Welcome to the Heritage Shorthorn Society, a breed organization dedicated to the preservation and revitalization of true Shorthorns that have maintained their genetic purity going back to the Shorthorn Herdbook of 1822. Heritage Shorthorns are increasing in popularity because of their usefulness, versatility, and calm nature. They can maximize heterosis in any breeding operation or be the milk cow on a small farm. Take a look at what Heritage Shorthorns have to offer to anyone interested breeding/owning cattle.
Towards those goals, we offer a wealth of information on the history of the breed. In the menu you can find Shorthorn Information, which includes a history of the breed. For a detailed telling of how Shorthorns came to be, Dr. Bert Moore has graciously provided pedigrees and other information on Historical Shorthorns from their origins in the 19th century into the early 20th century. There are also a good number of mid-century studs with semen still available listed under Classic Bulls.