KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A total of 1,941 Hereford cows from 639 Hereford performance herds in 43 states earned the honor of being named a 2009 Dam of Distinction by the American Hereford Association (AHA).
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — C -S Gran Torino 8172 ET won the champion horned bull title at the Fort Worth National Hereford Show Feb. 1. The champion polled bull honors went to STAR TCF Shock & Awe 158W ET.
Judging the 214-head show was the father-son team of Dan Hoge, Kewanee, Ill., and Mark Hoge, Macomb, Ill. “There is no breed of cattle that is enjoying popularity like the Hereford breed is right now,” said Dan prior to selection of the champion horned female. “When you talk about breed progress, you look at the average of the class. All breeds can have good cattle in the upper end but where this breed is really making such progress, in my mind, is the average of the cattle were really, really good.”
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) member Erick Schmidt, Gonzales, Texas, was awarded the B.C. “Bud” Snidow Award Jan. 16 during the National Western Stock Show in Denver.
The Snidow Award is sponsored by the American Hereford Women (AHW) and is given annually to a deserving NJHA member who exemplifies the qualities most admired by Snidow, including honesty, fairness, hard work, enthusiasm and dedication to the Hereford breed and its breeders.more
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kirk Hain, Seward, Neb., was selected as the 2010 Hereford Herdsman of the Year at the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) in Denver. Kirk was selected for the award by his peers — other Hereford herdsmen and breeders — and was honored prior to the selection of the supreme champion Hereford on Jan. 16.
Kirk has been hooked on Herefords since attending the 1998 Junior National Polled Hereford show in Springfield, Ill., with then Hereford junior member Tony Bye and his uncle Larry Hafer, Martell, Neb.more
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A big supporter of youth in the beef industry made a sizeable contribution to the future of the Hereford breed Jan. 16 in the Beef Palace Auction Arena at the National Western Stock Show in Denver. Belle Point Ranch and Dave and Mary Ann McMahon and family, of Ft. Smith, Ark., bought Lot 1 for $38,000. All of the proceeds go to the Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA).more
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Circle A Ranch was recognized as a Hereford Innovator by the American Hereford Association (AHA) Jan. 14. Mark Akin, general manager, was presented the award during a ceremony at the National Western in Denver. Circle A Ranch was chosen for this award because of its commitment to the heterosis project began in 2007 in partnership with the AHA.
Tennessee Livestock Producers (TLP), Columbia, Tenn., was honored as with an Hereford Industry Innovator Award by the American Hereford Association (AHA) Jan. 14. Darrell Ailshe, TLP general manager, was presented the award during a ceremony at the National Western in Denver. TLP was chosen for this award because of the organization’s commitment to increasing the value of Hereford feeder calves through the Tennessee Hereford Marketing Program (THMP).more
Eighty-nine dedicated Hereford breeders achieved Gold TPR TM (Total Performance Records) status for spring 2010, according to the American Hereford Association (AHA).
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