KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kirk Hain, Seward, Neb., was selected as the 2010 Hereford Herdsman of the Year at the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) in Denver. Kirk was selected for the award by his peers — other Hereford herdsmen and breeders — and was honored prior to the selection of the supreme champion Hereford on Jan. 16.
Kirk has been hooked on Herefords since attending the 1998 Junior National Polled Hereford show in Springfield, Ill., with then Hereford junior member Tony Bye and his uncle Larry Hafer, Martell, Neb.more
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A big supporter of youth in the beef industry made a sizeable contribution to the future of the Hereford breed Jan. 16 in the Beef Palace Auction Arena at the National Western Stock Show in Denver. Belle Point Ranch and Dave and Mary Ann McMahon and family, of Ft. Smith, Ark., bought Lot 1 for $38,000. All of the proceeds go to the Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA).more
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Circle A Ranch was recognized as a Hereford Innovator by the American Hereford Association (AHA) Jan. 14. Mark Akin, general manager, was presented the award during a ceremony at the National Western in Denver. Circle A Ranch was chosen for this award because of its commitment to the heterosis project began in 2007 in partnership with the AHA.
Tennessee Livestock Producers (TLP), Columbia, Tenn., was honored as with an Hereford Industry Innovator Award by the American Hereford Association (AHA) Jan. 14. Darrell Ailshe, TLP general manager, was presented the award during a ceremony at the National Western in Denver. TLP was chosen for this award because of the organization’s commitment to increasing the value of Hereford feeder calves through the Tennessee Hereford Marketing Program (THMP).more
Eighty-nine dedicated Hereford breeders achieved Gold TPR TM (Total Performance Records) status for spring 2010, according to the American Hereford Association (AHA).
The Gold TPR Breeder recognition is presented to progressive Hereford breeders who have measured traits and collected and promptly submitted performance data at all levels of production.more
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Bob Harrell Jr., Baker City, Ore., was announced as the new president of the American Hereford Association (AHA) during the Annual Membership Meeting in Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 2.more
KANSAS CITY, Mo. Nearly 1,200 head of Hereford and Hereford-influenced feeder calves sold Nov. 16 at the first Montana Hereford Association (MHA) sponsored feeder calf sale at Three Forks, Mont. The calves sold at the MHA sale brought as much as $6 per hundredweight (cwt.) per head more than the USDA average in Montana that week for that weight group.