About Black Hereford Cattle
Black Hereford are beef cattle originally derived from the
Hereford cattle, but with some mixture from black Angus cattle. John Gage established
the American Black Hereford Association as a non-profit corporation in 1994.
And in 1997, the first Black Herefords to qualify for registration were
recorded. And the breed received international breed designation in 2003 by the
National Association of Animal Breeds. The association implemented it’s own
Expected Progeny Difference (EPD) ratios for individual animals by 2005. These
EPD ratios help producers for using performance data collected from each animal
and its offspring to accurately predict the performance of future offspring.
The American Black Hereford Association is experiencing strong growth
throughout the United States with a surge in both breeder membership and
Black Hereford cattle are just like the original Hereford
cattle in size and appearance, except their color. They are mainly a black
cattle breed with a white head and finching (a stripe along the spine). They
are often crossed with black Aberdeen Angus cattle for producing hybrid vigor.