The Sidwell name has a rich Hereford history. Harold Sidwell’s grandfather, G.A., bought their first registered Hereford cow in 1908 from England. In 2008 the Sidwell family celebrated a century in the Hereford business and at the same time Harold celebrated his 50th year as a Hereford breeder.
Harold, Carr, Colo., got his start with a 4-H heifer when he was only 10 years old. Harold was active in youth programs and continued raising and showing Herefords on the local, state and national levels.
Harold married Marlene in 1958 and they have raised four children. The eldest, Warren, and his wife, Jolene, are in the Hereford business in Oklahoma. Daughter Cheryl helps out on the ranch, and son Bryan and his wife, Linda, are in partnership with Harold in Sidwell Herefords.
Marguerite Gies, Eaton, Colo., says, “Harold and his wife have worked in earnest to follow in prior generations’ footsteps. Harold is a survivor in the Hereford business.”