Benjamin Tomkins, a primary founder of the Hereford breed, starts with a bull calf from the cow Silver and two cows, Pidgeon and Mottle.
Henry Clay, Kentucky statesman, brings Herefords to the United States.
American Hereford Cattle Breeders Association is organized (name later changes to American Hereford Association [AHA]).
The AHA is the first beef breed association to own its own headquarters; permanent residence is established at 300 West 11th St., Kansas City, Mo.
The Great Depression takes its toll, and prices drop to a low point; all 2,743 head of Herefords sold at auction this year bring an average price of $105 per head. AHA registrations also fall from 101,839 in 1929 to 87,541.
President of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower dedicates second AHA headquarters at 715 Hereford Drive, Kansas City, Mo.
By the end of the year, the AHA has registered a total of 10 million head.
APHA issues its first artificial insemination (AI) certificate. Producers who don’t own the bull can now purchase its semen to AI their cows, making the best genetics available to everyone.
The first Junior National Polled Hereford Heifer Show and Forum is held in Nashville, Tenn.
On October 15, the American Hereford Association establishes the Certified Hereford Beef brand to market the beef our ranchers work hard to produce.
Also in 1995, AHA and APHA merge.
The Hereford breed continues to grow in popularity worldwide as AHA membership grows to more than 4,000 family ranches, with genetics marketed around the world.
Whole Herd Total Performance Records (TPR™) replaces old performance measuring tools.
The first Pan-American Cattle Evaluation is released, which included data from the U.S., Uruguay, Canada and Argentina.
The AHA publishes the first genomically-enhanced EPDs.
A Hereford bull named C Miles McKee 2103 ET set the world record for a cattle sale, selling for $600,000.
The AHA launches the electronic recording system, MyHerd.org, in November.
Terri Barber is elected as the first female AHA president since the APHA and AHA merger.