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WHA Fall Tour

Over 100 Hereford enthusiasts enjoyed the Wisconsin Hereford Association fall tour of Hereford breeders in the southwest part of Wisconsin August 26-27.

Stops included Bacon Branch Beef, the Bevans Family, Platteville; Wildcat Cattle Company, the Jones Family, Darlington; Thousand Hills Herefords, Dan Irwin, Stockton, IL; Sand Rock Ranch, the Bennett Family, Benton; Plum River Ranch, the Katzenberger Family, Monroe; and Owego Stock Farm, the Espenscheid Family, Argyle.

Shane Bedwell, Kansas City, informed the group of the Young Sire Testing Program, of which the Bennett Family is involved in. John Meents, area fieldman, was also on hand to discuss merchandising Hereford cattle.

The 2018 tour will be held in the northwest area of Wisconsin.

WHA Spring Sale

March 3, 2018 • Noon
Grant County Fairgrounds, Lancaster, WI

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World Beef Expo

WBE Hereford Show — Friday, September 22, 8 AM

WBE Multi Breed Sale — Saturday, September, 23, 1:30 PM

WHA Spring State Sale Results

We had another strong sale on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the Grant County Fairgrounds

Total sales on 38 head topped $122,550 with an average of $3,225 per lot

The bulls sold strong and commanded $3,792.31 on average on 13 lots.

Top selling bulls include:

Females averaged $2,930 on 25 lots.

Top selling females include:

HOF Inductee: Steve Folkman


Left to right: Folkman Family, Fred Larson

On behalf of my wife Jill, we would like to thank the WHA on the honor of inductment into the Wisconsin Hereford Association Hall of Fame.

My involvement in the livestock industry started over 40 years ago when I showed a Charlois Hereford cross steer at the Waukesha county fair. It was back then that we met the Browns, Schuetts and John Craig and I had my first Angus experience with Dave Kilpatrick’s steer getting away and running the fair grounds later to be caught and dragged back and tied next to my steer. It gave me a much greater appreciation the Hereford breed.

In 1973 we started raising Herefords with my fathers purchase of the original 325 acres at Blair, Wi. This property adjoined Dad’s good friend and hunting partner Arnold Jorn’s whom we shared equipment, pastures, herd bulls , facilities and labor. Herd bulls were added from the Wisconsin State sale where Dave Simmons Champion Rollo Ruff along with a bred heifer from Leminagers. Two Kiyiwana New Trend (first Superior sire) sons from Spring Creek farm and a 15G son from Larry Hanson in South Dakota were added. Cows from Calderon Curran Grass Lake Michigan, Willard Allen and Augie Williams joined the herd as it was built to 125 head.

In 1989 I met my wife Jill and in 1990 we were married and have enjoyed 27 years on marriage and have 4 wonderful kids: Nicole 22, Curtis 20, Ali 19, Austin 17.

Family is important to our operation where every day we are early risers and All involved in the daily chores around the farm. We’ve enjoyed attending 14 JNHE as a family and you may have seen Lorna; Steve’s mom helping cook in the stalls.

Over the years we’ve bred or been a part of National Champions Absolute, Neon, and Vickey 36R. We’ve also owned 33N Redeem’s dam, 6T Doubletime’s dam, 1T Federal 6Y’s dam, J119 Logic’s dam, 54E Git ER Done’s dam and a host of other influential females.

We’ve also been proud to say that Doubletime, Vaquero, M326, Advantage, Federal 6Y, Logic, have been bred and or called C&L home.

Our involvement in breed activities started in 1981-84 serving on the WPHA board ; president in 1983. I served from 1991 through 1998 on the Wisconsin Beef Improvement board. 2003-2007 I served on the AHA board. Jill and I served on the executive committee for the 2005 JNHE which I co-chaired with Jerry Huth. I am currently since 2011 serving on the HYFA board where I’m the chairman JNHE steering committee. Jill has served since 2014 on the NHW board and is currently president.

It has been Jill and my involvement in HYFA and the Hereford women that have given us a tremendous amount of satisfaction in helping with the development and character building of the young adults in our industry. We have always tried to promote and support our local and national organization. We have hosted several WHA summer tours, held high school, county and college judging clinics and for several years provided beef live animal classes for the UW intercollegiate judging clinics at Arlington.

Again thank you for this honor. Both Jill and I hope to continue to help for many years to come in and industry we so love.

Annah Dobson named National Queen

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Briana Katzenberger awarded Vanier Scholarship

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