Hereford cattle are renowned for production efficiency. Few other breeds can match the Hereford's ability to turn grass into quality beef. Across the globe the Hereford breed has proven a great ability to prosper on minimal resources and this is a trait we believe will be increasingly important as grass fed beef becomes the product of choice for many consumers.
Within the Hereford breed there is an elite genetic base that stands above. You will find Line One cattle in all parts of the world and often thriving where no other is able. They are the cornerstone of the tigerstripe and black/red baldie breeding programs. These are the cattle that have lifted the USA beef industry off its knees. Simply put no other genetics can match the maternal value of the Line One cow. When it gets down to a true commercial environment - live calves, maternal cows and high quality beef are the drivers. It is no coincidence that these abilities are also the focus of the Line One program - 85 years strong. During this period the Line One program has maintained a unwavering focus on;
1. Increasing Yearling Weights - More Kilograms to Sell;
2. Increasing Fat Coverage - Survival, Fertility and IMF;
3. Earlier Maturity Pattern - Increasing fertility and maternal production.
The Line One program has been operating on a closed herd basis since 1934. During this period, Hereford genetics have diverged from Line One significantly and today Line One genetics offer maximum heterosis (hybrid vigour) on both Hereford & other breed cows.
As a result of intense selection pressures, Line One genetics today are profit-driving assets in any beef production enterprise.
The uniformity of Line One genetics is highly regarded in the beef industry. Large groups of calves that proceed through the supply chain with consistency deliver predictable and profitable outcomes for Feedlotters, Grass Finishers & Processors alike.
There's a reason a tried and true black baldie is the most favoured cow in America's cow herd. She's accountable, predictable, profitable and sustainable. Her calf and her steer mates are in demand - regardless of end point.
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3R Line One Hereford Sires
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The Line One Sires in use at 3R represent the most powerful, industry focused horned Herefords any where in the world. These sires have been selected from the pinnacle of the Holden and Cooper Herds with extensive knowledge of their pedigrees. When you use Line One you get the benefits of an unsurpassed long term, commercially driven breeding program.
Line One Hereford Donors
We appreciate that our good fortune in securing the below Line One donors should not be underestimated. These cows are the true leaders of the Hereford breed and we have worked with our great friends, the Holden & Hoffman Families, to access them. When you see these cows in a pedigree you can gain comfort in knowing that they are the absolute best of 85 years of strict focus in a breeding program that is sought globally.
HH MISS ADVANCE 1010Y
1010Y is the definition of a donor dam. She is recognised as one of the very elite cows in the Hereford breed. 1010Y has shone in the Holden & Hoffman herds throughout her young life with sons selling to $50,000, and sons retained at Holden's including the powerhouse HH Advance 7162E, the heaviest bull calf ever raised at Holden Herefords. A daughter, HH Miss Advance 4050B is the No 1 young cow at Holden's. The opportunity to put our name on a cow like 1010Y is humbling. Owned by 3R and Holden Herefords
HH MISS ADVANCE 1023Y
1023Y is a tremendous maternal donor who is regally bred. She is a flush mate to the popular HH Advance 1069Y sire and numerous proven donor females. She is huge bodied and perfect set for maternal influence through fertility and a flawless udder. 1023Y featured prominently in the 2018 Holden Sale with 5 sons by 3297A (9228W Son) sons averaging over $15,000 and selling to $25,000 twice, the highest averaging dam. Owned by 3R and HRC Herefords.
HH MISS ADVANCE 4011B
4011B is a royally bred young donor being a direct daughter to the 0121X cow that has been so outstanding including the dam of HH Advance 4075B ($240,000) and the standout 7076E (above). 4011B is sired by 1098Y who has left a legacy of industry focussed progeny. Despite her young age 4011B has commanded inclusion as a Holden donor via an outstanding crop of progeny. Top 1% marbling and pure calving ease - critical value traits complimented by a rich, proven pedigree of elite status.
Owned by 3R and Holden Herefords.
CL 1 DOMINETTE 1169Y
If you asked Jason Hoffman he'll say 1169Y is 'THE' favourite cow at Hoffman Ranch, she combines two of the most well known products of Cooper Ranch in recent times in 955W & the great 440P. Both who have had strong international impact. 1169Y has bred as true as her pedigree and carved out an enviable reputation for her feminine daughters and powerhouse sons. We eagerly anticipate the results of breeding 1169Y to CL 1 Domino 7131E.
HH MISS ADVANCE 9228W
The 9228W donor needs no introduction. She has bred leading sires; HH Advance 5107C ($170,000 Part Interest) & HH Advance 3297A (Retained by Holden). Her influence in the industry has been as strong as any cow over the past decade. The 9228W calves born in our program by 215Z & 5110C are outstanding with immense look & impeccable quality. 9228W combines ease of calving, maternal traits, growth and carcase beautifully to further her position as one of the very elite.
Owned by Hoffman Ranch.
The Line One cow is refined, she's a lady, she is the product of 85 years unwavering dedication by the greatest cattlemen, she is hard working and honest, she gives her all to raise a beautiful calf - year in year out.