Hereford Embryos for Sale from Davis Rairdan
Davis Rairdan has Hereford embryos for sale from well-known bloodlines.
Herefords are one of the most prominent breeds among farmers and
ranchers in North America. Herefords are docile and easy to handle
and that makes them ideal for large cattle operations.
Canadian Polled Herefords
The first Polled Herefords were imported to Canada in 1903 by Mossom
Boyd of Bobycaygeon, Ontario.
Hereford Breed Characteristics
Maternal, economical, easy-doing, fertile, adaptable, dependable,
convenient, versatile, longevity, hardy, docile, marbling, profitable
Today's practical cattleman is faced with ever increasing input
costs. Costs like feed, labour, and animal health. In the past
the solution has been to maximize production, but that doesn't
always work as this also means maximized input costs. Mature size,
dystocia, temperament, foraging ability, feed conversion, hardiness
all affect the amount of inputs required. Today's practical cattlemen
is faced with the challenge of maximizing profitability by minimizing
inputs through optimized production.
Herefords, optimum production for maximum profitability. What
this means is that all things considered Herefords produce more
calf for your buck.
- The Hereford and Hereford influenced female is more moderately
sized requiring less to maintain her condition and produce a
proportionately larger calf. Regardless of whether you are situated
in an area with abundant or limited feed resources, you can
run more Hereford and Hereford influenced females and produce
more pounds of calf.
- They are hardy foragers, which means, under your practical
management conditions they are better able to maintain their
condition with less feed resources.
- Because she is low maintenance, she is more fertile. She
weans her calf and maintains her condition while carrying and
nurturing her next calf. All this and she still rebreeds within
a 365-day span.
- This fertility combined with the calving ease of Herefords
means you are achieving a higher calf crop percentage.
- And the mothering ability and vigorousness of Hereford calves
means you are producing more pounds of calf per cow exposed.
- This is all before adding the longevity and docility into
the equation. Longevity means your replacement costs are lower
and you get more value per dollar spent from your bulls. The
temperament means they are easier to handle putting less stress
on you and your handling equipment. Most importantly, the cattle
business is a family business, so the docility gives you peace
of mind when your children and grandchildren are working along
Best of all you are getting top price at the auction market for
your good feeder calves and replacement heifers.
Hereford Breed History
Beginning in 1742 with a bull calf and two cows inherited
from his father's estate, Benjamin Tomkins is credited with
founding the Hereford breed. From the start, Mr. Tomkins
had as his goals economy in feeding, natural aptitude to
grow and gain from grass and grain, rustling ability, hardiness,
early maturity and prolificacy, traits that are still of
primary importance today.
Fredrick William Stone was a Warwickshire Englishman who
is responsible for the introduction of the Hereford breed
into Canada. Mr. Stone came to Canada from England in 1831
and settled on 200 acres on the Puslinch Plains, south of
where the city of Guelph now stands. He eventually increased
his farm to 583 acres.
In 1850 Mr. Stone bought a herd of Shorthorns and four years
later began to import breeding stock from England. While
he was visiting England in 1860, he attended the English
Royal Show at Canterbury and was greatly impressed with
the quality of the Herefords shown. As he had to return
to Canada he arranged for his brother to buy some of these
cattle at an upcoming sale of Lord Bateman. In due course,
eight heifers and a young bull arrived in Canada, all of
commendable quality. It was Mr. Stone's intention to show
them the following year at the provincial exhibition in
London, Ontario as he felt this "would at least attract
attention" to the breed. An editorial in an agricultural
journal of the day made the comment that Lord Bateman's
renowned Herefords stood unequalled in purity, size and
symmetry in England and congratulated Mr. Stone on his purchases.