Polled Hereford. By: Drew Peach. Table Of Contents. Originated Description Desirable Traits Body Shape Performance Top Animal Diseases and genetic problems References. Originated.
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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.
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.