Effingham County’s Sam Zemurray was inducted April 1 into the Georgia Hereford Hall Of Fame.
Zemurray bought Honey Ridge Plantation in 1968 and operated it as a row crop operation. In 1978 he purchased his first Hereford cows from M.P. Martin of Bulloch County and changed from row crop to cattle and hay production. Through the years, Zemurray has acquired many top line bulls and cows from herds such as Dexter Douglas, Robert Swearingen, Richard Meyer and C&H Herefords, Ridgeway Farms, Rock Hollow Farms and R.W. Jones Farms. Zemurray took to the show ring with his bulls and was named grand champion bull at the NALE in Louisville, Ky., in 1982 and many other show ring winners.
Zemurray has served as president of the Georgia Hereford Association for three years and was also a committee member of APHA’s Vision 2000. Zemurray has hosted two field days for the Georgia Hereford Association. The first, in 1983, has been referred to as the pinnacle of field days in Georgia and he hosted another field day in 1993. He also has hosted numerous production sales.