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AHA Announces 2013 Dams, Sires of Distinction

KANSAS CITY, Mo. ­­­– For 2013, 2,386 Hereford cows from 679 Hereford performance herds in 43 states earned the honor of being named a Dam of Distinction by the American Hereford Association (AHA).

For 33 years Rausch Herefords, Hoven, S.D., has led Hereford breeders with the most cows qualifying as Dams of Distinction. With 381 cows recognized, South Dakota is the top state again this year.

Hereford Youth to Collect School Supplies for Grand Island Community

 Hereford youth participating in the Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) will celebrate a fourth year of “Helping Hooves” community service by collecting school supplies for a Grand Island school. The event will be June 27 through July 3 at the Nebraska State Fairgrounds in Grand Island.

Ward Named Interim Executive Vice President

KANSAS CITY, Mo. ­­­– Jack Ward has been named interim Executive Vice President of the American Hereford Association (AHA). Eric Walker, AHA president, announced the appointment following the resignation of Craig Huffhines. 

Hereford Board Announces EVP Search Committee

KANSAS CITY, Mo. ­­­– The American Hereford Association (AHA) Board of Directors has announced the formation of a search committee to assist with the selection of a new Executive Vice President and Association Secretary.

more Website Launched

KANSAS CITY, Mo. ­­­ The American Hereford Association (AHA) and Certified Hereford Beef (CHB) LLC recently launched — an online marketing tool for producers marketing Hereford-influenced feeder cattle. is a free online tool for buyers or sellers to view, list or purchase Hereford-influenced cattle. Producers can list cattle for sale under three options — live auction, video/internet auction and private treaty.

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.

Churchill Donates Three Sale Lots to Hereford Research Foundation

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.    

GKB Cattle Donates Heifer to Benefit Hereford Youth

 KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Gary and Kathy Buchholz of GKB Cattle, Waxahachie, Texas, have generously donated GKB 8144 Notice Me Too B19 ET to sell as Lot 1, the foundation female, Jan. 17 during the Mile High Night Sale during the National Western Stock Show in Denver. All proceeds will benefit the Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) and the “Growing a Lasting Legacy” campaign supporting leadership and education for the next generation of Hereford youth.   

Grandview CMR Donate Lot X to Benefit Hereford Youth

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — William and Jackie Adair along with Walt and Jil McKellar of Grandview CMR, Como, Miss., have made a gracious donation of a lot in their sale with all proceeds to benefit the Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA)    

During Grandview CMR’s “The Big One” Dispersal Sale on Friday Nov. 8, Lot X, a heifer pregnancy sired by RST Time’s A Wastin’ 0124 and out of DJB 46B Beth 1L, will sell to benefit the HYFA.    

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).

more Auction Raises $43,948 for Hereford Research Foundation

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

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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