Quality Built on Cow Families
About Baker Polled Herefords
Our herd started in 1968 when Bob and Mike purchased their first Polled Hereford calves at the State Sale. Beverlee soon became involved too, and so did Paul and Sylvia. All three children were very involved in 4-H and FFA, showing their animals at fairs and doing the daily chores at home.
We moved to our historical farm in 1970. The farm was originally purchased from the government in 1842 by the Lauderdale family for $1.25 per acre and was owned by that family until our family purchased it. The Lauderdale families were some of the first settlers in the area and the Lauderdale chain of lakes was named after them
LEARN from yesterday
LIVE for today
HOPE for tomorrow
~ Albert Einstein
We have enjoyed hosting Wisconsin Polled Hereford Farm Tours, and have met many wonderful people. This picture is from 2015.
We use the motto “Quality Built on Cow Families”. Our goals are to have excellent producing cows with good dispositions and correct confirmation. Cows must have good udders with above average milk flow to produce a big, strong calf. We have developed Dams of Distinction for many years. Our herd is enrolled in the Total Performance Records program with the American Hereford Association. We have used top AI sires for many years to continue our goals for our herd. Bob has always done our AI work, and now manages the herd. Mike has his repair shop on the farm where he does tractor overhauls, works on combines and machines as well as being here to help keep things running. We also share some machinery with Ed and Bev’s Oak Shade Farm.
Paul and Sylvia were WPHA Hall of Fame honorees in 2005. Bob and Ed have both served on the Wisconsin Hereford Association board of directors. Bev is a past state queen. Several of our grandchildren have shown our Herefords at local and state fairs and some at the Junior Nationals. Megan, Maura and Dana have been active members and officers of the Wisconsin Jr. Polled Hereford Assoc. And we enjoy working with the Juniors and new breeders as they get involved with Polled Herefords.