PROFITABULL. Enough said.

There’s no doubt about it, a registered Hereford bull pays in so many ways — a user-friendly package of docility, stronger fertility and calving ease that sires calves with hybrid vigor and feed efficiency that demand a premium.

A Hereford bull is an unbeatable package in today's beef industry. He's:

  • A bull that produces calves at weaning worth $18 more per head than straight Angus.
  • A bull known for its fertility.
  • A bull that producers higher value, more maternal heifers.
  • And a bull that's docile and easy on equipment.

Two recent, large-scale research projects have documented the value of Hereford genetics in the commerical industry. Calves sired by Hereford bulls have a $30 per head documented advantage in feedlot profitability and 7% advantage in fertility when compared to Angus-sired calves. This advantage was documented during a three-year, real-world commercial heterosis project comparing progeny by Hereford and Angus bulls when crossed on Angus-based cows. The study also documented a maternal advantage of 7% higher pregnancy rate when comparing the Hereford-sired females to Angus-sired females.

Another project with Simplot Livestock Co. proved low birth weight Hereford bulls stacked up to Angus-heifer bulls in calving ease when bred
to Angus first-calf heifers. This project will continue to follow the calves through weaning, finishing and harvest and track results of the Hereford-sired calves versus the Angus-sired calves.

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To find Hereford genetics in your area, contact your local Hereford fieldman or search Hereford.org.

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You’re Invited to Participate in Shedding Research

 Hereford breeders are invited to participate in a genetic research project searching for the genetic marker for hair shedding. Those who are willing to send in samples will get their animals genotyped free of charge.

For more information, log on to Jared Decker’s blog or contact him by e-mail or at 573-882-2504.

Certified Hereford Beef Sire of Distinction

The Certified Hereford Beef Sire of Distinction (CHBS) program recognized 957 Hereford bulls that have excelled in carcass traits. Download Full Report

AHA Announces 2015 Dams, Sires of Distinction

For 2015, 2,385 Hereford cows from 646 Hereford performance herds in 40 different states earned the honor of being named a Dam of Distinction by the AHA.
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