As many of you are aware, the American Hereford Association (AHA) is working on revamping the MyHerd online registry system in an effort to make the platform more user friendly. Two main goals of the redevelopment of MyHerd are to boost system performance and to make the system more compatible with mobile browsers.
One of the most noticeable improvements in the new platform is the log-in routine. The reason for the change is to keep the process more secure by allowing you to change both your password and user name as well as having the ability to add multiple users to your account. Since the AHA’s first online accounts were launched in 2003, we have always used your member ID (account number) as your user name. Although using a member ID makes the user name easy to remember, it also means there is no ability for members to change their user name to prevent their account from getting hacked. The new MyHerd platform will use your email address as your username.
We began testing with an initial round of test herds in early September and are on track for an official launch in the coming weeks. Be on the lookout for more information about the official launch in future Hereford Headlines.
As we get closer to the official launch, we will send out email invitations to activate your MyHerd account on the new platform.