GALAWATER ABERDEEN ANGUS HERD

 

 

 

 

 
 

HERD SIRES

Stock Bulls

AI Sires

 

Embryo Sires:

 

RAWBURN ELYSIUM F547

SEMEN FOR SALE

Rawburn Elysium F547 is a unique combination of growth, carcase and style. He is the product of a mating of the very heavily muscled Rawburn Lord Ross C216 and the cow that ranks third for Self Replacing Index and number one for Terminal Index in the breed.

Elysium himself was the #1 choice and high seller in the 2006 Rawburn bull calf crop when we bought him for 17,000, with a half semen interest being retained by his breeder, Mr. J Elliot, Roxburgh Mains, Kelso. His performance was staggering, recording an adjusted 400 day weight of 817 kg combined with a muscle depth of 91mm and a fat depth of only 6.9mm. He is currently one of the top growth bulls in the breed, and was the first bull to break the +100 barrier for 400-day weight. Rawburn Elysium at the time of writing, records top 1% figures for all growth and carcase traits. His Indexes are no less impressive, with a Terminal Index of 44 and a Self Replacing Index of 51 he is truly a performance giant.

Elysiums first 3 sons sold at auction averaged a staggering 15,000 gns

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SUMMERHILL BEETHOVEN

Summerhill Beethoven F311 (pictured here at 17 months old) has been purchased from Angela Robertson, Nightingale Farm, Bishampton. He is another long, powerful, deep bull with a great head and hip structure. Beethoven has the rare combination of fantastic growth figures with a terminal index in the top 5%, 200,400 and 600 day weight rankings all well within the top 15% and very good calving figures (top 5% for calving ease and top 1% for gestation length). He also ranks in the top 1% for milk. We feel he is one of the few bulls we have seen that we can happily use on heifers without sacrificing power or performance.

Beethoven is sired by the Canadian bull, Young Dale Dudley 26M who was a Reserve Grand Champion at Regina Bull Sale and is also sire of Nightingale Defiance E264 who was retained at Nightingale for two seasons and now stands at Blelack. His dam is a HF Data Bank daughter whose pedigree also contains such greats as Hogan, Rito 2100 and Stockman 365. He is heavily line-bred to the Young Dale Grace family which has already produced such great sires as Young Dale Hogan 3Y and Young Dale Monarch 12E.

 

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EYRTON X20 OF BLELACKEYRTON X20 OF BLELACK

Purchased at Perth in February 2000, Eyton is a very thick son of the famous Royal Added Value 19D. He has proven to have bred very well and has left cattle with lovely top lines, great muscle depth and good growth rates. His sons have sold readily, with his top son Galawater Excalibur B381 having been retained as Stock Bull for our pedigree cows. Another son, Galawater Edwin A258 (pictured here), has been retained for use in our commercial herd. Eyrton’s daughters have developed into very correct “good doing” cows, which are easily fleshed and milk very well.

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HF Air -Walk 33FHF AIR-WALK 33F

SEMEN FOR SALE

Purchased privately from the Cheeklaw Herd as a senior bull after a very successful term there. A grandson of the legendary Canadian show cow Knight’s Blackbird 9Y, he is a very consistent breeder who always leaves progeny that are very correct, fleshy and well balanced. His daughters are beautiful examples of the breed with lovely lines, perfect udders and lots of character. Air-Walk’s sons are also very easily sold, with Galawater Lord Rupert C618 lifting the Supreme Championship at the May show and sale at Carlisle in 2005, and then selling for the second top price of 4700gns. Unfortunately Air-Walk had to be destroyed following a serious leg injury after only one season here, but being so pleased with his progeny, we continue to use him through AI. Air-Walk has always been very easily calved, making him the ideal bull to use on both pure and commercial heifers.

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WEDDERLIE EBONY B407WEDDERLIE EBONY B407

Purchased privately from Wedderlie in the spring of 2003, when he was our selection as the top Yearling Bull there. Ebony is one of the last sons of the very successful Tui Blackmark, who again traces back to Blackbird 9Y, and out of one of the best Lord Horatio daughters at Wedderlie. She was sold for 8500gns as the Lot 1 attraction at the first “Blacks in the Borders” sale in 2003. Ebony was purchased on the strength of the growth rates and maternal excellence packed in his pedigree. He now boasts one of the top milk EBV’s in the breed as well as high growth rates balanced with a very low birth weight and calving ease for such a big, powerful bull. His daughters are now in production and have performed in the field just as we had hoped. His sons have been easily sold and include our 2007 Perth Supreme Champion, Galawater Bold King E925 who sold for 15,000gns.

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GALAWATER EXCALIBUR B381GALAWATER EXCALIBUR B381

SEMEN FOR SALE

Retained to strengthen the influence of his sire (Eyrton X20 of Blelack), Excalibur is a son of one of our very best Foundation females Ermine 2nd of Auchterforfar. This female is a full sister to the 5000gns Ermine of Auchterforfar and is in the top 1% for Muscle Depth. Excalibur has great presence with an amazing Top, Hip and Hindquarters with great muscle definition. He has been shown only once, when he was placed Reserve Male Champion at the Royal Highland Show in 2005. Very much admired he then headed up the Team of Three Aberdeen-Angus which were awarded the championship in the Native Breeds Inter-Breed Teams Competition. At the show he weighed an impressive 1340 kg just shortly after his 3rd birthday. His first crop of bulls have inherited his power and flesh and have sold easily at home at up to 6000.

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RAWBURN ECHESTER D297RAWBURN ECHESTER D297

SEMEN FOR SALE

Selected as the Top Yearling Sale Bull at Rawburn in the spring of 2005, he posted a 400 Day Weight of 736 kg, Muscle Depth of 92 mm and a Back Fat Depth of only 6.9 mm. His awesome Pedigree includes the top US sire Hoff Limited Edition, who is a trait leader for Growth and Muscle. Limited Edition has been described as the “Most powerful bull in North America” and has sired a long line of show and sale toppers. “Chester’s” dam Cudlobe Ellen Erica is one of the most stylish and powerful cows in Canada. Daughters of her sire, Cudlobe Chester, form the backbone of the famous Cudlobe herd in Canada. Chester boasts a phenomenal hip structure, top and hindquarters combined with real character. Like his four flush sisters at Rawburn, he looks sure to make a big impact. We hope his scale and performance will complement our quality daughters of Eyrton X20, HF Air-Walk 33F and Excalibur B381.

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JET ERIC U103 OF NEWCAIRNIEJET ERIC U103 OF NEWCAIRNIE

After using Jet Eric very successfully twice to AI commercial heifers and having been delighted with the offspring, we decided to AI our pedigree heifers with him in 2004. These calves are now on the ground and they are performing just as we had hoped. He has suited our heifers very well and we have a few real standouts, out of both Air-Walk and Ankonian Elixir daughters. Jet Eric was the top Beef Value Bull in the 2000 Sire and Dam Summary and still ranks in the top 5% for Growth and Terminal Sire Index and the top 1% for Milk. He leaves calves with great length, tops and backsides. We have now calved over 40 heifers to him with no problems.

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ANKONIAN ELIXIR 100  ANKONIAN ELIXIR 100

Elixir has been used lightly by AI but will definitely be more heavily used in the future. We have retained Galawater Bentley C535, a very thick Elixir son out of an Eyrton X20 daughter. Elixir was sold for $100,000 and is a trait leader for Milk. He is also in the top 1% for 200, 400 and 600 day weights, Rib Eye Area and Scrotal Size, 5% for Rib Fat and Retail Beef Yield and the top 1% for Terminal Sire Index. He has already sired the Male Champion at the Highland in 2002 and has sold sons to 24,000gns at Perth in October 2005. An Elixir 100 daughter is also nursing one of our most promising bull calves in 2005.

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RANUI W IMPACT 762

Impact has also been used by AI on a few of our heifers, with one of the bull calves for sale at Perth in February. Impact is sired by TC Stockman 365, who is one of the leading carcase bulls in the world, leaving outstanding carcase EPD’s. Impact’s dam is one of New Zealand’s top cows and is sired by Atahua Legacy who sold for the record price of 155,000 dollars. He has left very correct, good doing cattle with super temperaments. Impact ranks in the top 1% for Calving Ease, Milk and Terminal Sire Index, in the top 5% for Eye Muscle Area and 200 Day Weight and the top 10% for 400 Day Weight.

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PF 7215 AVENGER 0232

Avenger was the top-selling bull in the 2000, Pollard Farms sale. He is their top son of WK Appeal, a very stout, muscular son of Battle Cry who was the 1998 and 1999 Fort Worth Reserve Grand Champion Bull. He was also Reserve Senior Champion in Denver in 2000. Avenger ranks in the top 5% for 400 day weight and milk and in the top 10% for weaning weight.

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HOFF FIRST EDITION

Hoff First Edition is one of the most powerful bulls ever to be sold at Hoff Scotch Cap. He was the high selling bull in their 2003 sale ($45,000) and recorded a massive 365-day weight of 742 kg. He combines huge growth, muscle and power with very impressive performance figures and a relatively low birth weight Ebv. His pedigree combines many of the great Hoff bulls including Limited Edition,  Head of the Class, Trail Boss and the great Scotch Cap.

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IRONWOOD NEW LEVEL

With over 3000 calves recorded in USA, New Level's has proven himself to be one of the top performance calving ease bulls around. He consistently sires easy calving fast growing efficient cattle with sound feet and legs, great thickness and fleshing ability as well as having great maternal strengths. He ranks in the top 5% for weaning and yearling weight, top 1% for milk and top 15% for low birth weight.

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BJ’S RICOCHET 7R

Ricochet 7R is an outstanding young herd sire by one of the dominant sires in North America at the moment, Roth Regulator 0405. Ricochet is very thick, deep bodied, heavy boned and has great feet and legs. His dam Sandy Bar Duchess 33G has been one of the most consistent breeders in the BJ Cattle Co.'s breeding program. He was shown with great success as a bull calf and a yearling in Canada.

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DA ES RO TWISTER

Phenotypically, Twister is probably the best son of the famous Krugerrand of Donamere 490, with great muscle and depth while maintaining the size and power that his sire is so famous for.

 

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RIVERBEND POWERLINERIVERBEND POWERLINE 0050

Powerline is the sire of embryo calves at Galawater in 2005. He was purchased in the Denver Stock Show Sale by Hamilton Farms, K-Deen Angus, Allan Browarny and Pat Fullam from Ireland. Powerline was Reserve Grand Champion Bull at Farmfair & Reserve Jr. Champion at Agribition 2001. He was a class winner & 2nd high seller at the 2001 Denver Bull Sale. Powerline ranked #1 in the entire Riverbend 2000 calf crop for weaning & yearling growth. Outstanding growth is stamped in his genetics. His dam Leachman Blackbird 8060 was the top performing heifer of the 1998 calf crop at Leachman's in Bozeman. In the UK Powerline has already sired the inaugural Winter Fair Supreme Champion, Elliot Rosebud. Two full sister to this super female stand at Galawater.

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CONNEALY LEAD ONCONNEALY LEAD ON

Also the sire of embryo calves in 2005, Lead On is one of the most popular bulls in the US at the moment. He is a powerful, moderate framed bull that transmits tremendous muscle relative to his low Birth Weight. His calves at Galawater were of a very moderate Birth Weight and came very easily. Lead On ranks in the top 1% for 400 Day Weight, Milk and Terminal Sire Index, top 5% for 200 Day Weight balanced with a below average Birth Weight.

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VERMILION YELLOWSTONEVERMILION YELLOWSTONE

Yellowstone is one of the top sons of VRD, having sold for $60,000. His progeny have exceptional growth rates and great ultrasound results. Yellowstone ranks in the top 1% for 200, 400 and 600 Day Weight as well as Terminal Sire Index whilst also ranking in the top 5% for Milk. Our calves by him are very deep bodied with superb tops and hip structure.

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STEVENSON ROYCESTEVENSON ROYCE 741C

Royce is regarded by most who have seen him to be one of the most complete Angus bulls that they have seen, with great thickness and fleshing qualities. His daughters are extremely good doing cattle with a huge number of them gaining “Pathfinder” status in the US. His dam, Ahlgrens Estella 2758 was still productive at 17 years of age when she sold half interest for $42,000. Royce ranks in the top 1% for Milk, top 15% for 400 and 600 Day Weight and top 20% for Terminal Sire Index.

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VERMILION DATELINEVERMILION DATELINE 708

Sire of our foundation Blackbird female, Penguin Blackbird C148 and with embryo pregnancies expected in 2006, VRD is a clean fronted and free moving bull that puts it all together; style, growth and exceptional performance. He has been the sire of many high selling cattle in US and is a highly proven growth bull. VRD calves are extra long bodied with a lot of top and hindquarter, and consistently deliver high Eye Muscle Area and Retail Beef Yield. VRD ranks second equal for Terminal Sire Index amongst proven sires in the UK, along with a top 5% Milk value. His sons in this country include The Moss Mr Eshton, purchased by the Netherton and Old Glenort herds for 36,000gns at Perth in 2006.

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Grand View Womcak DirectGRANDVIEW WOMACK DIRECT

Another bull with embryo pregnancies expected in 2006, Womack Direct is a big, stout, stylish sire with carcass ability to back his performance. He is regarded as one of the biggest and strongest B/R New Design 036 sons. His calves are high performers, with many of his progeny also having dominated the show ring. He ranks in the top 5% for 200 and 400 Day Weight, top 1% for Milk and top 10% for Terminal Sire Index.

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B/R New Frontier 095B/R NEW FRONTIER 095

New Frontier is the sire of confirmed pregnancies from Coldstream Tidy Bee 65G in our embryo program for 2006. He is very widely used in the US where his sensational first calf crop earned him a solid EPD balance, ranking in the top 10% for Weaning Weight EPD, Milk EPD, Yearling Weight EPD, IMF EPD and Ultrasound Rib Eye Area EPD. He sold one-half interest for $23,000 as the top-selling bull of the 2001 Rishel Sale. This son of the legendary carcass sire, B/R New Design 036, was produced from the $100,000 White Fence Pride H1, who is a full sister to the rare and valuable sire, Connealy Frontline, descending from the proven Pathfinder Dam, Pleasant Pill of Conanga. New Frontier is also a full brother to the very successful Lemmon Newsline.

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