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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

(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

 

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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Tom said: "We had not expected to find such quality in such a small herd but James's Herefords really appealed to us - the sort of strong functional cattle the industry needs.
The Hereford, as its name suggests, has evolved from the indigenous Red Cattle which roamed the Welsh border counties and the western extremities of England.
Also, I'm giving him practically my only American Polled Hereford Association T-shirt as it is.
Ron Wilson, who runs the herd with his son Robert, said that Hawkeye was the first Hereford bull to be sent to the former Czechoslovakia since three were exported in 1980.
BORDERS-bred Hereford Romany 1 Ishbel has sold for pounds 6,000 and will be the foundation of a new herd.
KELSO-BASED Hereford cattle breeder JRB Wilson enjoyed a successful trip to the breed society's spring show and sale in Hereford.
KELSO Hereford breeders JRB Wilson have scooped two top awards from the breed society with their Romany herd.
DEMAND for Hereford bulls has shot up by almost half in a year, highlighting a resurgence in the breed's popularity.
TOP FEMALE: Phocle Dowager bred and owned by David Jones of Phocle Herefords, Ross-on-Wye.
J R B Wilson & Sons, of Cowbog, Kelso, took both the Grand Male and Grand Female Championships with Romany 1 Angus and Romany 1 Julia, both sired by Glenlees Storm, a past Royal Show Champion and Hereford Sire of the Year 2004 and 2005.
While those hoping to save Hereford have said the indications from the BHA are that there might be a dozen fixtures available to them in 2014, that is not necessarily the case.
The second is still true, but with age comes knowledge and I now know there is so much more to Hereford.

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