Christopher, Brett and Mark Rockeman of Rockeman Herefords in Donnybrook were recently recognized by the American Hereford Association for producing two cows named to the Dams of Distinction list.
“These are the most efficient cows in the Hereford breed,” Craig Huffhines, the association’s executive secretary said in a press release. He added that the cows have met the strictest requirements for early calving, reproductive efficiency, calving intervals of no greater than one year, and weaning weight ratios in the top end of the breeder’s herd.
About 1,900 cows were named to the Dams of Distinction list for this year. A complete listing of the cows and the 630 breeders who produced them can be obtained from the American Hereford Association or viewed online by going to (hereford.org) and clicking on Whole Herd TPR first and Dams of Distinction next. An article reviewing Dams of Distinction is published in the April issue of Hereford World, the breed’s official publication.