Located in The Heart of the Ozarks
Our Black Herefords for Sale are Close and Convenient from Kansas, Oklahoma, Illinois, Tennessee, Kentucky, Arkansas.
The Black Hereford Advantage
It has been documented that Hereford genetics maximize the value of a cow herd by leveraging its fertility, feed efficiency, profitability and docility
Breeding Only The Best!
In Homozygous Black Hereford Bulls
Our bull calves average more then 500lbs at wean weight
One of our herdsires weighing in at 2200 lbs
Our focus at Missouri Black Herefords is to produce high performance homozygous cattle.
Using only The Best Gentics
Our breeding program has some of the best gentics available from some of the top Black Hereford Breeders in the Country.
Winter Grazing of our Black Hereford Herd
Most years we have enough stockpiled fields to keep the herd fed thru the winter.
Expanding our Black Hereford Breeding Program.
A few years back we purchased 12 Homozygous Cow/Heifers from the annual ABHA show and sale.
KNG 98/3 cooling off on a hot summers day
Our 2200lb Black Hereford Herdsire
The American Black Hereford Association in conjunction with Cedar Hill Cattle, Inc., of Howells, Nebraska compare Black Hereford sired steers with Angus and red Hereford sired steers on Black Angus cattle. The results demonstrated that the Black Hereford sired steers had an average daily gain of 3.93 compared with 3.65 with the Hereford sired and 3.28 with the Angus sired (heterosis advantage). Also, the Black Hereford sired steers were 71% choice and 29% select, while the Hereford sired steers were 52% choice and 48% select, and the Angus sired steers were 75% choice and 23% select (marbling and performance).
This demonstrates what the Black Hereford Association and Jo Bulls is trying to develop in our cattle. We want the advantages of heterosis from using Black Hereford crossed with Angus, but we also want to increase the performance and marbling. The Black Hereford breed accomplishes both.
In addition, the Black Hereford Association is requiring strict DNA testing to ensure that the known genetic defects of the Angus and Hereford breeds are not passed into the Black Hereford breed.
The Black Hereford is a beef cattle breed that is produced primarily from Hereford cattle (which are generally red and white), but with some black Angus cattle mixed with, resulting in black cattle with white heads and finching.
Black Herefords are becoming noted for their feed efficiency and gentle nature, similar to red Herefords. If a registered Black Hereford is crossed with a registered Red Hereford and the progeny is black, the Black Hereford Association will register it.
The Black Hereford breed was developed to produce cattle with the good characteristics of the red Hereford but with black and white coloration.
Black Herefords, like red Herefords, are frequently bred with black Aberdeen Angus cattle to induce heterosis ("hybrid vigor") in the progeny, resulting in the Black Baldy breed. Black Herefords are usually a cross between Angus and Hereford cattle.
Our herd has grown to over 80 and now we'll have almost half the herd producing Homozygous offspring. Our goal to transition to a 100% Homozygous Herd. We also committed to DNA all our registed bulls for sale. Quality and genetically sound Black Herefords are what we are all about at Missouri Black Herefords!