SDHA Annual Meeting and Banquet, Brookings, SD,
Nov. 13th, 2015

SD Excellence Sale, Brookings, SD,
Nov. 14th, 2015

SD Junior Field Day,
June 12-13, 2015

SDHA News...


2015 South Dakota Excellence Sale
November 14, 2015 • 11:30 AM at Animal Science Arena
South Dakota Sate Universary Campus, Brookings, SD

Sale Results!
24 Steers averaged $2,194
20 Heifers averaged $3,948

South Dakota Excellence Sale

Animal Science Arena
South Dakota State University Campus
Brookings, SD

  2015 John Leibel Scholarship Winner

Winner of the 2015 John Leibel Scholarship was Eric Tesch.
Pictured is Eric Tesch and SDHA manager Phil Eggers


2014 South Dakota Excellence Sale
November 8, 2014 at SDSU Campus, Brookings, SD

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
held in Brookings, SD on Nov. 7 & 8.

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
2014 Grant Winners
Seedstock Producer - Del and Ruth Wood - Woodcrest Farms
Bob Hermann
Enthusiast - Daniel Fawcett
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.

2014 Sioux Empire Farm Show

January 23rd, 2014
Sioux Empire Farm Show
Hereford Show & Sale
Sioux Falls, SD

Hereford Show and Sale Results

20 Bulls avg. $3961
9 Heifers av. $3656

Grand Champion Bull - Schmidt Herefords, Pipestone, MN
Grand Champion Heifer - Sleepy Hollow Farm, Centerville, SD

2013 SD State Fair

August 31, 2013
Huron, SD

Grand Champion Carcass Steer — Riley Laible, Howard, SD.
Breeder Roger Laible.

Reserve Champion Carcass Steer — Eric Tesch, Goodwin, SD.
Breeder Schuette Land & Cattle, Highmore, SD.

Grand Champion Steer Special & Steer Futurity — Lane Miller,
Winfred, SD. Breeder Schuette Land & Cattle, Highmore, SD.

Reserve Champion Steer Special — Riley Zoss,
Letcher, SD. Breeder Larry Crane, Mitchell, SD.

Reserve Champion Steer Futurity — Riley Larson, Wessington,
SD. Breeder Frederickson Ranch, St. Onge, SD.

Grand Champion Heifer Futurity — Courtney Johnson,
Huron, SD with ECR Florence 2005, 4/4/12 by DKF RO
Cash Flow 0245 ET bred by Fawcett’s Elm Creek Ranch.

Reserve Champion Heifer Futurity — Jeremiah Johnson,
Huron, SD with Bar JZ Virginia 611Z, 3/14/12 by TH 122
71I Victor 719T bred by Bar JZ Polled Herefords.

Grand Champion Heifer Special — Kristin Fawcett, Ree
Heights, SD with ECR Lady Flow 212 ET, 3/28/12 by DKF
RO Cash Flow 0245 ET bred by Fawcett’s Elm Creek Ranch.

Reserve Champion Heifer Special and Grand Champion in
the Open Show — Ashley Beer, Canton, SD with SM Mary
Ann ET, 4/7/12 by LaGrand Reload 80P ET bred by Muller Cattle.

Reserve Champion Heifer, Open Show — Delaney Herefords,
Lake Benton, MN with JDF PCF Imma Fancy Cracker 125,
2/25/12 by AH JDH Cracker Jack 26U ET.

Grand Champion Bull, Open Show — Rainbow Herefords,
Volin, SD with SH Good Time 324, 3/10/10 by LCC
Back N Time ET.

Reserve Champion Bull, Open Show — Fawcett’s Elm
Creek Ranch, Ree Heights, SD with ECR High Class 3009,
1/15/13 by HH Advance 8050U ET.

Grand Champion Cow/Calf — Delaney Herefords, Lake
Benton, MN with JDH Ms 26U Cracker Jack 9Y ET and
JDH Ms P606 Boomer 20R.

Reserve Champion Cow/Calf — Rainbow Herefords with
MPH 4002 Tori X42 ET and DRF P70 Tori.

John Leibel Scholarship Winners: Kelsey Repenning and
Courtney Johnson. Presented by SDHA president Jeff Klages.

2013 Summer Newsletter

Hello everyone,
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.
Junior Activities
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

Supreme & Grand Champion Bull — Hanson Polled Herefords, Conde, SD, with HPH V-9 Impact 170Z, 4/2/12 by SLDK Vendetta V-9 ET bought by Mike Buisker, Britton, SD for $6,000.

Sioux Empire Farm Show

January 24, 2013

Supreme & Grand Champion Bull — SMAK LHF Inferno 65Y, by LaGrand Inferno 42R shown by Starmak Herefords, Tea, SD and Lounsbery Hereford Farm, Centerville, SD. He sold to Rich Fiene of Echo MN. The consignors receive $3,500 for winning and the buyer $2,500.

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 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.

Best regards,

Philip Eggers, Manager

South Dakota Hereford Association
25748 476th Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57104

2012 SD State Fair

September 1, 2012
Huron, SD

Open Show

Grand Champion Bull — LCX He’s A Truck 104 ET, 2/9/10 by GH Neon 17N owned by Jeff Gerlach, Stickney, SD; Keith Eichler, Aberdeen, SD; Larry Crane, Mitchell, SD; and The Truck Syndicate.

Reserve Champion Bull — DKF RO Cash Flow 0245 ET, 4/2/10 by CRR About Time 743 owned by Hillsview Farms, Eureka, SD; Daniel Fawcett, Ree Heights, SD; and Ryan Ollerich.

Grand Champion Female — TDP Melody 415Y ET, 3/21/11 by C New Era ET owned by Brooke Begalka, Castlewood, SD.

Reserve Champion Female — JDH Ms 26U Cracker Jack 9Y ET, 2/5/11 by AH JDH Cracker Jack 26U ET owned by Nick Delaney, Lake Benton, MN.

Junior Show

Grand Champion Heifer — Emily Endres, Watertown, SD with HPH 110U Margo 77Y, 4/11/11 by HPH 12R Major 110U bred by Hanson’s Polled Herefords, Conde, SD.

Reserve Champion Heifer — Sydney Dvorak, Lake Andes, SD with DVOR 665 9108 Miss Domino 185, 3/16/11 by KB L1 Domino 665 bred by Dvorak Herefords, Lake Andes, SD.
Grand Champion Heifer — Josh Stangeland, Pipestone, MN with ECR Jackie 1241, 4/1/11 by Bar JZ Crosssfire 593S, bred by Fawcett’s Elm Creek Ranch, Ree Heights, SD.

Reserve Champion Heifer — Lane Peterson, Holabird, SD with ECR Jackie 1226, 3/29/11 by AH JDH Cracker Jack 26U ET, bred by Fawcett’s Elm Creek Ranch, Ree Heights, SD.

Grand Champion Futurity Steer/Reserve Steer Special — Chesney Effl ing, Highmore, SD with a 1265 lb. steer bred by Schuette Land and Cattle Co., Highmore, SD. Sire: H/T Crossfi re 600.
Reserve Champion Futurity Steer — Lane Miller, Winfred, SD with a 1245 lb. steer bred by K&B Herefords, Onida, SD. Sire: K&B N40 Excel 6067S.

Grand Champion Steer Special — Taylor Hurd, Chancellor, SD with an 1123 lb. steer bred by Bones Hereford Ranch, Parker, SD, sired by TRF Cyrus 225ET.

Grand Champion Carcass Steer — Chance Stuwe, Hoven, SD with a 1220 lb. steer bred by Hunt Family Farm.


For more information contact:

Abbie Cribbs, SDHA Manager
47456 201st St.
White, SD 57276