The Story of Pretelt Gourmet Meats

Jamie Johansen

Last week while attending the U.S. Soybean Export Federation’s Aquaculture Educational Opportunity in Panama City, Panama we took a quick detour from fish and visited a local steakhouse for dinner. As you walked into Pretelt Gourmet Meats you might have guessed you were stepping into a wild west saloon or an old school butcher shop. If the decor didn’t get …

Hereford Launches Fed Steer Shootout Program

Jamie Johansen

The American Hereford Association (AHA) and National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) are teaming up with Gregory Feedlots, Inc. to launch the 2017 NJHA Fed Steer Shootout which will give NJHA members cattle-feeding industry education and experience. Participants will have the ability to estimate feedyard performance and carcass merit, and then compare the information to actual performance data. They will also …

2017 American Hereford Association Board

Jamie Johansen

Terri Barber is the new president of the American Hereford Association (AHA). Barber has been involved in the Hereford business since birth. Her family owns and operates Barber Ranch, Channing, Texas. “Serving as our AHA president is a prestigious honor that both humbles and inspires me to serve our membership in the most effective and enlightened way possible,” Barber said. …

Hereford Generates $2 Million for Youth Leadership & Edu

Jamie Johansen

The Harvest II fundraising event benefitting the Hereford Youth Foundation of America generated $2 million for leadership events and scholarships at the Kunde Family Winery and Estate in Kenwood, Calif. The event brought together 185 Hereford enthusiasts and was hosted by Jim Mickelson, American Hereford Association Board of Directors member, and his wife, HYFA Board of Directors member Marcia Mickelson. …

Hereford Groups and Biozyme Launch “Feed the Future”

Lizzy Schultz

The American Hereford Association (AHA) has partnered with BioZyme Inc. and the Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) in the development of the “Feed the Future” program, which will begin September 1. For every bag or tub of eligible Biozyme supplement bought by AHA members through 2017, BioZyme will contribute $1 to HYFA through “Feed the Future.” The money raised …

New Junior Hereford Board Members, Officers Elected

Lizzy Schultz

Four new junior Hereford members were elected to the National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) board of directors at the 2016 VitaFerm Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) July 9-15 in Madison, Wis. Brooke Hinojosa, Carr, Colo.; Austin Matheny, Mays Lick, Ky.; Bailey Jones, Darlington, Wis.; and Nathan Hopkins, Winchester, Tenn., were elected as new NJHA directors during the awards ceremony on …

JNHE Draws Over 900 Members

Lizzy Schultz

900 members of the National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) were in Madison, Wisconsin, last week to participate in the annual Junior National Hereford Exposition (JNHE). The expo’s cattle show brought in over 1600 entires vying for over $50,000 in prize money, and the many leadership opportunities available for participants, with events in the areas of team sales and marketing, photography, …

JNHE Showmanship Champions Named

Lizzy Schultz

Melissa Grimmel of Jarrettsville, Md., was named the champion senior showman on July 9 at the Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE), held this year in Madison, Wis. The showmanship contest is sponsored by Sullivan Supply and Stock Show University. The top 10 seniors were narrowed from a field of more than 100 entries. The finalists had to prove themselves both …

Hereford Junior Expo Heads to Wisconsin

Lizzy Schultz

Hereford youth, along with their families, will travel from across the country next month to compete at the Vitaferm Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) will take place July 9 -15 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis. The 2016 event numbers total more than 2,100 entries, with 1,800 head of cattle and close to 900 exhibitors. “We are excited …