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Region 8 Report: Fall, 2011

Hi from Region 8! As Summer turns to Fall here in the Pacific Northwest, our show season is winding down. Most of the shows occur at county fairs throughout Washington State and Oregon.  The largest county fair, in terms of head count and exhibitors, was the Clark County Fair in Vancouver, WA (the Mini’s first time exhibiting there) from August 4th-9th. The beef superintendents, other livestock exhibitors, and the public were supportive of the Minis and encouraged our presence again in 2012; therefore, we will be striving to build this show.  The Pacific Northwest Regional Show at the Oregon State Fair boasted the greatest number of exhibitors in the show’s history–GREAT JOB! I would like to congratulate the show coordinators for making the show well organized and enjoyable for everyone. I am excited to see the steer classes boom in the coming years.

I also wanted to recognize the new Region 8 MHBA members: Allen Family Farms, Molalla, OR; Cornerstone Acres, Wilsonville, OR; and Veach Family Farm, Mt. Angel, OR as well as the Silverton FFA Chapter, Silverton OR. I look forward to working closely with all of the members in my region to create more exhibiting opportunities. As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions and/or suggestions. Jerry DuVal, Silverton, OR, duvalacj@msn.com.

Region 8

Hi from Region 8! As Summer turns to Fall here in the Pacific Northwest, our show season is winding down. Most of the shows occur at county fairs throughout Washington State and Oregon. The largest county fair, in terms of head count and exhibitors, was the Clark County Fair in Vancouver, WA (the Mini’s first time exhibiting there) from August 4th-9th. The beef superintendents, other livestock exhibitors, and the public were supportive of the Minis and encouraged our presence again in 2012; therefore, we will be striving to build this show. The Pacific Northwest Regional Show at the Oregon State Fair boasted the greatest number of exhibitors in the show’s history–GREAT JOB! I would like to congratulate the show coordinators for making the show well organized and enjoyable for everyone. I am excited to see the steer classes boom in the coming years.
I also wanted to recognize the new Region 8 MHBA members: Allen Family Farms, Molalla, OR; Cornerstone Acres, Wilsonville, OR; and Veach Family Farm, Mt. Angel, OR as well as the Silverton FFA Chapter, Silverton OR. I look forward to working closely with all of the members in my region to create more exhibiting opportunities. As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions and/or suggestions. Jerry DuVal, Silverton, OR, duvalacj@msn.com.

Region 8

Hi, I am Jerry DuVal, and I am excited to be your new Region 8 Director! For those of you who do not know me, I’d like to introduce myself. Along with my wife, Cynthia, and daughter, Alyssa, we farm 200+ acres of fine fescue grass seed (used for turf), 20 acres of Christmas trees, and manage our herd of mainly polled Miniature Herefords on 100 acres of pasture ground. In 2004, we purchased our first miniatures from Straitside Ranch in Sequim, Washington—we quickly caught the Miniature Fever. Through our careful breeding program and selective purchases, we have increased our herd to a scope of 60 head of breeding and show stock cattle, with a smaller amount of commercial minis in order to supply our slaughter beef customers.
With the show season rapidly approaching, we are working on the 12th consecutive Miniature Hereford show at the Oregon State Fair, even adding two steer classes this year. Both of the show coordinators have been working diligently to ensure that the 2011 Pacific Northwest Regional Miniature Hereford show is a blast!
I aspire to keep everyone in Region 8 informed of the happenings of your Association and strive to assist anyone in their endeavors. Please contact me via email at duvalacj@msn.com…I am hoping to hear all of your comments, opinions, and suggestions to help me better serve you as your Region 8 Director.

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.