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Become a Member of the American Hereford Association

The American Hereford Association is one of the largest beef registry associations in the United States with more than 7,000 adult and junior members. Join the AHA and reap the benefits of your membership.

Benefits of Being a Member

The American Hereford Association (AHA) is a not-for-profit organization along with it’s subsidiaries – Certified Hereford Beef (CHB) LLC, Hereford Publications Inc. (HPI) and American Beef Records Association (ABRA)– provide programs and services for members and customers, while promoting the Hereford breed and supporting education, youth and research. As an AHA member, you have the opportunity to attend all meetings of the association and have voting rights on vital breed and industry issues at official membership meetings.

The AHA website hosts the Hereford EPD search tool, which is unique because you can view all performance data that is inherent to Hereford genetics from the latest Pan American Cattle Evaluation. The EPD search tool has the capability to search by individual trait or multiple traits of interest. AHA’s EPD search gives producers complete access to all reported data and provides the opportunity to evaluate Hereford performance.

The AHA team developed, a real-time online registry system that provides AHA members 24/7 access to the majority of record services. Not only does MyHerd help you conduct Hereford business effectively and efficiently, but the AHA also gives discounted rates for online registrations. MyHerd is a free service. The only requirements are to have an active member account and a valid email address. Contact the MyHerd team at to enroll your herd in electronic registration.

The Hereford breed has been an icon of the U.S. beef industry for more than 100 years. Herefords have proven to be accountable, predicable, profitable and sustainable.


What does it mean to be a member?

Recording memberships are annual memberships issued by the Association in the name of an individual, farm or ranch, partnership or corporation. There are two types of AHA memberships: adult memberships and junior memberships, for those under 22 years old. A recording member must pay $15 dues annually which will expire on the date they were last paid. Once an adult member registers the first animal in the fiscal year (Sep. 1-Aug. 31), a $100 member service fee will be billed to their account. Fees are used to fund research, advertising and software development. Members will also receive a Hereford World subscription with their fee. Junior member service fees are $20 which will be billed at the time the member conducts their first registration of the fiscal year and includes only the September issue of the Hereford World.

The junior membership is available until the holder reaches his or her 22nd birthday. At that time, they may acquire an adult recording membership. Junior members have all the privileges of adult members (except voting), including member rate fees for registering and transferring Hereford cattle, as well as participating in junior activities. Juniors are also given the opportunity to receive scholarships from the Hereford Youth Foundation of America.

We look forward to having you as a new member of the American Hereford Association. Once your application is processed you will receive your new member packet which includes tips and resources to help you become more involved with the AHA. The AHA’s customer service department is here to serve you, please don’t hesitate to ask any questions.

To renew your current membership, please contact the records department at (816) 842-3757.

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Membership Type - $15

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Electronic Registration to is a real-time online registration system providing members 24/7 access to the majority of AHA record services. Members can register and transfer animals electronically, report performance data and view/pay account balances online.

Hereford World Magazine

Published for progressive, profit-minded Hereford breeders and commercial cattlemen who make their living in the beef industry, the Hereford World magazine includes timely articles and editorial columns that provide readers information to help them make sound management and marketing decisions. Fees will apply for new and renewing subscribers.

Your membership fee will be billed to you.