Star C is home to the happiest registered miniature Herefords in North Texas.
The term miniature is a bit misleading. These cows are what the original size of the breed was when they were first introduced to America. The weight of these cows can range from 500-900 lbs. The Hereford breed is well known for it's ability to convert grass to energy. They are generally very healthy and are known for their ease of calving. The temperment of the breed is very gentle which is a plus when having to work with them.
If you have a small amount of acreage and are looking for some cows to put on it, then miniature Herefords are the choice for you! Miniatures eat less than a regular sized cow which makes them ideal for small acreage. Their smaller size and gentle demeanor also make them great for kids and teens who are interested in showing livestock. There is a big miniature Hereford show that takes place in Houston, Tx each year. For the first timer in the show circuit the start up and feed cost with a miniature Hereford can't be beat. For those looking to add some beef to their freezer the smaller size is great. You will not be looking for anyone to split the beef with. The size of these cows is perfect for a family. Your feed cost will be less and the meat is much more lean than traditional beef.