AHA announces spring 2014 Gold TPR Breeders, spring EPDs online

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. ­­­— 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

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 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


North Carolina

Harry Myers Jr., Statesville


North Dakota

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


South Dakota

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

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.

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