Hereford Heritage

It all began in 1991 when the American Hereford Association undertook the most ambitious and comprehensive cattle breed study to determine the contribution of Hereford Beef to the American beef supply.

1991

The American Hereford Association partners with Colorado State University to study the contribution of Hereford beef to the American food supply. The results showed Hereford beef was superior in every category.

 

1995

Certified Hereford Beef is formed to market Hereford Beef to American families, from American families.

 

2003

Certified Hereford beef surpasses the 25 million pounds sold mark.

 

2005

Certified Hereford Beef celebrates it’s 10th anniversary.

 

2005

The Certified Hereford Beef Choice program is launched into the market.

 

2014

Certified Hereford Beef surpasses the 50 million pounds sold mark.

 

2015

Certified Hereford Beef celebrates it’s 20-year anniversary.

 

2017

Certified Hereford Beef launched the Premium program – an upper 2/3rds USDA Choice and Prime program

 

Today

Hereford farmers and ranchers across the United States are providing American families with tender, great tasting beef.

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