We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Our highly popular cattle-blogging series is close to the end, and the final exam will be coming soon. Don't miss out on the fun!
Most popular in the US is the Black Angus. This Scottish breed was brought to the US after the Civil War, and soon replaced the Shorthorns and Longhorns.
The white-faced Hereford, from Herfordshire, England, is the dominant beef breed in the western US. Herefords were not imported to the US in large numbers until after 1890. The hornless variety are Polled Herefords.
The Charolais is often used to hybridize with Angus and Herefords:
Our neighbors have the Herefords. As pets, they could not bear to eat them after raising them. They come when called, nuzzle you, just like two gigantic, expensive dogs. Will see if I can send you a shot of our equally useless retriever socializing with them. Yeah, you could castigate the neighbors as having more money than sense, but it is cool seeing the animals greet each other!