2016 News

AHA, BioZyme Inc and HYFA Partner to Launch “Feed the Future” Program

Feed the FutureKANSAS CITY, Mo. – The American Hereford Association is partnering with BioZyme Inc. and the Hereford Youth Foundation of America to launch the “Feed the Future” program on Sept. 1.

BioZyme Inc. will contribute $1 to HYFA through “Feed the Future” for every bag or tub of eligible BioZyme supplement bought by AHA members through 2017. Eligible products include ConceptŸAid®, Heat™, Cattleman’s Blend™, the Mineral Lyk Tub, 30:13 Protein Tub™, Roughage Fortifier and Sure Start® Pellet.

“We are thrilled to be launching this new program with our longtime friends from BioZyme Inc.,” said Amy Cowan, AHA director of youth activities and foundation. “They have supported the JNHE as our tittle sponsor and are taking their support to a whole new level. This program means big things for the Hereford breed.”

To participate in the program, participants must take a picture of their invoice with eligible purchases and email a copy of the invoice to Hereford@biozymeinc.com or text a picture(s) of the invoice to 816-383-3109.

Money raised from “Feed the Future” will directly benefit Hereford youth through leadership and scholarship opportunities. For more information about the program, contact Erin Creason, BioZyme Inc. Inside Sales Coordinator at 816-238-7084.

Barber Ranch donates heifer to benefit Hereford youth

BR Kate Rielle 5532 ET

Barber Ranch, Channing, Texas, has graciously donated BR Kate Rielle 5532 ET to sell as Lot 1, the foundation female, Jan. 13, 2017, during the Mile High Night Sale at the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) in Denver. All proceeds will benefit the Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) and the “Growing a Lasting Legacy” campaign, supporting leadership and education for the next generation of Hereford youth.

“A big thank you goes to the Barber Family for selecting one of their best heifers to highlight the Mile High Night Sale,” says Amy Cowan, American Hereford Association director of youth and foundation.

The Barber family is in their fifth generation of ranching in the Texas Panhandle. “We are proud to be donating this year’s foundation female,” says Terri Barber of Barber Ranch. “Kate Rielle is an August born heifer out of our Gabrielle foundation female and out of the acclaimed Hometown bull, so she’s the best of both genetics that we’ve ever offered and we’re very proud to be supporting the Hereford Youth Foundation of America by donating her.”

Kate Rielle, (registration no. 43675990) is an Aug. 5, 2015, daughter of NJW 73S W18 Hometown 10Y ET and out of BR Gabrielle 5082 by BR Lansing 3060.

Kate Rielle’s dam is a two-time NWSS champion female plus supreme champion Hereford and dam of NWSS champion Currency; she is also the granddam of the famed Denver champion Anastasia and her full brother Aventus which was selected 2016 NWSS supreme champion Hereford. The sire of Kate Rielle, Hometown 10Y, was a NWSS grand champion.

The Lot 1 female will be selling for half interest and no possession, and Barber Ranch will also pay show expenses.

“We feel like there is no better way to support the next generation than with a female that can generate the type of attention and potential money that this heifer can bring for the foundation and help them reach the goal their striving to achieve,” Barber says.

Visit Herefordyouthfoundation.org for more information on the lot, or contact Amy Cowan at acowan@hereford.org or 816-842-3757.

Hereford Youth Foundation of America Generates $2 Million for Leadership and Education

Thank you to Rick and Bonnie Malir for their legacy gift and funding leadership opportunities for our youth.

Thank you to Rick and Bonnie Malir for their legacy gift and funding leadership opportunities for our youth.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Harvest II fundraising event benefitting the Hereford Youth Foundation of America generated $2 million for leadership events and scholarships August 26-27 at the Kunde Family Winery and Estate in Kenwood, Calif.

The Harvest II event, hosted by Jim Mickelson, American Hereford Association Board of Directors member, and his wife, HYFA Board of Directors member Marcia Mickelson, brought together 185 Hereford enthusiasts from across the United States.

“The Hereford Youth Foundation of America has become an important partner in the future successes of our juniors,” said Jim Mickelson. “It was with great pleasure and pride that we welcomed Hereford enthusiasts from across the United States to invest in the future of the Hereford breed.”

The Harvest II auction grossed $350,000 on 39 lots. The high-selling lot was a trip to Las Vegas for the 2017 National Finals Rodeo complete with round-trip airfare courtesy of Bob and Lisa Norton, BioZyme, Inc., on Norton’s private Cessna Citation CJ4 aircraft. Curtis and Diane Younts, Belton, Texas, donated the NFR Gold Buckle tickets and parking. The lot sold for $37,000.  The silent auction and welcome fundraiser grossed $10,000.

Three new scholarship and leadership endowments were also announced at the Harvest II auction.

Rick Malir and Bonnie Coley-Malir, Dublin, Ohio, donated a $500,000 leadership endowment to HYFA. The 10-year gift will fund a lifetime of leadership opportunities for NJHA members. Additionally, the Malir family announced they are including HYFA as their primary beneficiary and will make a planned giving estate gift of $1 million for a total contribution of $1.5 million.

Perks Ranch, Rockford, Ill., established a $100,000 scholarship endowment benefitting HYFA and National Junior Hereford Association members. The inaugural $5,000 scholarship will be awarded during the AHA Annual Meeting this fall in Kansas City, Mo.

BJ Jones and Sondra Brancel, co-chairmen of A Hereford Scene in 2016, donated $100,000 to HYFA and the Growing a Lasting Legacy Campaign. This gift represented the tremendous fundraising effort made by the state of Wisconsin and supporters from across the nation who came together to benefit Hereford youth.

“The generosity of the Hereford family has taken HYFA to new heights,” said Amy Cowan, AHA director of youth activities and foundation. “It was a historic evening for the foundation and the breed and we can’t thank the donors, attendees and buyers enough for supporting this great cause.”

NWSS 2016 Foundation FemaleHarris Family, C&L Herefords, RGR Cattle Purchase Foundation Female Supporting Hereford Youth

Hereford enthusiasts once again came together to support youth Friday, Jan. 15 during the Mile High Night Hereford Sale in Denver. Stadium Arena was on fire with Hereford enthusiasm as the Lot 1 “Salsa” female entered the sale ring and topped the event at $80,000. FULL STORY