Traditional Hereford Cattle

Traditional Hereford Cattle

Welcome to the Aeron herd of rare breed traditional Hereford cattle. Traditional Hereford cattle are famed for producing superb marbled beef from grass and forage – ideal for the organic, environmentally sustainable farming system here at Treberfedd.

Our own ‘Aeron Herd’ was established in 2005 and we now have 35 pedigree cows, as well as traditional Hereford Bulls and young stock. At Treberfedd, we’re helping to preserve this ancient native breed with help from the Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST). We have used traditional hereford bull semen from the RBST to breed calves from some of the best pure british hereford sires of the 1960′s and 1970′s.

Our current stock bull is the prize winning ’Llandinabo Comet’ who as a 2 year old was champion traditional hereford at the Three Counties Show. Comet has superb length and conformation and has produced some high quality calves.

Read more about our traditional Hereford cattle

Learn more about Traditional Hereford cattle – the “no hassle” breed

Traditional Hereford’s are medium-sized cattle, red in colour with short curved horns and a ‘beefy’ build (if you’ll pardon the pun). We don’t remove our cows’ horns, because we’re dedicated to rearing cattle in as natural a way as possible. Ideal for smallholders, conservation grazing and quality beef production the breed is well known for being docile and easy to handle. Traditional Hereford cattle are superbly efficient at converting grass into excellent quality beef.

If you are interested in purchasing traditional Hereford breeding animals or traditional Hereford beef please contact us.

History of Traditional Herefords

Our cattle are described as ‘Traditional Herefords’ because they are the pure breed which originated from the English/Welsh borderlands. The original Herefords were so good at converting grass into quality beef and so adaptable to different climates that, in the 19th century, they were exported all over the world. Today they are the world’s biggest beef breed with large numbers in Canada, USA, Australia and Argentina.

In North America the Herefords were bred to be bigger, with longer legs. Bulls of this type were then imported back to Britain and bred with the native Herefords. This means that today there are very few of the original traditional  Herefords left.

Traditional Hereford at Treberfedd

Our traditional Herefords have no blood ties to the imported North American Hereford cattle. You can tell by their appearance; they’re generally smaller and hardier than the modern type of North American Hereford. Our cattle are pedigree animals and their family lines can be directly traced all the way back to the Hereford Cattle Society herd book of 1847.

Traditional Herefords are now classed as a rare breed. In the 1960s there were over 19,000 traditional Herefords but by 2005 there were just over 500 breeding females left. However, the breed is once again increasing in popularity as people realise the benefits of this hardy, easy to manage native breed.

If you are interested in purchasing traditional Hereford breeding animals or traditional Hereford beef please contact us.

Traditional Herefords For Sale

We often have breeding stock from the Aeron Herd of traditional Herefords’ for sale.

Call Farmer Jack to find out about traditional Hereford heifers for sale and traditonal hereford bulls 01570 470672
All our Hereford Cattle are organically reared to Soil Association organic standards. We are happy to provide information and advice to new keepers of Hereford cattle.

The Aeron herd of traditional Herefords is a member of the SAC Premium Cattle Health Scheme and monitored to ensure they’re free from Johnes disease and BVD.

If you are interested in purchasing traditional Hereford cattle or traditional Hereford beef please contact us or phone farmer Jack on 01570 470672.

Traditional Hereford Cattle

We usually have traditional hereford breeding stock for sale. Visitors are always welcome (please telephone or email first) tel Farm Manager Jack Cockburn on 01570 470672 email info@treberfedd.co.uk

Read our herd feature which was printed in the Country Smallholding Magazine Traditional Herefords, Cattle of Choice

Take a look at what else we offer

View our four cottages

Our holiday cottages in west Wales are set in the perfect location. Our working organic farm is surrounded by lots of open space and beautiful scenery.

Treberfedd organic farming

At Treberfedd we farm according to organic principles. We do not use artificial fertilisers or pesticides on the land or crops and follow strict organic standards.

Organic farm trail

The Treberfedd farm trail winds its way through traditional hay meadows, unspoilt grasslands and beautiful broadleaf woodlands.

A unique training venue

The Aeron Centre is great space for a business event, private function, group retreat or family celebration. Surrounded by miles of natural peace and quiet.