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Hereford Youth Preparing for “Kickin’ It In Kansas”

KANSAS CITY, Mo. ­­­— Hereford youth, their families and supporters, will travel to Kansas City for the 12th annual Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) sponsored by VitaFerm®, a product line of BioZyme® Inc., July 9-16, 2011.

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California Wine Country “Harvest” To Benefit Hereford Youth

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — 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-raiser event at Kunde Family Estate in Sonoma, Calif., Aug. 19-21, 2011. The Harvest will be hosted by the Jim and Marcia Mickelson family with all proceeds going to HYFA’s $5 million capital endowment campaign to benefit scholarships and education for Hereford youth across the nation.

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Take Advantage of Unique Opportunity to Own Superior Hereford Genetics, Support Foundation

John and Mona Loewen, Waukomis, Okla., have donated a promising young sire, Loewen Foundation 34X, to the Hereford Research Foundation (HRF), and ABS Global is graciously contributing to this project that will help fund Hereford research.

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AHA Announces 2010 Dams of Distinction

For 2010, 1,945 Hereford cows from 638 Hereford performance herds in 43 states earned the honor of being named a Dam of Distinction by the American Hereford Association (AHA).

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Bill Kuehn Presented Hereford Innovator Award

KANSAS CITY, Mo. ­­­—Bill Kuehn was honored with a Hereford Innovator Award by the American Hereford Association for his commitment to the Hereford industry and the Certified Hereford Beef (CHB) program. 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. 14.           

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Shock & Awe Named Supreme Hereford; Champions Selected at 2011 National Western Hereford Show

KANSAS CITY, Mo. ­­­– Hereford excitement abounded from the Yards to the Hill at the 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 heifer pens and eight carloads.

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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 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.

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Hereford Youth Awarded $26,250 in Scholarships

KANSAS CITY, Mo. ­­­— National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) members were awarded more than $26,000 in scholarships from the Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) Oct. 30, during HYFA’s Boots and Brew II fundraiser in Kansas City.

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Study Shows $30 Hereford Heterosis Advantage

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Calves sired by Hereford bulls have a $30 per head documented advantage in feedlot profitability and 7% advantage in fertility when compared to Angus-sired calves, according to a recent research study.

 
This advantage was documented during a three-year, real-world commercial heterosis project comparing progeny by Hereford and Angus bulls when crossed on Angus-based cows. The study also documented a maternal advantage of 7% higher pregnancy rate when comparing the Hereford-sired females to Angus-sired females.
 

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Spring Hereford EPDs Online; AHA Announces Spring Gold TPR Breeders

KANSAS CITY, Mo. ­­­ The Spring 2011 Hereford expected progeny differences (EPDs) are now online. Producers can visit Hereford.org to search the new data. Updated Trends, Trait Leaders and Distributions are also posted.
 
Eighty-eight dedicated Hereford breeders achieved Gold TPRTM (Total Performance Records) status for spring 2011, according to the American Hereford Association (AHA).
     

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National Hereford Feedout Tests Hereford Efficiency

KANSAS CITY, Mo. ­­­—In 2010, 465 cattle were fed through the National Hereford Feedout. Divided into a winter test and a spring test, the National Hereford Feedout has been testing cattle for six years.
           

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