Secretary General of Uruguay

June 19, 2014

Jose visited the South African National Show Championships in 2014. Was such an Honour to have him take the time to Support the Hereford Breeders of South Africa.

It is now time to reflect on the activities of the 16th World Hereford Conference which was held at Calgary in July. My term as Secretary General will conclude on December 31st 2012 and at the business session meeting, delegates representing twenty member countries considered three worthy applicants for the position of Secretary General. A secret ballot was held and José Bonica Henderson from Uruguay was elected and he will begin his duties in January 2013.

José, commonly known as Pepe is aged 57. He is married to Amalia and they have a son and two daughters. Pepe is a third generation Hereford breeder and has broad experience in the Hereford world. He is a recognized producer, agronomist and a leader of a number of producer organizations in Uruguay. At present Pepe is the President of the Associaión Rural del Uruguay and his term of office will end at the latter part of this year. He has lectured at various conferences both nationally and internationally.

Pepe is a past President of the Uruguayan Hereford Association and a member and chairman of the Kiyu committee (the bull test central farm). He has represented Uruguay at World Hereford conferences and in addition Pepe has worked extensively developing the Pan American Hereford Evaluation. He has a deep knowledge in genetic evaluations and improvement programs.

Pepe has strong leadership qualities and excellent inter personal and communication skills. Pepe is bi-lingual and will be the first South American to hold the position of Secretary General. This is particularly exciting for the South American Hereford breeders. Pepe is well respected by all his fellow Hereford breeders and is looking forward to representing the Hereford breed as their Secretary General.