Life After The World Hereford Conference

by Jen on July 28, 2012 | Leave your comment

There is a reason that the World Hereford Conference is only held once every four years, and that it rotates to different countries.   It is a lot of work and it takes a long time to prepare for such a large event !!

Armed with some great friends and helpers we made our way to Olds with 15 head of cattle plus nurse cows for the WHC.    While I cannot say the whole process of putting things together was easy I am happy to say that we were a part of the 2012 WHC — maybe a once in a lifetime opportunity for us to exhibit cattle at this event.

My favorite part of the whole Conference was the day of the Junior show    We were very fortunate to have a young Hereford breeder from Ireland come to show a yearling heifer for us.   Ciaran Farrell is a wonderful young man who did an excellent job showing our heifer.    I very much enjoyed hearing about his farm, and how things are in the Hereford breed in Ireland.

Ciaran Farrell from Ireland with judge Lance Leachman

Of course we had some Canadian juniors along for the ride !  Bennett Foster, along with his sister Bobbi-Jo attended their first World Hereford Conference – exhibiting their own polled 2yr old female at the show and lending a hand to the Jenkins Ranche team.










With the Conference behind us life is getting back to normal around here.   We are still working on haying which we got behind on while in Olds and have a number of projects which need to be done before fall (there are ALWAYS those projects aren’t there ?)

Happy Trails


Psst … did you hear the 2016 Conference is to be held in Uruguay ?   I am already planning our trip !

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