AHA Announces Spring 2014 Gold TPR Breeders, Spring EPDs Online
Eighty-nine dedicated Hereford breeders achieved Gold TPRTM (Total Performance Records) status for spring 2014, according to the American Hereford Association (AHA).
Also, the AHA has released the updated EPDs for spring 2014. The EPDs and the updated Trends, Traits and Distributions report is available online at Hereford.org.
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
• 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 2014 Gold TPR Breeders,
organized by state:
David or Juanita Jennings, Rogers
Gino Pedretti, El Nido
Sonoma Mountain Herefords, Santa Rosa
Weimer Cattle Co., Susanville
Doug Hall, Fruita
Ron Beaver Herefords, Clarinda
K7 Herefords, Lockridge
Simpson Polled Herefords, Redfield
Gary Hedrick, Marietta
JBB/AL Herefords, Gooding
Canyon Gem Livestock, Jerome
Colyer Herefords, Bruneau
Beever Family Herefords, Mansfield
Grieves Herefords, West Lafayette
S.E. Lawrence Polled Herefords, Avilla
Bookcliff Herefords, Russell
Brannan & Reinhardt, Otis
CK Ranch, Brookville
Douthit-Downey Land & Cattle, St. Francis
Mike Flory, Lawrence
GLM Herefords, Marysville
Gustafson Herefords, Junction City
Frank Hug & Sons, Scranton
Kansas State University, Manhattan
Sandhill Farms/Kevin Schultz, Haviland
Schu-Lar Polled Herefords, Lecompton
Springhill Hereford Farms, Blue Rapids
VJS Polled Herefords, Hays
Beckleys Herefords, Ravenna
Church View Farm Inc., Millersville
R&T Acres, Frederick
Grand Meadows Farm, Ada
Ronald MacNaughton, Grand Ledge
Bellefy Herefords, Bagley
Krogstad Polled Herefords, Fertile
Kruse Polled Herefords, Harris
Lester Schafer, Buffalo Lake
Kenneth & Carleen Buchanan, Higginsville
Nickelson Farms, Belgrade
Beery Land & Livestock Co., Vida
Bernard & Stacie Buzanowski, Pompeys Pillar
Churchill Cattle Co., Manhattan
Holden Herefords, Valier
Richard & Shirley Thomas, Gold Creek
Wichman Herefords, Moore
Blueberry Hill Farms Inc., Norfolk
JB Ranch, Wayne
Joe Brockman, Lawrence
KEG Herefords, Valentine
Linton Polled Herefords, Miller
Monahan Cattle Co., Hyannis
Harry Myers Jr., Statesville
Friedt Herefords, Mott
Stuber Ranch, Bowman
NS Polled Herefords, Shaker Heights
Loewen Herefords, Waukomis
Mendel Hereford Ranch, Covington
Elizabeth Pribil, Hennessey
Quentin/Gayle Cook, Vale
Harrell Hereford Ranch, Baker City
High Desert Cattle Co., Canyon City
Greg Thomas, Bonanza
Fields Edge Herefords, Narvon
Flat Stone Lick, Marianna
Baker Hereford Ranch, Rapid City
Bar JZ Polled Herefords, Holabird
Dvorak Herefords, Lake Andes
Frederickson Ranch, Spearfish
Hillsview Farms, Eureka
Eric & Roxanne Knock, Tulare
Eldon Lee Olthoff, Emery
Mike & Lori Peskey, Iroquois
Ravine Creek Ranch, Huron
Stuwe Herefords, Hoven
Richard & Betty Wettlaufer, Winfred
Walker Polled Hereford Farm, Morrison
Flying S Herefords, Dallas
Indian Mound Ranch, Canadian
JP Family Limited Partnership, San Angelo
Kurtis Mathias, Mount Pleasant
Texas Stardance Cattle LLC, Hamilton
Trinity Farms, Mount Pleasant
Bay Brook Farm, Dabneys
Deer Track Farm, Spotsylvania
Meadow Ridge Farms, Inc., Broadway
West Virginia University, Morgantown
Henry/Charlotte Handzel Jr , Whiskey Run Farms, Cottage Grove
Huth Polled Herefords, Oakfield
Ned & Jan Ward, Sheridan
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.