Our traditional Aberdeen Angus have no imported bloodlines. We are working with original British genetics and are currently using bulls which date back at least 50 years; bringing new life to old bloodlines.
Dunlouise - created from the names of our children, Duncan and Louise
And Native Angus?
Well, this is a term that was agreed by the Aberdeen Angus Society and the Rare Breeds Survival Trust, with Geordie.
Native Angus are those cattle which can be continuously traced back to the origin of the breed, with no imported bloodlines, and are marked on the pedigree and in the herd book “Native bred”. The blueprint of the breed.
The provenance of these original Angus can be traced back 180 years, producing a high quality carcass on grass alone. These moderate framed cattle created the world renown eating quality; taste from the back fat and a buttery texture from the marbling. All of which results in a melt in the mouth experience!
UPDATED - DUNLOUISE BIG NEWS!
On Tuesday 12th October 2021 Geordie finally received his medal at an investiture at Windsor Castle! It was presented to him by The Princess Royal, with all the pomp and ceremony that goes with Royal occasions; great fun! His preservation and propagation of the Native Angus® would not have been possible without all the support from worldwide customers, and so many of you have become firm friends. Already we are plotting and planning possible visits to Angus countries in the near future.
We are often asked if we “do numbers”, and we do.
The numbers that matter include a short gestation period and a low birth weight = easy calving.
Aiming for 50% of the mother’s body weight at weaning on milk alone.
Zero days on supplementary feeding.
All adding up to an increased profit margin.
Rediscover the docility and easy fleshing of these original Angus bloodlines. Breed for conformation not feed for conformation, getting back to basics.
Full blood Native Angus may not suit your style of farming, or your customer base at this moment, but using Native Angus semen over your cows to reduce their frame score and add considerable fleshing to your animals, would be an advantage. Who can afford not to rediscover the natural benefits of these bloodlines by using semen on a portion of their herd.
These hardy, grass converters were bred to thrive in a variety of conditions; from the Andes in Colombia to the plains of Montana, and the heat of Australia to the frozen land of Sweden.
We have the ultimate STABILISER with our Native Angus cattle, based on 200 years of breeding.
These line bred cattle fix a type of amazing constitution and maternal ability, which makes them work in a huge diversity of conditions. The all time greats of the Angus breed occur in the pedigrees of most of our cow families, making them time proven and of unrivalled provenance. The Native Angus offer you a 650 kg cow with unparalleled fleshing ability, but crucially with minimal inputs.
Randomly bred cattle will breed randomly, irrespective of any allocated numbers.
Ideal to use Native Angus semen on your dairy herd to flesh the male calves.
We do not vaccinate so live cattle can be exported to Europe.
Semen is available worldwide with stocks being held in the UK, America & Canada.
Flushing for embryos is done to order for worldwide distribution.
All a well trodden path.
Your route back into the style of Angus which made this breed a household name the world over, is simply a phonecall away: (01144) 01307 462784
Rediscover the benefits!
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