Bon Voyage, Herefords


Goodbye white eye lashes, fresh white faces, large steaming piles of…

Today we sold three of our cows and hopefully next Monday he’ll be back for the last remaining two.  Basicly, it comes down to — these cows eat A LOT.  They also like to be mischievious and while Hubby is gone, it’s me who has to deal with them.  They’re not small either, the man who was here today was amazed at how large our girls were.  Our biggest, Mattilda, he guessed at 1500 pounds and the average size of a bull.  She really was large.  But very very sweet.


Here’s my cowgirl Annie at about nine months old, riding on the back of Mattilda. 

So, yes, I will miss them, but I won’t miss the hay bill and we hope to have a steer a year for the freezer.  That’s what we wanted them for anyway… and we’re growing quite fond of our Jacob Sheep anyway.  They’re mighty tasty, and that’s coming from someone who usually doesn’t like lamb.  So, I believe we’ve made the right choice and the girls are going to an awesome home.  They’ll be having black babies with white faces now.  Their new husband is a big strapping Angus.



About mudranch

I live in the country, I love to take photos, I'm a shepherdess, I adore my husband and daughter, I walk in the will of Christ.

Posted on October 12, 2009, in Hereford Cattle. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Those pictures are AMAZING! 🙂 The perspective of Annie on Matilda- yikes! She’s a big mama!

  2. Hello, I am new to the web and way new to blogging. I found your blog through the Farm Blogs from Around the World Website. Love your, setup, I have been trying to uplaod pictures to my sight, but having trouble since I have a dial up connection. Just started my own blog, and would love some insight from you. Love the pictures of your cows,sorry to hear they are gone. I have 2o of my own and I just love them.
    Hope you have a wonderful New Year!

  3. How funny! Those girls are adorable. The pure bred hereford cattle can become quite large and always getting into something. 🙂 Take Care!

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