Do you have food for me Mum?
Our beautiful little 3 month old miniature Hereford steer, Douglas, has found a new home with Carol and Ros. He was hand-raised from a day old, quiet as a lamb, loves a cuddle with arms wrapped around his head, licks your face if he can (that furry tounge hurts!). He’s a ‘loves a brush and scratch’ type of guy.
Theres got to be food here somewhere..
We gently taught this mini Hereford steer to lead, which is great, using the Pat Parelli, patience and persistence, horse training method. We haven’t trained any other mini calves to lead in the past as they just follow anyway, but will do so again when we can. After his first lesson, Dougie just walked like a dog, albeit a bit slowly until its towards his bucket and his little feet speed up then!!
Thanks, Mum, those calf nuts were delicious!
For more information on Miniature Herefords we have for sale, please contact Chris on 0409 691 053 during work hours or 08 8380 5343 after hours as we have very little mobile reception at home.
Is there food in that camera?
As promised, attached are some photos of miniature Herefords we have for sale.
Zizi is a quiet girl who has a lovely dark coat.
Lisa certainly likes her food as you can see.
Wilbur is not related to Zizi or Lisa and together they would make a great package to start your own stud.
Ronald was born in March last year so is only 10 months old so you can see how chunky he is going to be.
Give Chris a call on his mobile during the work day or on 08 8380 5343 after dark as we have little mobile coverage when we are home.
We are now pleased to announce our first listing of Miniature Herfords for sale. After careful breeding, we have a number of calves (both heifers and bulls) and mature cows now available. Located at Lower Hermitage in South Australia, these miniature cattle are all available and ready to go now.
We have Lisa and Zizi who are both 6 year old cows at $1,500 each, Morgana who is 2.5 years also at $1,500, Wilbur is 1.5 years old at $1,000 and Ronald who has just turned one at only $800. Please contact us for specific pedigree information. I will endeavour to list individual photos as soon as possible.
I will be adding more photos very soon so bookmark this site so you can be the first to view the Miniature Herefords we now have for sale. The photo below shows their relative size compared to the quad bike.
Our miniature Herefords have settled in well at Oakdale. We have acquired some extra cattle and are looking forward to the arrival of calves soon.
- Hereford cattle are a widely used breed in temperate areas, mainly for beef production.
- Originally from Herefordshire, England, they are found in the temperate parts of Australia.
- The breed also enjoys great popularity among ranchers in the desert American Southwest of the United States, as well as in the centre and east of Argentina and in Uruguay.
- Herefords made up the largest percentage of registered cows among herders in New Zealand.
- This is a testament to the hardiness of the breed; while originating in cool, moist Britain, they have thrived in much harsher climates.
- The breed has adapted to a wide range of climates on nearly every continent.
- Hornless variants with the polled gene are known as the Polled Herefords.
- Breeding horned and hornless together functions as a genetic dehorner.
- This is often used as an alternative to a dehorning process, which causes stress and often weight loss.
- Closely related to the Miniature Hereford, the breed is known for its high-quality meat and its excellent maternal qualities.
- The Hereford’s temperament is more docile, allowing easier handling than other cattle breeds.
- Its meat quality is very good, in some strains rivaling that of Angus, another “British Breed”, known for ‘marbling’ (intramuscular fat).
- The World Hereford Council is based in the United Kingdom; the Secretary General, Mrs. Jan Wills, is from New Zealand.
- There are currently 19 member countries with 20 Hereford societies and 7 non-member countries with a total of eight societies.