Welcome To Glory Farms!

Welcome to Glory Farms! We are located 90 miles south of Dallas in Fairfield, Texas. Established in 1996, our goal was to provide quality grass fed beef to our customers.  Over the years we’ve discovered the demand for the smaller cattle.  In 2009, we sold our commercial herd and bought our first Cow/Calf Miniature Hereford pair. Glory Farms is Freestone County’s first Registered Miniature Hereford Breeder and today we operate a herd of 50+. Our goal is still to continue to offer quality grass fed beef along with quality Registered Mini Hereford cattle. We always have a nice selection of cattle to pick from whether you’re looking for a show prospect or breeding cattle. If you see something that catches your eye please let us know. We hope you enjoy the site and would love for you to come out to the farm to visit and talk minis. Good luck in your search for the perfect Miniature Hereford.

 

Why Minis?

  • Great for Agriculture exemptions
  • Great for small acreages, you can raise 2-3 cows per acre
  • Great for children, either as pets or FFA or 4-H project
  • Great for beef
  • Require less feed, less equipment and less acreage
  • Easy Keepers, Very Docile and Early Maturing
  • Great for the Hobby Farmer

Even though these animals are referred to as miniature cattle, they are not dwarfs, just simply the smaller cattle that were around in 1950’s and 60’s. These are the size of cattle that your parents and grandparents had before the theory that bigger is better came about. All our cattle are registered with the American Hereford Association.

Below are the charts showing the height difference between miniature, classic and the modern Herefords of today.

Using the cow chart ,  follow the AGE column  to find 12, the age of the heifer in months.
Look across in that row and you will see 34.5 is between a 000 frame and a 00 frame so she would qualify to be a 000 frame animal. If the heifer was 35 inches she would be a 00 frame. So, for example, at 12 months any animal 33 inches up to 35 inches is a 000 frame animal.

Cow Chart

Miniature

Classic

AGE

Frame Scores

Frame Scores

0000 000 00 0 1 2 3 (MONTHS)
26.5 28.5 30.5 32.5 34.5 36.5 38.5 6
27.25 29.25 31.25 33.25 35.25 37.25 39.25 7
28 30 32 34 36 38 40 8
28.75 30.75 32.75 34.75 36.75 38.75 40.75 9
29.5 31.5 33.5 35.5 37.5 39.5 41.5 10
30.25 32.25 34.25 36.25 38.25 40.25 42.25 11
31 33 35 37 39 41 43 12
31.6 33.6 35.6 37.6 39.6 41.6 43.6 13
32.25 34.25 36.25 38.25 40.25 42.25 44.25 14
32.75 34.75 36.75 38.75 40.75 42.75 44.75 15
33.25 35.25 37.25 39.25 41.25 43.25 45.25 16
33.7 35.7 37.7 39.7 41.7 43.7 45.7 17
34 36 38 40 42 44 46 18
34.25 36.25 38.25 40.25 42.25 44.25 46.25 19
34.5 36.5 38.5 40.5 42.5 44.5 46.5 20
34.75 36.75 38.75 40.75 42.75 44.75 46.75 21
35 37 39 41 43 45 47 22
35.15 37.15 39.15 41.15 43.15 45.15 47.15 23
35.25 37.25 39.25 41.25 43.25 45.25 47.25 24
36 38 40 42 44 46 48 2 YEARS
37- 38.9 39- 40.9 41- 42.9 43- 44.9 45- 46.9 47- 48.9 49- 50.9 3 YEARS

Bull Chart

Miniature

Classic

AGE

Frame Scores

Frame Scores

0000 000 00 0 1 2 3 (MONTHS)
27 29 31 33 35 37 39 6
28 30 32 34 36 38 40 7
29 31 33 35 37 39 41 8
30 32 34 36 38 40 42 9
31 33 35 37 39 41 43 10
32 34 36 38 40 42 44 11
33 35 37 39 41 43 45 12
33.75 35.75 37.75 39.75 41.75 43.75 45.75 13
34.5 36.5 38.5 40.5 42.5 44.5 46.5 14
35 37 39 41 43 45 47 15
35.5 37.5 39.5 41.5 43.5 45.5 47.5 16
35.75 37.75 39.75 41.75 43.75 45.75 47.75 17
36 38 40 42 44 46 48 18
36.25 38.25 40.25 42.25 44.25 46.25 48.25 19
36.5 38.5 40.5 42.5 44.5 46.5 48.5 20
36.75 38.75 40.75 42.75 44.75 46.75 48.75 21
37 39 41 43 45 47 49 22
37.25 39.25 41.25 43.25 45.25 47.25 49.25 23
37.5 39.5 41.5 43.5 45.5 47.5 49.5 24
38.25 40.25 42.25 44.25 46.25 48.25 50.25 2 YEARS
39- 40.9 41- 42.9 43- 44.9 45- 46.9 47- 48.9 49- 50.9 51- 52.9 3 YEARS