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Politics, Cattle and Beef

January 21, 2022

Current issues that could impact cattle production and markets. “Pre-COVID, we had a just-in-time meat supply chain,” according to Scott Bennett, director of congressional relations for the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF). Packing plants chugged at full capacity, harvest animals left for slaughter as quick as they were ready, and meat left the plants and […]

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Building Calf Immunity

January 21, 2022

Mucosal vaccines offer unique advantages. “The ability to prevent or, in some cases, cure disease by turning on the immune system is really an incredible opportunity,” according to Scott Nordstrom, DVM, Merck Animal Health director of new product development. Along with some insightful vaccine history, Nordstrom shared specifics about the role of mucosal immunology in […]

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Beef Quality Bar Rising

December 22, 2021

Consumers are willing to pay more for what they want. Domestic beef demand is the strongest it has been in three decades. Beef gained about 8% market share over the last two decades. U.S. beef exports through November 2021 were on a record pace in terms of volume and value. Kevin Good, CattleFax analyst and […]

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Grit is Future Critical

December 16, 2021

Mindset separates abundance thinkers. KANSAS CITY, Mo. — “Think about where you grew up and then be thankful that God gave that to you because it probably set your mind differently than so many people,” said Tom Field, Paul Engler chair of agribusiness at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. “If you live in an agricultural world, […]

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50 and 100 Years Strong in the Hereford Breed

October 29, 2021

In celebration of 50 years in the Hereford business, 10 Hereford breeders were honored as Golden Breeders for their commitment during the American Hereford Association (AHA) Annual Membership Meeting and breakfast in Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 23. Two Hereford operations were recognized as Century breeders during the event for their commitment to the breed for […]

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Metch-Holan Named Outstanding Hereford Woman of the Year

October 29, 2021

Barbra Metch-Holan, Metch Polled Herefords, Canton, Texas, was recognized as the 2021 Hereford Woman of the Year during the National Hereford Women (NHW) annual meeting  Oct. 23 in Kansas City, Mo. Each year the NHW recognizes and honors one woman for her achievements, leadership and dedication to and promotion of the Hereford breed.  Metch-Holan is […]

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Courtney, Duncan, Harrell and Micheli inducted into Hereford Hall of Fame

October 28, 2021

Jim Courtney, Alzada, Mont.; Lawrence Duncan, Wingate, Ind.; Bob Harrell, Baker City, Ore.; and Dale Micheli, Fort Bridger, Wyo., were inducted into the Hereford Hall of Fame Oct. 23 in Kansas City, Mo., during the American Hereford Association (AHA) Annual Meeting and Conference.  The Hall of Fame honor annually recognizes breeders who have dynamically influenced […]

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Gatz Crowned as 2022 National Hereford Queen

October 28, 2021

Prior to the National Hereford Bull Show at the 2021 American Royal hosted in Kansas City, Mo., Lauren Gatz, Fairview, Kan., was selected to represent the breed as the 2022 National Hereford Queen. Seven state queens from across the country represented their respective state with the goal of being selected as the National Hereford Queen. […]

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Birdwell and Meents Inducted into Hereford Hall of Merit

October 28, 2021

Jim Birdwell, Fletcher, Okla., and John Meents, Jenera, Ohio, were inducted to the Hereford Hall of Merit Oct. 23 at the American Hereford Association (AHA) Annual Meeting and Conference in Kansas City, Mo. Hall of Merit inductees have greatly influenced the Hereford breed and cattle industry. “Jim and John have been tremendous marketers of the […]

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2021 Hereford National and Regional Show Awards Presented

October 28, 2021

Hereford exhibitors were recognized for showcasing their outstanding breeding programs at national and regional shows this past year prior to the Ladies of the Royal sale hosted at the American Royal in Kansas City, Mo., Oct 23. Awards for champion national and regional Hereford show bull, show female and premier exhibitor were presented. To qualify […]

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