mason City, IL 62264 benherf@abelink.com 217-482-5606

Chad, Becky, Noah, Caleb and Faith chad@benedictherefords.com 217-246-5099

September 17, 2011 DelHawk Cattle Company Steak and Egg Sale

C_herfs1@yahoo.com

www.benedictherefords.com

FARMS

David and Marcia DeLong, Owners 6625 E. Elm Dr. Janesville, WI 53546 608-756-3109 delcoph@aol.com Tom and Mandy Hawk, Managers 1880 S. Paw Paw Rd. Earlville, IL 60518 815-739-3171 Cell www.delhawkcattle.com thawk@delhawkcattle.com

Floyd, Annette and Brittany 815-223-4484 Chad, Erin and J.W. 815-712-5739 LaSalle, IL 61301

3127 Bannister Rd. Salem, IL 62881

Rick and Kim Morgan appleridge@ruralcomm.net 618-267-4316 Kevin and Lisa Babbs kevinbabbs@sbcglobal.net 618-322-5880

35073 E. C.R. 1550 N. Mason City, IL 62664 bhrnds@speednet.com Brent, Cell 217-971-5897

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A ALABAMA Debter Hereford Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Campbell Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 ARIZONA Las Vegas Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Mountain View Hereford Ranch . . . . . . 88 Nine Cross Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 ARKANSAS 4V Livestock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Crooked Creek Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 James Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Winningham Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 CALIFORNIA Alto Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Jess Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Lambert Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 McDougald Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Morrell Ranches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Mrnak Herefords West . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Nyland Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Oak Knoll Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Pedretti Ranches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Perrin Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Sonoma Mountain Herefords . . . . . . . . 88 Tripp Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Two Mac Cattle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Valentine Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Weimer Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Wilbourn Cattle Co., Aaron & W6 Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Wintun Polled Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 COLORADO Campbell, James T. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Coleman Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Coyote Ridge Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Ernst Family, Marshall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Hall Herefords, Doug . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Hanging W Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Indian Cave Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Kubin Hereford Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Robb & Sons, Tom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Roderick Leach Polled Herefords . . . . . 89 Sidwell Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Strang Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 DELAWARE SV Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 FLORIDA Crooked Lake Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IBC GEORGIA CES Polled Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 CSR Polled Hereford Farm . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Dillard Polled Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Greenview Farms Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Hill-Vue Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 JWR Land & Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Leonard Polled Hereford Farm . . . . . . 112 Mead Cattle Enterprises . . . . . . . . . . . . . IBC Nunnally Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Predestined Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Sunset Ridge Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Thompson Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Whaley Polled Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 White Hawk Ranch Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 IDAHO Canyon Gem Livestock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Circle C Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Circle S West . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Colyer Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Elkington Polled Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Fern Ridge Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Heritage Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 JBB/AL Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Johnson Polled Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Moonlight Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Shaw Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Split Butte Livestock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Wooden Shoe Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 ILLINOIS Albin Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, 84, 106 Apple Ridge Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Behrends Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Benedict Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Bickelhaupt Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Bob-O-Lou Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Burns Polled Hereford Farm . . . . . . . . . . 90 Crane Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 DeLHawk Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . 38, 54, 109 Ellis Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

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I Fleisher Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Happ Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Harbison and Sons, Ray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Knott Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Loehr Hereford Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Lorenzen Farms . . . . . . . . . 6, 84, 106, 109 Lowderman Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 McCaskill Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Miller Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Milligan Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Newbold Farms Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Northfork Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Oak Hill Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Perks Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90, 109 Plainview Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Prairie Meadow Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Purple Reign Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Riddell Polled Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 River Ridge Ranch & Cattle Co. . . . . . . . 90 Sayre Hereford Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Stephens Hereford Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 INDIANA Beck-Powell Polled Herefords . . . . . . . . 90 CDF Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Everhart Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Gray Family Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Green Meadow Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Greives Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Hunt Bros. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Kesling Polled Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Kottkamp & Son Polled Herefords, Edwin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Miller Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Stuckey Polled Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 IOWA Amos Hereford Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Beef Resources Partnership . . . . . . . . . . 71 GAR-NANC Cattle/Rau Farms . . . . . . . . . 91 Jackson Hereford Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 K7 Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70, 71 Landt Herefords, Steve . . . . . . . . . . . 71, 91 Ohnemus Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Rosenberg, James N. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Sladek Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55, 71 Sorensen Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 St. Clair Hay & Cattle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Stream Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71, 91 Wiese & Sons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Woodland View Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 KANSAS 4V Douthit Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Alexander Farms Polled Herefords . . . . 91 Davis Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Douthit Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 EE Ranches Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BC Herbel Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Jamison Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Jensen Bros. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 M-M Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Malone Hereford Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 McCabe Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Meitler, Gene . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Oleen Brothers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Oleen Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Sandhill Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16, 91 Schu-Lar Herefords LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Springhill Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Towner Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Umberger Polled Herefords . . . . . . . . . . 91 VJS Polled Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 KENTUCKY Botkin Polled Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Boyd Beef Cattle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Chambliss Hereford Farms . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Dogwood Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 JMS Polled Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Peyton Well Polled Herefords . . . . . . . 111 LOUISIANA 5C’s Hereford Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 P&K Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 MAINE Maplewood Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 MARYLAND All Seasons Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Church View Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Emerson’s Short Bridge Farm . . . . . . . 104 Randall Land & Cattle Co. LLC . . . . . . . 104 SCH Polled Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Tamsey Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92

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MICHIGAN Behnke’s Hereford Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Cottonwood Springs Farm . . . . . . . . . . 103 Grand Meadows Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Hanson’s Double G Herefords . . . . . . . 103 McDonald Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56, 103 Michigan Hereford Assn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Parks Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 RLB Polled Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Rottman, Phil and Chris . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Sugar Sweet Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Templeton Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Veeser’s Triple E Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 MINNESOTA DaKitch Hereford Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Delaney Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28, 92 Frederickson Hereford Farm . . . . . . . . . . 92 Lawrence Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Oxley Hereford Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Schafer Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Springwater Polled Herefords . . . . . . . . 92 MISSISSIPPI Broadlawn Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Caldwell Hereford Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 EE Ranches Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BC Grandview CMR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 MISSOURI Abra Kadabra Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Bellis Family, Jim D. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Biglieni Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Bonebrake Hereford Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 CA Cattle Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Falling Timber Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Findley Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Glengrove Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Harding Bros. Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Journagan Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92, 107 McMillens Toothacre Ranch . . . . . . . . . 107 Reed Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Roth Hereford Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92, 107 Schneider Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 MONTANA Brillhart Ranch Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Broken Pick Land & Cattle . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Churchill Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IFC Cooper Hereford Ranch . . . . . . . . . . 35, 93 Curlew Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Dutton Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Ehlke Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Feddes & Sons, Marvin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Holden Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 J Bar E Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 McMurry Cattle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Mohican West . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Thomas Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Westwind Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 NEBRASKA 7 Mill Iron Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Blueberry Hill Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29, 93 Fisher, Lowell and Carol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Frenzen Polled Herefords . . . . . . . . 29, 93 Gibson Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Heartland Herefords LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Hoffman Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 JB Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Linton Polled Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Monahan Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Niedermeyer Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Ridder Hereford Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Schutte & Sons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Spencer Herefords Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Tegtmeier Polled Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Upstream Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Van Newkirk Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 NEVADA Bell Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Brumley Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Genoa Livestock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Hutchens Herefords, Lee . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 NEW HAMPSHIRE Overlook Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 NEW JERSEY Grass Pond Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 NEW MEXICO C&M Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Cornerstone Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 King Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 West Star Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94

NEW YORK SK Herefords LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 NORTH CAROLINA Kove Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Myers Hereford Farm . . . . . . . . . . . 94, 111 North Carolina Hereford Assn. . . . . . . . . 87 Terrace Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Triplett Polled Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 W&A Hereford Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Will-Via Polled Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . 111 NORTH DAKOTA Baumgarten Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Boehnke Hereford Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Carter’s Polled Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Friedt Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Friesz Livestock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Mrnak Hereford Ranch . . . . . . . . . . 94, 108 North Dakota Hereford Assn. . . . . . . . . 108 Olson Hereford Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Pelton Polled Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Rockeman Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Stuber Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IFC OHIO Banks Polled Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Berg Polled Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Bradfords, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Buckeye Hereford Assn. . . . . . . . . . 83, 101 Circle D Energy & Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . 101 Farno Polled Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Grandview Hereford Farms . . . . . . . . . . 101 Helsinger Polled Herefords . . . . . . . . . . 101 Herman Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Hively’s Hereford Lane Farm . . . . . . . . . 94 J&L Cattle Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Mohican Polled Hereford Farm . . 94, 101 Morrison Stock Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 NS Polled Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Oakridge Polled Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Ullman & Son, Ralph E. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 OKLAHOMA Beacon Hill Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 CBY Polled Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 CNB Polled Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Dennis Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Dufur Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Durham Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Flying G Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Fullerton Hereford Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Graft-Britton Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Gray Land & Cattle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Jacobs Ranch LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Langford Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Loewen Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72, 95 Moss Herefords, Allen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Nelson Land & Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Oklahoma Beef Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 P&R Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Sparks-Kimbrough Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Star Lake Cattle Ranch . . 1, 57, 58, 59, 60 OREGON Bar One Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Bird Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Chandler Herefords Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 England Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Erickson Hereford Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Harrell Hereford Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 High Desert Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Oregon Hereford Assn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Oregon Hereford Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Quick Mill Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Stallings Polled Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Y Cross Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 PENNSYLVANIA Bar-H Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Creekside Hollow Acres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Deana Jak Farms Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Deitschland Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Flat Stone Lick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IBC Glenview Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IBC Hausner Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96, 104 Heritage Hill Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 L&D Polled Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Slayton’s BearDance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Stone Ridge Manor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Vogel Valley Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 SOUTH CAROLINA Forrest Polled Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Fowken Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111

Keese Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 White Column Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 SOUTH DAKOTA Atkins Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Bar JZ Ranches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17, 96 Bischoff’s Ravine Creek Ranch . . . . . . . . 96 Blume Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Courtney Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Cranston Herefords, Roy . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Eggers Southview Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Fawcett’s Elm Creek Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Hoffman Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 JBN Livestock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 K&B Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 LaGrand Angus and Hereford Ranch . . 96 Rausch Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Thorstenson Hereford Ranch . . . . . 15, 96 TENNESSEE Burns Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96, 112 Candy Meadows Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Coley Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Four L Hereford Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Jackson Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Kerr Polled Hereford Farm . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Mud Creek Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97, 112 Parker Bros. Polled Herefords . . . . . . . 111 River Circle Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Skelton, Gerald . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Triple L Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Walker Polled Hereford Farm . . . . . . . . 112 Woodard Hereford Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 TEXAS Alpha Equine Breeding Center . . . . . . . 97 B&C Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Barber Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Case Ranch Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Dauer Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Doyle Hereford Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Dudley Bros. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 EE Ranches Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BC Fuston Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 GKB Cattle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Glaze Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 H2 Ranch and Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Indian Mound Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Kinnear Polled Herefords . . . . . . . . 97, 102 Larsons’ Polled Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Lone Star Hereford Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Massey Hereford Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 McInnis Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 McMullin Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Metch Polled Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 ML Cattle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 MW Hereford Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Neel Polled Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Noack Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Nolan Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Powell, James L. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Rockin’ W Polled Herefords . . . . . . . . . . 98 Rocking Chair Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Running L Ranch LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Sanders Polled Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Schmidt Hereford Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Schock Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Spearhead Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98, 102 Still River Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Sunny Hill Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Williams/Ferguson Ranch L.P. . . . . . . . . 98 Willis Polled Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 UTAH Allen & Son, Phil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Circle BJ Polled Hereford Ranch . . . . . . 98 Ekker Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Johansen Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Pallesen Hereford Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Rell Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 VIRGINIA Fauquier Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 JPS Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Knabe Jr., Harry A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Knoll Crest Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77, 104 Rolling Hills Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98, 104 Thistle Tree Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Virginia Hereford Assn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 WASHINGTON BB Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IFC CX Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Diamond M Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Dusty Coyote Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98

Ottley Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Washington “Select” Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Yoricka Farm Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 WEST VIRGINIA Cottage Hill Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Goff & Sons, A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99, 112 Grandview Hereford Farm . . . . . . . . . . 112 Grassy Run Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Haught Bros. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Hickory Springs Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Law & Sons, David . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 McDonald Polled Herefords . . . . . . . . . 112 Sapp Valley View Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Westfall Polled Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 West Virginia Polled Hereford Assn. . . 86 WISCONSIN BBC Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Boettcher’s Brookview Acres . . . . . . . . 105 C&L Hereford Ranch . . . . . . . . . . 6, 99, 106 DeLHawk Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . 38, 54, 109 Huth Polled Herefords . . . . . . . . . . 99, 105 Kegley Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Lietzau Hereford Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Lininger Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 MGM East . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 MGM West . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Owego Stock Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Pierce’s Hereford Haven . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Starr Polled Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Wildcat Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Wiswell Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 WYOMING Berry’s, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Holmes Herefords/Drake Ranch . . . . . . 99 Largent & Sons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 McClun’s Lazy JM Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Micheli Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Middleswarth Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Ochsner Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Perkes Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Ward, Ned and Jan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Wyoming Hereford Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . 99 CANADA Elm Lodge Polled Herefords . . . . . . . . . . 99 Medonte Highlands Polled Herefords . 99 SERVICES AgriLabs Achieve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 AgriLabs Colostrx . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 AgriLabs estroPLAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Barnes, Tommy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 T/Big Consulting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Biozyme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Birdwell, James M. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Booker, C.D. “Butch” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Bovance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Breeders Insurance LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Brown, Vern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Burks, Eddie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Buyhereford.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 CattleMax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Conover, Al . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Fine Time Designs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Gallagher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Gay Livestock Insurance, Jerry . . . . . . . 100 Genex Cooperative Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 7, 100 Great American Insurance Group . . . . 100 Hereford Youth Foundation of America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Hoffman AI Breeders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 JDH Marketing Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Jensen Live Stock Agency . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Layton, Dustin N. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Lowderman, Cody . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Lowderman, Monte W. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 McClintock, Mark and Teresa . . . . . . . . 100 MCS Auction LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Midwest Cattle Service Inc. . . . . . . . . . 100 MULTIMIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 National Cattle Services Inc. . . . . . . . . . 100 National CUP Lab & Tech Center . . . . . 100 Purina Wind and Rain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Reed Enterprises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Schacher Auction Services . . . . . . . . . . 100 SFP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Stith, Dale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Sullivan Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 T Bar C Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Weishaar, Lynn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Wendt, Kevin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100

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Polled Hereford Farm would like to send a special thank you to all the buyers and bidders for supporting our sale this year.

Also, thank you to our family, friends and neighbors for all that you do for us.

Buyers 2010 Westwind, Mont. Jessie McMillan, Ga. Tommy H. Mead, Ga. White Hawk, Ga. Forrest Polled Herefords, S.C. Star L ake Cattle Ranch, Okla. Gerald Skelton, Tenn. White Columns Farm, S.C. Roy Barnes, Ga. Scott E. Schell, N.C. Walker Polled Hereford Farm, Tenn. Rick Aden, Ill.

Dale Stith, Ala. Bear Swamp Herefords, N.C. Triple P Farms, Tenn. TLR, Ohio Leonard Polled Herefords, Ga. CES/Charles Smith, Ga. Gerald Griffin, Fla. Hulsey Cattle Co., Ga. Patton Farms, Ga. J&L Cattle Services, Ohio Randa R. Owen, Ala. Pudding Creek, Ga.

J.C. Gray, Ky. L arry Arnold, Ga. Mohican Polled Herefords, Ohio Tri -Branch Farm, N.C. Ruckus Hill, N.C. Thomas M. Cooper, Tenn. L affoon Family Farm, Ky. Robert Brooks, Tenn. Notchey Creek Farm, Tenn. Glenview Farm, Pa. Oak Ridge Polled Herefords, Ohio Bill Gates, Fla.

Gene McCarthy, S.C. Plum River Ranch, Ill. Mark Ingram, Tenn. Taylor Neighbors, Ga. Jackson Farms, Tenn. Worsham Cattle Co., Ga. Honey Ridge Plantation, Ga. Crowson & Cherry, Ark. Ray Bryant, Tenn. Garrett Rohlfing, Ill. Boyd Beef Cattle, Ky. JWR L and & Cattle Co., Ga.

Mohican Summit 411S ET

C SR

CSR Polled Hereford Farm

Steve and Elaine Roberts 5561 Wycliff Roberts Rd. • Alapaha, GA 31622 229-532-7963 • Cell 229-238-1129 elaineroberts@windstream.net • csrpolledherefords.com Visitors welcome. Ya’ll come!

Parke r Bro s. White Column Farms Po lled He re fo rd s

Toby and Debby Dulworth 2492 S. Kirkman Rd. LaCenter, KY 42056 270-224-2993 dogwood@brtc.net

Kenneth, Houston and David Parker 129 Banks Rd. Bradyville, TN 37026 David and Paula Parker 615-765-5359 615-765-7260 Fax David cell 615-464-7008 dplp@dtccom.net www.dkmfarms.com

JMS logo BW 40% Blk typeface - Niamey

Fo rre st Danny Miller 4850 Caldwell Ridge Rd. Knifley, KY 42753 270-465-6984 jmsfarm@msn.com www.jmsvictordomino.com

www.hereford.org

Po lled He re fo rd s

101-103 N. Main St. Saluda, SC 29138 E arl B. Forrest 864-445-2387 864-445-7080 O ffice 864-445-3707 Fax Brad Forrest 864-445-7633 Herd Certified and Accredited

385 Sweetwater Rd. N. Augusta, SC 29860 D r. John L. Williams Ashley Williams, manager 803-279-0641 or 803-279-0049 Breeding Predominantly Victor Cattle Cow Herd: 90 brood cows, mainly Victor D omino and Banner D omino Located: 3 miles northeast of I-20 off U.S. Hwy. 25

DPH

Dillard Polled Herefords

Donnie and Anita Dillard 264 N. Prospect Ave. Waco, GA 30182 770-832-2268 Cell 770-834-1979

Peyton Well Polled Herefords Lowell, Barbara and Beth Atwood Paul, Linda, Caleb and Luke Epling 133 Edgewood Dr. Stanford, KY 40484 606-365-2520 606-669-1455 Cell peytonwell@netzero.net

Myers Hereford Farm

321 Elmwood Rd. • Statesville, NC 28625 Harry Myers 704-872-7155 Cell 704-450-1598 Fax 704-871-9997 Harry Meyers III 704-872-1234 Cell 704-880-1084 hmastecc@i-america.net www.cattletoday.com/myers Herd Sires: JA L1 Domino 0224, JA L1 Domino 314 and JA L1 Domino 327 Cow Herd: Jamison Herefords and our own selection from 35 years.

Will-Via

Polled Herefords 328 Fowken Farm Rd. Jonesville, SC 29353 Norris Fowler nrfowler@brecwb.com 864-674-5147 Farm Office/Fax 864-427-3330 Office Rogers Fowler 864-426-3281 Greg Fowler 864-674-6837 864-426-7337 Cell Raising Herefords for the past 62 years

Lavette and Brenda Teeter 2075 Landis Hwy. (NC Hwy. 152) Mooresville, NC 28115 704-664-1947 704-663-1466 Farm Robert Smith, Manager 704-663-0329

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West Virginia Hereford Breeders Grassy Run

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Farms

David Law & Sons

Polled Herefords Since 1954 Rt. 2, Box 36A Harrisville, WV 26362 Butch 304-643-4438

Certified and Accredited lawherefords.bravehost.com lawherefords@yahoo.com

Grandview Hereford Farm 600 Rocky Step Rd. Winfield, WV 25213 Gary Kale 304-586-1790 or 304-552-4464 Cell Aaron Glascock 304-312-7060

Haught Bros. Ira Haught

McDonald Polled Herefords W. Michael McDonald

HC 80, Box 15 Harrisville, WV 26362 304-643-4184 304-643-4186 Office imhaught@ruralnet.org

Rt. 2, Box 215A Jane Lew, WV 26378 304-884-6669 Home 304-745-3870 Office 304-677-5944 Cell

Monumental, W.Va.

Registered Certified Accredited Polled Herefords John H. Brasuk Rt. 2, Box 211-A Fairmont, WV 26554 304-363-5918 Home 304-363-3118 Fax JHB470@aol.com

Quality Hereford Cattle Ken and Chris Scott 2586 Grandview Rd. Beaver, WV 25813 304-763-4929 chance37@suddenlink.net

A. Goff & Sons 1661 Hazelgreen Rd. Harrisville, WV 26362 304-643-2196 agoffandsons@yahoo.com

Cottage Hill Farm

Registered Polled Hereford Cattle

Since 1910 Celebrating our 100th Year

October 15, 2011

Oldest continuous Polled Hereford Herd in America Herd Sires: Beckleys 934S Ontime 816U, TLR Lara’s Line 122L 804U, FPH Victor Boomer P606 R69, G Starview Rebel 110 811

W.C. Taylor Family HC 59 Box 265 Petersburg, WV 26847 Sonny 304-257-1557 Michael 304-257-1040 mwtaylor@frontiernet.net

WHALEY

POLLED HEREFORDS

P. O. Box 280 Chatsworth, GA 30705 706-695-8351 Office 706-695-2008 Home Sherman and Peg gy Leonard Seth Ridley 706-463-3970 Matt McCurdy 706-280-9002 Jeff Stancill, Manager 706-217-5962

4134 County Hwy. 30 Horton, AL 35980 Glynn Debter 205-429-2040 Perry Debter 205-429-4415 Fax 205-429-3553

A Program to Watch… A Name to Remember. Truman and Starr Whaley, Owners 2634 Riverbend Rd. Dalton, GA 30721 Res. 706-277-3240 Office 706-277-3993 www.whaleypolledherefords.com Farm manager: Tim Connell 706-277-0832 Farm Office truman@southern-chemical.com

R egistered Polled Herefords Est. 2001 Johnny, Tanuja, Jonathan and Justin Dagley 314 Letory Rd. Wartburg, TN 37887 423-346-7304 Jonathan, Cell: 865- 803-9947

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Roy Roberts 54 Nunnally Farm Rd. Monroe, GA 30655 770-267-2706 770-267-7762 Fax

Burns Farms He

r e f o r d s

12733 Old State Hwy. 28 Pikeville, TN 37367 David and Beth 615-477-5668 Fax 423-447-2023 Dr. Phillip Burns 423-886-1325 Joe Burns 423-618-8825 www.burnsfarms.com

Jim O’Mara 3600 Ludlow Rd. Good Hope Community Lena, MS 39094 601-654-3584 omaraj@phelps.com

Polled Hereford Farm Eric, Rhonda, Cody and Casey P.O. Box 146 • Morrison, TN 37357 931-607-6356 cell 931-668-4622 office 931-635-2181 home 931-668-7365 fax wphf@blomand.net www.walkerpolledherefordfarm.com

White Hawk Ranch, Inc.

1475 Canton Rd., Ste. 100 Marietta, GA 30066 Gary R. Hedrick 770-425-5200 • 770-425-4191 fax 678-858-0914 cell g.hedrick@whitehawkinc.com www.whitehawkbeefmakers.com Sale: Feb. 18, 2011

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The

Program and Sale

Longevity

1977… Here to Stay Our Love, Our Life, Our Livelihood…Herefords

Star 8006 Enyeto 163M — Still Walks Like a Bear!

The Mead Program Sale Vol. XI May 30, 2011

Cattle Enterprises

Tommy, Robin and Tommie Lynne 1230 Reeves Rd. • Midville, GA 30441 706-554-6107 • Cell 706-339-0201 tommy@meadcattle.com • www.meadcattle.com

Pro Performance Breeders

FSL

Flat Stone Lick

Cattle Enterprises Tommy, Robin and Tommie Lynne 1230 Reeves Rd. • Midville, GA 30441 706-554-6107 • Cell 706-339-0201 www.meadcattle.com tommy@meadcattle.com

Les and Nancy Midla & Family

P.O. Box 3398, Lake Wales, FL 33859 Pat Wilson Inc., Owner 863-679-6700 Office

crookedlakeranch@verizon.net • wwwcrookedlakeranch.com

David McCullers, Manager 863-635-3821 Home

W. Massey Booth Jr. and Curtis H. Booth 711 Kings Run Rd. Shinglehouse, PA 16748 814-697-6339 masseyb@frontier.com

34 Cranberry Marsh Marianna, PA 15345 724-267-3325 nmidla@pulsenet.com Don Riggin, herdsman Documented cattle that are right for today’s industry.


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Hereford cows at calving time Feb. 2011

RANCHES, INC.

Mississippi Jack Evans, Manager P.O. Box 310 • Winona, MS 38967 662-283-3337 • Fax 662-283-4375 Private Treaty Sales

Bill and Jo Ellard, Owners P.O. Box 802207 Dallas, TX 75380 Office 972-532-2100 Fax 972-532-2190

Kansas Ray Meyer, Manager • 284A EE Rd. Fall River, KS 67047 Cell 620-636-0045 Office 620-658-4494 Fax 620-658-4426 PRIVATE TREATY SALES

March 2011 Hereford World  

2011 National Western coverage.

March 2011 Hereford World  

2011 National Western coverage.