22 Cattle Company ia now fully invested into the Miniature Hereford industry.
If you are at all familiar with Sioux County you will know that pasture is scarce – very scarce. Sioux County boasts of some of the richest soils in the country and the majority of the ground is tillable farmland. 22 Cattle Company is comfortably located on a 5-acre farm near Orange City, IA. Quite honestly, raising full-sized cattle is a challenge with little pasture available.
Miniature Herefords are the perfect answer to this problem. Not only can they be shown by my children at a very young age (because of their docile nature), but they also can be raised on smaller acreages or pasture. We can raise 2 or 3 Mini Hereford cows on the same piece of pasture as you can 1 full-sized cow.
Not to mention the end product – high quality meat in sizes that fit the typical family. Full size beef cattle at 1500 pounds create steaks often too large for children. Miniature Hereford meat is extremely tender, impressively lean, and sized perfectly for everyone in the family. If you need the steak larger, cut it thicker!
22 Cattle Company’s herd of Miniature Herefords has increased in size to approximately 45 females, 3 herd sires, and 15 young calves. Make sure you check the “for sale” tab often for outstanding show prospects. We currently have a spring and fall herd.
The Miniature Hereford history at 22 Cattle Company isn't very old, but we (especially our children) are excited. We have already proven (with 3 Grand Champions, 2 Reserve Champions, and numerous division winners), that we have the right cattle to compete at the highest level. We believe adding our knowledge of show cattle and quality meat products into a smaller package is the “Right” thing to do.
So, if you are looking for that 4-H project, a small acreage pet, or wanting to get into the Miniature Hereford industry, we would love to work with you. For more information on why you should choose minis, click here.
Send us an email or give Craig a call at 712-395-8822.