Several years back we made a visit to several southeastern states investigating what is referred to as Trask Hereford genetics. We made stops at Clemson University, Tennessee River Music, Bent Tree Farms, Fowken Farms and many others. While at Tennessee River we were made aware that Tim Ohlde at Ohlde Cattle Company was working with some Trask Hereford genetics. So, off to Palmer, Kansas to meet with Tim Ohlde. Tim has some phenomenal Angus cattle and it seems that whatever breed Tim is working with gravitates to a similar phenotype. He was crossing some Trask Hereford with Dutch Beef Fresian that he obtained from Europe that was a more moderate frame dual purpose breed there in the 1950's. This is the same Dutch Beef Fresian he used to create his AmeriFax breed. To make a long story short, Tim had some 3/4 Trask Hereford, 1/4 Dutch Beef Fresian bulls that he said were very heat tolerant, short haired, docile, moderate framed, milky bulls. We purchased 069W from Tim as a yearling bull. From this bull we started what we call the Hereford Plus. Our goal with this line of cattle is to retain the desirable attributes of the Hereford such as docility, fertility and carcass quality, while adding more heat tolerance, an ability to tolerate endophyte infected fescue, easy fleshing ability, added milk and a smaller frame. We have two generations of Hereford Plus daughters that have calved and are very pleased with the progress we are making with the program. We intend to maintain this approximate percentage cross and have more females and bulls available for sale in the future.