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Ambassadors Join the Team Readying for the Junior National Hereford Expo

July 7, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) is excited to bring an additional five members of staff to assist with the 2022 VitaFerm Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) in Louisville, Ky. These five individuals are the JNHE Ambassadors and will be joining for the month of July, in a mini-internship focused on […]


AHA to Host Sustainable Genetics Research Webinar

July 6, 2022

“The Hereford breed has aggressively pursued research over the last 20 years demonstrating the inherent efficiency advantages of Hereford genetics, as well as how those advantages are magnified through heterosis in planned crossbreeding systems,” says Jack Ward, executive vice president of the American Hereford Association (AHA). “Our cooperative research agreement with Colorado State University (CSU) […]


Cunningham Named AHA Western Field Representative

June 17, 2022

Colt Cunningham recently joined the American Hereford Association (AHA) and Hereford World team as the field representative for the Northwest. He will attend Hereford sales and events in the region and help AHA members with genetics and marketing. Along with promoting the breed, Cunningham will also help Hereford breeders and commercial users of Hereford genetics […]


Numbers Announced as Hereford Youth Head to Louisville for the 2022 VitaFerm Junior National Hereford Expo

June 10, 2022

Kansas City, Mo. – The 2022 VitaFerm Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) is making the venture to Louisville, Ky., after two years being hosted in Kansas City during the pandemic. “Banners in the Bluegrass,” will be held July 16-22, at the Kentucky Fair and Expo Center, and the National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) is thrilled […]


Hereford Feedout Program Success Continues

June 8, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Hereford breeders and commercial users of Hereford genetics enrolled a record number of steers in the 2022 Hereford Feedout Program to find out how their genetics perform in the feedlot and on the rail. Cattle arrived at HRC Feed Yards in Scott City, Kan., in December for a feeding period ending […]


New Additions to Team Hereford

June 7, 2022

Vejraska Joins the American Hereford Association Team The American Hereford Association (AHA) welcomed Kelsey Vejraska, as the audio visual specialist on May 31. Vejraska will strategize, plan, and execute studio and field-based video and photo productions, championing the creative process from conception to delivery. Leading the development of visual storytelling, she will create a consistent […]


New Partnership Expands Hereford Market Opportunity

June 1, 2022

The American Hereford Association and Jake Drost of JRD Cattle Co., Klamath Falls, Ore. recently formed a unique partnership, whereby Drost will serve as an independent order buyer matching buyers with sellers of Hereford and Hereford-influenced feeder cattle. “Hereford genetics add cattle-feeding value through feed efficiency and carcass quality,” Drost says. “However, here in the […]


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 […]