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Bradshaw Hired as Education and Information Services Coordinator

KANSAS CITY, Mo. ­­­— Christine (Christy) Bradshaw was hired as the new education and information services coordinator for the American Hereford Association (AHA).

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AHA Announces Fall 2013 Gold TPR Breeders, EPDs

KANSAS CITY —— Twenty-four dedicated Hereford breeders achieved Gold TPRTM (Total Performance Records) status for fall 2013, according to the American Hereford Association (AHA).

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BuyHereford.com Auction Raises $43,948 for Hereford Research Foundation

KANSAS CITY, Mo. ­­­— More than $43,000 was raised for Hereford research during the BuyHereford.com auction July 25. The 40 donated lots generated plenty of excitement from charitable bidders for the benefit of the Hereford Research Foundation (HRF).
 

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Hereford Youth Exhibit 1,213 Entries at Junior National Hereford Expo

Hereford youth gathered in Kansas City, Mo., July 14-21 for the 2013 VitaFerm Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE). During the event, 1,213 entries were evaluated plus Hereford youth were presented scholarships totaling nearly $25,000 and participated in more than 20 contests outside the showring.

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Hereford Youth will be in Kansas City for “Show Me the Herefords”

KANSAS CITY, Mo. ­­­— Hereford youth, their families and supporters, will travel to Kansas City, Mo., for the 14th annual Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) sponsored by VitaFerm®, a product line of BioZyme® Inc. The event will run from Sunday, July 14 till Sunday, July 21.

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BuyHereford.com Auction To Raise Funds for Hereford Research

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A variety of unique items and opportunities will be up for bid July 25 on BuyHereford.com with all proceeds benefiting the Hereford Research Foundation. For the last three years BuyHereford.com has been hosting annual auctions filled with unique lots to benefit the foundation, and each has garnered more than $20,000 to help fund research.

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Woods Hired as Creative Services Coordinator

KANSAS CITY, Mo. ­­­— Nicole Woods, Kansas City, Kan., has been selected as the new Hereford Publications Inc. (HPI) creative services coordinator. Nicole graduated in May 2013 with a degree in agricultural communications and journalism from Kansas State University.
           

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Natural Service Sires Born After Jan. 1 2011 Need a DNA Profile

In November 2010 the American Hereford Association (AHA) Board implemented a policy requiring DNA on all future walking herd sires. Therefore, any sire born after Jan. 1, 2011, must have DNA on file at the official AHA lab — GeneSeek Inc. — prior to registering calves out of that bull.

In order to get the profile completed, you will need to order the DNA kit from the AHA. To order the kit you need the registration number of the sire and the kit can be mailed, emailed or faxed to you.

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Bolin Hired as Hereford Junior Activities Intern, Hanson Serving as Marketing Intern

Luke Bolin, Fayetteville, Ark., has been selected as the 2013 American Hereford Association (AHA) junior activities intern. Jaime Hanson, Comfrey, Minn., has been selected as the 2013 marketing and communications intern.

Luke is a senior at the University of Arkansas majoring in agricultural communications. He grew up showing Shorthorns and served on the junior board for the American Shorthorn Association. But, he was the operations assistant ambassador at the 2012 Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE), and enjoyed Hereford people so much he wanted to come back.

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GE-EPD update

On April 9, 2013, the American Hereford Association (AHA) released new genomic-enhanced expected progeny differences (GE-EPDs) based on new correlations updated because of the addition of more than 2,000 animals with 50K genotypes.

These new correlations made several non-parent animals change substantially in various traits. These changes caused some conversation within the industry because these differences were even outside potential changes from the inclusion of phenotypes into National Cattle Evaluation (NCE).

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Following Her Heart: CHB Distinguished Chef Robbi Jenkins followed her passion to a life in the culinary world

 Becoming a culinary chef was only a dream — until she made that dream a reality. And because of her dedication to the Certified Hereford Beef (CHB®) brand, Robbi Jenkins, executive chef of Three Fires Steakhouse, Prairie Band Casino and Resort, Mayetta, Kan., can now add the title of 2012 CHB Distinguished Chef to that reality.

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AHA Announces 2012 Dams, Sires of Distinction

For 2012, 2,469 Hereford cows from 729 Hereford performance herds in 42 states earned the honor of being named a Dam of Distinction by the American Hereford Association (AHA). The number of dams qualifying for this prestigious honor jumped 184 head since last year.
           

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