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The American Hereford Association strives to utilize the most progressive technology to accelerate the breed and allow cattlemen to be profitable.

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CSU and AHA Hereford Sustainability Research Project

AHA is researching genetic differences in methane and nitrogen production with AgNext and Colorado State University, aiming to create tools for producers to reduce carbon footprint. Follow the updates here.


Complete Research

This multi-year USDA funded project develops selection tools and better understanding of feed efficiency in beef production. View more information about the project here.


Circle A Ranch Heterosis Project

Circle A Ranch AI-bred 600 commercial Angus cows to 10 Hereford bulls with the goal of comparing the best of its Angus herd to the best of the Hereford-Angus cross. View the results and more information about the project here.


Harris Ranch Heterosis Research Project

Lacey Livestock identified 400 Angus-based cows that were mated randomly to 10 Hereford bulls or 10 Angus bulls to track the effect of maternal heterosis. View the results and more information about the project here.


Simplot Livestock Co Research Project

The AHA and Simplot partnered on a research project to document the benefits of using calving ease Hereford sires in a large-scale predominately Angus heifer program. View results and learn more about the project here.


Ongoing Research

The United States Meat Animal Research Center at Clay Center Nebraska serves as a great resource for continued research on Beef Genetics. View the results of recent research reports involving Hereford.