About Polled Hereford Cattle
Polled Herefords were developed from the horned Hereford
breed which was founded in the mid-18th century by the farmers of Hereford
County, England. Among the horned Herefords an occasional calf would be born
which did not develop horns. These cattle soon came to be called
"polled," which means naturally hornless.
Polled Hereford are medium framed cattle with distinctive
red body color with the head and front of the neck, the brisket, underside, and
switch in white. They have well developed fore-quarters, a deep brisket, broad
head and stocky legs. Polled Herefords are generally docile and fast growing
cattle with good beef quality. Today the Polled Hereford registry is combined
with the American Hereford Association.