Baker Polled Herefords, Elkhorn, Wis., has been home to Paul and Sylvia, and their children Bob, Mike and Bev, since 1963. Bob and Mike purchased the family’s first registered heifers as 4-H and FFA projects in 1968. The Bakers showed at local, state and national shows, and Bev served as the Wisconsin Hereford Queen.
The goal of Baker Polled Herefords is to raise seedstock that will work in and adapt to any environment. Their herd consists of 25 registered brood cows which are enrolled in the Whole Herd Total Performance Records (TPR™) program. Several generations of offspring have been recognized as Dams of Distinction out of their home-raised RB 29F 002 Right Now 630S herd sire. AI bulls are used to complement their bloodlines, and stress is placed on structural correctness, balanced EPDs, longevity, calving ease and disposition. The family also raises replacement females and breeding bulls and finishes their steers for quality beef.