Press releases

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Hereford Demand Continues to Increase

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.

Hereford Annual Meeting Weekend Planned

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.   

Befort Hired as CHB LLC Supply Chain Manager

KANSAS CITY, Mo. ­­­— Trey Befort, Overland Park, Kan., is the new Certified Hereford Beef (CHB) LLC supply chain manager. CHB LLC is a subsidiary of the American Hereford Association.

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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