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Ash, Buck Top Showmanship Contest at Junior National Hereford Expo

KANSAS CITY, Mo. ­­­— Amanda Ash, Newton, Wis., was chosen champion senior showman July 5 at the Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) in Grand Island, Neb. Reserve champion was Bailey Buck, Madill, Okla.
 
After narrowing the field from 134 entries, the top 10 seniors not only had to prove themselves in the showring, but also at the fitting chute.

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Hereford Youth will be “Livin’ the Hereford Life” at the 2012 Junior National Hereford Expo

 KANSAS CITY, Mo. ­­­— Hereford youth, their families and supporters, will travel to Grand Island, Neb., for the 13th annual Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) sponsored by VitaFerm®, a product line of BioZyme® Inc. The event will run from Monday, July 2 till Sunday, July 8.

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Clanton Hereford Junior Activities Intern

Bailey Clanton, Bucyrus, Kan., has been selected as the 2012 American Hereford Association (AHA) junior activities intern. Clanton graduated from Kansas State University in May with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture economics and hopes to begin a career in the livestock show and management business after her internship, which will begin in May.

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England Hired as Advertising Coordinator

Jessica England, Columbia, Mo., has been selected as the new Hereford Publications Inc. advertising coordinator. England graduated in May with a bachelor’s of science degree in agricultural journalism from the University of Missouri.

           
England has worked as an intern for both MayeCreate Design, Columbia, Mo., and Osborn & Barr, St. Louis, Mo., where she gained valuable experience in advertising by writing, editing and working with clients.

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Johnson, Starr Join CHB Team

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Certified Hereford Beef (CHB) LLC is honored to announce the addition of two territory managers to the CHB LLC staff. Danielle Starr, Manawa, Wis., and Jill Johnson, Galva, Ill., will assume their new roles May 16 and 22, respectively.

Mick Welch, CHB LLC vice president of sales, says the addition of these two staff members will help to expand Certified Hereford Beef’s mission and reach. 

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Mile High Night Sale Surprise HYFA Lot Keeps On Giving; HYFA Embryo Packages Raise $28,752

KANSAS CITY, Mo. ­­­— Another $8,752 was raised for Hereford youth during the BuyHereford.com auction March 8. The 20 embryos donated for the 2012 Mile High Night National Hereford Sale in Denver as the surprise lot to benefit the Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) were re-sold in six lots after originally purchased by David McMahon, Belle Point Ranch, Ft. Smith, Ark., for $20,000. The McMahon family graciously donated these 20 embryos back to HYFA.

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Support Youth, Become a Member of Hereford Foundation Club

KANSAS CITY, Mo. ­­­— Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) supporters will have the best seats in the house at the 2012 Junior National Hereford Expo in Grand Island, Neb.

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AHA Announces 2011 Dams, Sires of Distinction; Number of qualifying cows up 17%

KANSAS CITY, Mo. ­­­– For 2011, 2,285 Hereford cows from 707 Hereford performance herds in 44 states earned the honor of being named a Dam of Distinction by the American Hereford Association (AHA). The number of dams qualifying for this prestigious honor jumped 340 head since last year.

        

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Hereford Association Adds New EPD; 2012 Sire Summary Online

Thanks to Hereford breeders’ commitment to the Whole Herd Total Performance Records (TPR) Program, the American Hereford Association (AHA) has created a new expected progeny difference (EPD). The new trait, called mature cow weight (MCW) is designed to allow breeders to select sires that will either increase or decrease mature size of cows in the herd.
 

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Star Lake, Colyer Take Top Honors in Hereford Yard Show

KANSAS CITY, Mo. ­­­— Star Lake Cattle Ranch, Skiatook, Okla., reigned victorious yet again in the Hereford carload show capturing win number 13 on lucky Friday the 13th during the 2012 National Western Stock Show (NWSS) in Denver. Colyer Herefords, Bruneau, Idaho, topped the pen of three bull show for the second year in a row and Grandview/CMR, Como, Miss., won the pen of three female show in the Denver Yards.

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McMahon Family Purchases Embryo Package for $20,000 to Benefit Hereford Youth

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Hereford enthusiasts once again came together to support the youth Jan. 13 in the Beef Palace Auction Arena during the National Western Stock Show in Denver. Belle Point Ranch and the Dave and Mary Ann McMahon family of Ft. Smith, Ark., generously supported the Hereford Youth Foundation (HYFA) by purchasing the embryo package for $20,000. All of the proceeds go to HYFA. 

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Olsen Ranches Presented Hereford Innovator Award

KANSAS CITY, Mo. ­­­—Olsen Ranches Inc., Harrisburg, Neb., was honored with a Hereford Innovator Award by the American Hereford Association (AHA) for its commitment to the Hereford industry and the National Reference Sire Program. Art and Karyn Olsen, and Douglas and Pam Olsen were presented with the award at the National Western Stock Show Hereford Carload and Pen Show in Denver, Jan. 13.

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