Some Hereford Pictures

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Some Hereford Pictures

Post by SPH » Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:14 pm

Some photos from the past couple weeks. Won't post any specific info on pedigrees/sires or such unless someone asks. Won't lie, our pastures are pretty plush right now because we had a bunch of snow over the winter then a very wet spring of rain so cows are in very good condition right now as they have plenty to graze at the moment.

9 year old cow with bull calf pictured next

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And here is one of her daughters as a 1st calf heifer this year

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probably my favorite cow in the herd, she is a 5 year old

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probably the most productive cow in the herd right now

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her heifer calf

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couple more cow pictures

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some calves

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Re: Some Hereford Pictures

Post by T & B farms » Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:18 pm

Very nice, I love Hereford calves. Enjoyed the pictures

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Re: Some Hereford Pictures

Post by Ky hills » Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:21 pm

Very nice Hereford cattle. Thanks for posting those, always glad to see cattle and especially good Herefords. :tiphat:

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Re: Some Hereford Pictures

Post by SPH » Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:23 pm

Thanks! Got them to post correctly after editing the post a bit. Not sure why the 2G bull calf is sideways though

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Re: Some Hereford Pictures

Post by Coosh71 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:56 am

Real nice

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Re: Some Hereford Pictures

Post by Silver » Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:44 am

Looking really good, thanks for sharing.

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Re: Some Hereford Pictures

Post by ALACOWMAN » Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:52 am

Look good,, good udders on the cows..
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Re: Some Hereford Pictures

Post by CCCowman » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:04 am

Man, those are nice!!! I love Herefords!!!!
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Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:18 am

Looking good. Good pics.
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Re: Some Hereford Pictures

Post by kentuckyguy » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:45 am

Great pictures

I love seeing good Hereford cattle

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Re: Some Hereford Pictures

Post by 76 Bar » Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:30 am

Impressive...and especially the nice udders in a breed who has struggled in that department. :tiphat:

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Re: Some Hereford Pictures

Post by Son of Butch » Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:00 pm

Yup, very nice udders was my 1st thought too.

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Re: Some Hereford Pictures

Post by Ky hills » Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:19 pm

Like all breeds there are some not so good udders out there. Its been my experience the last few years with building a Hereford based cowherd that udders for the most part are pretty good these days, even with increased milking ability udders are still neat and compact made.
Those cows pictured have some real nice udders that should stay in good shape for a long time.

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Re: Some Hereford Pictures

Post by SPH » Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:08 pm

Thanks for all the kind comments. We've worked really hard over the years to breed what we feel are some well-balanced females. We sold off 7 pairs to another Hereford breeder here in state right before breeding season and really had a lot of discussion trying to make the decisions on what to keep and what to sell as we already had culled down to a pretty tight group and went back and forth on what we were going to do. Been pretty fun watching this group we kept though. We really stress on calving ease to go with good phenotype and udders along with growth traits. Good chunk of those cows have some kind of Revolution 4R in their pedigrees and that bull I'd probably credit if you ever want to clean up udders he's a good one to use if you can get your hands on his semen which is getting pricey now that he's dead. You won't be disappointed in his daughters, they make great cows and have nice clean udders.

Also that first bull calf (2G) I got the cow wrong, his momma is actually that first calf heifer pictured after him and that makes the 1st cow his maternal grand dam.

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Re: Some Hereford Pictures

Post by Allenw » Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:32 am

Always good to see some Hereford pics, nice looking cattle

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