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Grassroots Cattle Feeding and Carcass Knowledge

May 2, 2023

“We would all love to identify that one bull that does it all — easy birth weight, his cattle all grow, and they all grade well and feed well,” says Lee Mayo, general manager of HRC Feed Yards, Scott City, Kan. “The only way to get the information needed to identify that bull is by […]


Hereford Feedout Program Expands

April 6, 2023

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The American Hereford Association (AHA) is expanding its popular Hereford Feedout Program to provide Hereford breeders and commercial users of Hereford genetics more opportunities to discover the feedlot and carcass performance of their genetics. “Growing interest led us to expand from one feedout each year to two, beginning with the first […]


2023 Hereford Feedout Accepting Enrollments

October 27, 2022

There is only one way to know how genetics perform in the feedlot and on the rail — follow them through the finishing period and the packing house. That’s the impetus behind the American Hereford Association (AHA) Hereford Feedout Program (HFP). “I think it’s the best, most reliable way of acquiring actual carcass data and […]


Hereford Feedout Programs Offer Valuable Insight to Producers

September 20, 2022

Video news package available at: Feedout programs give producers valuable information, tools to bring back to their operations. Hereford producers stand behind their products by knowing their genetics. The American Hereford Association (AHA) annual feedout programs provides participants with carcass information to keep their operations moving in a positive direction. “The information that participants […]


Cattle Genetics and Sustainability

July 16, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Beef consumers, direct customers and financial partners want to know how beef cattle production contributes to environmental sustainability.  “Sustainability is not a nice-to-have anymore; it’s a need-to-have,” says Kim Stackhouse Lawson, Ph.D., director of Colorado State University’s (CSU) AgNext, a research collaborative developing sustainable solutions for agriculture. “Yes, producers have been […]


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 […]