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Hereford

(hûr`fərd), city (1990 pop. 14,745), seat of Deaf Smith co., N Tex., in the Panhandle; inc. 1906. Livestock is raised in Hereford, and cattle feeding is an important industry, along with meatpacking and sugar refining. Vegetables, sugar beets, sunflowers, and grains are grown on irrigated farms in the semiarid plains.

Hereford

(hĕr`əfərd), town (1991 pop. 48,277), Herefordshire, W central England. Hereford is a cattle-market town, from which the cattle breed takes its name. Industries include food processing, brewing, and light manufacturing. At its cathedral, which probably dates from the 11th cent., the Festival of the Three Choirs is held every third year. (In the other years it is held at GloucesterGloucester
, city (1991 pop. 106,526) and district, Gloucestershire, W central England, on the Severn River. Manufactures in Gloucester include aircraft components, agricultural machinery, railroad equipment, and processed foods.
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 or WorcesterWorcester
, city (1991 pop. 75,466) and district, Worcestershire, W central England, on the Severn River. The making of porcelain, gloves, and sauces are long-established industries; metal goods and machines are also manufactured. The site became a bishopric c.680.
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.) The nearby White Cross commemorates the termination of the great plague in the mid-14th cent. A grammar school was founded there in the 14th cent. Hereford was the birthplace of Nell GwynGwyn or Gwynn, Nell
(Eleanor Gwyn), 1650–87, English actress. Once an orange-seller at the Theatre Royal, she became a member of Killigrew's company, making her debut there in 1665.
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, mistress of Charles II, and the stage actor David GarrickGarrick, David,
1717–79, English actor, manager, and dramatist. He was indisputably the greatest English actor of the 18th cent., and his friendships with Diderot, Samuel Johnson, Oliver Goldsmith, and other notables who made up "The Club" resulted in detailed records of
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Hereford

 

a city and administrative district in Great Britain, in the county of Hereford and Worcester. Population, 47,000 (1973). Hereford has enterprises of the food-processing and machine-building industries.

Hereford

1. a city in W England, in Herefordshire on the River Wye: trading centre for agricultural produce; cathedral (begun 1079). Pop.: 56 373 (2001)
2. a hardy breed of beef cattle characterized by a red body, red and white head, and white markings
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He was sold for pounds 4,700 at Hereford market in October.
Herefords are British through and through but we are delighted to hear the Russians regard them so highly that they would claim them as their own.
Robert Wilson of Romany Herefords said: "Ishbel is an outstanding heifer with tremendous style, growth and length coupled with femininity.
He was snapped up by the show judge Ian Shaw in partnership with his father, breed president Robert Shaw, of Hallwood Herefords in Cheshire.
Ron Wilson, who is company secretary for the Border Union Agricultural Society and breeds Herefords with his son Robert, said: "It's fantastic.
There was a catalogued entry of 150 Herefords at this year's final Royal Show and more than 100 were forward on the day.
David is well know to many Hereford breeders having shown Herefords for over 40 years.
A couple of visits to Hereford herds were on the itinerary but by chance the group called in on James Graham for a quick look at his Richmount herd of pedigree Herefords at Portadown.
The foundation ``Studdolph'' strain were the traditional horned animal and progressively, two other distinct lines were developed: the ``Ashdale 3'' herd of British-polled Herefords and the ``Glenvale'' polled.
Scottish breeders took top honours at the recent Hereford Cattle Society Sale in Hereford with Champions and top prices in both the male and female sections coming from north of the border.
He also slates Hereford as one of England's most appalling places.
Whatever the outcome of today's meeting, there will not be any racing at Hereford next year and there has been disquiet voiced that its fixtures - and those of Folkestone - could be moved so easily to other venues owned or run by Arc, the group formed by the merger of Northern Racing and Arena Leisure.

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