Frame Score – what is it?

The Miniature Hereford Club of America will not classify an animal larger than a frame ONE as a Miniature Hereford. The average size of Miniature Herefords available at the moment is between 104 and 114 cms (41″ and 45″). Australian breeders follow the same guidelines.

The Point of Rocks ranch (the Largents) have a more detailed explanation of how a frame score is determined here

Mature Cow
(3 years old)
Mature Bull
(3 years old)
Frame scoreHeight at hipHeight at hip
(cm)(inches)(cm)(inches)
101606316565
91556116063
81505915561
71455715059
61405514557
51355314055
41305113553
31244913051
21194712449
11144511947
01094311445
001044110943
000993910441
000094379939
Chris, who is 5′11″ standing with a 3 year old miniature poll Hereford cow.