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Region 7

Region 7
I want to thank and say “Congratulations” to Sheila Lindsay and Wendy Morris for all their hard work to make the NILE show in Billings, MT a fun and successful show. From all the positive comments made about the show I am sure it will grow in interest and attendance.
Activity is ramping up for the show at the National Western Stock Show in Denver . Entries are in and it looks like we will have a good turn-out. Numbers for the sale are up, and the show and sale will be live on the Internet through Cattle In Motion. Already their publicity has brought in requests for sale catalogs from new people. We anticipate it bringing in a wider range of buyers both live and on line.
Those coming to Denver, please make sure your hotel reservations are in by Jan 7th to get the group rate. Also have your Banquet reservations into Fran by Jan 9th. As in the past any donations of items for the Silent Auction that is held at the Banquet are most appreciated. Proceeds help the MHBA bottom line.
On a personal note – I won’t be able to attend the National Western this year due to some health challenges I am facing. I so appreciate all the help from so many – especially Jami Bingham, Carson and Leeann Ribble, and Charlotte Williams. I’m confident it will be a terrific show. Lesta


Region 7 Report

Region 7 Report
National Western Stock Show 2011

The 2011 MHBA Show in Denver was another successful show with 159 cattle entered by 41 exhibitors.
We did have some glitches during move in and weigh and measure, but Justin and I have a meeting with
Mashall Ernst, the new livestock manager to work these problems out.
Thanks to all who made this show a success. We are looking forward to 2012.
Lesta Kugeler

Region 7

Report from Region 7

Hello to all. I hope everyone’s weather has settled down and everyone is in to Summer finally.

Region 7 welcomes 7 new members this year. I look forward to hearing from all of you would like to know if you have any questions.

The MHBA has been awarded two Junior Classes for the 2011 National Western Show. We will have a Junior Heifer Class and a Junior Prospect Steer Class. At the Breed Meeting at the National Western in May we received a report on the cattle shows from 2005 through 2010. The following was from their report. In 2005 MHBA showed more cattle than 5 other breeds and most breeds increased in numbers shown through 2008. In 2008 MHBA showed 175 cattle including prospect and market steers, but dropped our numbers by 31 in 2009 along with all but 3 breeds. Definitely a reaction to the economy, but the good news, we did increase our number this year. With the strong support of our old breeders and the energetic new members I know this trend will continue.

Jo is getting ready for the show in Billings in October. The Barn is open October 10th,In Place by 12:00 Noon October 11th, Processing 12:00 -2:00 PM October 11th, Show 1:00 PM October 12th, Sale 10:30 AM October 13th, Release 6:00 PM October 13th. Entry fees $40.00 per class and must be postmarked by September 15th. Late Fees will be assessed from September 16th to September 24th at $15.00 per head.
LODGING: Host Hotel is The Dude Rancher Lodge. Rate: $67.oo per room. Phone number: 406-259-5561. They accept Pets, have a restaurant, and are closer to the Show Grounds. Questions contact
Jo Young: Phone: 406-777-3138 or 406-279-9376 Email:

Kansas State Fair, Hutchinson, Kansas
Bob and Joan Massengale have asked me to tell you about Pat and Bonnie Wendlings’ hard work to establish a display of Miniature Herefords at the Kansas State Fair. There is no show only the display. The dates are September 10-11-12. For further information you can contact Pat on his cell 316-772-0806, Home phone 316-835-3626 or Email: They would love to have anyone who is interested join them.

Have a great summer
Lesta Kugeler
Home Phone 970-487-3037, Cell 303-903-1032, email

NWSS Recap

The 2010 National Western has already come and gone, it doesn’t seem possible. The show weather was great in Denver, not so good in the states many breeders had to go through to get there and go home. Just shows we have many fearless and loyal breeders! There were 149 cattle shown in Denver by 39 breeders, up from last year so we continue to grow despite the economy.
Our Sale at NWSS was a success with the sale of 21 head of cattle, 3 embryo packages, and 10 straws. The Grand Champion Female and the Grand Champion Bull were also offered for sale. The gross was $95,680.00 and after all expenses were paid, $1500.00 was the profit for the MHBA.
The membership in Region 7 continues to grow along with interest in our cattle, which is a good thing for our cattle and us as breeders. If you know people with kids in 4H and/or FFA talk to them and get interest going in having Miniature Hereford classes started in their local fairs for the younger kids.
Jo Young is busy getting things ready for the NILE Show in Billings, Montana in October.
The MHBA membership continues to grow and expand its horizons with new programs being discussed in committees. With imput form our membership we will continue to move forward. If anyone has any suggestions please contact me by phone or email. 970-487-3037 H 303-903-1032 C
Lesta Kugeler Region 7

Northern Int’l Livestock Expo

Miniature Hereford Show October 14 – 16, 2009

Wednesday, October 14: Move in
Thursday, October 15: Conformation Clinic @ 9:30 am
– Includes pancake breakfast (We will need several electric griddles. If you can bring one please let Jo know)
Friday, October 16: Show @ 3:00 pm
-Celebrity Baby Bulls
-Youth Show
-MHBA Show
Additional Information:
The registration forms may be found on http:// .
You can download them and then mail to the
Holiday Inn Express. Pool and Full Breakfast
included. Rate is $114.00 plus tax per room
per night. No Pets (sorry). Block of rooms held
until September 21. Make reservation before.
Phone 406-259-8600
If you have any questions please contact Jo
Young at or
406-777-3138 or Lesta Kugeler at Lkugeler@ or 970-487-3037
The web site has additional
information on other attractions. The Rodeo is
a really good one.
For those who can, I recommend a trip to Billings for the Show. Billings, of course is still a
cowboy kind of place in a beautiful setting and
the show provides good competition and a great time to
visit with fellow breeders
and make new friends. A
thumbs up for the show.
Lesta Kugeler
Region 7 Director

Region 7 Report

By Lesta Kugeler
Coming up in October we have The Northern International Livestock Exposition in Billings, Montana.
Wendesday, October 14; Move in. Thursday, October 15: a conformation clinic @ 9:00 am. Friday, October 16: show @ 3:00 pm. There will be more information on the web site soon.

We have already had our meetings for The National Western for 2010. Class format has been set and the selection of our Judge is underway by the National Western.

I would like to take this opportunity to explain why there is no Junior Show in Denver. The National Western has a policy that you must be nine (9) years of age to show cattle in Denver. This was a policy set for liability reasons and it also follows the 4H mandates. You must be 8 years of age by January of the year you join 4H and that means the junior would have had a year of show experience before showing at the National Western. Any junior 9 years of age may show in our open show at The National Western. They have, and they have won over the adults. I would certainly encourage any of our members with children 9 and older to have them show in our open show. Just an aside, most of those kids know more about showing an animal than us adults.
Don’t forget Billings in October and Denver in January!