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Text Box: We have used the following AI Sires in the last few years.

‘Dynasty’ was Senior Champion Agribition 1988 before being imported to the UK, where he was Bull of the Year 1990. We have had some exciting prospects born by him to watch out for. His genetics have been used worldwide for the last 20 years, in fact he is the great grand-sire of ‘Hustler’ who needs no introduction such is the extent of his progeny’s success worldwide. He is backed with impressive index figures.

Henry arrived with us in March and was NI Bull of the Year in 2012. His sire is Romany 1 Distiller  and his dam Panmure 1 Plum E2 is sired by Solpoll 1 Brigadier the 2006 Highland Show Champion. Henry is an extremely muscular bull and has proven to be very easy calving even on heifers and his first progeny have been very successful in the show ring with numerous Championships and a Male & Female of the Year in 2015. His first sons and daughters sold set records at Hereford in April 2015 with sons to 10800gns and daughters at 5200gns. 8 sons have for £8000 and above with 2 daughters above £6000. His first 12 sons sold in Hereford averaged £7238. He is a three time NI Sire of the Year and the only NI Resident to be UK Sire of the Year. The first 126 calves born in our herd had an average birth weight of 38kg. His daughters are performing really well and make up a large part of the herd. He is a multiple trait leader on breedplan, including calf ease, gestation, weight and carcase weight. Exportable semen is available and a large quantity has been sold to Denmark and Ireland.

Dorepoll 1 Nationwide was sold for 8000gns in 2007. His dam is the great Remitall Sally 131K and his sire Remitall Nation Wide was sired by Remitall Keynote and out of Catalina 24H, the most consistent breeding cow at Remitall.

‘Z250’ pictured after selling for AUS$ 30,000 at the Dubbo National Show & Sale, where he was the Junior Champion and weighed 905kgs, measuring a Frame score 8.

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Moeskaer Keno was Grand Champion at Agromek in 2009. His sister is lead donor for Moeskaer herd in Denmark, they are sired by NS Keno and their dam was an Agribition champion heifer. His first calves in our herd are easy born and showing good potential.

Wirruna Daffy is an Australian sire with impressive figures, a trait leader for calf ease, eye muscle and scrotal size with terminal indexes in the top 1%. We had the first bull calf in the UK and he is showing promise.

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Upgrade is a complete outcross for our herd, and arrived in Autumn 2015. Sired by Square D Tortuga 953T, his dam Flora 1301 is a full sister to WLB ELI 83T. Upgrade has great figures 14 out of 15 traits all above average, with Calf ease in Top 1%. His first calves have been born unassisted and are showing good potential. His first daughter was a class winner and Reserve Senior Female Champion NI Calf Show 2017, with another daughter being Reserve Female Champion HCS Autumn Sale 2018, his daughters are calving down with excellent udders. His first son sold to a pedigree herd in Co. Cork, with 2 sons taking Male & Reserve Male Champion at 2018 NI Calf Show, as well as Champion & Top Price at December 2019 & February 2020 Sales.

Promoter is an imported embryo. He is homozygous polled with a 35kg birthweight. His figures are excellent with weight, EMA, RBY, TI & SRI all in the Top 10%. His sire FCC TwentyX was one of the most admired bulls at the 2012 World Hereford Conference when winning his class, with his dam being privately picked from Harvie Ranching for flushing as a heifer. Promoters maternal sister Nylon P8 was Reserve Junior Champion 2017 NI Calf Show. We believe him to be the only TwentyX son in Europe. A large quantity of his semen has already been sold to Denmark, Finland, Norway & Sweden. His calves are very smart and have been born unassisted while being used heavily on our heifers. His first calf Spark has sold to NCBC AI Stud.

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Herbert was purchased in July 2019 after being spotted running with dairy cows on a herd visit. He is a stylish long clean bull with a proven pedigree. His full sister sold for 7000gns at DGS Sale 2019, another was Female Champion Irish National Show 2018, with a 3/4 sister taking Reserve Calf Champion at 2019 Irish National Show. His dam was also Calf Champion at 2015 Irish National, her full brother was Reserve UK Bull of the Year 2018. Sired by Kohinoor a sire rated for calf ease and gestation his maternal sisters have bred well including dam to the 2018 National Calf Champion.

Current stockbulls are Herbert & Promoter with Henry by AI.

We also use AI to introduce different genetics to our herd