WHO IS THE MHBA?
Many people ask...who is the Miniature Hereford Breeders Association? Well, the Miniature Hereford Breeders Association was established in the state of Nebraska on November 8, 2001 as a non-profit organization led by a Board that meets bi-monthly by means of a tele-conference call. The Board holds its annual meeting in Denver, Colorado in conjunction with the Miniature Hereford World show at the National Western Stock Show in January. The Miniature Hereford Breeders Association was formed by like-minded Miniature Hereford breeders in the hope of bringing together breeders from across the US and Canada to improve the breed, educate the public on the positive aspects of owning a Miniature Hereford, as well as promoting them in the show world as an alternative to the larger breeds. The MHBA works to inform potential breeders of the benefits of owning Miniature Herefords, especially for those who own smaller acreages, are interested in farm tax deferral, and for those families who have youth that were interested in the raising, marketing, and showing of beef cattle.
I am often asked "Why should I join the Miniature Hereford Breeders Association?" The answer is easy, as a Family level member, you will receive four issues of the Miniature Hereford News magazine free of charge (4 issues per year), the ability to show in Miniature Hereford shows all across the United States, have access to special sections of the website and receive newsletters. But more than that...when you join the MHBA, you instantly become part of a huge family that shares the same interest...Miniature Herefords. Every member of the MHBA works hard to improve their genetics and expand the breed as a whole and being part of this Miniature Hereford family provides you with a vast number of dedicated individuals who have many years of experience in raising, showing, and marketing these animals. Whether you are new to the mini world or an old hand, everyone is happy to provide guidance and knowledge to those who request it. One of the benefits of being a member and part of this family is that you are able to connect easily with other members if you have questions about what to feed, calving, or even showing these special little guys. Another benefit to joining the MHBA is to be able to easily find other breeders if you are in need of purchasing that perfect bull or selling a few extra females you have. I usually find that if a fellow MHBA member doesn't have what you are looking for to purchase, they will almost always assist you in finding another member who does. What could be better...Family and cows!
PAST MHBA PRESIDENT
Justin Grady served as the President of the Miniature Hereford Breeders Association for many years.
He was an exhibitor the very first year Miniature Herefords were shown at the National Western Stock
Show was instrumental in making the breed an integral part of this historic event. He was
the Show Superintendent for countless shows, pioneering the way for the breed.
We are deeply indebted to Justin’s dedication and foresight in establishing the Miniature Hereford
breed at many shows throughout the country as well as being the driving force behind the Miniature
Hereford Youth Foundation and the Miniature Hereford Junior Nationals. Justin led the organization
through years of growth, guided us through challenges and helped to make the breed what it is today.