KANSAS CITY, Mo. —  In celebration of 50 years in the Hereford business, five breeders were honored as Golden Breeders Oct. 29. Jack Ward, American Hereford Association (AHA) chief operating officer and director of breed improvement, presented the awards at the AHA Annual Membership Meeting in Kansas City.

The 2011 honorees are:

Cottage Hill Farm, Petersburg, W.Va.

DaKitch Hereford Farms, Ada, Minn.

Kruse Polled Herefords, Harris, Minn.

Morrison Stock Farm, Lexington, Ohio

Orlin R. Oium, Towner, N.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.