Direction of use
This breed is a long-living, undemanding, adaptable and climate-tolerant beef breed, that doesn`t get too fat. The animals are early maturing and easy calving.
Statistics & Distribution
- Austria: 35 animals
- Breed proportion in Austria: 0.00%
This breed is the most distributed beef breed on earth. Especially in the UK, North and South America, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and in many other countries you can find animals of this breed. In Germany there are only a few.
Ø Beef performance:
|Daily weight gain (g)|
|200 days||365 days|
Control farms (Herds): 1
Height (cm, Ø): 137
Weight (kg, Ø): 700
Animals in control farms: 6
Registered cows: 0
Origin: England (GB)
1800: At this time the breed acquired its appearance as a result of crossbreeding with cattle from Flanders
19th century: Selection for early maturity, reduction of the frame
1846: Publication of the first Herd Book
1878: Herd Book was taken over by the established „Hereford Herd Book Society“
1955: Appearance of the first polled Herefords in the U.K.