The Certified Hereford Beef Sire of Distinction program recognizes Hereford bulls who excel in carcass traits. The American Hereford Association Board of Directors initiated the program in 2007 to to recognize superior carcass bulls.


To qualify as a Certified Hereford Beef Sire of Distinction, a bull must be in the top 25% for the CHB$ profit index and have a minimum accuracy level of 25% for both ribeye area (REA) and marbling (MARB) expected progeny difference (EPD). The Certified Hereford Beef Sires distinction is used to recognize sires in the Hereford breed that excel in improving carcass traits. A bull receiving the CHBS status will be recognized with CHB after his name when doing an animal or EPD inquiry on