I am a member of the Miniature Hereford Breeders Association. I am also a member of the American Hereford Association.
It has come to my attention that folks out there (breeders like myself) have information relating to our breed, miniatures in particular, that doesnt seem to get passed along to the proper channels for all interested parties to see.
Just a month or so ago, I had the opportunity to speak with a very good breeder who had some information about an upcoming miniature Hereford Show here in the east. I begged for the specific information to be sent to me via my web-site so I could pass it on the the MHBA and post it here as well. After a bit of a conversation, a few names being mentioned and alot of personal opinion, I never heard from the person again.
It is no surprise to hear people complain there is not enough information given for a specific area in the country from the MHBA...gee, if folks who have the information could PASS IT ALONG it would be a great help.....
Folks, an organization is only as good as its elected officals and members....if you have something that may be of interest, dates, shows, info, pictures, show results, etc, please pass it along. Especially if someone asks for that info.
To withhold information that ultimately helps promote the breed and breeders because you may not like a certain person, or care for their breeding plan, or whatever, hurts everyone and causes division and hard feelings.
It is a shame that some people cannot" see the cattle for the breeder..."
I guess that is human nature....
and just one of the reasons I prefer to deal wiuth animals over humans if I can help it. At least animals are somewhat predictable.
All elected officers.....please consider what you do to help promote the breed and inform the members. If you are someone with a leadership role, then lead. If you just like to see your name in print quarterly, write an article at least.
To those who are active and step up, we thank you.