Established in 2009, our herd of horned Hereford cattle is based on many well-known breeding lines, that trace back to the Tarrington, Rowington and Wenlock herds. We have focused on producing feminine, fertile females, capable of rearing a quality calf easily, every year. We select for temperament, soundness, and ease of management.
We joined the BREEDPLAN performance recording scheme in autumn 2013, and we are working to improve our EBVs over the next few years by selecting sound, well balanced bulls, with a set of good EBVs, that suit our system.
We are also members of the Biobest HiHealth Herdcare scheme. We are accredited free from BVD, and have a Risk Level 2 for Johne's (two clear tests). All homebred animals are vaccinated with Rispoval IBR inactivated marker vaccine and have been tested free of IBR. We have some bought-in animals that are from a herd that runs a Leptospirosis vaccination policy, so we cannot achieve free status whilst these animals are on farm, however, all non-vaccinated animals have tested free from Leptospirosis.
If you would like to view the herd, please call Simon on 07825 446321.
Following the success of our open day in December 2017, we will be hosting another in December 2018. Please keep an eye on our website and facebook page for more details.
All of our 2018-born bulls, sired by Ervie L1 Achiever 91151H have above breed average EBVs for both terminal and self-replacing indices, and well above average calving-ease EBVs.
The 2018 bulls will be available to view and reserve at the open day.