CHB Volume Surpasses 50 million lb. Sold

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Certified Hereford Beef (CHB) LLC experienced a record year of growth during fiscal year 2014 with 50.2 million lb. of product sold— a 2% increase compared to the previous year’s total. Since 2008, CHB LLC has increased beef sales by 43%. “Once thought of as a start-up branded beef program, the 19-year-old CHB® brand has weathered many storms including the …

Agribusiness, Beef, Breeds, Food, Hereford, Meat

Growing Hereford Demand Leads to Many Increases

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Fiscal year 2014 was a year of expansion and growth for the Hereford breed as commercial producers continue to find value and predictability in utilizing Hereford genetics. “Record sale prices for bulls and females and increases in registrations, transfers and cows on inventory indicate the market is vibrant for Hereford genetics,” says Craig Huffhines, AHA executive vice president. “We’re excited …

Agribusiness, Beef, Breeds, Cattle, Hereford

The Responsibility of Seedstock Producers

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The room was packed with seedstock producers during the Hereford Genetic Summit, but the American Hereford Association thought it would be a good idea to bring in a few producers from outside the breed to share about their operations and what they feel is the responsibility of seedstock producers industry wide. Galen Fink operates Fink Beef Genetics in Randolph, Kansas …

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ASA Introduces New Multi-Breed Genetic Evaluation

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Shorthorn breeders are now able to enjoy the benefits of the newly implemented Multi-Breed Genetic Evaluation. Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs) are calculated by the American Simmental Association Association’s Multi-Breed Genetic Evaluation, which also calculates EPDs for the Gelbvieh, Red Angus, and Simmental breeds, among others. The “new” North American Shorthorn Genetic Evaluation is complete, representing over a year of diligence …

Ag Group, Beef, Breeds, Genetics

The Value of Hereford Genetics in Commercial Herds

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One of the hot topics discussed during the American Hereford Association’s Hereford Genetic Summit was the commercial cattle industry. More importantly, the value of Hereford genetics in breeding high quality feeder cattle. Ten years ago Lorna Marshall, beef marketing manager for Genex, spoke to Hereford breeders at a similar conference about how the breed could become more commercial applicable. “The …

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National Junior Brangus Show Live

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The National Junior Brangus Show (NJBS) will be broadcast live from College Station, Texas on Cattle In Motion. The broadcast will include: Bred & Owned Show Wednesday, July 23, at 8:00 a.m. Owned Show Thursday, July 24, at 8:00 a.m. Source of Champions Sale* Thursday, July 24, at 6:30 p.m. Showmanship Friday, July 25, at 8:00 a.m. Futurity Saturday, July …

Breeds, Calves, Cattle

Long Live Those Dairy Cows!

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Research in Texas is looking into the relationship between the breed of dairy cows and the longevity of the herd. This article from Texas AgriLife (and this story from the USDA’s Rod Bain) talks about how researcher Dr. Pablo Pinedo, AgriLife Research ruminant animal health scientist in Amarillo, is conducting a year-long study funded by the American Jersey Cattle Club …

Breeds, dairy farming

Brown Swiss Highlights Heritage at World Dairy Expo

Chuck Zimmerman 1 Comment

It’s a tradition for the selection of the grand champion Brown Swiss at World Dairy Expo to be accompanied by classical Swiss music and dress, complete with yodeling, alphorn blowing, and cowbell ringing. Pictured in the foreground here is Dublin-Hills Treats owned by Peter Vail and Ken Main of Copake, NY walking in front of the New Glarus Jodlerklub just …

Breeds, Video, World Dairy Expo

Frosty is Repeat Supreme Champion at Expo

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Frosty the Holstein was named Supreme Champion at World Dairy Expo for the second year in a row. Harvue Roy Frosty, a six-year-old Holstein cow from Rudolph, Wisconsin, was crowned Supreme Champion of World Dairy Expo 2010. Sired by Roylane Jordan-ET, she was exhibited by Mike and Julie Duckett, Jim and Nancy Junemann and Scott Armbrust of Rudolph, Wis. Currently …

Breeds, Competition, World Dairy Expo

“Frosty” is the “Hot” Pick at 2009 World Dairy Expo

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The most exciting part of World Dairy Expo – is the “Parade of Champions” and the crowning of the Supreme Champion title! The 2009 World Dairy Expo Supreme Champion is Harvue Roy Frosty, a Registered Holstein owned by Duckett, Junemann and Scott of Armbrust, Wis. The 2009 Reserve Supreme Champion is Old Mill E Snickerdoodle, a Registered Brown Swiss owned …

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