Founded on February 1, 1950 as a Benevolent Corporation with the goal to improve the member’s quality of Polled Hereford cattle by exchanging ideas and experiences among members at meetings, shows and sales, various activities, and closer relationships encouraged by the association.
The Central Missouri Polled Hereford Breeders Association (CMPHBA) as known today, was organized in Linn, Missouri in June of 1952 with the goal to promote and create marketing opportunities for the ever increasing popular Polled Hereford Breed of cattle. The first show and sale was held on February 3, 1953 in a heated tent next to the cattle barns at Osage County fairgrounds. This popular annual event out grew this venue and in February 1970 the 18th annual sale was held at the newly constructed Osage County Feeder Calf Association Pavilion just west of Linn, MO.
With the sales success and popularity in August 1973 a semi-annual sale was added. This location was used for 81 consecutive sales until relocating to Miller County Regional Stockyards Eldon, MO. A celebration highlighting the 100th sale of the association was held September 15, 2012 with country music star Leroy Van Dyke performing Friday evening and auctioneering the first couple lots at sale. The Seifert Family/Valley View Farms were recognized as the only breeder to participate in all 100 sales.
In 2019 the association joined with the College of Ozarks Beef program and participated in the schools biennial fall sale. Current sale location is Interstate Regional Stockyards, Cuba MO
67 years and 116 sales later the vision of the original officers made up of Richard Seifert, Clyde Francis, Clarence Winkelman and Lawrence Renn Sr. and it’s many members support including the Kauffman and Gregory families who are into their 3rd and 5th generations respectively continuing the tradition of offering high quality Polled Hereford cattle from their operations to fellow breeders across the country.
Cattle purchased from these sales have served as foundation stock for many herds across the area and won many awards and titles at shows including the National Western in Denver.