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Mauldin Classic Herefords

Raising the right size for better efficiency and profit for small farms

Marketing options breeders can consider when they use
the Classic Size Herefords as the base.

“Classic Size” definition is merely a size guideline of Hereford cattle for breeders to follow with expectations of benefits to be achieved. The term “Classic Herefords” came about to define the size of the original Herefords from the time they first arrived in the US until the 1970s when breeders started breeding for bigger and bigger Herefords. Some researchers believe the breeders went too far when producing the larger Herefords.  We will label these “Modern Herefords” for this discussion.

Another sub group of the Modern Herefords that came about in the late 1900s were Miniature Herefords. They originated from the belief that people with smaller acreage would like smaller cattle that required less feed and less acreage to raise compared to the Modern Herefords.

Classic Hereford sizes fit right between the size of Modern Herefords and the size of Miniature Herefords. Each of these groups are generally defined by the frame scores of the animals in the group. A frame score defines the height of the animal measured at the hip. (Frame Score Reference). This allows Classic Hereford breeding programs to have at least 4 different markets to consider.


SCH Stewarts Lady Abbey - Full Hereford size - frame score: 5, wt: 1,250 lbs. Focus to breed with Mini bull for Classic cows/bulls. The classic cows/bull can then be used for multiple marketing opportunities.

PA Dayna - 25% Mini bloodlines - frame score: 4, wt: 1,200 lbs. Focus to breed with Mini bull for Classic cows/bulls. She has produced calves that fit in the upper Mini Hereford Frame Scores. The classic cows/bull can then be used for multiple marketing opportunities.

DJF Quip 10T Tianna- 50% Mini bloodlines size - frame score: 3, wt: 1,200 lbs. Focus to breed with Mini bull for Classic cows/bulls. She has produced calves that fit in the upper Mini Hereford Frame Scores. The classic cows/bull can then be used for multiple marketing opportunities.

LL Willows Rose - 100% Mini bloodlines - frame score: 1, wt: 850 lbs. Focus to breed with Mini bull for Mini cows/bulls. She has produced calves that fit in the upper Mini Hereford Frame Scores.

Here are the primary marketing options we see and are considering in our  breeding program.