Herefords were first imported into Canada by William F. Stone of Guelph, Ontario from Herefordshire, England. He admired their strength and docility. The Hereford's temperament allows easier handling than other cattle breeds. Its meat quality is very good, Hereford Beef contains plenty of marbling throughout the different cuts of meat. The Hereford breed is naturally free from stress and their quality of life grazing on farmland only works to compliment this side of their personalities. The meat is succulent and tender, benefiting from their quality of life and stress free nature.