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William Caldwell Warfield | Inducted between 1920 and 1941

Well-known Shorthorn breeder who produced the Loudon Duchesses line of Shorthorns on Grasmere farm near Lexington, Kentucky

1827-1907 | Artist: Ernest Sigmund Klempner (1867-1941)



Impact & Accomplishments


William Warfield was a well-known Shorthorn breeder who produced the Loudon Duchesses line of Shorthorns on Grasmere farm near Lexington, Kentucky. He was the son of attorney and Shorthorn breeder Benjamin Warfield and the nephew of Dr. Elisha Warfield, who bred the famous Thoroughbred stallion, Lexington. For several years, Lexington was the leading sire in North America, on Robert Aitcheson Alexander’s Woodburn stud farm.


William Warfield wrote the early stockbreeding text, The Theory and Practice of Cattle-Breeding, in 1899. He also wrote the History of Imported Short-Horns and served as a staff correspondent for The Breeder’s Gazette.


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From Western Kentucky University Department of Library Special Collections.







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