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Pacific Northwest Regional Miniature Hereford Show: 12 Years of Tradition

This year, the Oregon State Fair celebrated its 12th Annual Open Mini show, now recognized as the Pacific Northwest Regional Miniature Hereford Show. I would like to extend a special thank you to the exhibitors new to showing (Allen Family Farms, Cornerstone Acres, and members of the Silverton FFA) as well as the greatest appreciation for the continued exhibitors.
The PNW Regional show commenced with move-in on Monday, August 29, followed by Weights and Measures on Tuesday morning. Our terrific tradition of a coffee, orange juice, and doughnut breakfast continued each morning and was sponsored this year by PJ Ranch, Silver Peaks Farm, and Allen Family Farms. Tuesday night, all of our exhibitors and their families met at the Roadhouse Grill for a no-host Breeders Dinner where everyone had the opportunity to catch up with old friends. Wednesday was dedicated to preparing for the show, talking with the public, and just relaxing. It was the mini’s turn to show off on Thursday morning, beginning at 9:00 with the Open Junior Showmanship contest. We had 15 participants ranging from ages 3 to 18, competing in four separate age brackets; our winners are Bailey Geniesse in the Peewee division, Mikayla Geniesse as a Junior, Kylee Williams in the Intermediate, and our Senior division winner, Kelsey Potter. Kelsey is also our two-time Overall Grand Champion Showman–Congratulations! The Open Mini show began promptly at 10:00. After the completion of the show and photographs, our exhibitors gathered for an End of the Trail Luncheon featuring pizza and the drawings for our raffle baskets, proceeds of which contribute to the Junior and Open shows.
I would also like to recognize some of our show sponsors: MHBA, Abiqua Animal Clinic, Sweet Sippin’ Acres, PJ Ranch, DuVal Farms, Mt. Angel Meat Company, Eric & Erin Eldridge, Glen & Jeanette Nichol, Potter Auto Specialties, Allen Family Farms, Louetta Shiplet, Straitside Ranch, as well as Tony & Kim Brooks.
The PNW Regional show is an excellent exhibition for anyone wanting to experience a friendly show atmosphere with plenty of marketing opportunities to the public. I highly encourage everyone to come to the OSF next year for a truly wonderful show!

Pacific Northwest Regional Miniature Hereford Show

Best In The West – Oregon State Fair

It’s that time of year again when preparations for show strings are underway and we are all deciding which shows to attend for the coming season. Region 8 members are thrilled to return to the Best In The West Show at the Oregon State Fair—now recognized as the Pacific Northwest Regional Miniature Hereford Show. This year will mark the 12th annual Mini show at the OSF, which is one of the oldest, continuous Mini shows in the US . . . second only to the World Miniature Hereford Show at the National Western Stock Show. Thousands of individuals attend the OSF each day, meaning lots of foot traffic through the barns and many potential buyers!
This year, the Minis will be exhibiting in the middle cattle rotation from August 29 through September 1, 2011. The Show Coordinators and Regional Director are pleased to announce that the PNW Regional Miniature Hereford Show will be including two new steer classes—Prospect steer (Jan. 1, 2011 – June 28) and Market steer (Jan. 1, 2010 – Dec. 31, 2010). Registration forms for the show will be available at the Oregon State Fair website soon
oregonstatefair.org Please note that all deadlines will be posted on the MHBA website. Also, camping sites are available for exhibitors at the fairgrounds, and a block of rooms will be available (hotel information will be posted soon).
Additionally, the 4th Annual Open Jr. Showmanship competition will be held on September 1. This event features four age divisions, ranging from two-years to 18 years old, as well as an overall champion showman class. Youth wishing to participate in this event must be a member of the MHBA, or have a family member in the MHBA, in order to compete. Entry forms will be available through the Show Coordinators via email.

The Pacific Northwest Regional Miniature Hereford Show schedule is as follows:
Move In – Monday, August 29, 2011 by 5:00 PM
Weights & Measures – Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 8:00 AM
Open Show – Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 10:00 AM
Open Jr. Showmanship – To Follow the Open Show
End of The Trail BBQ & Awards Ceremony– Thursday, September 1 at 2:00 PM
Move Out – Thursday, September 1 at 8:00 PM
(Note, distance exhibitors may obtain early release based on travel time or utilize the tie-outs until Friday morning by 8:00 AM)

We highly encourage you to place this event on your “To Attend” list, as it is a wonderful, family-focused cattle show and well worth the trip! For more information and class lists, please contact the PNW Regional Miniature Hereford Show Coordinators: Cynthia DuVal, Western Oregon representative at duvalacj@msn.com, and Erin Eldridge, Central Oregon representative at cowqueen1998@yahoo.com.