Keywords:Canterbury, Cattle, Dobson Valley, Farm stock, Farming, inland, Location, mountains, New Zealand, Season, Winter
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Date modified7-Aug-11 11:24
Cattle in the Dobson Valley
Hereford cattle, originally bred in Herefordshire (England), have distinctive red-and-white body markings and a white face. They were introduced to New Zealand in 1868. The Hereford is hardy and can be run in a wide range of environmental conditions including high country stations throughout the South Island. The cows are highly fertile and calve easily.
Today they are farmed mainly for meat production, as Herefords convert feed to meat efficiently and produce a high-quality carcass.