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.more
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.more
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Members of the American Hereford Association (AHA) will gather in Kansas City Nov. 1-3 for the 2013 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.more
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Despite drought and escalating costs in the beef industry, Hereford breed demand continues to increase as production sale averages increased $500 during fiscal year 2013. Hereford breeders continue to experience a dramatic increase in production sale prices and reports of private-treaty sales continue to out-pace the previous year reports.more
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For the third year in a row, Churchill Cattle Co. is graciously donating proceeds to the Hereford Research Foundation (HRF) from its fall sale.
This year, the “World Class Female Sale” will take place Friday, Sept. 20, at the ranch near Manhattan, Mont. Dale and Nancy Venhuizen have generously donated proceeds from not just one, but three lots. Two will be semen lots, the other is a dining experience during the American Hereford Association Annual Meeting in Kansas City.more