The Angus thing is the same here in Montana. Black cows sell better so everybody wants black cows. I inspected 8 cow/calf pair of Hereford and 2 cow/calf pair of Red Angus yesterday and those are the first cattle I have done inspections for in the last year and a half that weren't black. I prefer Hereford beef myself to all others so I am thinking I might buy a calf off the guy I did inspections for later this spring if he has a Hereford bull. I think he might have a Simmental bull though so I will have to talk to him and see what he has for calves.
Absorb what is useful, reject what is useless, add what is essentially your own. - Bruce Lee