Hereford Junior Expo Heads to Wisconsin

Lizzy Schultz

Hereford youth, along with their families, will travel from across the country next month to compete at the Vitaferm Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) will take place July 9 -15 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis. The 2016 event numbers total more than 2,100 entries, with 1,800 head of cattle and close to 900 exhibitors. “We are excited …

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CHB & National Beef Sign Value-Added Program Agreement

Jamie Johansen

Certified Hereford Beef (CHB®) LLC and National Beef Packing recently signed an updated packer and process agreement for National Beef’s CHB value-added line of product. “National Beef has been a great partner with CHB since 2008 and this agreement will strengthen the partnership,” says Jack Ward, American Hereford Association (AHA) executive vice president. “This agreement will give CHB the ability …

Agribusiness, Beef, Food, Hereford, Meat

Hereford Names New COO

Jamie Johansen

Shane Bedwell has been named Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Director of Breed Improvement of the American Hereford Association (AHA). Shane will lead the AHA performance department and oversee the National Reference Sire Program (NRSP) and Whole Herd Total Performance Records (TPR) program. “I feel very humbled and honored to take the job as Director of Breed Improvement and COO …

Agribusiness, Beef, Hereford

Hereford Annual Meeting Weekend Planned

Jamie Johansen

Members of the American Hereford Association (AHA) will gather in Kansas City Oct. 30 – Nov. 1 for the 2015 Annual Meeting. The three day event will be full of activities including educational forums, the Annual Meeting and the National Hereford Show during the American Royal. Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 West 12th Street, will host the event this year. …

Agribusiness, Cattle, Hereford

Hereford Association Names New EVP

Jamie Johansen

The American Hereford Association has named Jack Ward as the new Executive Vice President.  In his new role Jack will direct the functions of the AHA, including the role of Association secretary, be responsible for developing and recommending policies and plans, as well as programs to meet the needs of membership, and growing the reputation of the Hereford breed and the AHA. …

Ag Group, Cattle, Hereford

AHA Launches ShopHereford.com

Jamie Johansen

The American Hereford Association (AHA) and Certified Hereford Beef (CHB) LLC recently launched ShopHereford.com — an online store featuring Hereford-branded items. Find everything you need to promote the Hereford breed and support the AHA, National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA), Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) and the CHB® brand. A special feature of the site is the Butcher Shop. Here, …

Agribusiness, Beef, Cattle, Hereford

Ward Named Interim Executive Vice President

Jamie Johansen

Jack Ward has been named interim Executive Vice President of the American Hereford Association (AHA). Eric Walker, AHA president, announced the appointment following the resignation of Craig Huffhines. “As a Board we agree that naming Jack as interim Executive Vice President is what is best for the Association during this time of transition,” Walker says. “We are confident that Jack …

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Hereford Leadership in Transition

Jamie Johansen

Craig Huffhines, American Hereford Association (AHA) executive vice president, has announced his resignation after 18 years at the helm of AHA. Huffhines has accepted the position of executive vice president of the American Quarter Horse Association with offices located in Amarillo, Texas. “We are going to miss Craig’s enthusiasm, charisma and steady leadership,” says Eric Walker, AHA president from Tennessee. …

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