Miniature Herefords are full blood Herefords. They are simply not as tall as the normal, ordinary Hereford you usually see today. The Miniatures are registered with the American Hereford Association, just like their large counterparts; and their pedigrees within the AHA trace all the way back to when the Hereford cow first set foot on American soil.
Herefords have come a long way since they first arrived in the United States, and they have repeatedly proven their hardiness, adaptability to any environment in which they are placed, and their ease of gaining weight to produce high quality beef. Because of these special traits, the Hereford is primarily a beef animal, and the Miniatures are not so different.
Miniature Herefords, because of their smaller size, are much easier to handle than large cattle. They require less space for comfortable living quarters, and they eat far less food. Because of this, they make great backyard pets and can even help obtain agricultural tax exempt status.
Extremely docile in nature, the Minis are excellent for children. A superb 4H or FFA animal, they can help instill responsibility and a sense of accomplishment in a youngster.
How many more reasons do you need?