Shane Bedwell 

Chief Operating Officer and Director of Breed Improvement, American Hereford Association

Shane Bedwell serves as the Chief Operating Officer and Director of Breed Improvement for the American Hereford Association (AHA). Shane works closely with the AHA’s genetic evaluation as well as National Reference Sire Program.

Prior to joining the AHA, Shane was a professor and livestock judging coach at Colorado State University for 8 years. He received an associate’s degree in science from Butler County Community College in 2002 and a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and Industry from Kansas State University in 2004. Shane completed a master’s degree in beef cattle nutrition from the University of Illinois in 2007. 

Shane has had the opportunity to judge cattle in 30 states including all major and national shows 

Shane was raised on a cow-calf/stocker ranch near Medicine Lodge, Kansas. 

Wife Lacey and Children Cealy Rose and Chisum

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