Hereford youth gathered in Kansas City, Mo., July 14-21 for the 2013 VitaFerm Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE). During the event, 1,213 entries were evaluated plus Hereford youth were presented scholarships totaling nearly $25,000 and participated in more than 20 contests outside the showring.more
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A variety of unique items and opportunities will be up for bid July 25 on BuyHereford.com with all proceeds benefiting the Hereford Research Foundation. For the last three years BuyHereford.com has been hosting annual auctions filled with unique lots to benefit the foundation, and each has garnered more than $20,000 to help fund research.more
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 official AHA lab — GeneSeek Inc. — prior to registering calves out of that bull.
In order to get the profile completed, you will need to order the DNA kit from the AHA. To order the kit you need the registration number of the sire and the kit can be mailed, emailed or faxed to you.more
Luke Bolin, Fayetteville, Ark., has been selected as the 2013 American Hereford Association (AHA) junior activities intern. Jaime Hanson, Comfrey, Minn., has been selected as the 2013 marketing and communications intern.
Luke is a senior at the University of Arkansas majoring in agricultural communications. He grew up showing Shorthorns and served on the junior board for the American Shorthorn Association. But, he was the operations assistant ambassador at the 2012 Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE), and enjoyed Hereford people so much he wanted to come back.more
On April 9, 2013, the American Hereford Association (AHA) released new genomic-enhanced expected progeny differences (GE-EPDs) based on new correlations updated because of the addition of more than 2,000 animals with 50K genotypes.
These new correlations made several non-parent animals change substantially in various traits. These changes caused some conversation within the industry because these differences were even outside potential changes from the inclusion of phenotypes into National Cattle Evaluation (NCE).
Following Her Heart: CHB Distinguished Chef Robbi Jenkins followed her passion to a life in the culinary world
Becoming a culinary chef was only a dream — until she made that dream a reality. And because of her dedication to the Certified Hereford Beef (CHB®) brand, Robbi Jenkins, executive chef of Three Fires Steakhouse, Prairie Band Casino and Resort, Mayetta, Kan., can now add the title of 2012 CHB Distinguished Chef to that reality.more
Hereford excitement abounded from the Yards to the Hill at the National Western Stock Show Jan. 17-19 in Denver. A total of 731 Herefords were exhibited throughout the three-day event. There was 390 head in the open show, 126 in the junior show, 39 pens of bulls, 16 heifer pens and five carloads.more
Bailey Clanton, Bucyrus, Kan., has been hired as the new American Hereford Association (AHA) national shows coordinator and junior activities assistant. Clanton graduated from Kansas State University in May 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture economics and served as AHA’s junior activities intern this past summer and fall.more
Hereford breeders Lilla Bell, Jackie Davis, the Douthit family and Gene Wiese were inducted into the American Hereford Association (AHA) Hall of Fame on Nov. 3 during the AHA Annual Meeting in Kansas City, Mo. Also during the meeting former Hereford executives, H.H. “Hop” Dickenson and T.D. “Dusty” Rich were inducted into the Hall of Merit.more