Press releases

AHA Announces 2014 Dams, Sires of Distinction

KANSAS CITY, Mo. ­­­– For 2014, 2,499 Hereford cows from 724 Hereford performance herds in 42 states earned the honor of being named a Dam of Distinction by the American Hereford Association (AHA).

Hereford Champions Named in Fort Worth

KF Blue Chip 7Z won the grand champion horned bull title at the Fort Worth National Hereford Show Feb. 2, 2015, during the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show in Fort Worth, Texas. The grand champion polled bull honors went to C ETF Wildcat 4248 ET.  

Clint Rusk, Stillwater, Okla., judged the 223-head show. The Hereford show honored Coates Ranch of Mertzon, Texas, and the polled honoree was Paul Funk of Copperas Cove, Texas.

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Denver 2015 press releases

The Hereford breed set records in the Yards and on the Hill during the National Western Stock Show Jan. 14-17. A total of 730 Herefords were exhibited throughout the three-day event an increase of 98 head compared to 2014. There were 314 head in the open show, 138 in the junior show, 39 pens of bulls, 21 heifer pens and 10 carloads. Below are press releasses related to the Hereford activities in Denver. Photos are available at

AHA Announces Spring 2015 Gold TPR Breeders

KANSAS CITY, Mo. ­­­—One hundred and four dedicated Hereford breeders achieved Gold TPRTM (Total Performance Records) status for spring 2015, according to the American Hereford Association (AHA).
Also, the AHA has released the updated EPDs for spring 2015. The EPDs and the updated Trends, Traits and Distributions report is available online at

Hereford Activities in Denver Planned

Hereford activities during the 2014 National Western Stock Show (NWSS) in Denver will be Jan. 14-17.

AHA Releases New Udder EPDs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. ­­­— With the release of the spring 2015 Pan-American Cattle Evaluation (PACE), the American Hereford Association (AHA) has released two new expected progeny differences (EPDs) for udder quality.

Layco Hired as Certified Hereford Beef LLC Director of Retail Marketing

KANSAS CITY, Mo. ­­­— Mark Layco is the new Certified Hereford Beef (CHB) LLC Director of Retail Marketing. Mark joins the CHB LLC team with more than 25 years of retail meat experience.
Most recently, Mark has been working in Houston, Texas, as a meat merchandising and meat/seafood operations specialist for Kroger. He was responsible for the profitability of the meat and seafood department in 109 Kroger supermarkets in the Houston and Dallas/Ft. Worth marketplace with annual sales of $550 billion. 

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 and communication/marketing projects.

Hereford Champions Selected in Reno

Len & Pat McIrvin of Diamond M Ranch honored  with the 2014 Lifetime Cattlemen Award

Deana Jak Farms Matches Donation to Support Hereford Youth and Future Junior National Hereford Expos

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Doug and Jenny Howe of Deana Jak Farms presented $85,000 to the Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) “Growing a Lasting Legacy” campaign during the Hereford Honorees Reception Oct. 31 in Kansas City. The campaign is designed to ensure the sustainability of future Junior National Hereford Expos (JNHEs) and leadership events for generations to come. 

Montana Hereford Feeder Calf Sale Success Continues

KANSAS CITY, Mo. ­­­— Buyers paid up for Hereford-influenced feeder calves at the 6th Annual Montana Hereford Influenced Feeder Calf Sale Nov. 19 at the Headwaters Livestock Auction Yard in There Forks, Mont. More than 1,000 head sold in the sale for a total revenue of $1.54 million, making the average price per head $1,536.

2014 Annual Meeting and American Royal Press Releases

Below are links to press releases related to highlights from the 2014 American Hereford Association Annual Meeting. Photos will be available Nov. 10 at If you need photos sooner or have questions, please e-mail


Walker Elected American Hereford Association President


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