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DNA Barcodes: Always a Must

August 21, 2018

When ordering a DNA test through the American Hereford Association, you will receive a DNA submission form. This form may be emailed or mailed. If receiving this form via email, make sure you can see the barcode at the top of the form on both the attached file and after the form has been printed. […]

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Paving the Way

August 21, 2018

The Vanier family’s longstanding tradition of supporting agricultural youth radiates through scholarship. by Brooke Roberts Each year, the Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) selects 10 outstanding youth to receive the Jack and Donna Vanier Family Scholarship. Approximately $100,000 is awarded in individual $10,000 scholarships, an endowment courtesy of Jack Vanier and his wife, Donna. […]

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71 Breeders Show Their Commitment to Breed Improvement

August 20, 2018

The American Hereford Association would like to extend a big thank you to all of the breeders who have participated in the Whole Cow Herd DNA project. Your passion for this breed and its future is remarkable. Your efforts have further validated the commitment you have for continued breed improvement. It’s also obvious you found […]

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Performance Matters: Exciting Opportunities in Sight

August 16, 2018

A look into the new numeric values for profit indexes and into commercial opportunities. I would like to begin with congratulating the Van Newkirk family for their recognition as the Seedstock Producer of the Year at the 2018 Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) conference. It was great to see a legacy Hereford ranch receive this prestigious […]

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Get to know the AHA Staff: Abby Mahanes

August 16, 2018

Over the next few months we’ll be introducing you to members of our staff. This week we’re highlighting one of the people in the member services department, Abby Mahanes. The AHA Member Services department gives you flexible options to choose what works best for your operation. Regardless if you are a performance breeder or pedigree […]

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Iowa Hereford Tour Set for Northeastern Iowa

August 13, 2018

More than 400 head of Hereford cattle from six different herds will be on display in northeastern Iowa during the annual Iowa Hereford Tour on Sunday, Aug. 26. The event is sponsored by the Iowa Hereford Breeders Association (IHBA). Attendees will gather at 9:00 a.m. at Lenth Herefords, 13690 1305th St., Postville, where they will […]

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Johnson Named Hereford Adviser of the Year

August 10, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Kendra Davis kdavis@hereford.org KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jeanne Johnson, Centerville, S.D., was honored as the 2018 Adviser of the Year, July 5, during the VitaFerm Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) in Grand Island, Neb. Johnson has been the adviser for the South Dakota Junior Hereford Association since 2012 and also manages the […]

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Hereford on the Mountain Continues to Grow Every Year

August 9, 2018

Over 250 individuals gathered for the fifth annual “Hereford on the Mountain” regional event and educational seminar was held Aug. 4 in Sewanee, Tenn. Tommy Coley, region seven field staff for the American Hereford Association (AHA), and his wife, Kim, have organized, managed and hosted for the last five years. Hereford on the Mountain attendees […]

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American Hereford Association Takes Honors in Six LPC Contests

August 9, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Kendra Davis kdavis@hereford.org KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Hereford Publications Inc. (HPI) and the American Hereford Association (AHA) staff brought home six awards in the Livestock Publications Council (LPC) Contest presented Aug. 7 during the Ag Media Summit in Phoenix. The nationwide competition honors livestock businesses/media for the 2017 Year. First Place: Association […]

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San Francisco: A Gateway to Opportunity

August 9, 2018

76 members of the National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) travelled to the Golden State Aug. 1-4, for the ninth-annual Faces of Leadership Conference, sponsored by the Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA). Participants ages 14 to 21 arrived in San Francisco to gain leadership and communication skills, what they left with was much more. From […]

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