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Growing Hereford Demand Leads to Increases in Registrations, Transfers, Cows on Inventory, Membership

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Fiscal year 2014 was a year of expansion and growth for the Hereford breed as commercial producers continue to find value and predictability in utilizing Hereford genetics.

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Hereford Annual Meeting Weekend Planned

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Members of the American Hereford Association (AHA) will gather in Kansas City Oct. 31 through Nov. 2 for the 2014 Annual Meeting. Hereford enthusiasts from across the U.S. will enjoy three days of events and activities including educational forums, the Annual Meeting and the National Hereford Show during the American Royal.

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Hereford Youth Exhibit 1,128 Entries at Junior National Hereford Expo

 Hereford youth gathered in Harrisburg, Pa., last week for the 2014 VitaFerm Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE). During the event, 1,128 entries were evaluated

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Plan to Attend Hereford Genetic Summit

Drought, record-high feed costs, changing consumer preferences and a growing global demand for protein have driven significant changes in the U.S. beef industry. With these trends in mind, the American Hereford Association (AHA) is planning a Hereford Genetic Summit Sept. 4-5 in Springfield, Mo., where Hereford enthusiasts can gather and engage in meaningful discussions about the industry, the inherent strengths and weaknesses of the Hereford breed, and the actions necessary to position the breed for continued growth.

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AHA Announces 2013 Dams, Sires of Distinction

KANSAS CITY, Mo. ­­­– For 2013, 2,386 Hereford cows from 679 Hereford performance herds in 43 states earned the honor of being named a Dam of Distinction by the American Hereford Association (AHA).

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Hereford-Sired Replacement Females Average $529 More Than Angus-Sired

Real-world research utilizing Hereford bulls has led to documented real-world results in baldie female demand compared to straight-bred Angus females.
           

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Hereford Offers Internships, Ambassador Program

KANSAS CITY, Mo. —The American Hereford Association (AHA) is offering several opportunities this summer for college students hoping to further their education and gain valuable real-world experience working with youth activities.

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AHA Announces Spring 2014 Gold TPR Breeders, Spring EPDs Online

  

Eighty-nine dedicated Hereford breeders achieved Gold TPRTM (Total Performance Records) status for spring 2014, according to the American Hereford Association (AHA).

Also, the AHA has released the updated EPDs for spring 2014. The EPDs and the updated Trends, Traits and Distributions report is available online at Hereford.org.

The Gold TPR Breeder recognition is presented to progressive Hereford breeders who have measured traits and collected and promptly submitted performance data at all levels of production.

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Sparks, Grandview CMR Support Hereford Youth

 KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Lot X in the Grandview CMR “The Big One” Dispersal Sale Nov. 8 brought $15,000 to benefit the Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA). Grady Sparks, Birmingham, Ala., placed the winning bid.

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Lambert Elected American Hereford Association President

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Steve Lambert, Oroville, Calif. was announced as the new president of the American Hereford Association (AHA) during the Annual Membership Meeting in Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 2.
 
Steve is a second-generation Hereford breeder, who was active showing cattle as a youth on the state and national levels.
 

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