AHA announces spring 2015 Gold TPR Breeders
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:
K7 Herefords, Lockridge
Sheriff Polled Herefords, Orient
Simpson Polled Herefords, Redfield
Bellefy Herefords, Bagley
Krogstad Polled Herefords, Fertile
Kruse Polled Herefords, Harris
Lester Schafer, Buffalo Lake
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
Carters Polled Herefords, Rocklake
Friedt Herefords, Mott
Stuber Ranch, Bowman
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