The Illinois Polled Hereford Association gives three awards each year at the annual banquet held during the Illinois Beef Expo.
The awards, description and past recipients are listed below.
BREEDER OF THE YEAR AWARD – given to an IPHA member that excels in the following areas: promoting both their program and the Hereford breed on the state/national level, supporting State Association sponsored events (sales, tours, etc), supports the state’s youth program, and is respected by other members for their accomplishments.
|BREEDER OF THE YEAR|
|1978||Larry Peters / Phil Teare|
|1979||Don Van Gilder|
|1983||Larry and Cinda Peters|
|1999||Torrance Polled Herefords|
|2003||Purple Reign Cattle Co.|
|2007||Purple Reign Cattle Co.|
HALL OF FAME – given to a long standing IPHA member that meets the following criteria: has been actively involved in the state association (board, sales, tours, etc), shown leadership to peers and youth alike, outspoken about the Hereford breed, and in general is looked upon as an elite, progressive operation.
|HALL OF FAME|
|1998||Riddell Polled Herefords|
|2001||Phil & Joyce Ellis|
|2006||Oak Hill Farm|
|2008||Lowderman Cattle Company|
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE – given to individuals / families in honor of their special contributions to the Association and the Hereford breed outside of the above two awards. It is only bestowed upon individuals based on yearly evaluations – not an annual award.
|2005||Jack Lowderman Family|