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The origin of the Hereford has been lost over time but it is generally agreed that it was founded on the draught ox descended from the small red cattle of Roman Briton and from a large Welsh breed once numerous along the border of England and Wales. Herefords have taken their name from the county Herefordshire, an historic agricultural region of England where this breed has evolved.

The origins of this breed of cattle in the County of Herefordshire have been mentioned by various agricultural authors as long ago as the early 1600's. During the 1700's and early 1800's documented records of the breed were maintained by various individuals in and around the Herefordshire area.   more...

Latest Hereford Breed News

Friday, December 07, 2012
Hereford and Agnus Breeding and Marketing Debate Continues
US - Differences in marketing strategy between the USA’s two largest breed organizations, Angus and Herefords, has developed...
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Herefords Charge Ahead in the US
AUSTRALIA - Despite back-to-back years of drought and escalating costs in the beef industry, the Hereford breed is making a mighty...
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Brazil to Promote Genetics of Hereford Cattle
BRAZIL - An agreement between Apex and the Brazilian Hereford and Braford Association has as its objectives fostering exports...

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