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Polled Hereford
By: Drew Peach
Table Of Contents
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Originated
Description
Desirable Traits
Body Shape
Performance
Top Animal
Diseases and genetic problems
References
Originated
• The Polled Hereford began in the U.S. The
first know that was recorded was in
Kentucky in 1816. In 1898 the first serious
breeding program started. To this date there
has been 5.5 million Polled Herefords
registered.
Description
• They are medium framed cattle with
distinctive red body color. The head, front
of the neck, brisket, the underside, and the
switch are white. They have well developed
fore-quarters, a deep brisket, broad head
and stocky legs. They are generally docile
and fast growing cattle.
Desirable Traits
• Outstanding beef-producing characteristics
• Naturally hornless
Body Shape
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Soundness
Large feet
Good movement
No post legs or open shoulders
Coat quality and thickness of hides
Performance
• Used for breeding
• Used for meat
Top Animal
Diseases and Genetic Problems
• Hairless at birth
• Reduced red blood cell production causing
death before 6 months
• Beta-man. It’s a defective enzyme that
causes calves to never get up and they will
die
• Fusion of two toes on a foot
References
• http://www.slanker.com/bulls/19fc2560.gif
• http://cattle-today.com/poll_hereford.htm
• http://www.ansi.okstate.edu/breeds/cattle/po
lledhereford/index.htm
• http://www.animal.ufl.edu/extension/beef/sh
ortcourse/1992/DOUGLASS.PDF
• http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/livesto
ck/beef/facts/93-007.htm#GENETIC
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