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Hereford

a breed of beef cattle, red with white head, underline and legs. There are polled and horned varieties.
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Hereford beef bull. By permission from Sambraus HH, Livestock Breeds, Mosby, 1992

Hereford encephalopathy-microphthalmia syndrome
originally called inherited hydrocephalus. Inherited as a single autosomal recessive. Characterized by a domed skull, skeletal muscle degeneration, small palpebral fissures and orbits, retinal dysplasia, vitreous liquefaction, uveal malformation, microphakia, bilateral microphthalmia.
Hereford pig
red pig with white head, legs, belly and tail, originating in the USA.
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Their Moralee herd of pedigree Herefords was established two years ago and they are in the process of building up a herd of quality females from the best bloodlines available.
THE Studdolph name has stood as a hallmark of the Hereford breed of cattle for almost 60 years and in that time the Thorne family has done much to further enhance its reputation.
Also someone, I might just mention, who considered giving Fred an entire box of bourbon-filled chocolates from Kentucky in addition to the American Polled Hereford Association T-shirt.
The young bull''s dam, the home bred Romany 1 Lucy is by former Hereford Sire of the Year, Crickley 1 Figurehead, and his sire is the imported Danish bull SMH Castro, one of the Romany herd''s senior stock bulls.
He said: 'We shall now expect to hear that the breed originated in the little village of Hereford on the Volga.
Robert Wilson of Romany Herefords said: "Ishbel is an outstanding heifer with tremendous style, growth and length coupled with femininity.
He was snapped up by the show judge Ian Shaw in partnership with his father, breed president Robert Shaw, of Hallwood Herefords in Cheshire.
Ron Wilson, who is company secretary for the Border Union Agricultural Society and breeds Herefords with his son Robert, said: "It's fantastic.
There was a catalogued entry of 150 Herefords at this year's final Royal Show and more than 100 were forward on the day.
David is well know to many Hereford breeders having shown Herefords for over 40 years.
Scottish breeders took top honours at the recent Hereford Cattle Society Sale in Hereford with Champions and top prices in both the male and female sections coming from north of the border.
Whatever the outcome of today's meeting, there will not be any racing at Hereford next year and there has been disquiet voiced that its fixtures - and those of Folkestone - could be moved so easily to other venues owned or run by Arc, the group formed by the merger of Northern Racing and Arena Leisure.

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