Press releases

Hereford Youth Head to Wisconsin for Junior National Expo

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Vitaferm Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) is set to take place, July 9 -15 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis. Hereford youth, along with their families, will travel from across the country to exhibit at the yearly exposition.

Certified Hereford Beef and National Beef Packing Sign Value-Added Program Agreement

Certified Hereford Beef (CHB®) LLC and National Beef Packing recently signed an updated packer and process agreement for National Beef’s CHB value-added line of product.

The Harvest II Event Registration Now Open to Support Hereford Youth

KANSAS CITY, MO. – The Harvest II fundraiser event for the Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) is set to take place Aug. 26-27 at the Kunde Family Winery in Kenwood, Calif., and will be hosted by Jim and Marcia Mickelson and family.

Faces of Leadership: PRIDE Convention Registration now Open

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Junior Hereford Association Faces of Leadership: PRIDE Convention, sponsored by the Hereford Youth Foundation of America, is set to take place August 6 – 9 in Amarillo, Texas.

AHA Offers Blood Cards for Members to Submit DNA Testing Samples

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The American Hereford Association (AHA) has announced that Hereford breeders may now submit DNA samples using a blood card for DNA testing.

AHA Announces 2015 Dams, Sires of Distinction

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – For 2015, 2,385 Hereford cows from 646 Hereford performance herds in 40 states earned the honor of being named a Dam of Distinction by the American Hereford Association (AHA).

For 35 years Rausch Herefords, Hoven, S.D., has led Hereford breeders with the most cows qualifying as Dams of Distinction. With 427 cows recognized, South Dakota is the top state again this year.

Santoro Named CHB Northeast Region Brand Manager

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Ron Santoro, Collegeville, Pa., has been named the Certified Hereford Beef (CHB) LLC Regional Brand Manager for the Northeast Region. Santoro joins the CHB LLC team with more than 20 years in the restaurant and meat industry.

Hereford Scholarship, Award Applications Due April 1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. ­­­— Hereford youth can vie for nearly $30,000 in scholarships each summer during the Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE). Applications for this summer’s awards must be submitted by April 1.

Hereford Champions Crowned in Cowtown

BR Nitro Aventus 3116 ET won the grand champion horned bull title at the Fort Worth National Hereford Show Feb. 1, 2016, during the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show in Fort Worth, Texas. The grand champion polled bull honors went to C Black Hawk Down ET.

Randy Daniels, Colbert, Ga., judged the 220-head show. The Hereford show honored James Walker of W4 Ranch, Morgan, Texas, and the polled honoree was Maynard and Sandi Warnken of Rockin’ W Polled Herefords, Schulenburg, Texas.
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Herefords Set Records in Denver

Herefords set records in the Yards and on the Hill at the National Western Stock Show Jan. 14-16 in Denver. A total of 802 Herefords were exhibited throughout the three-day event, which is an increase of 24 head compared to 2015. There were 349 head in the open show, 151 in the junior show, 43 pens of bulls, 29 heifer pens and nine carloads.

Below are three press releasses related to the Hereford activities in Denver. Photos are available at

Bedwell Named COO and Director of Breed Improvement

KANSAS CITY, Mo. ­­­– Shane Bedwell has been named Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Director of Breed Improvement of the American Hereford Association (AHA).            

In this role, Shane will lead the AHA performance department and oversee the National Reference Sire Program (NRSP) and Whole Herd Total Performance Records (TPR™) program.

Aventus, Romalee Named Hereford Champions in Louisville