WHY OWN A MINI HEREFORD?
Investment Potential: There are less than two thousand true Miniature Herefords in the world. The potential for the long-term breeders market is unlimited with premium prices being received for the good quality animals.
Registered Pedigree: All true Miniature Herefords in the United States are registered with the American Hereford Association. American Hereford Association pedigrees can be traced back for over 100 years.
Size: The smaller size makes them easy to handle. A mature three-year-old cow can be 38-45 inches tall and weigh 500-1000 pounds depending on flesh condition. Compare this to the standard mature cow which is 50-60 inches tall and weighs 1000-2000 pounds.
Popularity: Interest continues to increase by leaps and bounds, not only nationally, but internationally.
Easy Keeping and Efficient: The little brood cow of 700 pounds seems to maintain body condition on about 1/2 of the nutritional intake of a 1400 pound counterpart. They can raise a calf weighing 65% or more of their body weight compared to the average of 35% to 40% of a standard cow.
Disposition: When handled properly, they become gentle.
Care: The cow is one of the easiest of all animals to take care of; a smaller version makes it even easier.
Nutrition: Typical bovine feed, pasture, corn stalks, hay, grain or whatever is in your area will maintain a Miniature Hereford, no special feed or medication is necessary.
Appeal to Children: Children of all ages love the cute, baby calves and enjoy them.
Environmentally Correct: The environment can be improved with the use of many of our different species of ruminant animals when properly managed. The smaller animals are more environmentally friendly, easier on frail terrain and easier on the owner.
Health Requirements: Any veterinarian, experienced rancher or farmer should be able to diagnose the maladies common to the bovines in your area. The health concerns of Miniature Hereford cattle are no different than those of their standard size counterparts. If you have no experience with cattle, please call your local veterinarian for assistance with the health cares of your cattle.