FIRSTExhibitor: Benscroft Cow: Benscroft Nessa DOB:16/12/2017Calf Age of calf when pic taken 9 Months as at 12/10/20 Comments: I place the Benscroft entry first due to her proven mothering ability which is reflects by a very sappy calf at foot.SECONDExhibitor: Winswood Miniature Herefords Cow D.O.B. 22/08/18 Comments: Second I place the Winswood entry. She displays … Continue reading Class 2, Junior cow with or without own calf calves at foot
Class 1, Senior cow 3 years and over with own calf/calve at footA very good class of cows which was extremely difficult to make comment on. We have exhibitor who is showing a dry cow one with a newborn and three cows with calves at foot.FIRST Exhibitor Benscroft Name: Bridgewater Layla ID: BWML83 DOB: 1/10/2015Calf … Continue reading Class 1, Senior cow 3 years and over with own calf/calve at foot
Every year at Shady Creek Miniature Herefords we have around 20 new calves added to the herd in the Springtime. Only 1 or 2 bull calves are kept for future breeding and the rest are castrated and become steers. A couple of these steers can be sold as long term grass eaters for small acre … Continue reading Value Adding with Small Hereford Steers
We moved to our 60 acre property in 2003 from 14 acres, so more cows were on the agenda. Initially we ran agistment cows to help pay the bills. We also bought cattle as weaners, kept them for 12 months and then sold, mostly doubling our money, happy days. The focus was always Friesian Hereford … Continue reading Benscroft Miniature Herefords – the story so far…
How did we end up with Miniature Herefords, well it is a rather funny story indeed. We were heading into semi-retirement with a bush block to develop and an idea to get cattle in due course, Charolais, beautiful but big cattle. While sitting in an apartment in Sydney we started playing with names for the … Continue reading Miniature Herefords at Sandrian Park
Not everyone wants big cattle and lots of people don’t have the room anyway. If you’ve got 5, 10, 20 or even 100 acres and you run the big Hereford you could find yourself supplementary feeding some if not all the year round. You could develop new relations with your neighbors as hungry cattle push … Continue reading Miniature Herefords – the little animal who packs a big punch.