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October 2, 2023

OCTOBER HIGHLIGHTS A busy month ahead focused in Kansas City as Hereford breeders and enthusiasts from across the country descend for the American Hereford Association (AHA) Annual Meeting and Educational Forum, Oct. 19-22 at the …


A busy month ahead focused in Kansas City as Hereford breeders and enthusiasts from across the country descend for the American Hereford Association (AHA) Annual Meeting and Educational Forum, Oct. 19-22 at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Special events and recognitions are in store for the National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) members during this time and we can’t wait to celebrate Hereford youth.

Junior members you are invited to the first ever NJHA Meet-up: Building on Confidence, Community and Connection, a networking and relaxing social gathering juniors together in Kansas City. Friday Oct. 20, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the 12th Street Room at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. There will be entertainment, networking and a time for NJHA members to connect during the event with friends from across the country.

During the AHA Annual Meeting and Educational Forum, Hereford juniors will be recognized at the Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) Scholarship Presentation and NJHA Awards Luncheon. The luncheon will showcase scholarship winners and NJHA Fed Steer Shootout contest winners, with the NJHA Meet-up happening that evening. Finally, during the American Royal National Hereford Show, one special junior member will be crowned as the newly elected National Hereford Queen.

Please let us know if will be in attendance in Kansas City and register for all the fun activities today. For registration information, a complete schedule and to learn more about the AHA Annual Meeting please click here, https://hereford.org/events/annual-meeting/


The Foundation 1 Campaign was initiated by Sierra Ranches, Modesto, Calif., with the intent that 1 percent of the proceeds of their fall production sale were donated to HYFA. The Foundation 1 Fund continues to grow as a way for organizations, corporate partners, families and ranches to support Hereford youth and the future of the breed. We invite you to come grow with us and see how 1 percent over time makes a huge difference. Since 2017, the Foundation 1 Campaign has generated more than $200,000 from a generous host of donors giving back a percentage of their sale proceeds. Donations can range from 1 percent to 10 percent, individual lots, artwork, semen, product sales and more.

Jensen Bros., Courtland Kan., are participating in the Foundation 1 Campaign for a 4th year in a row, with a percentage of The Chosen Sale going towards the pillars of scholarship, leadership, education and research. The sale will be Oct. 19 at 6 p.m. at Sander’s Ranch, Louisburg, Kan., and the Jensen family and HYFA invite you to the sale and thank you for your support of the Foundation 1 Campaign.

During the Ladies of the Royal Sale, The NJHA and HYFA continue the tradition of Lot 1, and this year is extra special as we get ready to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE). The street sign draws lots of attention in the showring at the JNHE and is also on display all year at the American Hereford Association headquarters. As an added bonus to this commemorative package, the highest bidder will get their pick between the Grand Champion Polled or the Grand Champion Horned Female at the Grand Daddy of ‘Em All and the 2024 JNHE in Grand Island, Neb., July 6-12.

Special this year, the Lot 1 buyer may choose to double down and secure their spot in the JNHE showring for two years in a row. The sale takes place at the American Royal Wagstaff Sale Arena, Oct. 21 at 1:30p.m. Take your pick and make your mark as we embark on the Grand Drive to 25 and this anniversary celebration.


Are you interested in participating in the 2024 National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) Fed Steer Shootout program? The NJHA Fed Steer Shootout is an industry-leading opportunity for members to gain invaluable industry education and experience, giving them the opportunity to gain a broad knowledge of the cattle feeding and packing industries through a comprehensive educational contest. The contest is held at HRC Feed Yards in Scott City, Kan., and delivery dates to the feed yard will be Dec. 9-13, 2023.

To enter the 2024 contest, fill out the Interest Form by Nov. 1, 2023. You will then be contacted to collect information about the steers you plan to enter. You can also download the Enrollment Form and Health History Form below and email to Trey Befort at tbefort@herefordbeef.org.


The Willard Wolf Memorial and John Ascuaga Hereford Scholarship application deadline is November 1st. All Western States Hereford Association junior members are eligible for these scholarships that honor the Hereford legacies of Wolf and Ascuaga. $3,000 will be awarded in scholarships from the Willard Wolf Fund and $3,000 will be awarded from the John Ascuaga Fund. Apply today don’t miss out on this opportunity for assistance with your college journey.


Keystone International Livestock Exposition Open Hereford Show
Oct. 6, 2023
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Keystone International Livestock Exposition Junior Hereford Show
Oct. 8, 2023
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North American International Livestock Exposition Entry Deadline
Oct. 10, 2023
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Western States Hereford Show Early Entry Deadline
Oct. 15, 2023
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American Hereford Association Annual Meeting and Educational Forum
Oct. 19-22, 2023
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Jensen Bros., The Chosen Sale
Oct. 19, 2023
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Ladies of the Royal Hereford Sale
Oct. 21, 2023 @ 1:30 p.m.
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American Royal Junior Hereford Show
Oct. 21, 2023 @ 3 p.m.
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American Royal Open Hereford Show
Oct. 22, 2023 @ 8 a.m.
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Western States Hereford Show Final Entry Deadline
Nov. 1, 2023
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NJHA Fed Steer Shootout Entry Deadline
Nov. 1, 2023
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Western States Hereford Scholarship Application Deadline
Nov. 1, 2023
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