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Re: Hereford cows

Postby kenny thomas » Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:31 pm

mrvictordomino is only a short drive from you in KY.
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Re: Hereford cows

Postby Dave » Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:07 pm

I know a couple that raise real good Herefords but the freight from Conell, Washington or Baker City, Oregon would probably be cost prohibitive.
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Re: Hereford cows

Postby SPH » Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:40 pm

How many females, what kind of budget, and how far are you willing to buy from? All that will figure into your decision. If you are looking for carcass traits Ellis Farms http://www.efbeef.com/ is not too far from you probably. If you buy in bulk a lot of the larger Hereford breeders across the country probably offer some discounts and transportation arrangements too.

I'm a little biased but if I was going to purchase a group of females Rausch Herefords in South Dakota is a program I'd look at. They have the breed's most Dams of Distinction for the last 36 years. We've bought a bull off their production sale and used several of their AI sires and of any genetics we've used theirs we have had some of the best results than any other genetics we've used over the years.

No matter where you wind up buying from, you are going to find that Hereford females are some of the best cows you'll ever own. Do your research and buy from a reputable Hereford breeder and you'll do just fine.
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Re: Hereford cows

Postby Rafter S » Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:29 am

Farm Fence Solutions wrote:
bball wrote:
Farm Fence Solutions wrote:Polled or horned?


Doesn't really matter to me as long as they're quality.


I have a good friend that raises really nice horned Herefords. All registered stock. I can PM you his contact info, if you like? Just don't mention the F1/Angus bull part or he'll shyt a Buick. :lol:


Why does he care what kind of bull his customers use?
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Re: Hereford cows

Postby Son of Butch » Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:49 am

IF a breed is any good for your area you shouldn't have to go more than a few hundred miles to find good quality.
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Re: Hereford cows

Postby redcowsrule33 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:18 am

Buying registered stock to make commercial animals seems cost prohibitive unless they have some older cows they are ready to let go. A lot of the breeders may have long time customers whose herds by now are high percentage that you could get replacements from and you would be able to ask what else is in the woodpile.
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Re: Hereford cows

Postby elkwc » Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:53 am

redcowsrule33 wrote:Buying registered stock to make commercial animals seems cost prohibitive unless they have some older cows they are ready to let go. A lot of the breeders may have long time customers whose herds by now are high percentage that you could get replacements from and you would be able to ask what else is in the woodpile.


Here I have a reputable Hereford breeder who only registers what he is keeping and sells the rest as commercial. He sells some very good replacement females as commercial. We bought some last spring and plan on continuing to buy/purchase some more. Many times around here I've found I can buy registered Angus females either bred heifers or young cows cheaper than I can bred heifers from the developers and you have a better idea what you are getting. Usually I don't pay much if any more and if I do pay a little extra it is cheaper in the long run than having the high cull rate you do on those at the sale barn or from a developer.

I know a man who has some very nice bred Hereford heifers(some have calves now) from the Monahans ranch in NE for sale but that would be a long haul for this man.
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Re: Hereford cows

Postby Dogs and Cows » Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:05 am

In your location...this is who I'd go to...as has been stated earlier...

http://www.jmsvictordomino.com/
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Re: Hereford cows

Postby bball » Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:15 am

Really appreciate all the recommendations!
Mrvictordomino was also at the top of my list as i have seen the amazing pics of his cattle posted on here. Sadly for me, and superb for him, he has nothing available...with nothing coming available anytime soon...a real testament to just how good his cattle are. However, he said he will keep me in mind if something does become available. I sure would love to have a few from his place.
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Re: Hereford cows

Postby True Grit Farms » Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:27 am

Nothing beats a pasture full of Hereford cows to look at. IMO
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Re: Hereford cows

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:24 am

Rafter S wrote:
Farm Fence Solutions wrote:
bball wrote:
Doesn't really matter to me as long as they're quality.


I have a good friend that raises really nice horned Herefords. All registered stock. I can PM you his contact info, if you like? Just don't mention the F1/Angus bull part or he'll shyt a Buick. :lol:


Why does he care what kind of bull his customers use?


Why do you care that he cares? :lol: It's lighthearted humor directed at purebred holly rollers. I've always said that I'd like to have his cows for a year to put a good angus/sim angus bull on, and see what the profit did. He always gets stirred up and starts quoting end of the earth bible verses.
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Re: Hereford cows

Postby Rafter S » Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:37 pm

Farm Fence Solutions wrote:
Rafter S wrote:
Farm Fence Solutions wrote:
I have a good friend that raises really nice horned Herefords. All registered stock. I can PM you his contact info, if you like? Just don't mention the F1/Angus bull part or he'll shyt a Buick. :lol:


Why does he care what kind of bull his customers use?


Why do you care that he cares? :lol: It's lighthearted humor directed at purebred holly rollers. I've always said that I'd like to have his cows for a year to put a good angus/sim angus bull on, and see what the profit did. He always gets stirred up and starts quoting end of the earth bible verses.


I'm afraid the humor went right over my head. Sorry about that. Sometimes it's hard to tell on the internet.

And I don't care that he cares. I was just curious.
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Re: Hereford cows

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:44 pm

Rafter S wrote:
Farm Fence Solutions wrote:
Rafter S wrote:
Why does he care what kind of bull his customers use?


Why do you care that he cares? :lol: It's lighthearted humor directed at purebred holly rollers. I've always said that I'd like to have his cows for a year to put a good angus/sim angus bull on, and see what the profit did. He always gets stirred up and starts quoting end of the earth bible verses.


I'm afraid the humor went right over my head. Sorry about that. Sometimes it's hard to tell on the internet.

And I don't care that he cares. I was just curious.


That part was supposed to be humorous, as well. :nod: He's just an old German that is stuck in his ways. The only time I've ever heard him come close to taking the Lord's name in vain was in reference to the notion of using a polled bull so we didn't have to de-horn his steers every year. If he didn't have so much time to plot revenge, I would be the first to dump a Holstein bull in with his cows.
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Re: Hereford cows

Postby ddd75 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:13 pm

True Grit Farms wrote:Nothing beats a pasture full of Hereford cows to look at. IMO



they sure are pretty.
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Re: Hereford cows

Postby 5S Cattle » Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:26 pm

Where are y'all buying them out of at/around Texas? I bought some from Oklahoma last year and I'm ready to pick up some more. Willing to drive up to around 8 hours
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