Bill King, Moriarity, N.M., started his Hereford herd in 1968 as a junior in high school with the purchase of three heifers from Marshall Sellman. Over the years he has grown his herd to more than 400 head of registered Hereford cattle, along with an extensive Charolais and Angus seedstock herd.
He sells 400-500 registered bulls annually through private treaty nationwide and internationally. He is a past president of the AHA Board of Directors and currently serves on the Hereford Legacy Fund LLC board. Bill has served the cattle industry on many other boards. He was president of the New Mexico Cattle Growers Association and the New Mexico Livestock Board, was on the executive board of the Texas Cattle Feeders Association, and was a National Cattlemen’s Beef Association regional vice president. In 2016, the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture appointed Bill to the Cattlemen’s Beef Board, on which he is still serving. Today, he and his family continue the business and hope to stay in the cattle business for the next 100 years.