AHA Announces Spring 2010 Gold TPR Breeders
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.
"The reason the Gold TPR program was established was to recognize those breeders who go the extra mile to collect data at all levels of production and report that data in a timely manner,” says AHA Chief Operating Officer and Director of Breed Improvement Jack Ward.
Since the program’s inception in 2005, Hereford breeders have increased their data collection efforts. Breeders must meet a specific set of requirements in order to be eligible for the program. They are:
- Herd inventory submitted prior to date inventory surcharge goes into effect.
- Complete reporting of calving ease and reproductive status for each dam on inventory.
- Complete reporting of birth weights for all live calves recorded in the calf crop.
- Complete reporting of weaning weights for all live calves recorded in the calf crop.
- Complete reporting of yearling weights for all live calves recorded in the calf crop.
- Complete reporting of scrotal measurements for each bull calf with a recorded yearling weight.
- Ultrasound data reported on 25% or more of the calf crop.
Note: For weaning and yearling weights, disposal codes are accepted if the animal has been removed from the herd.
The following Hereford breeders were recognized as spring 2010 Gold TPR Breeders:
Baker Hereford Ranch, Rapid City, S.D.
Douglas Banks, Hamilton, Ohio
Bar JZ Polled Herefords, Holabird, S.D.
Baumgarten Cattle Co., Belfield, N.D.
Bay Brook Farm, Dabneys, Va.
Beery Land & Livestock Co., Vida, Mont.
Bellefy Herefords, Bagley, Minn.
Blueberry Hill Farms Inc., Norfolk, Neb.
Jeffrey M. Boehnke, Kramer, N.D.
Brand Farms, Morgantown, W.Va.
Brannan & Reinhardt, Otis, Kan.
Joe Brockman, Lawrence, Neb.
Lloyd L. Brown, Powell, Wyo.
Bruce Chambers, DVM, Alma, Kan.
Churchill Cattle Co., Manhattan, Mont.
Mark W. Cooper, Willow Creek, Mont.
Courtney Herefords, Belle Fourche, S.D.
Deer Track Farm, Spotsylvania, Va.
Ace Diemert, Lothair, Mont.
Douthit-Downey Land & Cattle, St. Francis, Kan.
Elkington Polled Herefords, Idaho Falls, Idaho
Ellis Farms, Chrisman, Ill.
Jon N. England, Prineville, Ore.
Felton Hereford Ranch, Austin, Texas
Flying J Polled Herefords, Underwood, N.D.
Four L Hereford Farm, Nashville, Tenn.
Frederickson Hereford Farm, Starbuck, Minn.
Friedt Herefords, Mott, N.D.
Genoa Livestock, LLC, Minden, Nev.
Gerber Polled Herefords, Richmond, Ind.
Larry and Carol Gildemaster, Virgil, S.D.
Harrell Hereford Ranch, Baker City, Ore.
Hendrix Cattle Co., Farmington, Mo.
Holden Herefords, Valier, Mont.
Frank Hug & Sons, Scranton, Kan.
Huth Polled Herefords, Oakfield, Wis.
Indian Mound Ranch, Canadian, Texas
J Bar E Ranch, Plentywood, Mont.
JB Ranch, Wayne, Neb.
JBB/AL Herefords, Gooding, Idaho
Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kan.
KEG Herefords, Valentine, Neb.
Ralph Kiger, Kernersville, N.C.
Knoll Crest Farm, Red House, Va.
Kruse Polled Herefords, Harris, Minn.
Phillip Kudlac, Grants Pass, Ore.
Laffoon Family Farm, Madisonville, Ky.
Lambert Ranch, Oroville, Calif.
Linton Herefords, Miller, Neb.
Livestock & Range Research Station, Miles City, Mont.
Lonker Herefords, Medicine Lodge, Kan.
George R. Mangham, Forgan, Okla.
Maplewood Acres Farm, Sedalia, Mo.
Marland’s Hyland Farms, Erieville, N.Y.
Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, Miss.
E.L. Mobley, Fairdealing, Mo.
Mohican West, Laurel, Mont.
Harry W. Myers Jr., Statesville, N.C.
NS Polled Herefords, Shaker Heights, Ohio
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Okla.
Old Fall Creek Farms, Monticello, Ky.
Oleen Cattle Co., Falun, Kan.
P & J Polled Herefords, La Vernia, Texas
Palko Farm, Greensburg, Pa.
Gino Pedretti, El Nido, Calif.
Priest Herefords, St. Francis, Kan.
Rausch Herefords, Hoven, S.D.
Ravine Creek Ranch, Huron, S.D.
Rees Bros. Herefords, Morgan, Utah
Rolling Hills Acres, St. Elizabeth, Mo.
Phil and Chris Rottman, Fremont, Mich.
Santos Hereford Ranch, Hilmar, Calif.
Lester J. Schafer, Buffalo Lake, Minn.
Alfred Schutte & Sons, Guide Rock, Neb.
Shaw Cattle Co. Inc., Caldwell, Idaho
Sonoma Mountain Herefords, Santa Rosa, Calif.
Spencer Herefords Inc., Brewster, Neb.
Spring Hill Hereford Farms, Blue Rapids, Kan.
Stonehouse Farm, W. Burlington, N.Y.
Storey Hereford Ranch, Bozeman, Mont.
Greg Thomas, Bonanza, Ore.
Thorstenson Hereford Ranch, Selby, S.D.
Towner Farm, Girard, Kan.
Triple S Ranch, De Queen, Ark.
Turner Brothers, Oklahoma City, Okla.
University of Arizona, Rimrock, Ariz.
Ned and Jan Ward, Sheridan, Wyo.
Wichman Herefords, Moore, Mont.
Williams Herefords, Presho, S.D.
The American Hereford Association, with headquarters in Kansas City, Mo., is one of the largest U.S. beef breed associations. The not-for-profit organization along with its subsidiaries — Certified Hereford Beef (CHB) LLC, Hereford Publications Inc. (HPI) and American Beef Records Association (ABRA) — provides programs and services for its members and their customers, while promoting the Hereford breed and supporting education, youth and research. For more information about the Association, visit Hereford.org.