For four generations, the Doerksen family has been raising commercial and registered Hereford cattle pastured on dry and irrigated pasture in southern Alberta. All of our Hereford cows were born here and are the mothers of our herd bulls with outside genetics being brought in only occasionally.

Through selective breeding we have developed a moderate framed cow herd. They are suited to their environment and efficient at converting grass into beef. Our optimal cows weigh between 1,150 to 1,300 lbs.

Fertility, longevity and low maintenance requirements are the most significant factors in keeping our cow herd profitable. Those are the priorities in our breeding program.

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