ABOUT HEREFORD BEEF
The Hereford is one of England's oldest native beef breeds, emerging sometime in the mid 1700s near the Welsh border. It’s distinctive white face and red coat make it very recognisable, and is known for its easy-going nature that has endeared it to farmers all over the British Isles, as well as further afield. Its ability to produce excellent beef when reared on grassy pasture is well-documented, making it a favourite of chefs and butchers alike. The Hereford cattle export trade began from United Kingdom in 1817.
Until the 18th century, the cattle of the Herefordshire area were similar to other cattle of southern England, being wholly red with a white switch, similar to the modern North Devon and Sussex breeds. During the 18th and early 19th centuries, other cattle (mainly Shorthorns) were used to create a new type of draught and beef cattle which at first varied in color, different herds ranging from yellow to grey and light brown, and with varying amounts of white. However, by the end of the 18th century the white face characteristic of the modern breed was well established, and the modern color was established during the 19th century. The first imports of Herefords to Poland was in 1961.