August 2013 Herd Reference Edition

Take Notice...

Preliminary RFI EPDs are now available online. Click here to view.

The 2014 CHA AGM Keynote Speaker Kevin Schultz video is now available online.
The video can by found under the home button under media.

Attention International Hereford Enthusiasts:
The 2014 Canadian Western Agribition is fast approaching; not only is this gathering the largest stock show in Canada, the Canadian National Hereford Show returns to Agribition once again this year. If you know of any, or you are an international guest who would like to come experience Agribition, you are being invited to take the opportunity to be a part of the Incoming Buyers Program. This program will cover 50% of your flight and hotel costs to a maximum of $1500 CDN.
Those whom are interested are to fill out:
– a Canadian Western Agribition International Guest Registration form
– and an Application for the Incoming Buyers Program.

We encourage all International Hereford Enthusiasts to contact the Association as well if they decide to attend Agribition this fall.

Bonanza 2014 Results are now online - PDFs are available on the Bonanza page. Videos of all the Champion Male classes and Champion Female classes can be found on the Cattle in Motion website.

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

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.

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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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