AHA announces spring 2015 Gold TPR Breeders

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One hundred and four dedicated Hereford breeders achieved Gold TPR (Total Performance Records) status for spring 2015, according to the American Hereford Association (AHA).

Also, the AHA has released the updated EPDs for spring 2015. 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 area Hereford breeders were recognized as spring 2015 Gold TPR Breeders:

Iowa

K7 Herefords, Lockridge

Sheriff Polled Herefords, Orient

Simpson Polled Herefords, Redfield

Minnesota

Bellefy Herefords, Bagley

Krogstad Polled Herefords, Fertile

Kruse Polled Herefords, Harris

Lester Schafer, Buffalo Lake

Nebraska

Blueberry Hill Farms Inc., Norfolk

Frenzen Polled Herefords, Fullerton

JB Ranch, Wayne

KEG Herefords, Valentine

Linton Polled Herefords, Miller

Monahan Cattle Co., Hyannis

Alfred Schutte & Sons, Guide Rock

Sellman Ranch, Crawford

North Dakota

Carters Polled Herefords, Rocklake

Friedt Herefords, Mott

Stuber Ranch, Bowman

South Dakota

Baker Hereford Ranch, Rapid City

Bar JZ Polled Herefords, Holabird

Frederickson Ranch, Spearfish

Hillsview Farms, Eureka

Eldon Lee Olthoff, Emery

Mike & Lori Peskey, Iroquois

Rausch Herefords, Hoven

Ravine Creek Ranch, Huron

Thorstenson Hereford Ranch, Selby