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The Hereford breed is from Herefordshireela English county, and it has been known since 1725. The early development of the breed remains in the dark. White face Bulls are known since long ago, in England. The modern improvement of the breed began with Benjamin Tomkins (1714 - 1789), and his son who had his name (1745-1815), the follower of his work, shone with the selective method the search for early slaughter using close consanguinity.
WEIGHT: 540 kg the average for cows and 850 kg for bulls. HEIGHT: 130 cm females and 135 cm to 145 cm males.
The Tomkins, like the most breeders of Hereford cattle at that time, were not interested in the features, secondary and less important pelage at all. In the early nineteenth century, there were the following colors: red white face, red with dotted face, light gray and brown. Gradually, the feature of "pampa" pelage was being imposed, and today it is considered the breed "mark of purity ".

Hereford Cattle from England in the end of 1700s and early in the 1800s was bigger than today is. Many adult animals at that time weighed 1350 kilograms or more. Cotmore, a winner bull in several expositions and notable stud at that time, weighed 1770 kg when it was shown in 1839. Gradually, the type and conformation changed to a less extreme size and weight to get more quality and efficiency.

In Brazil, the first bull came in 1906 and Laurindo Brazil, Bage in 1907, actualized the first note in the "Herd Book" recording an Argentine bull. In 1910, there were the first bellies, from Uruguay.