Upcoming Events

Cornhusker Classic Steer & Heifer Futurity Sale

November 22, 2015, Entry Forms due Oct. 1st
For Entry Form, CornhuskerClassicEntryForm2015

NE Hereford Tour pushed back to 2016

Obituary for Kenneth Larsen

Kenneth L. Larsen

1921 ~ 2015

KENNETH “KENNY” L. LARSEN was born April 29, 1921 to George and Marie (Peterson) Larsen in Decatur, Nebraska. He passed away Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at the Oakland Mercy Hospital in Oakland, Nebraska, at the age of 94 years.Kenneth attended grade school at Deman Country School. He attended Blackbird High School for two years, and graduated from Decatur High School in 1938. Following graduation he spent two years working in California, until World War II, when he enlisted in the Civil Air Patrol. He was in training at Brookings, South Dakota. He was honorably discharged, to help his father with his farming operation, after his brother James died serving in the war.He was married to Lauretta Beard on July 15, 1944. To this union were born two children, Larry and LeAnn. Kenny and Lauretta lived their entire lives on the home farm place; four miles West of Decatur, farming and raising registered Polled Hereford cattle.Kenneth was baptized and confirmed into the Trinity Lutheran Church. He served as an elder and chairman of the church board for several years. He was very active in many organizations. He served on the District 32 School Board, 4H Extension Board, Burt County Fair Board, Decatur Township Board, Citizens State Bank Board, was a 4H leader, a member of the Burt County Feeders Association, and was Director of the Nebraska Polled Hereford Association.He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Lauretta; his parents; his brothers, Paul and James.

Survivors include his son, Larry (Janice); daughter, LeAnn (Paul) Richards all of Decatur; sisters-in-law: Fran Beard of Oakland, Kay Smilie of Loveland, CO; brother-in-law, Bill Beard of Rockford, IL;  five grandsons: Rodney (Stefanie) Larsen of Omaha, NE, Keven (Pam) Larsen of Lincoln, NE, Jason (Linda) Richards of Omaha, Justin (Billie Jo “BJ”) Richards, Joshua (Skye) Richards all of Onawa, IA; three great granddaughters and nine great grandsons; several nieces and nephews, many cousins and a host of friends.

FUNERAL SERVICE: Saturday, June 6, 2015, 10:00 am, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Walthilll, Nebraska

BURIAL WITH MILITARY HONORS: Hillcrest Cemetery, Decatur

VISITATION: Friday, 6:30 – 8 pm with family receiving friends at Pelan Funeral Services Lyons. Visitation will also be held at the church one hour prior to service.

MEMORIALS: To the family for designation at a later time.

Please feel free to send your condolences to the family.
Each condolence will be printed and given to the family after the service.

Nebraska Junior Hereford Show

The dates for the for the Junior Show in Broken Bow, NE will be June 5-7, 2015.  If you have questions about the show please call the junior advisers.  A detailed schedule and entry forms are now available. For more information on Junior activities, visit the Junior Page.

2015 Nebraska Hereford Membership Directory

To View the NEW 2015 Directory, click here… 2015NHADirectoryweb
To View the 2014 Directory, click here… 2014NHADirectory


Two $200.00 scholarships will be available this year, sponsored by the Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic.   Past and current members of the Nebraska Junior Hereford Association (to age 22) who have or will be graduating from a Nebraska accredited high school and will be entering a university, community college, or trade school may apply.  Applications are due February 13, 2015 and winners will be announced in Kearney before the Hereford and Polled Hereford Sale.

For scholarship application, click link – NHA-Cattlemens-Classic-Scholarship-Application

NE Hereford Association Radio Ads

NHA Radio Ads will run on KTIC, KRVN or KNEB
Ads will run mid Jan – mid March 2015.
Available to Hereford Breeders that are members of the NE Hereford Association.
The cost is $80.00 for 5 radio spots per radio station, and you can double or triple your money. The association will pay half the cost of the ads.  Ads will be sold on a first come, first serve basis!  Call Melissa Buehler for more information on the radio spots.

Example of the Radio Ads that we have available that can be made specific to your ranch

Click on this link to listen to the sample:NE HEREFORD ASSO.-SWITCH OUT_HULA AUG13

November 22, 2014

  • NHA Annual Membership Meeting,  Fonner Park, Grand Island
    – Men’s board meeting 12:00 pm
    – Annual Memebership Meeting in the Quilt Room in the Expo Hall – 2:00 pm
  • Hereford Women of Nebraska Meeting
    – 1:00 pm for general membership meeting
    – 11:00 am for board meeting before membership meeting
  • The Annual NHA banquet and dinner will begin at 6:00 pm with cocktail hour at 5:00 pm prior to the banquet.  The banquet will be held in the Quilt Room of the Exposition hall also. Please RSVP to Melissa by November 15 for a meal count.
  • The premium directory pages will be auctioned off at the end of the banquet along with the pens for Husker Harvest Days.

Cornhusker Classic Futurity Sale –  November 23, 2014

Sale Catalog, click here…  2014 CATALOG
For Videos, and to sign up to bid online, go to

To view the 2014 Summer Newsletter, click here…
NHA Summer Newsletter 2014
September 30, 2014

Long time Polled Hereford Breeder, Clarence W. Helms, age 93, passed away peacefully at Good Samaritan care home on July 25th. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on July 29th at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1005 9th Street, Arapahoe, NE. The church is located in the northwest part of town. A link to the Funeral home and obituary is listed below.
Condolences sent to this email will be forwarded to the family.  

Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic Hereford Scholarship – Due February 14, 2014

To list your sale or event, contact Melissa Buehler at:

1519 F Street – Fairbury, NE  68352
402-239-9712 •