Ontario West Zone Off Halter Show

Ontario West Hereford Zone
MOE Off Halter Show & Private Treaty Sale
When: Saturday, August 4 2018 SHOW STARTS at 11:00 A. M.
Where: Maple Hill Auctions 1100 Bruce Road 4 Hanover Ontario N4N 3B9
Cattle are to arrive by 9:00 A M on show day unless previous arrangements have been made

MOE Off Halter Show Classes:
1. 2018 Heifer Calf (must be minimum 3 months of age on show date)
2. Yearling Heifers
3. Cow/calf pair
4. 2018 Bull Calf (must be minimum 3 months of age on show date)

Classes will be split depending on the number of entries

NO wash facilities NO hydro available at the show NO clipping, or aerosols

New for this Year’s Show:
NO generators to be used on the show cattle on show day Dry brush only
NO cattle exhibitors will be allowed in the ring during the show
NO pending pedigrees or cattle with missing tattoos will be allowed into the show

Lunch available from the Paisley 4-H Beef Club. Bring lawn chairs
Entry Fees
$15.00 per entry due June 30 2018 A photocopy of pedigree is the entry form.
Make cheques payable to Ontario West Hereford Zone
Send pedigrees and cheques to
Mary Lynn Bray 1544 Bruce Road 4, R.R.#2 Box 26 Walkerton, Ontario N0G 2V0

Exciting News for OJHA Members attending Beefarama 2018

We have been working tirelessly to have an online entry available for this year.  The website listed below will take you to the login page.  If you have not logged in to assist expo before you will need to create an account. It’s simple and fast, just a couple of steps. Once you get past the login page, you can find the rules and regulations on the link that says “View the Instructions for Beefarama 2018”.  We have a really fast turnaround time the year and have set the closing deadline for May 31st so timing is important.

Here are a couple of housekeeping items before you start.

  1. Have your animals registration number available, that way the system will pull up all of the animal information for you.
  2. Have your insurance information available because you must enter that to complete the entry.
  3. Have the CCIA number of your animal available as you must enter that to complete the entry.


Good luck and we will see you at Beefarama in Peterborough.

Attention OJHA Juniors, Regarding Beefarama 2018

Beefarama 2018 will be held in Peterborough Ontario on July 6,7,8.

You have not missed the entry deadline as we are excited to announce that we are converting to online registration through Assist Expo for this years Beefarama.

So keep an eye out here, on our Facebook page or our twitter page for registration information as the system becomes live.

Ottawa Valley Winter Update


Here in the Ottawa Valley we have been living an old fashion winter. Early January signaled a new calving season, also brought with it -30 temperatures. It was a challenge to keep water flowing and animals comfortable.

The club was well represented at the Royal, I would like to congratulate all the exhibitors for showcasing the Hereford breed. The quality of the animals continue to impress and this will make for a bright future as we move ahead for the Hereford breed.

The club finished up the year with our banquet. It was held at the Amberwood Golf Course, Stittsville, Ont. The night had great food, a lot of socializing and we even learned things. As part of the evening we had James Byrne a Beef cattle specialist from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs talk to us on changes to the animal health and welfare regulations and traceability. Dave Cavanaugh brought greetings from the Ontario board and updated us on the happenings of the board.

As the New Year starts we had some changes to our board, I would like to thank Jay Bradley for his years of service to the Ottawa Valley club and welcome Bill Sluiman to our board, and we look forward to working with Bill.

The club will be represented on the Ontario board, by Laura Naismith and Ivor Thurston. I thank them for making the commitment to sit on the board!

The clubs next event will be the Ottawa Valley Farm Show in March.  The Farm Show is a great place to promote the Hereford breed to farmers and non-agriculture people.

I hope everybody has a great calving season and I look forward to seeing you all out at Beef-a Rama and other Hereford events!

Don Hess

OVHC President

Ottawa Valley Hereford Club Picnic

Sunday, August 13 from 1 – 5pm

The Ottawa Valley Hereford Club is hosting their annual BBQ at the farm of Sarah Darraugh and Derrick Black’s. 5392 Highway 60, Douglas Ontario. Sarah and Derrick have planned a fun afternoon of looking at cattle and enjoying music performed by the Black family. Please come and enjoy the company of fellow cattleman. Please bring lawn chairs, salads and beverages.

Sounds like fun!

Hope to see you there.

Sheila James