As many of you are aware, the American Hereford Association (AHA) has been working on upgrading the online MyHerd registry system in an effort to make the platform more user-friendly. The redevelopment focused on boosting system performance and increasing the system’s compatibility with mobile browsers.
One of the most noticeable changes is the log-in routine. Since the 2003 launch of online accounts, AHA members have used their account numbers as the log-in username. Although this process makes the username easy to remember, it also means members cannot change their username to prevent account hacks. The new MyHerd platform uses your email address as your username. This change makes the process more secure by allowing you to change both your password and username while having the ability to add multiple users to your account. For more details on logging in and what to expect with the new MyHerd, click here.
More than 7,500 invitations to activate new MyHerd accounts were emailed to the current MyHerd system users in the early morning hours on Wednesday, Jan. 30. By noon Wednesday, more than 700 of the members emailed had successfully activated their account on the new MyHerd platform. If you did not receive an invitation to activate your account on the new system, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org — and include your AHA member number — and we will send you an invitation. If you did receive the invitation, click on the link in the invitation to create your username and password. Remember, the link in the invitation will expire in 30 days.
Watch for a schedule of an instructional webinar series on the new MyHerd in the next few weeks.