sorry for the plagiarism missi, but you pretty much summed it up for the polled as well :lol: :
here it goes...i prefer the polled herefords. they are rugged, big framed, wide hipped, naturally thicker and excellent mammas. we don't run any horned.
horned and polled is a regional thing to an extent. buyers in our area prefer polleds. dehorning is not a big deal to me.......it's done at conception.
most people around here like the deep, dark red of the polled cattle. the horned tend to be more of an orange color although there has been a slight shift to breeding darker horned cattle.
i think poled is good for small ranches and horned is good for big ranches
the polled cattle have epd's to rival any horned lines, in all aspects.
my polled cattle are wide hipped...almost never a calving problem with them.
basically, after many generations of improving both lines of the breed, you can find exceptional quality of both. nowadays, pretty much the only difference is the horns.