The History And Future Of Hereford Cattle
It is thought that Hereford cattle trace back to 1742, but
it was certainly in England. The first established
breeding her...
Imported into the United States of America to improve
the rangy but indestructible wild cattle, Herefords
proved to be har...
Today the desirable traits of the breed remain, although
currently the animals produce a leaner meat for today's
consumers...
Because of the animals inherent soundness, efficiency,
hardiness, and gentleness, these cattle were preferred
to all other...
Many ranchers prefer crossbreds, and it is true that this
practice can overcome some of the drawbacks of the
more exotic b...
These reasons have kept the centuries-old British breed
as the most numerous in the world. Over 50 countries
use Herefords...
It is not only the feed-to-carcass weight ratio that makes
these animals famous. Their meat has a tenderness,
juiciness, a...
Hereford cattle were recognized in the 19th century to
be easy and profitable to raise, and a breed worth
preserving. From...
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  1. 1. The History And Future Of Hereford Cattle
  2. 2. It is thought that Hereford cattle trace back to 1742, but it was certainly in England. The first established breeding herd was formalized in 1840 in that country. Although this breed comes from a well-watered, cool region of the world, it has done well in vastly different climates. Herefords excel both as purebreds and as the ideal cross for many other types of beef cows.
  3. 3. Imported into the United States of America to improve the rangy but indestructible wild cattle, Herefords proved to be hardy enough to survive Florida swamps and Montana winters. They were also much better at packing on meat, maturing early for the markets, and learning to co-exist with humans than the skeletal longhorns.
  4. 4. Today the desirable traits of the breed remain, although currently the animals produce a leaner meat for today's consumers. The breeders' associations work hard to keep Herefords sound, fertile, docile, and superior at both milk production for their young and meat for the market. Although there are two distinct strains - horned and naturally hornless or 'polled' - and two associations, the animals of both types are otherwise the same.
  5. 5. Because of the animals inherent soundness, efficiency, hardiness, and gentleness, these cattle were preferred to all others. They spread through Mexico to the great beef-raising plains of South America. They also thrived in far-flung areas of the British Empire, proving to be more lasting than that imperial institution.
  6. 6. Many ranchers prefer crossbreds, and it is true that this practice can overcome some of the drawbacks of the more exotic breeds. Herefords have been proved to be excellent crosses. Their can raise low fertility rates, make calving easier for first-time heifers, mitigate a high bone- to-meat ration, and improve the feed conversion rate. Since artificial insemination means that beef producers have access to the best bulls, outstanding Herefords have greatly influenced the industry with hybrid vigor.
  7. 7. These reasons have kept the centuries-old British breed as the most numerous in the world. Over 50 countries use Herefords as the foundation of the industry. The progeny of one potent bull, Anxiety 4, have proved themselves over the years to be the best in over-all beef production in the States and in other parts of the world where his influence has spread.
  8. 8. It is not only the feed-to-carcass weight ratio that makes these animals famous. Their meat has a tenderness, juiciness, and flavor that many consider to be unsurpassed. They excel even with the new policies of free range, grass-fed beef for a leaner, healthier meat. You can try CHB, or Certified Hereford Beef, to see if you agree with this assessment.
  9. 9. Hereford cattle were recognized in the 19th century to be easy and profitable to raise, and a breed worth preserving. From 4-H kids to ranchers in the US, New Zealand, Argentina, and Australia, these animals are regarded as the foundation of the industry. Moreover, their popularity is not waning, and these low-slung, sound, and docile beasts seem destined to endure forever.
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