The Hereford is a British breed of beef cattle originally from Herefordshire in the West Midlands of England.

It was present in Australia before 1850.

Hereford characteristics include:

· Deep red to red-yellow coats

· White faces

· White flanks and white markings below the knees and hocks

· Early maturity and ability to thrive under adverse conditions

· Blocky and muscular appearance

· Medium to large size

· The can be both horned and polled

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