East Central

Lois Batty


K9V 4R1
p. 705.328.4302
e. cedarwood11@live.com



Fran Cavanagh


200 Edenderry Line
Ennismore, ON K0L 1T0
p. 705-875-0861
e. homestead_herefords@msn.com

Sale Consignors Wanted

The East Central Zone is still accepting consignments to the Whiteface Classic Sale in May.  The consignment date is fast approaching so please see the letter below.

The East Central Ontario Hereford Zone is once again hosting the Whiteface Classic Sale.  Saturday May 12, 2018 at the Lindsay Fairgrounds.  We hope that you will consider consigning to this popular event.

We ask that you send a copy of your pedigree with a short write-up about your animal.  If you are consigning a Hereford influence animal, the write-up only is adequate.  This year we require a $100.00 cataloguing fee per entry.  This fee will be deducted from your commission when the animal sells.  Cheques can be made payable to ECOHZ and mailed to Fran Cavanagh 200 Edenderry Line, Ennismore, Ontario K0L 1T0.  We plan to have copies of the catalogue mailed to previous patrons and consigners.  These catalogues will also be distributed at the AGM of the Ontario Hereford Association on April 6 and 7, 2018.  It is because of these timelines that we ask that you have your consignment information and deposit to us before March 10th.  We will be accepting consignments after this and make every effort to include these animals in the catalogue for sale day, but timing may prevent this.   We encourage you to give one of the sale committee members a call if you wish to join our sale.

If you would like to support our sale by purchasing a $25.00 business card ad or a sale photo of your entry, again please contact a committee member below.

Thanks again for supporting the East Central Hereford Zone and best of luck at the Whiteface Classic.

Sale Committee:

Karen Paszternak – cell no. 705-957-3739


Brenda Bell – cell no. 613-885-0911


 Lois Batty – cell no.  705-328-4302


 Marcie Reavie – cell no. 613-242-5421


ECOHZ Winter Update

Greetings from the ECOHZ! . Another year is underway and many purebred breeders have the majority of their calf crop on the ground.  For the commercial breeders, calving will be starting shortly. New calves always bring some excitement and anticipation as we look forward to how they will perform.  We spend more hours  in the barn for sure,  and hope that  those hours and the night time visits to the calving pens will result in a successful calf crop.   Whether a seed stock producer or a commercial cattleman, these calves are our investment and we hope each year will be better than the one before.  

 The ECOHZ elected our  2018 Board of Directors in November :

President                  Lois Batty 

Vice -President        Karen Paszternak

Executive Director   Marcie Reavie 

Directors                   Brenda Bell

                                   Pat Hobbs 

                                   Megan Jones

                                   Dan Porter 

                                   Leon Silk 

The Directors and Secretary Fran Cavanagh have been preparing for our 2018 events.  

We will have an information booth at the East Central Farm Show March 7th and 8th at Lindsay Fairgrounds.  Please drop by for a visit! 

  One of the highlights of our Zone’s events is the Whiteface Classic Sale.  This offering of Hereford and Hereford Influence cattle wil be held on  Saturday May 12th at the Lindsay Faurgrounds.  Please check our ad in this Hereford News for details and the names of our sale committee. We are taking consignments till March 10th so that our catalogue will be available for distribution at the AGM in Peterborough.  Please know that we welcome animals from any Hereford producer in Ontario and we invite you to contact any of the committee to consign. 

  Our Zone is again hosting two MOE shows in 2018, at Peterborough , August 9th and Lindsay on September 20th.  The Zone Banner Show will be at Stirling Fair on August 12th 

Roseneath Fair will be the location of our Futurity Show September 30th.  Whether you are an exhibitor or spectator these shows provide the opportunity to view cattle, network with other breeders and just visit with fellow Hereford enthusiasts.  Marcie Reavie and Brenda Bell are the adult advisors for the ECOHZ Juniors. We encourage any of you,  and especially new breeders ,  to contact any of us if you need any information about getting involved in your zone activities (Juniors or adults).  

Although the  ground hogs predicted a long winter, the days are getting longer and spring is on its way!  I wish you all success with your 2018 calves and  enthusiasm as you make breeding decisions for next year.  Let’s all celebrate Herefords in 2018 !    

It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Theodore McCracken

Our thoughts and prayers are with Shirley and the family at this time. Please see the details below.


McCRACKEN, Theodore (life long farmer of Roseneath) – Peacefully at Northumberland Hills Hospital on Sunday, May 14, 2017, Theodore McCracken, in his 83rd year. Survived by his wife of 58 years, Shirley McCracken (nee Brown) and his four children, Marion Fraser (Keith Hillyard), Allan McCracken, Greg McCracken (Donna Bevan) and Heather Ogden (Mark). Also survived by his five grandchildren, Sean Fraser (Tricia Barrett), Scott McCracken (Sarah Carr), Kelsey Taylor (Will Grant), Julie Taylor (Connor Brown) and Lauren Ogden. Predeceased by his parents Ross and Edna McCracken (nee Doxtator). Brother of the late Audrey Winkworth (Bob), Ila Sherwin and Frieda Danford. Friends are invited to call at the BRETT FUNERAL CHAPEL, HASTINGS on Wednesday from 7 – 9 pm. Memorial Service at the Alnwick Civic Centre, Roseneath on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 2:00 pm, Reverend Bryce Sangster officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. James Anglican Church, Roseneath or to the Roseneath Agricultural Society (Junior Showmanship Program). Online condolences at www.brettfuneralchapels.com


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Eli Jones

JONES, Eli Wesley:
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of a great husband, father and grandfather on Tuesday, November 29, 2016. Eli, in his 99th year was the much loved husband of Elsie(Purdy) for 69 years. He was the beloved father of Alan(Kathy), Glen, Deborah(George), Philip(Laurie) and Brant(Carolyn). He was the proud grandfather of eleven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Eli was pre-deceased by siblings Stella(Ellwood)Bowen and Cliff Jones. He is survived by sister-in-laws Ruth Jones, Gladys(Purdy)Wilson and brother-in-law Hank Purdy. Eli purchased his first farm in 1954 where he and Elsie raised their family and Elsie continues to live. He purchased his first Hereford cow in 1953 and continued to breed Herefords until his death. he was very proud of his cattle and loved to show with his children at the local fairs. Friends and family are invited to celebrate Eli’s life on the evening of Friday December 2, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m at Fenelon Falls United Church in the church hall. In honour of Eli, please plan to attend in casual attire. A private family funeral with interment at Eden Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Salvation Army Food Bank would be appreciated by the family.


Ontario Hereford Association | Dave Cavanagh– Secretary Manager
200 Edenderry Line, Ennismore, K0L 1T0

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