If you have been following us for any length of time, you know that we show in the Ohio Cattlemen's Association BEST program each winter. So far, we have been showing our Miniature Herefords in the All Other Breeds (AOB) class. It has certainly been a challenge for us to compete against the full-sized cattle, but one that we have embraced.
This summer we got word that the Ohio Cattlemen's Association has voted to add a class to the BEST program for miniature cattle. This class will include Miniature Herefords, Lowlines and Scottish Highlands. It is a challenge for judges to place the miniature cattle alongside the full-sized cattle, and some have done better with that than others. Although the judges will still be placing different breeds against each other, they will all have the characteristics of the miniature cattle.
We are very excited that the Ohio Cattlemen's Association has recognized the importance and continued growth of the miniature cattle industry. We have certainly seen a change in attitude amongst participants since we have been attending, and hope to see continued recognition and growth of our breed through this opportunity.
Hello! I am Heather... the city girl turned mom to manure loving country boys. My husband and I both grew up in the city, but spent weekends visiting grandparents in the country. We are first generation farmers who learn best by almost always doing things the hard way. I hope you enjoy following along with our adventures down on the farm.