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‘Vindicator’ was selected in the autumn of 2004 to succeed ‘Ultimate’ as our leading herd sire. The bull was selected on a visit to David Carroll’s Udel herd were he was running with his cows whilst Udel 1 Veteran, twice Irish National Champion, was shown. The strength of Vindicator’s dam was also a considerable factor and his sire Doonbiddie Hustler has been used worldwide and extensively throughout the British Isles. A leading English breeder commented on ’Vindicator’ as “the best bull I’ve seen to meet the demands of the breed today”. His calves have always shown great potential and his 2006 crop of spring born calves were one the best groups we have had. His first bull calf born was sold in January 2007 and made a N.I. Record Price which helped to secure the award of Sire of The Year 2006/07 which he won again for 2007/08. Three sons have been used in the herd with his best son ‘Dynamite’ a breed legend.   

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‘Granite’ had been spotted on his first show outing when he stood Junior & Reserve Supreme Champion at the 1991 Shropshire & West Midlands Show but he was not for sale, he was eventually purchased in 1993 after winning the UK Bull of the Year for 6000gns at the Event of the Year Sale. He left very saleable bulls and his females were tremendous cows and in the background of most of the current herd. A daughter ‘Dainty N11’ was the Reserve Female of the Year 1997 and he is a past Sire of the Year and Sire of the Progeny Pair of the Year.

We feel that Dynamite is the complete package and combines all the attributes we look for whenever selecting a stock bull. His success in the show ring is well documented including being 3 times Royal Ulster Champion. His sons have sold to 6200gns, received for Geronimo, Male Champion Hereford Sale 2011. His first 14 sons sold have averaged £3350. He breeds calves that look well from day one and his first 60 pedigree calves born to date on farm have had an average birth weight of 41kg with a range from 32kg to 53kg. Semen from him has been sold to breeders in Denmark, England, Northern Ireland, Norway, Republic of Ireland, Scotland and Wales. His daughters make up a large part of our herd helping is to win the UK Herds Competition in 2014 & 2016.  He is a 4 times NI Sire of the Year and still used by AI in the herd.

‘Radar’ is an imported Canadian embryo which we owned in partnership with Christies Herefords. Sired by twice Canadian National Champion  Remitall Patriot 13P, the record selling bull at $195 000 for half interest. Patriot had the largest ribeye ever measured on a bull calf at Agribition. His dam Amber 96H, was regarded as “one of the most dynamic power cows produced at Remitall” Radar also is backed with very impressive index values placing him in the top 1% of the breed. Radar’s calves born on farm have had very moderate birth weights averaging 37kg. A daughter ‘Stardust F19’ was Junior Female Champion at the National Show 2010.

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The most influential bull used in our herd, bought for 3800gns in 1977. He was twice NI Bull of the Year and 4 times Sire of the Year. His daughters left a legacy in our herd, siring 2 Female & 2 Reserve Females of the Year, including Dainty S59, National Champion 1988. His sons sold to top price of 10,000gns in 1981 for Pioneer, who was Reserve UK Bull of the Year 1982 as well numerous other bull sale champions and top prices in Edinburgh and in NI. He was very easy calving and we are using him again in our herd again and semen is available for sale.

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Mentos is a complete outcross for our herd, and arrived in Autumn 2015 alongside Upgrade. He was purchased along with the batch of heifers he was running with by the Ringdufferin Herd in June 2016. After being impressed with his progeny in both herds he was repurchased in January 2019 just before his first son Powerhouse was sold in Dungannon in February for 5100gns. His figures are excellent with weight, EMA, RBY, TI & SRI all in the Top 10% and he has been proven easy calving in both herds. He has an excellent pedigree with sires including Beyond 36N, Formula 035J, Wrangler 832W & Keynote 20X while his granddam Mindy 6H is also dam to the very successful ‘Lucy’ family at Romany Herefords.