The Hereford is one of the oldest British native breeds of cattle, with the society founded in 1878, under the patronage of Queen Victoria.
Hereford cattle have been an important part of the fabric of the Herefordshire countryside for hundreds of years. For centuries, herds have been roaming the county’s pastures producing the highest quality, free-range, grass-fed beef and the case is the same across the UK and around the world.
Having occupied its city centre office since its inception in 1878, the Hereford Cattle Society’s Hereford House is one of the key landmarks of the market city. You can look out for the bull model above the society’s entrance on the corner of Offa Street and East Street.
Hereford Beef is readily available in Coop, Lidl and Waitrose, and in butchers and farm shops. It is these cattle’s appetite for grass which makes Hereford Beef tender and flavoursome, while also unlocking health benefits, such as a higher levels of omega-3 content. The pastures grazed also sequester carbon, locking it into the ground.
For more details about Hereford Beef, including where to purchase or dine on it, visit www.herefordbeef.org.