SWSFHerefords wrote:Lol thanks Aaron but hes a little too short for my liking. I really like his build but I would want some more leg under him if I was going to breed anything to him. I will have a while to look for a bull for her so im not really worried about it right now. There are a looot of AI sires out there!
SWSFHerefords wrote:Right now we are in the 20s-30s here. But it has been much colder and we have had a lot of snow this year. We had about nine inches sunday. It has melted quite a bit but we still have about 2 or 3 inches on the ground. I have a cow that is about to pop and I just KNEW she would calve in the middle of that blizzard lol. Thank god she didnt. Most of our cows and the bull are fairly dark. Probably not as dark as your cattle over there but for here they arent very light. But for some reason some of the calves are more of a peanut butter color. Or thats what my family calls them lol. Peanut Butter Herefords. Most of ours do have pigment around their eyes but its faint. You can see it if you're standing right next to them and look at the skin around their eyes. We have a few that actually have markings around their eyes but not very many. Does the eye pigment actually have something to do with herefords not contracting pink eye or eye cancer? I always heard that but I didnt know if it was just an old farmers myth or if there was truth to it. There are very few people that raise herefords down here. They say they are too small framed, dont milk well, and get pink eye too easily. Well since we have bred full blooded herefords we have never had pink eye, obviously mine arent small framed at all, and they all milk really well. Does anyone else have stereotypes like that around where they live?
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