Congratulations to Katie Nolles for being selected to serve as the 2014-2015 National Hereford Queen!
2014 Nebraska State Fair – Open Show Results
2013 Annual Banquet Memorable Moments
2013 Nebraska State Fair – Open Show Results
NHA Hires New Secretary/Manager
The Nebraska Hereford Association would like to thank Joe Brockman for his five years of service to the NHA acting as the secretary/manager. He announced his retirement from that position effective July 31, 2013. After a search to replace Brockman, Melissa McGee Buehler of Fairbury, NE, was selected as the new secretary/managerat a board meeting on July 27th. Melissa is the daughter of Scott & Judy McGee also of Fairbury. Her roots in the Hereford breed run deep, as she has been part of their family purebred Hereford operation, Valley Creek Ranch, since her youth. Melissa grew up showing Hereford females in 4-H, FFA and exhibited cattle in the Nebraska and Kansas state shows, and Junior Nationals from 1989 – 2000. Melissa attended the University of Nebraska Lincoln, earning a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Education and a minor in Animal Science in December 2000. Since then, she has worked full time in the agriculture industry in sales for Land O Lakes Purina Feeds Inc. and Stine Seed Co. In her spare time, Melissa also has a free-lance promotional business, M&M Livestock Services. She and her dad, Scott McGee, have partnered to help promote livestock for other breeders through sales management, ring work, auctioneering, livestock photography and graphic design. On June 15, 2013, Melissa was married to Brandon Buehler of Haddam, KS and they reside in Fairbury to stay involved with the family livestock operation. In July, Melissa left Stine Seed, and took a part time Public Relations position with the Nutrients For Life Foundation and serves as the Nebraska Regional Representative for that organization. Melissa will work with the fertilizer industry, science teachers, Ag instructors and FFA chapters to promote the NFL curriculum that is available to them. Melissa is looking forward to working for the Hereford breeders in Nebraska to promote Hereford cattle throughout the beef industry.
Nebraska Hereford Foundation Youth Education Grant Available
Nebraska Junior Hereford Association members who purchased a Hereford heifer at a production sale in Nebraska in February 2013 can apply for this grant. One $500 grant or two $250 grants will be presented each year. Applications will be accepted between June 1 and September 30. View More Information & Requirements | View Application
2013 Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic Show & Sale Results
Champion Horned Hereford Heifer — Lot 37, Hutch 0272 Miss Adv 1202, consigned by Hutchinson Farms of Chapman, KS. This heifer is a 03/28/2012 daughter of ECR7195 Domino 0272 EET and she sold to Roger Allen, Homer, IL for $1,400.
Reserve Champion Polled Hereford Heifer — Lot 34, BBH 743 Sadie 204Z consigned by Blueberry Hill Farms of Norfolk, NE. This heifer is a 02/23/2012 daughter of CCR About Time 743 and she sold to Tyler Marotz, of Mead, NE for $5,500.