Scientific Name: Bos taurus
Miniature Hereford cattle are descendants of purebred Hereford cattle from Herefordshire, England. They are simply not as tall as the standard Hereford.
In the late 1960s, a ranch in Texas selectively bred Hereford bloodlines to create the miniature cattle breed of today.
The mothering instincts of the Hereford cow are excellent, and they provide plenty of protection for calves in areas where predators may be lurking.
Calves sired by Hereford bulls almost always have a distinctive white head.