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
• 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