SDHA Annual Meeting and Banquet, Brookings, SD,
2015 South Dakota Excellence Sale
South Dakota Excellence Sale
Animal Science Arena
Winner of the 2015 John Leibel Scholarship was Eric Tesch.
2014 South Dakota Excellence Sale
The sale on the 8th set a new record for heifer prices. 24 Heifer Calves averaged $4,796; One Bred Heifer, $5,000; 23 Steer Calves averaged $2,570.
South Dakota Hereford Association Annual Meeting & Banquet
Record attendance of 173 people at the banquet made for a very enjoyable evening! Award winners were as follows: Seedstock Producer of the Year, Woodcrest Farms, Cresbard, SD; Commercial Producer of the Year, Hermann Ranch, Lemmon, SD; and Enthusiast of the Year, Daniel Fawcett, Ree Heights, SD.
Hermann Family - Commercial Producer of Year
South Dakota Junior Hereford Field Day was held June 13th and 14th, 2014, in Watertown, SD. Click here for results.
January 23rd, 2014
Hereford Show and Sale Results
20 Bulls avg. $3961
Grand Champion Bull - Schmidt Herefords, Pipestone, MN
2013 SD State Fair
August 31, 2013
I hope this letter finds you and your family well. We have had an exciting summer so far with the South Dakota Hereford Association. Below are a few dates to remember and some news about this year’s events.
Our junior members have had a busy summer so far! Junior field days was a success with 41 exhibitors showing 51 head and 24 of which participated in various contests. Many of our juniors also exhibited at the Midwest Classic Regional Hereford Show in Pipestone as well as the South Dakota Summer Spotlight Show. The 2013 Junior National Hereford Expo was held in Kansas City, MO. We had 16 SDJHA members attend and participate in contests along with exhibiting 16 head of cattle very successfully. July 28th-31st is the 2013 Faces of Leadership Pride and NYLC Convention in Brookings. National Junior Hereford members from around the country will be participating in the leadership conference as well as touring some our member’s ranches including Fawcett’s Elm Creek Ranch and Rausch Herefords. Seven of the SDJHA members received registration fee scholarships and will be attending.
John Zilverberg Celebrates 100 years
The Zilverberg family will be hosting a celebration for John Zilverberg’s 100th birthday on Saturday, August 10th with an open house from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Highmore Senior Center. At 2:30 there will be a power point presentation of his life. Greetings may reach him at: John Zilverberg, PO Box 338, Highmore, SD 57345.
DakotaFest August 20-22nd
We are looking forward to another great year at DakotaFest and will need everyone’s help. If you are available to work please call, text, or e-mail Phil Eggers which day or days you are available to work. As a reminder all members are asked to participate. Helping with DakotaFest is mandatory if you are selling at the Excellence Sale and/or Watertown Winter Farm Show.
South Dakota State Fair August 31st
Hereford Day is Saturday with the open show starting at 8:00am. South Dakota Excellence Sale Futurity and Steer and Heifer Specials will immediately follow. Check-in for the futurity and specials will be August 29th and 30th 8-10am. Prior to the Steer and Heifer Specials the John Leibel Memorial Scholarship will be presented.
2013 Hereford Tour September 20th and 21st
Plans are underway for the 2013 South Dakota Hereford Tour. If you would like to sign up please let me know. More information regarding the tour is attached in the tour advertisement along with sign up instructions. We ask that everyone please sign up ahead of time so we can reserve buses accordingly. We are also looking for sponsors and if you or anyone you know would like to sponsor this year’s tour our packages are listed below.
Platinum - $1000, Page in booklet, free bus ride for couple, Meal Sponsorship/Signs and or banners.
Gold - $500, Page in booklet, Free Bus Ride for couple
Silver - $250, Half Page in Booklet
Bronze - $150, Quarter Page in Booklet
Deadline for ads in the tour booklet are August 5th please turn in information to SDHA office.
South Dakota Excellence Sale November 10th
Attached is your invitation and entry form for the Excellence Sale held in conjunction with our annual meeting and banquet. Please let me (Phil Eggers) know if you would like to sell in the sale by September 10th so we can arrange for your animals to be evaluated. Click here for entry forms.
Watertown Winter Farm Show
February 5, 2013
Sioux Empire Farm Show
January 24, 2013
SDHA cost-share for Genomic Testing
High Accuracy Bulls Sought, Cost-Share Option Available During the American Hereford Association (AHA) Board meeting the Board discussed its continued commitment to DNA testing more high accuracy sires. Hereford breeders who have a bull that does not have a genomic-enhanced expected progeny difference (GE-EPD), has a weaning weight accuracy of better than .50 and was born in 2001 or after, can contact Toni Shapiro at the AHA office, and the AHA will pay $40 of the total to have the bull DNA tested.
A list of high-use Hereford sires that the Association would like tested has been generated. To see if a bull you own is on that list, contact Jack Ward, AHA chief operating officer and director of breed improvement, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 816-842-3757.
In addition to the American Hereford Association's program the South Dakota Hereford Association, Inc. would like to provide cost share assistance. In an effort to increase accuracy in South Dakota bred bulls the SDHA will provide an additional $40.00 per bull to help with testing costs. Invoices must be submitted prior to June 2013 and the program has a $4,000 budget with funds distributed on a first come first serve basis. All invoices need to be mailed or e-mailed to Phil Eggers prior to the deadline. If the budget is spent prior to the deadline notice will be sent to the membership to notify the program's end.
Please check with the American Hereford Association for deadlines and restrictions to their program or call or e-mail myself or Jack Ward anytime with questions.
Philip Eggers, Manager
South Dakota Hereford Association
September 1, 2012