Upcoming Events

Nebraska State Fair Hereford Show will be Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 9:00 AM.  
Online Entry Deadline is: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 by 5:00 pm 

Nebraska Hereford Tour – September 10-11, 2016 – visit the Tour Page for schedule

Nebraska Junior Hereford Show Results

The  Junior Show in Kearney, NE will be June 3-5, 2016.  for results, visit the Junior Page.

2016 Nebraska Hereford Membership Directory

To View the NEW 2016 Directory, click here… 2016NHADirectoryweb

NE Hereford Association Radio Ads

NHA Radio Ads will run on KTIC, KRVN or KNEB
Ads will run mid Jan – mid March 2016.
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

Myrna C. Hespen, 94 of Syracuse passed away July 16, 2016, at the Good Samaritan Center in Syracuse. She was born to Lewis and Emma (Gartner) Wendeln in rural Syracuse on February 26, 1922. She married Sterling Hespen on August 14, 1941, at St. John’s UCC in Syracuse. She was a proud famer’s wife and loved gardening, cattle, cats and sewing. She was a member of St. John’s UCC Women’s Fellowship, Farm Bureau, Neb. Polled Hereford Assoc., Otoe Co. Extension Club and 4-H as a leader.

She is survived by her daughter, Phyllis (James) Masters; grandchildren, Deb Dettmer, Sheryl Schroer, Joanna (Ed) Zastera, all of Syracuse, Dan Masters (Liza) of Unadilla; great-grandchildren, Taylor and Eli Dettmer, Paige, Ethan and Jackson Zastera, Camden, Calla and Chloe Masters; sister-in-law, Marie (Keith) Goering. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and two infant daughters, Charlotte and Kathryn; sister and brother-in-law, Eunice and Virgil Windhorst; brothers-in-law, Richard and Kenneth Hespen.

Funeral services: 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 20, St. John’s UCC in Syracuse. Burial: Park Hill Cemetery. Visitation: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., Tuesday July 19, with family greeting friends from 6-7:30 p.m., all at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the family’s choice. Arrangements: Fusselman Allen Harvey Funeral Home, Syracuse, Condolences:

Stanley Jahn McMahon

HASTINGS, NEBRASKA       March 29, 1929 – January 8, 2016

Hastings resident, Stanley Jahn McMahon, 86, passed away Friday, January 8, 2016 at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village, Hastings, Nebraska.

Services will be Wednesday, January 13, 2016; 10:30 A.M. at Good Samaritan Chapel, Hastings with Pastor CL Wimer officiating. Burial with military rites by Blue Hill Legion Post #176 will be in Hanover Presbyterian Cemetery at 1:30 P.M.  Visitation will be Tuesday, January 12, 2016; 9:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M. with family present 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M., at the funeral home, and one hour prior to service at the church.  Memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date.

Stanley Jahn McMahon, the son of Floyd & Hazel (Jahn) McMahon, was born on a farm east of Bladen, Nebraska, on March 29, 1929. He attended grade school at Prairie Gem and graduated from Bladen High School in 1946. He attended the University of Nebraska – Lincoln for one year. He married Janice (Schnuerle) on December 23, 1951 at Pauline Methodist Church in Pauline, Nebraska. He served in the U.S. Army from 1952-1954 during the Korean conflict. He returned and they resided and farmed south of Pauline until 1989 when they moved to Hastings.

He raised and showed Registered Polled Herefords and spent so much time watching the cows with their calves. The operation became known as MCM Polled Herefords. He took great pride in being part of watching his sons and grandchildren show Polled Herefords and receiving many awards. He was a member of the Nebraska Polled Hereford Association, a former board member of the Nebraska Polled Hereford Association, a lifetime member of the American Hereford Association, and received the Polled Hereford Outstanding Breeder award in 2003. He also served on the Adams County Ag Society, Fair and Rodeo Committees, Extension Board, and on the Nebraska Cattleman’s Classic Board.

Stan attended Hanover Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder and a trustee. He was a former member of the Blue Hill School board and the American Legion Post #176. Stan received the Adams County Ag Appreciation’s Aggie Award in 2005.

He dearly loved his family and was there for them and was an important part in the accomplishments of their lives.

Stanley was preceded in death by his parents and brothers-in-law.  Those left to cherish his memory are:
Janice McMahon – Hastings, NE

Children & Spouses:
Craig & Kathy McMahon – Blue Hill, NE
Brian & Jill McMahon – Ayr, NE

Grandchildren & Spouses: 
Darbie McMahon—West Des Moines, IA
Randi & Colby Fox – Nelson, NE
Daniel (Fiance, Nicole) McMahon – Hastings, NE
Grady McMahon – Ayr, NE
Mattie & Tyler Humphrey – Dixon, IL
Harrison McMahon – Deweese, NE

Jean Neal – Topeka, KS

Phyllis Langin – Imperial, NE

Ernie Chapek Obituary

It is with deepest sympathy that I must announce that Ernie Chapek, a long time Polled Hereford breeder and past member of the Nebraska Polled Hereford Association of Wahoo, NE, passed away this week. Our deepest sympathies go out to Chapek Family with this loss over the holidays. Attached is the obituary. Funeral services will be Tuesday, December 29th in Wahoo. ErnieChapekObit12-22-15

Mass of Christian Burial, Tues. (12/29/15) 10 a.m. St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Wahoo. Celebrant, Rev. Charles Townsend.  Visitation, Mon. (12/28/15) 5-7 p.m. with 7 p.m. Knights of Columbus Rosary all at Church. Interment at St. Wenceslaus Cemetery.   Memorials in care of the family for future designation.
Visit to leave condolences.

Cornhusker Classic Steer & Heifer Futurity Sale

November 22, 2015, 12:30 pm – Grand Island, NE
For Catalog link, 2015CATALOGweb

November 21, 2015

  • NHA Annual Membership Meeting,  Fonner Park, Grand Island
    – Men’s board meeting 12:30 pm – Beef Pit
    – Annual Memebership Meeting in the Beef Pit in the Expo Hall – 2:00 pm
  • Hereford Women of Nebraska Meeting
    – 1:00 pm for general membership meeting – Quilt Room
    – 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 19 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.

Obituary for Beverly Rutt

Beverly Phylaune (Markwardt) Rutt, second child of the late Frank & Gladys Markwardt, was born on a farm north of Campbell, Nebraska on July 12, 1927.  She departed this life on Friday, November 6, 2015 at Bethany Home in Minden, Nebraska at the age of 88.  Services are Thursday, November 12, 2015 at the Westminster United Presbyterian Church, Campbell, Nebraska, 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Mark Diehl officiating.  Burial will be 10:00 A.M. November 12, 2015 at Fort McPherson National Cemetery, Maxwell, Nebraska.  Visitation will be Wednesday, November 11, 2015 from 1:00-8:00 P.M. at the Campbell Funeral Home, Campbell, Nebraska.  A memorial has been established to be designated at a later date.  Campbell Funeral Home, Campbell, Nebraska is in charge of arrangements. For full obituary, BeverlyRuttObituary11-15

Obituary for Stephen Vincent “Steve” Douthit

ST. FRANCIS — Stephen Vincent “Steve” Douthit, 63, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. He was born June 1, 1952, in St. Francis.

Survivors: wife, Melva (O’Dell); son, Thomas Douthit, of St. Francis; daughters, Ana Enfield, Margo Douthit and Courtney Douthit, all of St. Francis, and Erica Gotchall, of Goodland; brothers, Walter Douthit, of St. Francis, and Rudy Douthit, of Loveland, Colo.; sister, Emily Peter, of Denver; and five grandchildren.

Visitation: 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, at Knodel Funeral Home, St. Francis.

Wake: 7 p.m. Sunday at St. Francis Catholic Church, St. Francis

Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 12, at Peace Lutheran Church, St. Francis.

Memorials: Cheyenne County EMS, Cheyenne County 4-H and FFA or Knights of Columbus.

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.

2015 Nebraska Hereford Membership Directory

To View the 2015 Directory, click here… 2015NHADirectoryweb


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

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