August 2013 Herd Reference Edition

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Canadian Hereford Association President Mr. Burt Grundy passes.

It is with regret that the Canadian Hereford Association (CHA) announces the sudden passing of Mr. Burt Grundy, President of the Canadian Hereford Association and Ontario director on Sunday, July 27, 2014.
The Canadian Hereford Association membership and staff wish to express their most sincere condolences to Burt's wife, Nancy and their family at this very difficult time.
Burt's family will continue to participate in Bonanza, the Canadian Junior National Show and the CHA's Annual Meeting held July 29th- August 2nd, 2014, in Lindsay, Ontario.

Friends are invited to visit at the Kars Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 1610 Rogers Stevens Dr., Kars (East of Hwy 416) on Wednesday, August 6th from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. and Thursday August 7th, from 12 p.m. until time of funeral service in the chapel at 2 p.m. Interment Malakoff Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Burt may be made to OVACC c/o Tina Rudkoski, 7149 McCordick Rd., North Gower, ON K0A 2T0, or Ontario Junior Hereford Association, (a bursary in his memory), c/o Justin McLaughlin, 3103 Mackey Rd., North Gower ON K0A 2T0. Condolences, donations or tributes may be made at

Canadian Hereford Association Vice-President Daryl Kirton assumes role of the President

The Canadian Hereford Association (CHA) Vice President, Daryl Kirton, who represents British Columbia, will assume the role as President of the Canadian Hereford Association due to the sudden passing of President Burt Grundy. Normal CHA executive election procedures will take place at the CHA Annual General Meeting held this week, July 29th – August 1, 2014, in Lindsay, Ontario.

Take Notice...

Manitoba Hereford Association Field Day Click HERE for the poster with all information and click HERE for the Entry form. Deadline for Entries is August 6, 2014.

Fall 2014 EPDs are now available Click Here to see the averages.

Parentage and Abnormality Testing: GenServe UPDATE
The CHA has been working diligently with our designated lab GenServe, owned by Quantum Genetix, to rectify the delays that are causing hold ups on registrations, transfers and other routine member requests. The delays have been caused by changes in technologies that occurred when GenServe was purchased by Quantum Genetix and moved out of the SRC laboratories. This delay has caused nothing but frustration for members and the office staff. We apologize for the frustration and inconvenience that this delay has caused. Please know that the CHA is working diligently to resolve this as quickly as possible. We thank you for your patience as we work to find a resolution to this problem.

Sneak Peek of the Bonanza 2014 Silent Auction Click to view some of the items that will be available at Bonanza 2014 in Lindsay Ontario. Bidding begins at Bonanza on July 31! If you are unable to attend Bonanza and would like to leave a bid please contact Meghan at or at 1-888-836-7242

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Canada Beef 2014 Sire Summary is now online.

Fall 2014 EPDs are now online, averages, tools and trends can be found here

The Confirmed Genetic Abnormality Carriers Lists are now online, click here for more information and to view the lists

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