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2014 Junior National Miniature Hereford Expo

JUNIOR NATIONAL MINIATURE HEREFORD EXPO!

The first annual Jr. National Miniature Hereford Expo will be held this summer in Denver!

Held in partnership with the Denver Regional Jr. Hereford Expo, there will be games, prizes, buckles, and plenty of FUN!

June 20th – 24th, 2014

National Western Stock Show Complex, Denver, CO

Entry and ownership deadline June 1st!

Sponsored by

 Miniature Hereford Breeders  &

Miniature Hereford Youth Foundation

For more information, click the pdf links below:

1-2014 Jr National MH Expo

2-Jr. National MH Expo FORMAL ENTRY FORM_March2014

3-Jr National Schedule of Events

4-Jr National Sponsorship Letter

To be eligible for the Premium Exhibitor Award buckle you must participate in the show, judging contest, speech contest, and showmanship to compete for points.  Sign up when you check in!

Speech Contest

Thank you! to our speech contest sponsor, Supreme Show Supply from Thomas, OK!

The topic for the speech contest is :

“I’ve selected to show and raise Miniature Herefords because…”

Be prepared to speak for 3-5 minutes and answer questions by the judges immediately following.

Prizes will be awarded for first and second places in each of the four divisions:

Pre-Jr. ages 3-7

Junior ages 8-12

Intermediate ages 13-17

Senior ages 18 and older

Hotels

Rooms are available at two adjacent hotel sites. Only a limited number are available so, book ASAP!

Be aware that there is a three day cancellation fee and your credit card will be charged if you do not cancel. Rooms are reserved under the name “Denver Regional Jr. Hereford Expo” block.

There are camper sites available with electricity on the Stock Show grounds for $25 per night. Contact the Livestock Office to reserve your spot at 303-299-5559.

Double Tree by Hilton Denver
Stapleton North $89/Night
4040 Quebec Street
Denver, CO 80216
303-321-6666

Marriott Courtyard
Stapleton $94/Night
7415 E 41st Ave
Denver, CO
(303) 333-3303

Howdy

I wanted to introduce myself before you all begin getting calls from me!!

Hello. My name is Tiffanie Ivy, I am now the Vice President of the MHYF.  I look forward to serving the youth of this great organization and growing it into something great. I am backed be so many great breeders from around the country, I am happy to work with each and every one of you to make this organization great. Here in Texas we have established ourselves in TJLA, the State Hereford show and now as a major breed at the Houston Livestock Show with the upcoming sale and Market Steer show in 2014.

I am proud to be one part of Ivy Cattle Company. My husband Kevyn and I along with his brother with the backing of his parents have created a legacy that we are proud of. There is a long family history with the Herefords and I am blessed to be able to be part of it.

Over the past few months I have been working with Fran, Charlotte, Jimmie and Laura, on a bunch of projects down here in Texas. Like I mentioned before we have reestablished the relationship with TJLA, which gives youth in Texas the opportunity to show Minis at many different shows.  They accumulate points based on shows and placing’s throughout the year and are eligible for prizes and scholarships at the end of the year.  We have decided to have a Market Steer Sale in Houston 2014! This is a big step for our breed and for our place among the Elite Sales in Houston! More information on consigning cattle to that sale will come later this fall!

The market steer Show and Sale in Houston is something that we have dreamed about for years. We are so excited to get it off the ground, and this is where you can help out. Judy and Steve Splitt, from Splitt Creek Ranch have donated a mini Hereford heifer. We are ONLY selling raffle tickets to try to win this heifer! Each ticket is $100, it gets you and a guest into the drawing party at the sale as well as a chance to win one of 5 great prizes. The prizes range from a custom ranch backdrop, to Ads in the Showbox as well as a centerfold article and ad in the Mini Hereford news! There is also a gift basket from sullivans supply! ** additional party tickets are sold separately, for $25***** if you are interested in a ticket please email me, you need not be present to win! We are going to use all the money raised for Texas youth projects and to buy the kids market steers in Houston.

Again, there are so many things going on and I am so excited to bring you all along. I promise to fill everyone in on everything. Please check back on the MHYF page as well as the TJLA page for stories and all the happenings! Again I thank each and every one of you for your faith and trust in me. I am humbled each day thinking that this girl from Texas is making some sort of difference. If you see me out and about, please stop me and say hi.

 

always,

Tiffanie

——— “We all die. The goal is not to live forever; the goal is to create something that will”——–

Make checks payable to Miniature Hereford Youth Foundation

13945 Huber Rd

Seguin, Tx 78155

texasbreedersfoundation@gmail.com

210.482.0420

****** I will use the info on your check for the ticket unless you specify otherwise– then mail you a receipt and the ticket stub***

Beginning MHYF

MHYF“The Miniature Hereford Youth Foundation, Inc. was established to promote youth involvement in the breeding, management, showing, and marketing of Miniature Hereford Cattle through developing leadership skills and educational programs, encouraging personal growth, as well as providing a pathway towards attaining grants to continue to promote miniature Hereford breeding programs and awarding scholarships.”

Denver Stock Show 2011 was an exciting time!  Especially for the newly formed Miniature Hereford Youth Foundation and the awarding of the first two John Johnson Memorial Scholarships.

Mr Johnson and his wife, Betty, were the original breeders of polled miniature herefords at Straitside Ranch in Sequim, Washington.  He was a lontime friend and supporter of the miniature hereford breed and encouraged youth in their participation with the breed.  DuVal Farms in Silverton, Oregon generously donated their prize winning heifer, DF Aurora Borealis, to fund this scholarship in honor of John Johnson, who passed away last year.

DF Aurora Borealis was Grand Champion Female at the Oregon State Fair, Northern International Livestock Exposition (NILE) in Montana, and at the Grand National Stock Show (Cow Palace) in California as well as Champion Summer Intermediate Heifer at the NWSS.  She sold at the Denver sale, where five more generous members, J Bar W, Cole Cattle Co., WW Ranch, Splitt Ranch and Salt Creek Ranch, opened their wallets to purchase her for $4500.  They then turned around and donated her back to be auctioned off again at the annual banquet.

Splitt Ranch purchased her for $4700 after lively bidding at the banquet and a total of $9200 went into the scholarship fund.  Two very deserving youth (high school seniors) were awarded scholarships at the banquet: Kelsey Potter of Silverton, OR and Lawrence Velasquez of Santa Rosa, NM.

We soon hope to have a page on the MHBA website for the Miniature Hereford Youth Foundation.  Our future is in our youth and anything we can do to help our youth will help our organization.

Respectfully yours,

Sheila Lindsay,

Vice President and Public Relations Chairperson.

Miniature Hereford Youth

Miniature Hereford Youth Foundation
By Cynthia DuVal
The Foundation is pleased to congratulate our 2012 recipients of the John Johnson Memorial Scholarship.
Our first winner is Leah Stroud of Borger Texas. She is currently a senior at Borger High School, a member of the FFA and shows Miniature Herefords at several major shows. Leah is planning to attend Texas Tech in the fall, majoring in Animal Science.
Our College level winner is Kelsey Potter of Silverton Oregon. She is currently completing her first year at Oregon State University. Kelsey is working towards her BS in Crop and Soil Sciences. She has been involved with Miniature Herefords for the past four years and currently owns and shows several of her breeding stock.
Congratulations to Leah and Kelsey and we wish you the best in your academic future!

John Johnson Memorial Scholarship


Miniature Hereford Youth Foundation

John Johnson Memorial Scholarship

2011 Guidelines

Miniature Hereford Youth Foundation Mission:

The Miniature Hereford Youth Foundation was established to promote youth involvement in the breeding, management, showing, and marketing of Miniature Hereford Cattle through developing leadership skills and educational programs, encouraging personal growth, as well as providing a pathway towards attaining grants and awarding scholarships.

It is the desire of the Miniature Hereford Youth Foundation to provide financial assistance to qualified MHBA members who seek higher education upon graduation from High School with a minimum High School GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale).

There will be one (1) award of $500. The Award amount as well as the number of recipients could change without notice by a vote of the current MHYF board of Directors.

This year the John Johnson Memorial Scholarship will be open to all MHBA members who are graduating High School seniors as well as those whose parents, Grandparents, or guardians are paid members of the MHBA. Applications will be available online at the MHBA website, or by requesting a hard copy at duvalacj@msn.com.

Deadline for receiving the applications will be the January 5th of the graduation year. The application must be sent by general delivery to the address provided on the application pages. Postmarks will not be accepted as meeting the deadline. NO late applications will be accepted.

Applicants are strongly urged to be available on Thursday morning during the NWSS Miniature Hereford World Show for personal interviews. If unable to attend the MHBA show, the applicant should be available for a telephone interview to be considered for the scholarship.

The scholarship committee will meet as needed to select the award recipient. The process will be completed and announced at the Annual Banquet of the MHBA held at the World Show in Denver, CO at the National Western Stock Show.


 

Full Name: SSN#: Date of Birth:
Current Address:
Home Phone: Cell Phone:
Is your permanent residence: Rural Farm Rural Non-Farm Urban
Are you a U.S. Citizen, an eligible citizen? Yes No
Are you a current member of the MHBA? Yes No
Is your Parent Grand Parent a paid member of the MHBA?
How many years have you been involved with the Miniature Hereford Breed:

 

 

Contact Information: This is for my Parent Other, specify
Full Name:
Address:
Work Phone: Home Phone:
Contact Information: This is for my Parent Other, specify
Full Name:
Address:
Work Phone: Home Phone:

Name of High School Attending:
Address:
What year will you receive a high school diploma?
High School GPA: SAT Score: ACT Score:
What is your rank in your high school senior class: _____Out of _____ Students
College Choice:
College Address:
Degree Pursed (B.S., B.A., Masters):
Major Field:
College Enrollment Date: Expected Graduation Date:
 

1. Miniature Hereford Program:

Explain briefly how you got involved with the Miniature Hereford Breed and how this relates to your future goals. If additional space is needed add attachments to back of scholarship application.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Describe your involvement with Miniature Herefords.
This may include, but is not limited to, describing responsibilities on the farm/ranch, number of head of Miniature Herefords, experiences with marketing and exhibition, 4-H, FFA projects, etc. If additional space is needed please add attachments to back of scholarship application.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. List Activities, Awards and Honors received involving Miniature Hereford Cattle. If additional space is needed, add attachments to back of scholarship application.

YEAR

ACTIVITY, AWARD, HONORS

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

 

4. School and Community.
List activities, honors, and accomplishments achieved that were helpful in making you a more involved and contributing individual to your school and community. These activities may include class offices, extracurricular student activities, etc.
If additional space is needed, add attachments to back of scholarship application.

YEAR

ACTIVITY

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

 

 

5. ESSAY

Explain your long-range goals for school, employment, and life. Also describe what specific skills and personal values you want to foster in yourself to achieve those ends. Not to exceed 750 words.
Please add as an attachment to back of scholarship application.

 

 

6. ESSAY

Provide examples of how your current activities and/or your future plans relating to Miniature Herefords will contribute to the promotion of this breed on a local, regional, or national scale. Not to exceed 750 words.
Please add as an attachment to back of scholarship application.

 

 

 

 

 

7. Expected Financial Analysis for First Year of School:

Expenses: Revenue:
Tuition   Scholarship (s)  
Books   Trusts/College Funds  
Housing   Parents  
Living Expenses   Gifts  
Transportation   Savings  
    Employment Income  
    Other Income  
       
Total   Total  

 

If more space is needed to complete your answers please note additional attachments.

I will be available for a personal interview at the National Western Stock Show on Thursday, January 20, 2011 _________

I will be available for a telephone interview on Thursday, January 20, 2011. _____ (you will be notified of a time)

 

REQUIRED ATTACHMENTS:

1. This completed application
2. Official High School Transcript. Transcripts must list each course taken,     grades, grade points, and credit hours.
3. List 3-4 References complete with address and phone number.
4. Submit at least one Letter of Recommendation from a source other than a     relative (employer, school teacher, etc.)
5. Submit at least one Letter of Recommendation from a non-related     Miniature Hereford breeder (MHBA and MHYF Board members are     excluded)
6. Other information you wish to submit (photos, etc.) Maximum of 3 pages.
7. Statement of Applicant and Parent/Guardian signature form

 

Please return completed application along with other attachments to:

Cynthia DuVal
DuVal Farms
3977 Davis Creek Road
Silverton, OR 97381

 

 

STATEMENT OF APPLICANT AND PARENT/GUARDIAN

I certify that all information given on this application is true and complete to the best of my knowledge. If requested, I agree to give proof of the information on this application. I understand that selection committees may review information on this application and my transcripts. I acknowledge, that I disclose my Social Security Number as a voluntary but necessary action for the purposes of identification. If selected to receive a scholarship, I give permission for a publicity release.

 

Applicant Signature: _______________________________Date:______________

 

Parent/Guardian Signature: _________________________Date:______________

 

 

 

STATEMENT OF APPLICANT’S PRINCIPAL AND/OR GUIDANCE COUNSELOR

I certify that the school and grade point information provided herein is correct to the best of my knowledge.

 

Principal Signature: ________________________________Date:______________

 

Counselor Signature: _______________________________Date: _____________

 

MHYF

“The Miniature Hereford Youth Foundation, Inc. was established to promote youth involvement in the breeding, management, showing, and marketing of Miniature Hereford Cattle through developing leadership skills and educational programs, encouraging personal growth, as well as providing a pathway towards attaining grants to continue to promote miniature Hereford breeding programs and awarding scholarships.”

Denver Stock Show 2011 was an exciting time. Especially for the newly formed Miniature Hereford Youth Foundation and the awarding of the first two John Johnson Memorial Scholarships. Mr. Johnson and his wife, Betty, were the original breeders of polled miniature herefords at Straitside Ranch in Sequim, Washington. He was a longtime friend and supporter of the miniature hereford breed and encouraged youth in their participation with the breed. DuVal Farms in Silverton, Oregon generously donated their prize winning heifer, DF Aurora Borealis, to fund this scholarship in honor of John Johnson, who passed away last year. DF Aurora Borealis was Grand Champion Female at the Oregon State Fair, Northern International Livestock Exposition (NILE) in Montana, and at the Grand National Stock Show (Cow Palace) in California as well as Champion Summer Intermediate Heifer at the NWSS. She sold at the Denver sale, where five more generous members, J Bar W, Cole Cattle Co., WW Ranch, Splitt Ranch and Salt Creek Ranch, opened their wallets to purchase her for $4500. They then turned around and donated her back to be auctioned off again at the annual banquet. Splitt Ranch purchased her for $4700 after lively bidding at the banquet and a total of $9200 went into the scholarship fund. Two very deserving youth (high school seniors) were awarded scholarships at the banquet- Kelsey Potter of Silverton, OR and Lawrence Velasquez of Santa Rosa, NM. We soon hope to have a page on the MHBA website for the Miniature Hereford Youth Foundation. Our future is in our youth and anything we can do to help our youth will help our organization. Respectfully yours, Sheila Lindsay, Vice President and Public Relations Chairperson.

Kelsey Potter – Bio

My name is Kelsey Potter and I’m a senior at Silverton High School. My family of 5 and I reside in the great rolling hills of Silverton, Oregon where we run 9 head of Polled Miniature Hereford Cattle and numerous other animals. I became involved with the Miniature Hereford Breed just four years ago when I participated in our local FFA Lease Program. Over the past four years I have learned a great deal about Miniature Herefords. Two years ago I purchased my first Miniature Hereford bred Heifer DF Emerald Star, and now have her 2009 heifer calf SP Stars First Noel, along with this year’s bull calf SP Star Gazin Bo. Along with showing Miniature Herefords I’m also involved in our local FFA Chapter where I compete in numerous contests, some even at the National level, and I also serve as the Chapter Vice President. Along with FFA I show my horses for our Silverton High School Equestrian team, where I compete in Drill Team, Gaming, and Team Penning. The 4-H Youth Organization is a big part of my life as well; I have been involved in the 4-H community since 4th grade showing horses.
In the future I hope to attend Oregon State University, where I have recently been accepted, and pursue a degree in Crop and Soil Sciences. After getting my degree I would like to open my own Agronomy Center and specialize in Seed Analysis and Soil Fertility. Along with getting my degree, I would like to continue showing Miniature Herefords in hopes of becoming a professional fitter.
Last but not least, I would like to thank everyone who took the time to go over our applications and interview Lawrence and myself at the Stock Show in Denver, as well as those who helped make this scholarship possible. It was a great opportunity to travel to Denver and take part in such a great event!
Kelsey Potter
2011 John Johnson Memorial Scholarship Winner

 

Lawrence Velasquez – Bio

Hello my name is Lawrence Velasquez and I am from the great state of New Mexico, “The Land of Enchantment.” My hometown of Santa Rosa is located right on the old Route 66. Our most famous landmark is the “Blue Hole,” an underwater aquifer that maintains a constant temperature of 60 degrees year round and is the only place on the U.S. mainland to become certified for scuba diving. It is also the home of ABJ Miniature Herefords. My parents, Leonard and Alice Velasquez, my brother Isaac, and little sister Fallon are actively involved in the production of our Miniature Herefords.
My official career in 4-H and FFA started at the age of six where I became involved with the Los Amigos 4-H club in Santa Rosa. I began experiences in showing livestock by showing lambs and goats. I eventually expanded into showing fat steers and now breeding cattle. I am currently serving the New Mexico FFA Association as a State Officer and will hopefully serve as the 2011-2012 NM Association State FFA President. Miniature Herefords have helped me win the State FFA Specialty Animal Proficiency award and also a Gold rating at the National FFA Convention.
On a show trip to the National Western in 2007 I was introduced to Miniature Herefords. What a perfect animal! This program offered me the opportunity to be involved in production agriculture and raise registered cattle. With the help of a youth loan from the Farm Serves Association I purchased four old cows, a bull calf, a heifer, and a bull. That’s when ABJ Cattle Company was born. My first experiences didn’t go too well. I only had a fifty percent calf crop. Later the next year I found a breeder selling some cows so through my fat steer projects and the help of my parents I bought two more cows and three heifers. That’s when my project started to expand. We’ve raised some really great heifers and have finally set the foundation of fifteen females. We were fortunate enough to acquire “SS Sir George” from Steve and Judy Splitt of Splitt Creek Ranch. He was the 2010 Grand Champion Bull at the National Western. We are anxiously awaiting his first calves and look forward to the further development of our genetic lines.
My experiences with the Miniature Hereford have helped develop my knowledge of the cattle industry. I’ve learned skills in health maintenance as well as record keeping, clipping and fitting. The friends my family and I have made through this organization will last a lifetime and I have truly had a great time. Because of the many benefits I have received from this cattle project I encourage all 4-H and FFA members to set goals and work hard to achieve them. I am truly appreciative of all the people within the MHBA organization who have worked so hard to create the John Johnson Memorial Scholarship fund. I appreciate this opportunity to use the scholarship to attend New Mexico State University where I plan to get a degree in Animal Science and eventually get a degree in Veterinary Medicine. Thanks to all who generously donated to the scholarship fund; your contributions are truly appreciated.

 

 

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Junior Nationals

As everyone else in the country is looking forward to fireworks on Fourth of July weekend, I will be heading across the country to Indianapolis. This is the venue of the 2010 Hereford Junior Nationals. I am ten year old Wyatt Debnam from Glenville, PA, and my family owns Springfields Miniature Herefords. Last year my sister and I had the first Miniature Herefords that attended Hereford Junior Nationals. I entered my bred and owned bull and my sister, Caroline, entered her heifer. Our intention was to show off the Miniature Hereford breed. We did not do so well when it came to ribbons, but by far, we had the most visitors and cameras in our stall area. I did get pulled to represent my age in the showmanship champion drive.

This year I am solo as I wanted to bring both my regular size Hereford and my miniature Hereford to Nationals. Last week at the regional show, they weighed 1343 lbs. and 534 lbs. respectively. Since there are no Miniature Shows on the east coast, we show against the big ones all year. We get placed all over the board, but as most cattle people will tell you, you need to be first or last, not in the middle. This past winter I had the thrill of placing second and third in a class of 14, shown by age. As the judge, club calf legend Dave Guyer, said you can’t hate on him because he’s little. The next week a judge commented that my steer is one the best steers he had ever seen, then placed him 5th. As Nationals approach, we are rinsing twice a day to grow and keep their hair.
We bought our first heifers in 2006 and now try to keep 6 cows around as we try to improve the small herd. Normally we travel to 14 shows a year, showing until we go to Louisville to show against the minis. As Dad says, we practice all year to show one time against our own kind. As the mini fans say, GO MINIS!!!!!!

Youth Foundation Approved

Board Approves formation of Youth Foundation.

In mid January a proposal was submitted to your Board of Directors to form the Miniature Hereford Youth Foundation to be the education arm of the MHBA; to promote youth participation in the breeding, raising, showing and marketing of Miniature Hereford Cattle. The proposal was to form this Foundation as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization able to accept donations and apply for grants to fund scholarships and educational programs. Discussion followed in the Board Google Discussion Group with many thoughtful questions brought up and issues gone through. It came to vote was and approved on February 21. Your Executive Committee is now in the process of recruiting and appointing a five-member Board which will be charged with writing the Mission Statement and By Laws that will be submitted with the 501 application. When the application is approved, which we are confident it will be, the job of raising funds will start, along with the many other tasks associated with getting an organization of this type up and running. We are very excited about being able to plan and set in place programs for the future needs of the youth who choose to work with Miniature Herefords, By starting now we will be ready to encourage and support the hard work and efforts of our growing young ‘family’ of members in a real and meaningful way.