Mr. Larry McGinnis
The Georgia Junior Hereford Association and the Hereford Industry lost a good friend recently, with the loss of Larry McGinnis, 63, who passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, January 9, 2013, after a long battle with small cell lung cancer.
Mr. Larry was the son of Garnett McGinnis and Nellie McGinnis. He retired after 53 years from Davis Sign Company. Larry was an active member of the Corner Lions Club and served as the assistant fair chairman. He was also a member of the Madison County FFA alumni, where he was known as the official hamburger cooker. He was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church and the Georgia Hereford Association. Mr. Larry, along with his entire family, was a great supporter of the Georgia Hereford Juniors, helping to sponsor junior shows, and especially the Georgia Hereford Field Day.
Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Frances McGinnis, daughter Angie McGinnis, son Richard McGinnis, sister Frances (Billy) Kidd, brothers Robert (Cleta) McGinnis, and G. H. McGinnis, brothers-in-law Marvin and Doug Gordon, papa’s baby dog Seneca, and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Donald Griffin was presented the Piedmont Cattlemen's 2012 Purebred Breeder of the Year Award in January. Kari Dylong presented this prestigious award to Mr. Griffin. Donald raises Hereford cattle on his farm, Griffin Hills Farm, in Oxford, Georgia. He continually works to improve his cattle and their EPD's. Over the years he has taken an active role in supporting and sponsoring youth in Newton County with show heifers from his farm. He has taught them not only what it takes to enter the show ring, but how to care for their calves on a daily basis. His generosity has made this possible for many students.
Billy Martin of Sunset Ridge
generously donates embryo packages to support Hereford youth
Embryo Package Sells for $20,000
to Benefit Hereford Youth
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Hereford enthusiasts once again came together to support the youth Jan. 13 in the Beef Palace Auction Arena during the National Western Stock Show in Denver. Belle Point Ranch and the Dave and Mary Ann McMahon family of Ft. Smith, Ark., generously supported the Hereford Youth Foundation (HYFA) by purchasing the embryo package for $20,000. All of the proceeds go to HYFA.
With the purchase of Lot 1, Belle Point and the McMahons have acquired six exciting matings, 20 embryos in all, and some of the top Hereford genetics in the country.
These generous donors contributed to the embryo package:
Sunset Ridge Herefords, Billy Martin, Cumming, Ga.
Mill Creek Ranch/Pied Piper Farms, Alma, Kan., and Hamlin, Texas
Jensen Bros., Kevin and Shelia, Courtland, Kan.
Topp Herefords, Ryan and Prairie Topp, Grace City, N.D.
Fawcett’s Elm Creek Ranch, Keith and Cheryl, Daniel and Kari, Ree Heights, S.D.
Through the years Belle Point Ranch and the McMahon family have been very supportive of Hereford youth. They also purchased the 2010 HYFA Foundation Female.
“Since 2008, Lot 1 has generated nearly $250,000, and it is very rewarding to have donors like Belle Point Ranch step up time and again in support of the Foundation,” says Amy Cowan, HYFA director. “The Dave and Mary Ann McMahon family, as well as the embryo donors for this year’s package lot, are to be commended for their continuous support of our Hereford youth program.”
The Hereford Youth Foundation of America is a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit. Its mission is to support scholarship, education and leadership activities within the Hereford breed. For more information about the HYFA contact the AHA at 816-842-3757 or visit HerefordYouthFoundation.org.
June 22, 2013
Dates to Remember
GCCPA points sheets are due
South Carolina Hereford Association Sale
Tennessee River Musice Sale XIII
Ft. Payne, AL
May 26 - 27
Mead Program Sale XIII
May 26 - Viewing of Cattle
May 27 - Sale Begins
Ownership and entry deadlines for JNHE
Georgia Hereford Association Field Day
Southeastern Regional Junior Hereford Show
July 11 – 13
Georgia Junior Beef Futurity
July 14 – 21
Junior National Hereford Expo
Kansas City, MO
August 3 – 5
South Carolina Junior Beef Round-Up