OUR HERD STOCK BULLS
We take great care when selecting our Herd Stock Bulls. Their back breeding and how they will fit into existing breeding lines within the herd are all taken into consideration. Our herd has been developed and built on solid breeding foundations through careful genetic selection. We know the style, depth and breed integrity built into the herd, so when selecting a stock bull to build on all of that requires vision. We know what we need, what we want and through careful selection we get it. The herd must always be progressing, it will never be a finished product, as breed ideologies change we must always be adapting to those changes. Through our back breeding history we have taken characteristics from dams and sires which we wish to maintain or advance. The herd turned 40 years old in 2020. If you want quality in your breeding, look no further.
Junior Stock Bull
HALTCLIFFE NIJINSKY, an Ampertaine Elgin son who is a proven female breeder, sold £32k in Carlisle, Half sister Wilodge Poshspice sold record breaking £250k Carlisle. NIJINSKY was unbeaten in his class in throughout the 2019 show season. NIJINSKY won 10 firsts, 4 Overall Limouisn championships, 4 reserve Championships 3 interbreed champions, 2 reserve Interbreed Championships. NIJINSKY helped the Rathkeeland Herd win show team of year 2019 which the herd won over 19 times. NIJINKSY is himself a heifers calf, carries two copies F94l profit gene from one of the top cow families in the Ridley herd. His size, style, width muscle, correctness in his progeny is very consistent.
Senior Stock Bull
GANDI carries an unbelievable pedigree with figures to match beef value 49, top 1%. All calving figures in top 10% & 25% of the breed. His Sire Wilodge Vantastic sold for £45k. GANDI’S dam Bailea Umandy sold for £55k, who is sired by highly regarded muscly bull Requin. Ironestone Gandi breed heifers sold for £9,000 and bulls to £10,000.
Senior Stock Bull
SYLVANDENE DEFOE, a Mas Du Clo son, has been used extensively throughout the herd. With a beef rating of 45, in the top 10% of the breed with an accuracy of 91%. His full brother sold for £10,000 in Carlisle. His Dam is a Sauvignon Daughter.
Stylish, easy calving pedigree sire SYLVANDENE DEFOE, all Ireland champion National Show Tullamore.