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McMahon Family Purchases Embryo Package 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. 

Olsen Ranches Presented Hereford Innovator Award

KANSAS CITY, Mo. ­­­—Olsen Ranches Inc., Harrisburg, Neb., was honored with a Hereford Innovator Award by the American Hereford Association (AHA) for its commitment to the Hereford industry and the National Reference Sire Program. Art and Karyn Olsen, and Douglas and Pam Olsen were presented with the award at the National Western Stock Show Hereford Carload and Pen Show in Denver, Jan. 13.

Champions Selected at 2012 National Western Hereford Show

KANSAS CITY, Mo. ­­­– Hereford excitement abounded from the Yards to the Hill at the National Western Stock Show Jan. 12-14 in Denver. A total of 738 Herefords were exhibited throughout the three-day event, which is about 100 more than last year. There was 408 head in the open show, 133 in the junior show, 32 pens of bulls, 17 heifer pens and five carloads.

Mile High Night Surprise Lot to Benefit HYFA

A special embryo offering is the surprise lot to benefit the Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) Jan. 13 in the Mile High Night Sale during the National Western Stock Show in Denver

Hereford Denver Activities Planned

KANSAS CITY, Mo. —Hereford activities during the 2012 National Western Stock Show (NWSS) in Denver will be Jan. 11-14.

Hereford Hall of Fame, Merit Inductees Honored

Charlie Boyd, Harold and Pat Carswell, Earl Forrest, Marvin and Ella Meek, Gino Pedretti and Harold Sidwell were inducted into the Hereford Hall of Fame Oct. 29 in Kansas City, Mo., during the American Hereford Association (AHA) Annual Meeting.

Hereford Breeders Celebrate 50 Years in the Business

KANSAS CITY, Mo. —  In celebration of 50 years in the Hereford business, five breeders were honored as Golden Breeders Oct. 29. Jack Ward, American Hereford Association (AHA) chief operating officer and director of breed improvement, presented the awards at the AHA Annual Membership Meeting in Kansas City.

Online Auction Raises $31,726 for Hereford Research

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The support continued for Hereford research during the second online auction Nov. 8. Forty-two items were sold grossing $31,726. A portion of the proceeds was shared with the Hereford Youth Foundation of America, resulting in $26,350 directly benefiting Hereford research programs.

“Thanks to the supporters of the Hereford Research Foundation we are able to continue and invest in industry leading research,” says Jack Ward, American Hereford Association chief operating officer and director of breed improvement.

Breiner Elected American Hereford Association President

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – David Breiner, Alma, Kan., was announced as the new president of the American Hereford Association (AHA) during the Annual Membership Meeting in Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 29.
David began his Hereford career in 1972 when he helped start Mill Creek Ranch, Alma, Kan., after graduating from Kansas State University.

Hereford Taking a Global Leadership Role to Develop Genetic Evaluation Tools

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The American Hereford Association (AHA) has positioned itself to incorporate genomic technology and to discover the genomic markers that are economically relevant to the Hereford breed. 


CHB LLC foodservice marketing experiences tremendous growth in 2011

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Fiscal year 2011 was excellent for Certified Hereford Beef (CHB) LLC, posting the second highest year in volume at 40.5 million lb. sold. Foodservice was the big winner with 47% growth and a total of 11 million lb. sold.



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