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Alyssa Copeland Named Hereford Herdsman of the Year

January 14, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY — Alyssa Copeland was honored as the 2021 Hereford Herdsman of the Year at the National Hereford Show during the Cattlemen’s Congress. After votes were cast by fellow Hereford herdsmen and breeders, the award was announced prior to the selection of the grand champion polled Hereford female on Jan. 10. Hailing from Tennessee, […]

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2021 Hereford Herdsman of the Year Candidates

December 22, 2020

During the 2021 Cattlmen’s Congress, Hereford exhibitors will submit their votes for the 2021 American Hereford Association (AHA) Herdsman of the Year through an online survey. A link for voting will be sent to the email address submitted with the original entries to the Cattlemen’s Congress prior to arriving in Oklahoma City. Exhibitors are allowed […]

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2020 NAILE Hereford Show Champions Selected

November 25, 2020

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Purple Iris 145G ET and SSF KKH 26Z Ribeye 801 ET won grand champion titles at the 2020 North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) Hereford Show Nov. 17 in Louisville, Ky. Judge Donnie Robertson, Yukon, Okla., sorted the 126-head open show. In the female show, grand champion honors went to Purple […]

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American Royal Hereford Show Champions Selected

November 3, 2020

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Purple Iris 145G ET and MYO 559 On Time 927 ET won grand champion titles at the 2020 American Royal National Hereford Show Oct. 25 in Kansas City, Mo. Judge Brady Jensen, Brookings, S.D., sorted the 257-head open show. In the female show, grand champion honors went to Purple Iris 145G […]

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Meet Bob Schaffer, AHA Board of Directors Candidate, Southeast Region

October 14, 2020

Bob Schaffer Deer Track Farm Spotsylvania, Va. Bob@DeerTrackFarm.com 540-582-9234 Born in Washington, D.C., and raised in Maryland, Bob Schaffer owns Deer Track Farm in Spotsylvania, Va. The farm produces high-quality female seedstock and performance-tested bulls. After high school, Bob served in the Navy from 1968-72. Leveraging the skills he learned from his naval training, Bob […]

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Meet Jerome Ollerich, AHA Board of Directors Candidate, Northwest Region

October 12, 2020

Jerome Ollerich Ollerich Bros. Herefords Winner, S.D. Jeromeo@goldenwest.net 605-557-3246 In Winner, S.D., Jerome Ollerich operates Ollerich Bros. Herefords along with his brother, James. With their father’s help, the brothers got their start in the Hereford business with a 4-H project, sparking a lifelong passion for the breed. More than 50 years later, the Olleriches have […]

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Meet Richie Oakes, AHA Board of Directors Candidate, Southwest Region

October 7, 2020

Richie Oakes Vanderwork Herefords Taloga, Okla. Rgoakes@yahoo.com 580-572-8395 Richie Oakes of Taloga, Okla., was raised on a 600-head registered and commercial cattle operation that included wheat and hay production. Now the fourth generation to work his family’s land, he is co-owner and manager of his family’s same ranching operation, OK Angus Ranch, which is nationally […]

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Meet Barry Morrell, AHA Board of Directors Candidate, Southwest Region

October 5, 2020

Barry Morrell Morrell Ranches Willows, Calif. Morrellbarry@yahoo.com 530-682-5808 Barry Morrell is the co-owner of Morrell Ranches, a seedstock Hereford and commercial cattle operation based in Willows, Calif. Barry, his wife, Carrie, and daughter, Bailey, founded Morrell Ranches in 2004 to grow the family’s operation into the third generation of Hereford cattle producers. Barry’s and Carrie’s […]

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Meet Jimmy Atlas, AHA Board of Directors Candidate, Southwest Region

September 30, 2020

Jimmy Atlas Grandview, Texas Atlasfarms@sbcglobal.net 214-202-5178 Jimmy and his wife and teammate, Claudia, own and operate Atlas Farms, a 46-year-old operation in North Central Texas and southwestern Oklahoma. Their diversified program includes over 100 head of registered horned and polled Hereford cow-calf pairs and a grain and cotton farm. The ground was historically used for […]

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Meet Wyatt Agar, AHA Board of Directors Candidate, Northwest Region

September 28, 2020

Wyatt Agar Durbin Creek Ranch Thermopolis, Wyo. Wyatt.agar@gmail.com 307-867-2404 Raised on a multigenerational operation based in eastern Oregon, Wyatt Agar is a manager and a partner in Durbin Creek Ranch, Thermopolis, Wyo., and Washakie Feeders, Worland, Wyo. The seedstock division runs 500 head of females, where artificial insemination (AI) and embryo transfer (ET) technologies are […]

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