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Hereford Feedout Program Success Continues

June 8, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Hereford breeders and commercial users of Hereford genetics enrolled a record number of steers in the 2022 Hereford Feedout Program to find out how their genetics perform in the feedlot and on the rail. Cattle arrived at HRC Feed Yards in Scott City, Kan., in December for a feeding period ending […]


New Partnership Expands Hereford Market Opportunity

June 1, 2022

The American Hereford Association and Jake Drost of JRD Cattle Co., Klamath Falls, Ore. recently formed a unique partnership, whereby Drost will serve as an independent order buyer matching buyers with sellers of Hereford and Hereford-influenced feeder cattle. “Hereford genetics add cattle-feeding value through feed efficiency and carcass quality,” Drost says. “However, here in the […]


AHA and CSU Begin Sustainable Genetics Research

May 19, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — “As individual cattle producers and as the collective beef industry, we will continue to be asked to do more with less, as it relates to environmental and economic sustainability,” says Jack Ward, executive vice president of the American Hereford Association (AHA). “That’s why we’re excited to begin this cooperative research agreement […]


Documenting Maternal Efficiency

February 28, 2022

F1 females built with Hereford genetics continue to set the pace for efficiency in commercial cow-calf pastures across the nation. Part of that stems from heterosis and part of it is borne by the unique performance advantages Hereford genetics bring to the mix. The American Hereford Association (AHA) conducted a three-year crossbreeding research study in […]


Record Numbers Enroll in Hereford Feedout Programs

January 20, 2022

Seedstock and commercial cattle producers enrolled a record 756 head of Hereford and Hereford-influenced steers in the American Hereford Association’s (AHA) 2022 feedout programs. The significant increase in cattle numbers from 104 participants in 17 states underscores the value producers are gleaning from the opportunity. “I enrolled cattle because I wanted to get the carcass […]


2022 Hereford Feedout Programs Announced

September 28, 2021

As two of the industry’s leading educational opportunities, the American Hereford Association (AHA) feedout programs offer participants an inside look at the cattle feeding industry and the merits of raising quality cattle. Developed as a way for cattlemen and women across the country to prove the worth of their genetics, the AHA established the Hereford […]


Premium Red Baldy Creates Opportunity

June 2, 2020

Nebraska ranchers share their experience with a program designed to add value to heifer calves. KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Not far from Merriman, Nebraska, the Wobig Ranch has found a new way to add value to their heifer calves. The family recently became one of the first ranches in the country to enroll in the […]