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WHA Spring Sale

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

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Central Wisconsin Field Day

June 24, 2017

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2017 Fall Tour

August 26-27, 2017

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WHA to Publish New Pocket Herd Book

Our supply of pocket herd books is running low and we have had several requests for them, so we are going to print up a new edition. The book is 41/2 in by 6 ½ in  and will feature the web-site, a gestation table, pages to record your calving data, along with page ads. These books will be out at Farm Tech Days in July, at the World Beef Expo, and other association events.  You can purchase a page ad in this book for $100.  Just contact Ruth at or Amy at . Deadine for ads is May 30, 2017.

2017 WJHA Spring Preview & Open Jackpot Show

June 2-4, 2017
Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Jefferson, WI

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2017 Wisconsin State Fair Jackpot Hereford Steer Show

Nominate your steer by June 15, 2017 to be eligible for the $500 Grand Championship. Over $1,000 in premiums to be awarded. For more information, call Kermit Rhiner at 608-635-4683 or 608-445-1279.

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2017 Faces of Leadership Conference (PRIDE)

August 1-4, Kansas City, MO

The Wisconsin Junior Hereford Association sponsors one $300 scholarship to attend Faces of Leadership conference each year. Please see the Faces of Leadership Scholarship Application for details. Due June 1, 2017.

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About Faces of Leadership

While the Junior National Hereford Expo promotes learning aspects of showing cattle and educational activities associated with relative contests, the NJHA's annual Faces of Leadership PRIDE (Program for Reaching Individuals Determined to Excel) Faces of Leadership Confernce focuses on leadership development. Junior members from all parts of the country participate in the event each year. During the three-day event, more than 100 participants listen to nationally known speakers and participate in junior board workshops, which assist in the enhancement of the individual's leadership talents, communication skills and beef-industry knowledge.

Faces of Leadership is typically held at land grant universities. Conference locations have included South Dakota State University, Colorado State University and West Texas A&M University. This conference is offered to junior members ages 14-21. Intermediate and senior members will benefit the most from Faces of Leadership.In the past few years we have been to Idaho, Michigan State University and toured the great state of Colorado in 2015.

Wisconsin State Fair Jackpot Hereford Steer Show

August 9, 2017

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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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Wisconsin Junior Hereford Members win Scholarships at State Fair

Brett and Bailey Jones, were recognized at the 2016 Wisconsin State Fair as winners of the 2016 Wisconsin Livestock Breeders Master Stockman Awards. The Master Stockman Award is one of the most prestigious awards given to junior livestock project exhibitors and is generously sponsored by Case IH. The Master Stockman Award recognizes knowledge, skill, leadership, and excellence within beef, sheep and swine project work.

In addition, WJHA members were also recognized as scholarship winners at the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Sale of Champions. Over twenty-six youth shared $30,000 worth of scholarships awarded by the foundation. Governor Scott Walker presented the scholarship recipients a certificate or recognition. Congratulations to Bailey Jones, Darlington on winning a $1,500 scholarship. Brett Jones, Darlington, and Kelsee Fargo, Barneveld, received $1,000 awards. Emily Schultz, Iron Ridge, and Savannah Lawinger, Mineral Point were awarded $500 Scholarships.

Given on an annual basis, the recipients are recognized for their leadership skills, academic achievements, accomplishments as Wisconsin State Fair Junior Livestock exhibitors and potential as future contributors to the livestock industry. The Blue Ribbon Sale of Champions Foundation manages the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Livestock Auction to provide a platform for enhancing and strengthening the agriculture community of Wisconsin, and to foster better understanding of the agriculture industry throughout our society.

Congratulations to the Wisconsin Livestock Breeder Association's 2016 Master Stockman and Runners-up

Left to right: Casey Lobdell, Master Stockman; Sarah Schultz, Runner-up; Brett Jones, Master Stockman; Bailey Jones, Master Stockman; and Katelyn Schmoll, Runner-up

Scholarship Winners

Wisconsin Juniors attend PRIDE

Three Wisconsin Junior Hereford Association members attended the PRIDE (Program for Reaching Individuals Determined to Excel) Convention held August 6-9 in the Texas Panhandle. Bailey Jones, Darlington; Matthew Ryherd, Reedsburg; and Nicky Folkman, Ixonia joined 90 juniors from 22 states to visit local operations and businesses. PRIDE helps juniors develop leadership skills and meet fellow Hereford juniors from around the country. PRIDE is a great way to tour some awesome universities, hear educational and motivational speakers, and get an up-close look at some outstanding cattle operations. Tour stops this year included Barber Ranch, Perez Cattle Co, Copeland and Sons, LLC, and West Texas A&M University.

Nicky won a scholarship through the WJHA to attend PRIDE and will be reporting on it at our annual meeting. Watch for details on the 2017 PRIDE convention scheduled to be held in the Kansas City area.

BJ Jones Named Advisor of the Year

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Bailey Jones Elected to Junior Board

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