Our Annual meeting will be held March 5,2011 at Heartland Hall Bedford,Pa. For info. and directions go to their websitewww.heartland-hall.com. Dinner will begin at 5pm followed by the meeting. All reservations are due Feb.15.2011 to Larry Chaikcic. Their will be a benefit silent auction ,so please think of what you can contribute.
Represented by Past President Sheila Miller and member Skip Kline, the PA Hereford Association purchased the Reserve Grand Champion Hereford Steer shown by Maranda Dickter from Montgomery County — Fox Chase 4-H Club. The steer brought $1,600 and had a buy back of $430.40. PHA also bought Allison Brown’s steer. Allison is from Centre County and her steer brought $1,500 and had a buyback of $382.05. Under the leadership of Sheila Miller and great support from fellow Hereford breeders throughout the state. we have made sure that Pennsylvania youth showing Hereford steers at the PA Farm Show obtain a premium over market buyback for their project animals. A special thank you goes to Skip Kline of Mechanicsburg for his yearly donation, this year in memory of well known Hereford breeder Suzie Snyder from Gettysburg. George Ley bought the Grand Champion Hereford steer for $3,000. The buy back was $1,121.40.The rest of the Herefords brought: $495.60 over buy back Katelin Young (Adams) at $1,600; $512.60 over buy back, Cody Young (Adams County) at $1,450; $484 over buy back Sherry Moore, Lebanon County at $1,650; $472.50 over buy back Alexis Krause (Philadelphia) at $1,450; and $310.50 over buy back William McGuckin (Philadelphia) at $1,450. Thre champion crossbred steer buy back price was $.90 a pound; champion Hereford steer buy back was $.89 per pound. The lightweight Hereford steers brought $.85 and the heavier Herefords brought $.88 a pound packer bid which was on par with what was paid for crossbreds, Angus, etc.
The primary methods for funding the Farm Show Steer Scholarship is monetary donations from breeders as well as the donation of items for raffles and auction at our annual meeting and other functions. Our annual meeting for 2011 is Saturday March 5th, 2011 in Bedford PA. For further information, please contact the PA Hereford Association or contact one of the directors.