Our first miniature hereford was Chet, a young bull. We were immediately hooked when we saw him and put our fence-building project in overdrive. We brought Chet home to live on our farm in October, 2015. Since he was bottle fed, he is very friendly toward humans. Chet will always have a special place in our hearts and is the cornerstone of Buck and Bull Cattle Ranch.
Chet as a baby on the left and below as a full grown bull.
Farmer John loves auctions and recently bought and restored this old Sinclair gas pump. He enjoys farms projects and playing his trumpet. Teresa loves the cows and photography and takes lots of photos at every opportunity.
Our cattle eat pelletized beef feed, purchased from the local co-op, grass, and hay. Pictured above is our recent "grocery run" for their winter food, purchased from a local farm. This is as fresh as we can get, just seconds removed from the hay baler.
If you have a bull, you need a heifer. We decided Chet needed a friend, so we acquired Prissy from Illinois around February of 2016. Prissy is a very contented cow, and will almost eat of your hand.
On January 4, 2019 in the middle of the night and in the rain little Bella was born! She is the off-spring of Chet and Prissy. She is a sweet little calf and she enjoys visitors.
Some of the cows that have called Buck and Bull Cattle Ranch home have moved on to other local ranches. These ranchers are growing their own mini hereford breeding operations . We enjoyed taking care of Rosie, Maggie, and Gracie while they were ours.