Region 3

Region 3
Directors Report
Sept. 20 2011

Hello from the Midwest

We’re currently gearing up for the fifth annual Miniature Hereford Show at the North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) in Louisville, KY. MHBA will be presenting the Open Show as always, but starting this year we are proud to be directing the Youth Show as well. There will be Open Female, Bull, and Steer categories this year as well as both Junior and Pre-Junior categories for heifers and steers. Entries are currently coming in and so far it looks like we’re going to have a good turnout again this year. The show will be taking place at the Kentucky State Fair and Exposition Center. Our cattle are scheduled to begin arriving on Tuesday, November 15 and the Show will take place at 3:00pm on Thursday the 17th in Broadbent Arena.

David Newsom will be sorting our cattle this year. Mr. Newsom is currently the Cattle Specialist for Land O’ Lakes/Purina Feeds and previously spent several years as the Assistant Farm Manager over the Livestock Program at the Western Kentucky University farm. I am very excited to have been able to confirm David as our judge as I’ve seen him judge cattle in the past and he brings a tremendous amount of experience and beef knowledge to his work. He is very thorough and provides extremely valuable feedback to breeders and showmen as he sorts their cattle. I think we’re very lucky to have secured him for our show and am confident all of you that are able to make the Louisville show will be pleased and impressed with his ability as well as his style.

If anyone has any questions surrounding the show, please feel free to contact me directly via phone or email.

Also, Wes and Denise Nelson of Catalpa Ridge Farm in Kentucky have informed me that they’ll be participating in the “Herbst Tour” in their area again this year. The tour is a regional tour of farms, wineries, and other agriculturally-related destinations and provides some really good exposure to their cattle, and therefore Miniature Herefords in general. Many thanks again to the Nelson family, I’m sure a lot of work goes into this event!!

Hope to see you all in Louisville!!

Respectfully submitted,

Ben Lisby
Region 3 Director

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