Hickory Creek is located in the ozark foothills originating from Beaver Lake in Northwest Arkansas. Two things this area is famous for: good pasture and chickens. I imagine the latter is responsible for the former. Whatever the reason it is an ideal area to raise cattle, especially Miniature Herefords. They are the perfect animal for self sufficient small acreage enthusiasts desiring a hardy, extremely efficient , adaptable meat source or the hobby farmer looking for gentle easy handling stock to raise for 4-H, FFA, or as a family pet.
Both Lori and I originated from farm families that tended and cared for livestock. Both of us envisioned working with animals in the great outdoors while we pursued our biology degrees. Finally, when we stopped moving with the job and raised our kids to the point where they didn't think we were needed ( both in college) except for finiancial support, we started our own farm. Having worked with cattle while in high school I knew that was something that I wanted to get back to. We raised a hereford and angus mix and loved the disposition that the hereford breed exhibited. It wasn't until I read several newspaper articles in 06 concerning the smaller version of the hereford breed that we found the type of animal we wanted to raise.