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Our website was created to provide information regarding all aspects of the Miniature Hereford business for both the general public and our members.  To gain access to Members-Only articles and information, please join our association!  Otherwise, feel free to browse the links provided to learn about the amazing Miniature Hereford.

MHBA (Miniature Hereford Breeders Association) was organized and established by breeders of Miniature Hereford cattle as a conduit to market and educate breeders and enthusiasts about these mini cattle. MHBA sanctions and sponsors numerous Miniature Hereford Livestock shows across the USA including the National Western Livestock Show and Rodeo in Denver, the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, the American Royal in Kansas City and many more.  Over the past ten years, shows have been the most rewarding method of introducing the breed to the public for the first time, and thus encouraging increased sales.

Thank you for visiting and we hope you have an enjoyable experience on our website!


Why Miniature Herefords?

That is a very good question.  Why not?

Miniature Herefords have a dedicated following in their breeders and admirers.  The reasons range from purely scientific to a simple “I just LIKE ’em!”  For the record, we’ll provde a few reasons why you, too, should become involved with Mini Herefords:


  • Smaller size means less feed needed.  Face it.  Feed today is expensive!  Pasture is expensive!  Miniature Herefords, weighing roughly half what the standard-size Herefords weigh, eat roughly half as well!
  • Smaller size means less mess.  Mini cattle do much less harm to the environment than their larger counterparts.  From disturbing the ground far less for each foot-fall, to simply ranging more because they carry less weight – your pastures will love the Minis!  Especially the spots around the water trough.
  • Smaller size means shorter muscle length.  While this theory is to-date unproven scientifically, there are many advocates of Miniature Hereford beef who believe the meat is more tender because of the shorter muscle length.  Also, because the animal’s muscles need not be toned enough to carry 2,000 lbs around all day, they tend to be far more tender.  Consider the average Mini Hereford weighs in at 700 or 1,000 lbs, and you might say the meat is twice as tender!
  • Smaller size means more appropriate steak size.  A lot of the steaks you see today would completely cover a normal dinnerplate!  Where would you squeeze in your baked potato?  Consider the recomended serving size for meat, and a Mini Hereford steak is right on the money – with a little extra just ‘cuz.
  • Smaller size means smaller amounts of meat off of one animal.  Miniature Herefords are just right for an average family to raise, feeding exactly what they wish to feed, slaughter, and eat in the recommended shelf life of the meat.
  • Smaller size means they’re better for kids.  Calves are born ranging from 30 to 50 pounds.  Compare that to standard-size cattle today!  Children as young as 5 and 6 are capable of showing calves and steers!
  • Smaller size means they’re much more docile.  A standard-size cow knows full well she’s got you out muscled.  While a Mini cow is still plenty strong, normally they just don’t try to get away with nearly as much – except when it comes to finding the treats in your bucket!
So, are you convinced?

78 thoughts on “MHBA Online – Welcome!

    1. neighbor in tn. just hearing about mini’s . can you tell me the dressing % compared to standard. what features got you started ?? thanks and MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND FAMILY. DAN

      1. I typically get a 65% yield on my minis, with a Choice or better grade. This is actually one reason I got started in Miniature Herefords – great yields on extremely feed efficient animals that are gentle and easy to handle. They also marble well on grass alone. And I can serve a ribeye that nobody recognizes as coming from a “miniature” animal – the portion size is perfect on a plate!

    1. Do you have any minis for sake at this time . We live east of Louisville. Would love to come and see what you have . Thanks,

          1. We have 4 bred heifers ( confirmed with blood test) also 3 open heifers ready to breed in summer 2016. Bred heifers $3500/head. LS and KAP bloodlines

  1. Hello all,
    I live in northern Illinois and we are looking to buy a heifer or young cow. Any breeders close to Rockton Illinois? Please email me with any leads or info. Thank you

    1. I have 2 minni heifers for sale one is a purebred and the other is a cross with a lowline angus. I am located in southeastern Wisconsin

      1. Hi, I’d like to talk with you about the heifers.
        Leroy Wetzel
        Ramsey, In 47166
        Home, 812-347-0104
        Cell, 812-736-6109

      2. Do you still have the heifers? We are interested in both. We live near Madison Wi. Or if you know of any other minis forsale please call or text to 1(608) 444-2106 Thankyou

      3. Im in west central wisconsin. I am also looking to buy hereford or hereford cross. We are looking for polled bred females, or 3 in 1 packages. Looking forward.

  2. We have bred cows, yearling exposed heifers, weaned heifers and a yearling bulls for sale. We have registered, commercial, and crossbreeds. Will make starter herd packages for anyone interested. We are located in Western Montana…

    1. I have a small heard and I want to add to it. Please contact me if you have any 3to5 year old cows. I live in South Dakota. Thanks Kimber

    2. would like to know more would like to get a starter herd going in South Dakota my number is 605-220-3375

  3. We have a show quality heifer 7 months old for sale. Price is $2600 if anyone is interested. She is straight back, strong legs and blocky. Her blood line is Sandy Hills Farms and her sire is half brother to Sandy’s Grand Champion bull.

    1. We have two cows and would like to obtain a bull. Can you send pics and price? Where are you located, we are in northwest PA.


      1. We have a nice selection of young bulls (excellent pedigree) in N. E. Ohio. Will also have a few heifers of breeding age this spring. Phone (440) 224-2921.

  4. This year I will start looking for a new sire to put on my cows, but I’m pretty new to the mini Hereford business. My stock is of Point of Rocks (LS) and LC Ozark Mtn breeding. Could someone recommend some bloodlines that would be recognized throughout the community and add value? Thanks

    1. I have a mini hereford bull for sale with KAP bloodlines. Mature bull will service many cows. Please give me a call if interested.


  5. I’m about 35 yrs removed from my steer showing days. Can someone remind me about how old a calf would be by the time it shows. I’m working on establishing a breeding/calving season. Thanks

    1. I’m not exactly sure what you are asking. A calf can be shown from the day it is born, both as part of a cow/calf pair and then also in its own age class. Shows are held year-round, so you could theoretically show a calf at any time.

      If you are asking about market steers in the typical county fair, Miniature Herefords in my experience need to be at least 18 months old to compete at all. And it seems that after about 24 months it can start to be harder & harder to hold them in good show condition. If you have one that is more than 30 months old, I wouldn’t bother trying to show it.

      1. Thank you, that helps. It seems that many shows in this area, including Houston, are in February and March. So, considering your advise of 18-24 months, something like May/June calving season should work. Any later than that, you have them calving in the heat of the summer.

  6. looking for top quality heifers and cows please call if you have a deal for them all . sincerely Ted 406 240 7611

  7. I am lookimg to get into the miniherefords to rasi and show I have grew up in 4-h and F F A phone 405-650-6130 you can call me anytime Thank you

  8. Interested in small herd close to MN. Looking for cow calf pairs or heifers. Please send price and pics. Thanks

  9. Miniature Hereford cattle sale starts now! We are offering heifers, bulls, and a steer, cow calf combos, proven cows and bulls, and yearlings for individual sale or in package deals to fit your needs. All our minis are registered (with the exception of the steer) grass fed beef with full pedigrees and DNA profiles. We can help you begin or expand your breeding program, or provide Herford quality grass feed beef for your family. Message us here or call 276-608-9134 or 276-608-9450. Bristol TN

    1. We are in GA and looking to begin a program. Please contact me at (520) 444-3326 or at scarletnaz @

      1. Depending on what your goals are, we have a lot of help available from the Miniature Hereford Breeders Association – whether it is starting a herd, organizing a show in your area, or working with other breeders on projects. Just let us know what you need!

  10. Looking for a start group (2-3 cows/heifers + bull) around UT. Willing to drive to CO, ID, NM, Amarillo, AZ. 435.851.4960

  11. Hi,

    Looking for more information on miniature Herefords and breeders who are in or near the state of Pennsylvania.



    1. We have bred heifers for sale in Northeast Ohio. All are LS and KAP bloodlines. Please contact Northland Miniature Herefords
      (440)224-2921 Leave message if no answer.

  12. We are now booking purebred cattle auctions Call for best dates at Coy Clinton Auction Service where your sale is the only one that matters Call14172573166

  13. Hi I would like to get in to breeding mini Herefords if any one could guide me to a breeder in northern calif so I could prices that would be great thank you very much.

    1. The best way to find breeders near you is to go to the “Membership” tab on this website, and click on “MHBA Member Map”. Then you can zoom in and out, and drag the map to find folks close to you. If you click on the map pins, you will get their contact information, including websites.

      Another good way is to contact either of the Regional Directors on the West coast. Go to the “Membership” tab and click “MHBA Board Members” to contact them.

      There is also a spreadsheet listing of our membership under the “Membership” tab that you can scroll through and search.

  14. Hi, I´m a breeder in Denmark – I have 12 embryons for sale and in the spring we will have mini Hereford semen – ready for export worldwide.
    I have 2 cows and 2 bulls and Im interested in buying embryons and semen.

  15. We have a 1 year old registered mini Hereford bull for sale. He is a great little guy (name is Fire). Realize this is an old post, but if anyone needs a good mini bull, we have one here in White Pigeon, Mi. 269-319-9278

  16. We have an AHA registered mini bull for sale here in White Pigeon, Mi.
    He is a year old now, stands 38″ at the back. Great little guy, well mannered and a stout bull. Price is $1500, contact us at 269-319-9278 if interested.

  17. Am looking to start a very small herd, location central San Joaquin valley. Do these pH do well in hot summers? Very interested.

  18. Just a reminder of the online sale on DV Auction tomorrow Dec 1, 2015 I have 20 lots,
    Bred heifer that was Grand Champion at the Nebraska State Fair and bred to SS Hurrah also a multi champion bull. Polled and horned heifers. Show steers. Mature bulls ready for service. Register early.

  19. I’m looking for miniature Hereford heifers and cows (exposed or open) preferably located a short distance from southern Ohio. Just getting started raising miniature Herefords and trying to build a herd.

  20. I have 4 mini hereford bulls for sale in central wisconsin that would be ready to breed for 2016, call or text 715-486-6380

  21. I am looking for a registered mini hereford heifer calf. I will also take one that is still nursing if it will take a bottle. She must be in good health and current on all shots. I am in Middle TN — call or text 615-306-3777 with details and please also send pics. Thanks!

  22. As a new member as of 2016, I am finding it hard to fined a miniature cattle ranch here in southeast T that have full blooded cattle for sale. Please let me know if around Beaumont, texas Thanks Buck

    1. Actually, you are near the highest density of Miniature Hereford owners in the country, so you should be able to easily find some.

      The best way to find breeders near you is to go to the “Membership” tab on this website, and click on “MHBA Member Map”. Then you can zoom in and out, and drag the map to find folks close to you. If you click on the map pins, you will get their contact information, including websites.

      Another good way is to contact either of the Regional Directors on the West coast. Go to the “Membership” tab and click “MHBA Board Members” to contact them.

      There is also a spreadsheet listing of our membership under the “Membership” tab that you can scroll through and search.

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