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Study Shows $30 Hereford Heterosis Advantage

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Calves sired by Hereford bulls have a $30 per head documented advantage in feedlot profitability and 7% advantage in fertility when compared to Angus-sired calves, according to a recent research study.

 
This advantage was documented during a three-year, real-world commercial heterosis project comparing progeny by Hereford and Angus bulls when crossed on Angus-based cows. The study also documented a maternal advantage of 7% higher pregnancy rate when comparing the Hereford-sired females to Angus-sired females.
 

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Spring Hereford EPDs Online; AHA Announces Spring Gold TPR Breeders

KANSAS CITY, Mo. ­­­ The Spring 2011 Hereford expected progeny differences (EPDs) are now online. Producers can visit Hereford.org to search the new data. Updated Trends, Trait Leaders and Distributions are also posted.
 
Eighty-eight dedicated Hereford breeders achieved Gold TPRTM (Total Performance Records) status for spring 2011, according to the American Hereford Association (AHA).
     

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National Hereford Feedout Tests Hereford Efficiency

KANSAS CITY, Mo. ­­­—In 2010, 465 cattle were fed through the National Hereford Feedout. Divided into a winter test and a spring test, the National Hereford Feedout has been testing cattle for six years.
           

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Ball, Keilty Families Contribute $100,000 to Hereford Youth

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Ed and Virginia Ball Foundation donated $50,000 to the Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA), and their daughter Nancy and her husband, Tim Keilty, have matched the donation in honor of the Balls to create a total contribution of $100,000.

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Ironman, Remetee Top Louisville National Hereford Show

KANSAS CITY, Mo. ­­­– WCC WOF Ironman U302 won the champion bull honors and JB Remetee 213 topped the female show at the National American International Livestock Exposition Thursday, Nov. 18, in Louisville.

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Hoffman/W4 Donates Embryo Package to Benefit Hereford Youth

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For the first time ever, the 2010 Foundation Female that will sell as Lot 1 in the Mile High Night Sale, Jan. 14 during the National Western Stock Show, will be offered as an embryo package. Forty grade 1 embryos from Hoffman Ranch LLC and Hoffman/W4 LLC’s elite donor program will be offered for sale. All proceeds from the sale will go to the Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) $5 million capital endowment campaign.

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Hereford Hall of Fame, Merit Inductees Honored

Marvin D. Berry, Tom Dashiell and George Ochsner were inducted into the Hereford Hall of Fame Nov. 2, 2010, in Kansas City during the American Hereford Association (AHA) Annual Meeting.

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Woolfolk Elected American Hereford Association President

KANSAS CITY, Mo – John Woolfolk, Jackson, Tenn., was announced as the new president of the American Hereford Association (AHA) during the Annual Membership Meeting in Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 1.

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Hereford Feeder Sales Scheduled: Consign Now

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Looking to market Hereford and Hereford-influenced feeder calves this fall? Consign to a Hereford feeder calf sale in your region and you may be rewarded with a premium. More and more sales are being organized every year because of their continued success.

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Keystone Hereford Champions Named

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- ­­ MSC Ramseys Sylvia Powerload and BF 7055 Stonewall 902 ET topped the Keystone International Livestock Exposition (KILE) National Hereford Show in Harrisburg, Pa., Oct. 1. Cody Lowderman, Macomb, Ill., judged the 171-head show and said he enjoyed judging the high-quality cattle presented.
 

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Education Focus of Hereford Annual Meeting Weekend

 KANSAS CITY, Mo. —Members of the American Hereford Association (AHA) will gather in Kansas City Oct. 30 - Nov. 1 for the 2010 Annual Meeting. Hereford enthusiasts from across the U.S. will enjoy a full schedule of events and activities including educational forums, the Annual Meeting and the National Hereford Show during the American Royal.

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Hereford Demand Continues to Grow: Association Experiences Increases in Registrations, Transfers and Membership While Breeders Enjoy Rise in Sale Prices

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Hereford breeders continued to experience an increased demand for Hereford genetics during the 2010 American Hereford Association (AHA) fiscal year that ended Aug. 31. The Association experienced an increase in registrations and membership as production sale prices increased for both bulls and females.

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