Early in 2004 we began our search of different types of animals we could have in the pasture next to our home. We knew we wanted livestock, just not sure what type of livestock we wanted. They needed to be docile, easy keeping, and aesthetically pleasing to look at. We finally narrowed our choices down to beef cattle. I had many years of experience working with many different breeds of beef cattle. Now, which breed?
During our search we came across miniature cattle, which we did not even know existed. We looked at several different breeds and cross breeds of miniature cattle. We settled on Miniature Herefords. We contacted several breeders throughout the US and during this search we met Ron and Susan Himmelberg of Long Creek Miniature Herefords in Harrison, Arkansas. We made our first purchase from Ron and Susan. It was perhaps their demeanor and the way they treated us that helped us make this first purchase. Ron and Susan were more interested in our friendship than they were at selling us cattle. No pressure sales, just take a look, lets have some coffee and some lunch. It was a great experience for us.
This is how we got started in the Miniature Hereford business. Our herd has continued to grow since that time, and we now raise both polled and horned Miniature Herefords.