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Region 3

MHBA
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

Region 3

Hello from the Midwest….
We’ve just recently held the third annual Miniature Hereford Show at the North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) in Louisville, KY. The show was, again, very successful having entries of 73 head from 24 breeders representing 11 states. David Ragsdale of Ragsdale Sutherland Shorthorns in Prospect, KY, sorted the cattle. Mr. Ragsdale was very complimentary of our cattle throughout the day and for good reason, I think we had a very competitive and highquality group of cattle there representing our breed.

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 (Jr. Heifer Div.) Splitt Creek Ranch, NE
Res. Grand Champion Female: JW’s Loverboy’s Laci (Spring Sr. Heifer Div.) Gerdes Show Cattle, IA
Grand Champion Bull: EK Pistol (Spring Sr. Bull Div.) Splitt Creek Ranch, NE
Res. Grand Champion Bull: KAP Lieutenant Nels (Jr. Bull Div.) Polish Enterprises, WI

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 its 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 an article written for the Ashland Times Gazette in Ashland,OH covering MHBA members Chris Tuttle and family’s participation in their county’s annual farm tour: (Please see “Farm Tour” this page.)

What a great example of a breeder becoming involved in creative ways to promote and further the exposure of our cattle. Many thanks to the Tuttle family, I’m sure a lot of work went into this event!!
Respectfully submitted,
~ Ben Lisby