Kevin Murnin, Worden, Mont., joins the American Hereford Association (AHA) as the Mountain region field representative for the AHA and the Hereford World. Murnin began his post Sept. 12.
In this role, Murnin will help breeders with marketing and genetic selection, along with attending Hereford sales and events. Additionally, he will contribute to educating members and commercial producers about AHA programs and other beef industry opportunities.
“We are pleased to have Kevin join the AHA field staff,” says Joe Rickabaugh, AHA director of seedstock marketing. “Kevin brings a unique knowledge of marketing and genetics to this position. He will be working full time in the states of Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, Wyoming and western Canada. He has an expressed passion for being a fieldman for Hereford breeders and we look forward to him joining the American Hereford Association.”
During Murnin’s extensive involvement in the beef industry and working with seedstock and commercial cattle producers, he previously served as a beef genomics territory manager for Neogen. There, he was responsible for working with cattle producers on developing genomic plans based on their goals, along with developing DNA testing protocols and providing consultation.
Murnin is a Texas Tech University graduate with a degree in animal science. He is actively involved in his family’s seedstock and commercial cattle operation and has served as a judge for various livestock shows across the northwest U.S.
“Throughout my career I have developed a passion for the seedstock industry and have recognized the true value genetics bring to commercial cattlemen,” Murnin says. “I am excited for the opportunity to help producers reach their goals and continue to build demand for the Hereford breed.”
Source: American Hereford Association