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McMillan, Compton Win Owned Horned Heifer Honors at Junior National Hereford Expo


KANSAS CITY, Mo. ­­­— Lauren McMillan, Ohio, Ill., topped the 181-head horned owned heifer show at the 11th annual VitaFerm Junior National Hereford Expo in Indianapolis July10. The grand champion, RRR L18 Penelope 0509 ET, was bred by River Ridge Ranch & Cattle Co., Durand, Ill. The reserve grand champion, MSC Ramseys Sylvia Powerload, was bred and shown by Matthew Compton, Greenfield, Ind.
           

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Day, Beck Grab Bred-and-Owned Female Titles at Junior National Hereford Expo

INDIANAPOLIS ­­­— Kirbie Day, Waxahachie, Texas, and her heifer KLD 3060 Penny D95 ET came out on top of the 166 exhibited in the bred-and-owned heifer show at the 2010 VitaFerm® Junior National Hereford Expo in Indianapolis July 8. Cody Beck, Bainbridge, Ind., and BP CB Patsy Enuff 54W ET claimed the reserve champion title. 

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Sims, Owen Show Winning Junior National Hereford Expo Bulls

INDIANAPOLIS ­­­— Mark Sims, Elgin, Okla., exhibited the grand champion bred-and-owned bull and Randa Owen, Ft. Payne, Ala., showed the reserve champion at the 11th annual VitaFerm® Junior National Hereford Expo in Indianapolis July 8. 

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Miller Family Wins Cow-Calf Show at Junior National Hereford Expo


INDIANAPOLIS ­­­— Clayton, Hayley and Jody Miller, Thorntown, Ind., showed the grand champion cow-calf pair at the 11th annual VitaFerm® Junior National Hereford Expo in Indianapolis July 8.
 
Judge John Rayfield, College Station, Texas, picked Millers’ pair out of 34 pairs shown and said, “The cow-calf division is one of the best tools we have to teach these young people what production is all about. This was a great set of cattle.”
 

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Apel, Allan Top Junior National Hereford Steer Show

INDIANAPOLIS ­­­— Kristine Apel, Beason, Ill., exhibited the grand champion progress steer and Tyler Allan, Schulenburg, Texas, showed the champion prospect steer at the 2010 VitaFerm® Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) in Indianapolis July 7. 

           

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Sandhill Farms Named BIF Seedstock Producer of the Year

Sandhill Farms was honored with the 2010 Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) Seedstock Producer of the Year award during the 2010 BIF Annual Meeting and Research Symposium June 30. Outstanding seedstock operations in the U.S. and Canada have been awarded this honor annually since 1972.
 

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Funding Research

Kansas City — The top brands in the beef industry are teaming up with top Hereford breeders for a one-of-a-kind fund-raiser auction to benefit the Hereford Research Foundation. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity July 13 at BuyHereford.com to bid on everything from Gallagher products to state of the art reproductive services, semen and embryos from top Hereford seedstock to unique hunting and fishing trips.

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Hereford Youth Plan to Attend “Home Again in 2010”

KANSAS CITY, Mo. ­­­ — Hereford youth, their families and supporters, will travel to Indianapolis for the 11th annual Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) sponsored by VitaFerm®, a product line of BioZyme® Inc., July 3-10, 2010.
           
National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) members look forward to the event all year, preparing not only their cattle, but also themselves, for a variety of fun-filled and educational activities and contests. Last year, the JNHE drew more than 2,000 people to Tulsa, Okla.
           

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Kentucky Hereford Feeder Calf Sale Repeats Success

KANSAS CITY, Mo. ­­­ — The second Kentucky Certified Hereford Influenced Sale replicated the success of the first sale that was hosted last October. On May 11 sellers earned premiums of more than $4 per hundredweight (cwt.) for heifers and about $3 per cwt. for steers compared to the weekly average price for each weight range. The 733 head of Hereford and Hereford-influenced calves were sold at the Blue Grass Stockyards South in Stanford, Ky.
 

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Hereford Females Soar to the Top at Big East Regional and Jackpot Show

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Junior exhibitors traveled to W. Springfield, Mass., on May 1 for the Big East Regional Heifer and Jackpot Show. The Hereford breed was competitive at the weekend show as the champion Hereford female was also named reserve supreme female.

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Duysen Hired as AHA Junior Activities Intern

KANSAS CITY, Mo. ­­­– Corey Ann Duysen will serve as the American Hereford Association’s (AHA) junior activities intern this summer. Duysen grew up showing livestock and is a recent graduate of Oklahoma State University’s (OSU) agricultural communications program.

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AHA Announces 2009 Dams of Distinction

KANSAS CITY, Mo. ­­­– A total of 1,941 Hereford cows from 639 Hereford performance herds in 43 states earned the honor of being named a 2009 Dam of Distinction by the American Hereford Association (AHA).

For the 29th consecutive year, South Dakota Hereford operation Rausch Herefords owns the most Dams of Distinction honored at 76 head, 20 more than last year, and again leads its state to the top of the list with 306 cows recognized.
 
The 2009 Dams of Distinction list honors Hereford cows that meet the highest standard of production and recognizes the cattlemen who produce them. In order to be named a Dam of Distinction, a Hereford cow must meet all the job requirements for an ideal cow. She should produce a healthy, growthy calf every year; she should calve as a two-year-old, and she should cause her owner absolutely no problems. A Dam of Distinction is the standard by which all Hereford cows can be judged.
           

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