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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 […]


Hawkesworth Joins Team Hereford as Summer Intern

May 12, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Hannah Hawkesworth, Bakersfield, Calif., joined the youth and events team as the American Hereford Association (AHA) youth activities intern. Hawkesworth is a second-year master’s student at Oklahoma State University (OSU) studying agricultural communications. Prior to attending OSU, Hawkesworth obtained her bachelor’s of science degree in agriculture business from Fresno State University, […]


National Junior Hereford Association Represented at the Youth Beef Industry Congress

May 3, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Youth Beef Industry Congress (YBIC) Conference occurs every other year with the intention of educating the young leaders in the various breed organizations on the latest industry trends and arming them with knowledge to be advocates for agriculture. After an additional year off due to the coronavirus pandemic, congress members […]


Hereford Juniors Learn the Cattle Feeding Industry First Hand

April 7, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — 90 Hereford breeders from 14 states gathered in Scott City, Kan., April 2, to continue learning about the cattle feeding industry as well as look at their own cattle on feed with the National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) Fed Steer Shootout Program and the American Hereford Association’s (AHA) Hereford Feedout Program. […]


Hereford Juniors Build on Their Leadership Development in Texas

March 30, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Twenty National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) members were selected to accompany seven NJHA Board of Directors as they recently attended the first Building On Leadership Development (BOLD) Conference at Desdemona, Texas, March 24-27. This elite leadership retreat was hosted at Hi Point Ranch owned by Gary and Kathy Buchholz of GKB […]


Demand Increases as More Producers Come Home to Hereford

March 17, 2022

Video news package available at: Sales of live and frozen Hereford genetics increased in 2021, with continued growth forecasted for 2022. After a year filled with robust sales and growth in 2021, the American Hereford Association (AHA) predicts an even stronger year in 2022. The American Hereford Association reports the average price of a […]


Hereford Champions Return to the Fort Worth Stock Show

February 2, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The stakes were high as judge Harlan Yochum, Sapulpa, Okla., sorted the 38-head National Hereford bull show and 102-head Hereford female show at the Fort Worth Stock Show in Fort Worth, Texas. “This champion drive is a perfect example of the different types and kinds that you need to sell bulls,” […]


Politics, Cattle and Beef

January 21, 2022

Current issues that could impact cattle production and markets. “Pre-COVID, we had a just-in-time meat supply chain,” according to Scott Bennett, director of congressional relations for the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF). Packing plants chugged at full capacity, harvest animals left for slaughter as quick as they were ready, and meat left the plants and […]


Building Calf Immunity

January 21, 2022

Mucosal vaccines offer unique advantages. “The ability to prevent or, in some cases, cure disease by turning on the immune system is really an incredible opportunity,” according to Scott Nordstrom, DVM, Merck Animal Health director of new product development. Along with some insightful vaccine history, Nordstrom shared specifics about the role of mucosal immunology 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 […]