Denny Hoffman, Thedford, Neb., was named a Hereford Herdsman Emeritus during the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) in Denver Jan. 17.
The Hereford Herdsman Emeritus Award is presented by Hereford Herdsmen of the Year recipients to individuals who they feel deserve the Herdsman honor.
Hoffman has been actively involved with Hereford cattle for 50 years. His involvement has progressed from being a herdsman, a manager and now an owner of his own herd: Hoffman Herefords, Thedford, Neb. Hoffman Herefords is a family operation with Denny; his wife, Dixie; and his son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Kaycee.
During the 1970s Denny fit Denver champions both on the Hill and carloads in the Yards, as well as at numerous other register of merit shows for a nationally recognized operation. Since then, Hoffmans have raised and shown many, many winners of their own. Most recently, at the 2014 NWSS, Hoffman Herefords won the carload show and won grand champion polled female.
Denny has a strong affiliation with the showring but he says he’s even more adamant about the Hereford breed’s position as a provider of seedstock for commercial cattlemen.
He served on the American Hereford Association board of directors from 2006-10.
Source: American Hereford Association