Region 3

Hello from the Midwest….

We’ve just recently held the fourth annual Miniature Hereford Show at the North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) in Louisville, KY.  Numbers were slightly down over previous years, but the show was, again, very impressive and laced with good quality cattle.  Tom Redden of Redden Brothers Livestock in Norman, IN sorted our cattle.  Mr. Redden was very complimentary of our cattle throughout the day and I think we had a very competitive and high-quality group of cattle representing our breed as always.  The MHYA also held a youth show in conjunction with our show and had a nice turnout.  Overall show winners for the MHBA open show were as follows:

Grand Champion Female:

SS Miss Stella (Spring Sr. Heifer Div.) Joe Seale, TX

Res. Grand Champion Female:

KAP Huntress Telia (Jr. Heifer Calf Div.) Rick & Debra Flohr, IN

Grand Champion Bull:

SHF Disco Thunder (Jr. Bull Calf Div.) Sandy Hills Farm, AR

Res. Grand Champion Bull:

KAP Viking Xeno (Jr. Bull Calf Div.) KP Ranch, NE

Congratulations go to the show winners and many thanks to all our exhibitors for supporting this show!!

As is the case each year, on behalf of Region 3 Breeders, as well as all those participating in and benefiting from the show in Louisville, I want to formally thank the MHBA and it’s governing board for their support of this show.  May we all reap the rewards from the type of exposure granted by being a part of a show of this size and quality.

Additionally, I wanted to pass along another exciting event that took place in our region this fall.  Following is a brief write-up that was provided to me by one of our members in Kentucky:

Wes and Denise Nelson of Catalpa Ridge Farm participated in the Herbst Tour on October 17th 2010, where they showcased their herd.  Last year was their first year participating in the Tour, showing one bull and four heifers.  This year they were fortunate enough to show off three summer calves, as well.   Over 250 visitors came from Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana to observe and learn about Mini Herefords.  It was a wonderful way to promote and generate interest in the breed.  Mini Herefords are new to the area, and most people had never seen them before.  Many visitors showed interest in them.

This was the fourth year of the self-guided tour through Camp Springs, Melbourne, and California, Kentucky.   Stops included farms, wineries, and historical buildings.

Yet another great example of a breeder becoming involved in creative ways to promote and further the exposure of our cattle.  Many thanks to the Nelson family, I’m sure a lot of work went into this event!!

Respectfully submitted,

Ben Lisby

Region 3 Director


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