NHW Sponsor Scholarships, Awards, and Contest at 2015 JNHE


Thank You for Attendeding

40 Years of Royalty: Celebrating the National Queen Program

The National Hereford Women (NHW) had an amazing turnout and celebration the 40th anniversary of the National Queen Program with several past state and national queens. Thank you all for attending, and we are looking forward to future events.

Past and present national and state Hereford Queens.

41st National Hereford Queen

Taylor Belle Matheny – Maysville, Kentucky



  2015 National Hereford Woman of the Year Honored

NHW board member Suzanne Matheny present Dorothy Wright the NHW Outstanding Hereford Women of the Year award.

Dorothy Wright, Alvarado, Texas, was named the 2015 Hereford Woman of the Year. Pictured at the awards presentation (l to r) are: Suzanne Matheny, NHW Woman of the Year committee co-chair and Dorothy Wright. Click here to read the full press release.

 Are You Interested In Becoming A National Hereford Queen Sponsor?

If you said yes to this question, the NHW has just the program for you!

The NHW started a Queen Sponsorship Program that is intended to help with expenses for the events that a National Hereford Queen incurs as an ambassador for the Hereford breed.

Opportunities to become a sponsor vary at the different monetary levels and can be for general National Hereford Queen program or an individual item. Examples of the individual items are motel room for the National Hereford Queen at an event, scholarships, State Hereford Queen gift bag, Princess Tea at JNHE, State Queen Orientation lunch at JNHE, National Hereford outfit etc.

All donations are tax deductible and can range from $1.00 to $3,000 and above.

Levels of sponsorship include:

• Pearl ($1.00 – $500.00)

• Ruby ($501.00- $1500.00)

• Emerald ($1501.00-2,999.00)

• Diamond ($3000.00 and above)

Contact: Michelle Beran, Chair National Queen Committee, (620) 786-0102 or

NHW would like to thank all of our current donors! 

Donors as of December 2015 include:

  •  H-Bar Ranch – Modoc, KS – General FundsHereford Queens at 2015 JNHE
  • Ridder Hereford Ranch –Callaway, NE – NHQ Travel
  • Jean Priefert – Fairmont,  NE – General Funds
  •  White Columns Farm – North Augusta, SC – General Funds
  • Reed Enterprises – Green Ridge,  MO – General Funds
  • Priefert Farms – Fairmont,  NE – Miss Congeniality
  • Upstream Ranch – Taylor,  NE – State Queen Contestant Gift
  • Georgia Hereford Women – GA – Queens Crown
  • MAP  Farms – Womelsdorf , PA – NHQ Room at Keystone
  • Dr. John D. and Dorothy Mehaffey – Burleson, TXs  – Queens Box
  • Richard & Susan Gebhart – Claremore,  Ok – Queens Box
  • Morgan Ranch, Inc, – Burwell,  NE – General Funds and NHQ Room at AR
  • Deichmann Herefords – Central City,  NE – General Funds
  • Priefert Farms – Fairmont,  NE – Miss Congeniality
  • Cooper Herefords – Willow Creek,  MT – Semen
  • B & D Herefords –  Claflin,  KS – Semen
  • Kim Carney Rhodes – Carlinville, Il– 1st Runner Up
  • Fulton Bank – Lebanon,  PA  – 2nd Runner Up
  • Grandview Farms – Ada,  MI – ½ heifer
  • Sarah Dutch – Avery,  NY – General Funds
  • Lindsey Carol – Lincoln,  NE – JNHE State Queen
  • Warnken Rockin W Inc. – Schulenburg, TX – General Funds
  • Mohican Farms – Glenmont, Ohio – General Funds

NHW Dues

$20/year or $400/lifetime

Support Hereford youth and the Hereford breed today by joining or renewing your membership

Contact:  Beth Blinson, PO Box 3897, Buies Creek, NC 27506,  phone (919) 422-5163,