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Miniature Hereford

Junior Nationals

will be held in 

Salina, Kansas

June 18-24, 2023

Now accepting Sponsorships!

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MHBA/MHYF Junior Nationals

Hotels are now available so make your reservations early!

Baymont Inn and Suites
1740 W Crawford St, Salina, KS 67401
Phone: (785) 376-4643
26 Doubles and 10 King Suites (sofa beds)
$86.00+ tax  (includes continental breakfast)

AmericInn and Suites
1820 W Crawford St, Salina, KS 67401
Phone: (785) 914-4644
30 Doubles and 10 King Suites (sofa beds)
$86.00 + tax (includes continental breakfast)

Limited onsite camping available (10 spaces) soon. 

Nearby KOA available (not blocked by MHJN)

2023 MHBA-MHYF Election Starts Now!!!

The MHBA and MHYF annual election cycle began on Friday, March 3rd with the nomination forms being mailed out to all eligible Family level members. 

MHBA offices available for the 2023 election are:

MHBA President
MHBA Secretary
MHBA Region 2 Director
MHBA Region 5 Director
MHBA Region 8 Director

MHYF offices available for the 2023 election are:

MHYF President
MHYF Secretary
MHYF Director of Grants

 2023 MHBA and MHYF Election Process

The election process for the Miniature Hereford Breeders Association┬« (MHBA) and the Miniature Hereford Youth Foundation┬« (MHYF) takes several months to complete.  I would like to walk you through the steps that are taken to ensure a proper election is provided.

The MHBA Secretary is constantly keeping accurate records of the Associations membership roster as this is critical to our election process.  Prior to the election process beginning, the MHBA Secretary will contact the Accounting firm and complete all necessary contracting documents.  On the day the election process is to begin (Friday, March 3, 2023) the Secretary will make a list of all current eligible voting members who hold a paid Family Membership in the MHBA.  Each of these members will then be sent by mail an official nomination packet (as per Article II, Section 11-13 of the By-Laws). This packet will include any nomination information needed (what positions are up for election, nomination criteria, nomination form, and the nomination return deadline, etc.).

Keep in mind that there are some stipulations that apply to the MHBA and MHYF elections regarding nominating and voting eligibility.  Article III, Section 1 states that “to qualify for a position on the MHBA Board as well as one of the nine Regional Director positions, a candidate must be an individual and presently a Member in Good Standings (a MGS is an individual with a minimum of three consecutive preceding years without lapse as a paid Family member prior to the current election cycle).”  Also, according to Article II, Section 11-13, “Executive Board of Directors may be nominated and voted on by all MHBA paid members holding a current Family Membership.  Members of the nine Regions shall nominate and vote on members from their own Region to represent them as their corresponding Regional Director.”

When a member receives their official nomination packet, they are able to complete the nomination form and return to the MHBA Secretary via mail prior to the established nomination deadline.  As the nomination forms are received by the MHBA Secretary, he/she will add the names to a Nomination Roster.  After the nominee’s name is added to the roster, their vetting process begins with the MHBA and MHYF Secretaries working together to properly vet each individual nominated.   During the vetting process the Secretaries check to see if the person holds a current “Member in Good Standings” status (being a current paid member for a minimum of three consecutive years or longer prior to the current election process) according to the MHBA By-Laws.  If the nominee does not qualify, they are notified by their Secretary (MHBA or MHYF) and provided the reason for their non-qualification at that point. If the nominee does qualify to hold office, they are contacted and asked if they accept their nomination.  If they accept the nomination, their name is moved to the official ballot list; if they decline, their name is moved to a declined nomination list.  The completed nomination list as well as a list of all the positions that are available for the current election cycle is then sent by the Secretary to the independent Accounting firm to be used as the secondary double check.  

After the nomination deadline has passed, and the nominees are vetted, the MHBA Secretary will make sure that all qualified candidate names are properly placed on the Official Ballot.  The MHBA Secretary will then mail an Official Ballot packet to the independent Accounting firm, as well as to all eligible MHBA Family level memberships, with a return envelope to the MHBA’s Independent Accounting firm (Article II, Section 10-13).  As members complete his/her ballot, it is important to note that the Official ballots are not returned to the MHBA Secretary or any other member of either Board.  The ballots instead are mailed directly to the independent Accounting firm where they will be tallied.  The results are blind tallied and the MHBA Secretary will never be informed of the votes submitted by individual members.  The results of that tally will be sent directly to the MHBA Secretary only, where he/she will make record of the official results.  It is then the Secretaries duty to contact each individual who has been officially elected and inform them of their selection. Candidates that were not elected will be notified and thanked for their participation in the MHBA/MHYF elections.  The results of the election will then be made available to all MHBA members via several avenues (website, Facebook, email).  

Whew….yes, it does take that long, but it is well worth it.  The MHBA and the MHYF encourage our members to participate by placing their nominations in and voting in our election process.

MHYF Scholarships!!

Announcing the 2023 MHYF Scholarship Awardees!

                MHYF Memorial Scholarships


 Walker Wiley     Pepper White    Ann Alyse Philley
                 MHYF Collegiate Scholarship

                            Emma Eldridge

For more information contact the MHYF Director of Scholarships:
Alyssa DuVal

MHBA Royalty

Announcing the 2023 MHBA National Royalty and Regional Ambassadors!

National MHBA Queen--Emma Eldridge
MHBA Princess-- Madalyn Gonzalez
MHBA Jr Princess-- Journi Harris
Region 3 Ambassador- Walker Wiley
Region 4 Ambassador-- Caleb Spencer, Emma Bush
Region 6 Ambassador-- Montanna Trapp
Region 7 Ambassador--Natalie Cartwright, Bristol Pence
Region 8 Ambassador-- Abby Eldridge

To read more about this year's wonderful group of Royalty and Ambassadors click Here 

Be part of this amazing group of youth and represent the Miniature Hereford breed at shows and events!

Erin Eldridge:

Miniature Hereford Breeders Association


For detailed list of shows please go to the Event Tab and scroll to MHBA Sanctioned shows.

For detailed information regarding these shows please go 

Then click on the top right corner that says switch to list view.  This is information provided to us by the show superintendents and is updated as more information is provided. Happy showing! 

Ohio Beef Expo

Midwestern Miniature Hereford Championship Show and Sale

March 17-19, 2023

Mini Hereford show and sale Flyer FINAL .pdf

Recognized Partner with

The MHBA would like to welcome our newly appointed Region 3 Director!

Issac Wiley  

With the resignation of Justin as our MHBA President, there have been some officer positions that have changed.  Kurt Hoban has moved from the office of MHBA Vice-President to MHBA President for the remainder of Justin's term and Dan Wiley has been appointed as the new MHBA Vice-President and will serve the remainder of Kurts term as MHBA Vice president.  With Dan moving to the VP position, Issac has graciously agreed to fill Dans position as the Region 3 Director for the remaining term. Be sure to stop by and visit with Isaac at a show or contact him with any questions at  or 740-390-1404.

MHBA AIME Awards were announced at the
 2023 NWSS!

2022 National AIME Winners

Female of Excellence

RPR Fiona owned by Ada Pence

Bull of Excellence

T3C Queso owned by Triple 3 Cattle

Prospect Steer of Excellence (tie)

RPR Benjamin owned by Rafter P Ranch

LMT Johnny Cash owned by LMT Cattle

Market Steer of Excellence

WW Double Aught owned by Triple 3 Cattle

Ranch of Distinction I

Rafter P Ranch, Monte Vista CO

Ranch of Distinction II

Triple 3 Cattle, Byers CO

Be sure to get your applications in for the 2023 AIME Points program.  Applications are now available on the website. Please go to the AIME tab on the Home Page. The First show for the 2023 AIME year will be the 2023 NWSS Miniature Hereford World Show held in Denver, CO.  The first show to earn points for the Junior AIME program was the Miniature Hereford Junior Nationals held in Duncan, OK. Please send applications to

AIME Applications

MHBA Executive 
Officers Spotlight MHBA President

Kurt Hoban


MHBA Regional Director Spotlight

MHBA Region 6

Craig Rutland

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MHYF Board Spotlight

MHYF Vice President

Brian Moore

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