We believe that Black Herefords offer advantages over other breeds. The Hereford cow is very versital, fertile, and calm. Fertility/reproduction is the most important factor in turning a profit. In particular the Hereford/Angus cross will add longevity and more calves per cow.
Like red Herefords, Black Herefords are becoming known for their feed efficiency and docile temperament. If a registered Black Hereford is crossed with a registered red Hereford and the resulting progeny is black, then it may be registered with the Black Hereford Association. The Black Hereford breed was formed to create cattle that would pass on the desirable traits of the red Hereford, but with black and white colouring. Like red Herefords, Black Herefords are often crossed with black Aberdeen Angus cattle to produce heterosis ("hybrid vigor") in the progeny, producing a type commonly known as the Black Baldy. The Black Herefords are usually the breeds Angus and Hereford combined.
Many cattle breeders desire the traits of the red Hereford cattle, but want black cattle, as black cattle tend to bring more money at market. Angus (black) are known for higher quality carcasses. Breeders like to cross Herefords, also known for good marbling, with Angus, even better quality grading cattle to get better meat quality and black hide if possible. Feed lot buyers will pay a premium for black hided cattle, because they have a better chance at a higher Quality grade (High Choice or Prime) than other hided cattle. Also, many breeders want to introduce Hereford type traits into their black cattle while maintaining the black color. The Black Hereford allows breeders to accomplish both of these goals. The Black Hereford is an efficient, docile cattle breed used mainly to produce beef.
The newest arrival here at BF Farm! He was born on 11/1/2017 out of our Black Hereford cow, Hera, & by our Black Hereford bull, Hercules. His birth weight was 40lbs. Here he is in his safe hiding spot (on 11/09) where his mother put him while she is out grazing & making more milk for him. — at BF Farm.
ABHA NEWS American Black Hereford Association Annual Meeting The Annual ABHA National Meeting will be held on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at the Best Western State Fair Inn, Sedalia, MO. The Best Western is also the ABHA HQs. Hotel reservations can be made by calling 660-826-6100 for reservations. Mention "ABHA" to receive the discounted rate. You must make Reservations by 10/10/2017 to get this discounted rate!
National Banquet and Guest Speaker- Dr. David Riley
Friday, November 10, 2017 5:30pm Best Western Hotel Pre-Registration Required by October 2, 2017 BBQ Brisket Buffet Adults- $20 Kids (12 and under)-$15
ABHA National Sale Breaks Records! Here are the statistics for the November 12, 2016 sale. Full details will be published in the January edition of the American Black Hereford. Total Sale Gross:$208,504 66 Animals averaged. $3,131 Bulls averaged.$2,810 Females averaged. .$3,158 Bred females averaged .$4,054 Open Females averaged. $2,509