DNA Policy for Walking Herd Sires
In November 2010 the American Hereford Association (AHA) Board implemented a policy requiring DNA on all future walking herd sires. Therefore, any sire born after Jan. 1, 2011, must have DNA on file at the AHA.
When a breeder tries to register calf out of a sire that was born after Jan. 1, 2001, and there isn’t DNA on file, a DNA error will be returned to the producer.
For more information, download the "DNA Policy for Walking Herd Sires" fact sheet.
Eric Walker, Morrison, Tenn., is the new AHA president and Sam Shaw, Caldwell, Idaho, is serving as the 2015 AHA vice president. During the Annual Membership Meeting Nov. 1 delegates elected three new Directors — Jim Mickelson, Santa Rosa, Calif.; Kevin Schultz, Haviland, Kan.; and Bob Thompson, Rolla, Mo.
Check out the highlight video from the Annual Meeting, as well as the Annual Meeting powerpoint and the 2014 Annual Report at Hereford.org/AnnualMeeting. All press releases from the event are posted at Hereford.org.
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