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Hereford Cattle

Overall satisfaction

4.5/5

Acquired: Breeder

Gender: Male

Appearance

4/5

Commercial value

N/A

Temperament

4/5

Health

5/5

Growth rate

5/5

Calving ease

N/A

Tolerance for heat

4/5

Tolerance for cold

4/5

Meat quality

4/5

Dairy quality

N/A

Meat quantity

4/5

Dairy quantity

N/A

A good Beef producer

By

United States

Posted Oct 23, 2016

My family would always raise 2 - 3 Hereford steers a year for beef. They were easy to care for, just make sure their water troughs were accessible and full, and they had some room to graze. We would usually feed them alfalfa bales during the summer, and then alfalfa and either oats, grain, or corn in the autumn before they were ready to butcher.

The meat was usually more on the lean side, and we always had great quality beef.

The temperament was usually a little skittish. We could usually get within 5-10 feet before they would run away from us.

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