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Artwork by Mark Storm, reprinted from Texas Hereford, November 1969.

History of the Texas Hereford Association

"The object of this organization shall be uniting, furthering, and protecting the interest of the Hereford breeders in the state of Texas."

The Texas Hereford Association had its beginning in a San Antonio, Texas, boot shop on November 7, 1899, and the four men who are identifiable in this painting helped make Texas Hereford history on that important day. Captain William S. (Sude) Ikard of Henrietta, the first breeder of Hereford cattle in the state of Texas, featured in the center of the painting, has just been elected to serve as the first president of the newly formed Texas Hereford Association, and he is being congratulated by Col. B. C. Rhome of Rhome. Behind these two individuals, applauding vigorously, are from left to right: B. C. Rhome Jr., also of Rhome, and J. F. Yearwood of Georgetown.

For more information regarding these individuals and many other early Texas Hereford Pioneers, view these articles..

Hereford Conquest of Texas Began in 1876
Reprint The American Hereford Journal, October 1936

An Early History of the Texas Hereford Association
by Frank Reeves, as printed from the May 1959 Texas Hereford


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