Tuesday 2 February 2021

John Vaughan

Former Hereford breeder T John Vaughan had just finished writing a 416 page A4 book entitled ‘The Hereford, The Greatest Breed on Earth’ before sadly passing away in December 2020.

John previously wrote ‘Bovine Showbiz’ which sold over 5,000 copies, with just six left on the shelf. Taking just 10 days to write, it was printed in another two weeks.

Last year, he commented: “I thought it was a doddle producing a book. However, ‘The Hereford, The Greatest Breed on Earth’ has been ten years in the making and virtually every day over the past twelve months.”

The book details how the breed began right through its development and covers the Hereford’s ups and downs from the early 1800s right up to today. It is the perfect learning point for breeders and all Hereford breeders will agree it is aptly titled.

Events and characters are brought to life to celebrate this influential breed. It is packed with facts and opinion and composed in such a way that from start to finish is very entertaining to read.

Fortunately, John was satisfied he had completed his project before illness set-in and instructed the printers to produce his book, but more than most such works, this one certainly has the feel of being compiled by a true practitioner.

The book costs £45 plus postage and can be ordered by emailing beverley.turner@herefordcattle.org.

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