42nd National Hereford Queen

Annah Dobson – Johnson Creek, Wisconsin

NHW is so grateful for a excellent slate of young women who ran for the 2016-2017 National Hereford Queen title. We would like to congratulate Annah Dobson of Wisconsin as being crowned the 2016-2017 National Hereford Queen.

 2016 National Hereford Woman of the Year Honored

Thank you to the American Hereford Association staff for the wonderful article featuring Jane’s countless contributions to the breed. See page 46 for the full article.

 NHW Board Member Honored at Forth Worth
Stock Show

National Hereford Women’s very own, Barbara Metch was honored as the 2017 Fort Worth Stock Show, National Polled Hereford Show honoree.

Congratulation Barb!


  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 Funds
  • 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, TX  – 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

 Thank you to all of the 2016-2017 contributors to the National Hereford Women Lot 17 program.

If you are interested in participating in the Lot 17 program please contact Kim Herinckx at 760.587.3097 or by email at