The Story of the Herefords: An Account of the Origin and Development of the Breed in Herefordshire, a Sketch of Its Early Introduction Into the United States and Canada, and Subsequent Rise to Popularity in the Western Cattle Trade, with Sundry Notes on the Management of Breeding Herds
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Page 264 - Manchester, and compare it with what it was at the close of the last and the commencement of the present century, we shall find that at that period the useful and industrial arts were comparatively of little importance.
Page 266 - My opinion is that the Herefords make better work cattle, are hardier, and will, upon being fattened, take themselves to market better than their rivals. They are also fair milkers. On the other hand, the Durhams, I think, have the advantage in earlier maturity, in beauty and in the quantity of milk which they will yield. They will also attain great size and weight.
Page 680 - It embraces 45,535 square miles, is bounded on the north by the Gila River, on the east by the Rio Grande, and on the west by the Colorado, and has an extreme breadth from north to south of 120 miles.
Page 260 - English cattle, but like the importation of 1817, they had no other pedigree. The bull was a deep red, with a white face, of good size, of round full form, of more bone than the popular stock of the present day, his horns somewhat coarse. The heifer was a pure white except her ears which were red, of fine size, high form, short crumply horns turning downwards. She produced two bull calves by Mars and died.
Page 260 - They were large, somewhat coarse and rough, with very long horns, wide between the points...
Page 164 - Aged Bulls: 9 entries. — These animals displayed such uniformity of character, symmetry, and substance, that it must have puzzled the Judges to distinguish any of them. The prize bull, the property of Mr. Price, Court House, girthed 8 feet 7 inches; another highly commended bull, shown by Lord Bateman, girthed 8 feet 9 inches. These exceeded in girth the firstprize old bull in the short-horn class by 8 inches — his girth being 8 feet 1 inch. The two Hereford bulls were a few months the oldest....
Page 46 - The Herefordshire breed of cattle, taking it all in all, may, without risk, I' believe, be deemed the first breed of cattle in this island.
Page 65 - Sovereign was the offspring of an own brother and sister, and acknowledged by the first judges to be the best bull ever bred in the County of Hereford; and the sire and grandsire of more prize cattle at Smithfield, and elsewhere, than any bull in the kingdom.
Page 282 - The only specimens in this class were eleven head from the capital herd of Messrs. Corning & Sotham, Albany. These were splendid animals. The twoyear-old bulls and bull calf, which were all of the masculine gender exhibited, were good. They had fine limbs, very spacious chests, round bodies, etc. Several of the cows were very extraordinary. Perfection...