How big are mini Herefords

How big are they really?

Most breeders will list either a mature frame score or current height along with an animal’s sale statistics. 114cm (45 inches) tall may not sound like much, but when you add 61 cm (two feet) of width, almost 450 kg (1000 pounds) of beef all wrapped in a hairy hide, they can be larger than you thought.

They are roughly half the size of their Modern counterparts, but they are still cattle.

The animals, which are a smaller chunkier version of the larger Hereford, like their larger cousins, have a good temperament, essential for a small block.

They forage well and don’t seem to be affected too adversely by hills and the poorer feed that grows on them.

AMH Barclay inspecting our new 250cc quad bike. Barclay was born in 2004 (photo take 2011)