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KING ELECTED PRESIDENT OF AMERICAN HEREFORD ASSOCIATION

Kansas City, Mo – Bill King, Stanley, N.M., was announced as the new president of the American Hereford Association (AHA) during the Annual Membership Meeting in Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 3.

Bill owns Bill King Ranch in Stanley, N.M., which includes a 300-head registered Hereford cow-calf operation along with other cattle, farming and feedlot enterprises. He was elected to the AHA Board in 2005. This past year, Bill served as AHA vice president and chaired the finance committee, and also served on the executive and building committees.

The new president says he plans to continue to work on and expand the initiatives the Board has focused on in recent years. “We will continue to focus on growing the Certified Hereford Beef (CHB) program, continue working to prove Hereford efficiency in the feedlot and in the commercial industry and support and enhance youth program and activities,” he says.

Bob Harrell Jr., Baker City, Ore., was selected to serve as the 2009 AHA vice president. Harrell and his family operate Harrell Hereford Ranch in eastern Oregon. The ranch consists of 300 registered cows, 400 commercial cows, an 800-head feedlot and 20 Quarter Horse broodmares.

This past year Bob chaired the AHA marketing committee and served on the breed improvement committee and the Certified Hereford Beef (CHB) LLC board.

Completing their terms on the AHA Board were outgoing president, Hank DeShazer, Hearne, Texas.; Bill Cox, Pomeroy, Wash.; and Lee Haygood, Canadian, Texas.

The AHA membership elected three new Directors during the membership meeting. David Breiner, Alma, Kan.; Paul Funk, Copperas Cove, Texas; and Jimmie Johnson, Clinton, Okla., will serve four year terms on the 12-member Board.

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