GALAWATER ABERDEEN ANGUS HERD

 

 

 

 

 
 

HERD HISTORY

The Pedigree Herd was established in 1999 and 2000 with purchases from the Broadmeadows Dispersal, when we purchased the two top selling cow/calf pairs. These have proven to be sound purchases, with Eulyn U29 of the Moss being one of our most successful females.

We also purchased nine cows and heifers at the Keabog Dispersal. These were all from Wedderlie and Newcairnie bloodlines and have established another three very productive families, the Emily’s and the Princesses from Wedderlie and the Bonita’s from Newcairnie.

Maiden heifers were purchased privately from Rawburn (six), Auchterforfar (three, including the dam of Galawater Excalibur B381) and Haulkerton (two). Families of note from these purchases are the Philipas, Elises, Lady Ruths and Ducheses from Rawburn, the Barbara Kims and Ermines from Auchterforfar and the Mo Ericas from Haulkerton.

No more females were bought until February 2005 when we purchased a Blackbird embryo heifer from Penguin in Perth. She was sired by the US sire “VRD” and is out of Coldstream Blackbird 9G.

Most recently, at the “Blacks in the Borders Sale” we purchased four of the top selling lots including two Blackadder daughters from Wedderlie, one of which is a full sister to their Stock Bull, Erixiad and the other a member of their famous Poppy family (we now have three branches of this superb line). We also bought the top selling lot from Rawburn, a Transformer daughter, in calf to Rawburn Extra Edition. The final addition was a very thick, powerful and BQ Partnership’s top selling heifer. She was carrying a pregnancy by their much fancied Stock Bull, Eastfield Freelance.

Over the years we have built up a good trade selling Bulls and breeding heifers off farm and we plan to continue to do so. However, in May 2005 we took the plunge and offered our first bulls for sale by auction at Carlisle, when we lifted the Supreme Championship and second top price of the day with Galawater Lord Rupert C618, a son of HF Air-Walk 33F. The same summer we also showed for the first time when we were awarded the Reserve Male Championship for our homebred Stock Bull Galawater Excalibur B381 at the Royal Highland Show. He then headed up the team of three Aberdeen-Angus which won the Native Breeds Inter-Breed Teams Competition.

February 2006 saw us make our debut at the famous Perth bull sales and sell our second prize Galawater Bulldozer Kiwi for 6000gns. 

The Perth bull sale in Februaury 2007 saw the herd take a huge step forward when we lifted the Supreme Championship with Galawater Bold King E925, a son of our stock bull, Wedderlie Ebony B407 and out of our Barbara Kim family. He then went on to sell for 15,000gns, one of the top prices of the day.

For more details on our Stock Bulls over the years, please go to the “Herd Sires” section.

 

 

J & E Logan
Pirntaton Farm
Fountainhall, Galashiels TD1 2TH

Telephone: 01578 760 335 Email: [email protected]