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LATEST NEWS

 

Geronio J585 sold privately for 15,000 to The Moss

We are delighted to announce the sale of one of our top 2009 born bull calves to The Moss Herd owned by the North Moss Farm Partnership. The 10 month old Galawater Gaffer Geronimo J585 has been sold for 15,000 with semen being retained by the Galawater Herd for our own use. A product of our ET program and sourced from Bova-Gen Ltd, Geronimo is sired by the TC Freedom son, GH Coverboy Eric 110R and out of the G13 Steel daughter, Hoff Gammer SC 400 624.

Geronimo is the heaviest calf ever weaned at Galawater and has a projected 400 day weight of well over 700kg. He sells with a Terminal Index of 34 and a Self Replacing Index of 42.

We are delighted with the sale of this bull to such a high profile herd as The Moss, but are equally as excited at the prospect of using this very powerful and correct young bull in our own herd. We have had high hopes for him since the day he was born.

"We at the Moss are very excited to be able to purchase Gaffer Geromino, as soon as we saw him in the pen full of young bulls of a similar age, he stood out and we knew we had to try and buy him. It's not often you find such a powerful bull with as good conformation. We would like to thank Jim and everyone at Galawater for selling him to us and we can't wait to bring him home" added Kevin Moores.

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Galawater Bentley makes 28,000 gns

Our wildest dreams came true when our Reserve Junior Champion, Galawater Bentley H495 made 28,000 gns and stood as the High Seller at the first February Sale in the new UA Mart at Stirling. Huge thanks go to Mr Gordon Brookes of the "Linton Gilbertines" Herd at Malton, North Yorkshire where he will head up his expanding herd of top quality females. We wish the Brooks team all the best and look forward to the offspring of Bentley from one of the most exciting herds in the country. Bentley was admired by all at the sale for his terrific power, top, hip structure and correctness.

Sired by the outstanding Rawburn Elysium, Bentley boasted one of the most impressive set of ebv's in the catalogue. He ranks in the top 1% for 400 day weight, 600 day weight, Scrotal, Eye Muscle Area, Fat and Terminal Index and also in the top 5% for 200 day weight, Milk, Retail Beef Yield and Self Replacing Index.

 

Bentley's dam is no less impressive having already produced Galawater Bentley C535 who was retained (middle picture), 2 outstanding stock heifers and our 2nd highest selling female, the 6,000 gns Galawater Bonita (pictured).

 

 

 

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Galawater Bulls Average 15,000 gns

Galawater scooped both the highest individual price and the highest herd average when our "Team" of three bulls, all sired by Rawburn Elysium, sold to a top of 28,000 gns and averaged 15,000 gns. Notably, all three of our bulls were sold into pedigree herds. Huge thanks go to Mr Gordon Brookes of the "Linton Gilbertines" Herd at Malton, North Yorkshire, for the purchase of our Reserve Junior Champion, Galawater Bentley H495 for 28,000 gns.

 

Thanks also go to Ranald Pottinger, Isauld Angus, Caithness for his purchase of Galawater Lord Randolph H500 who made 9,500 gns. We feel this bull has huge potential and we wish Ranald the best of luck. He  boasted the highest set of growth ebv's in the catalogue, ranking in the top 1% for 200 day weight, 400 day weight, 600 day weight, Eye Muscle Area, Fat, Retail Beef Yield, Milk  and Terminal Index and also in the top 5% for Self Replacing Index.

Thirdly and at a great price of 7,500 gns we sold Galawater Bruno H440 to the Flemings who own the well known Stairhaven Herd in the South West of Scotland. Bruno's dam is a maternal sister of the dam of Bentley and a cow who we consider to be our best daughter of Wedderlie Ebony. Bruno again sported a great set of ebvs, being top 1% for 200 and 400 Day Weight, Fat, and Terminal Index and top 5% for 600 day weight, milk, Scrotal, Retail Beef Yield and Self Replacing Index.

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Galawater purchase top yearling heifer

We are delighted to announce the joint purchase of Mosston Muir Eline H205 for the sum of 15,000. The Elliots of the Rawburn Herd and ourselves teamed up to clinch the deal just minutes before she was placed Female Yearling Champion at the Black Beauty Bonanza. Described by the judge, Doug Robertson of the famous Coldstream herd in Canada as one of the most powerful, correct and feminine Angus females he has seen, Eline was a firm favourite around the ring. As well as great looks she boasts some awesome performance and calving ebvs, having Terminal and Self Replacing Indexes in the top 1%. The plan is to have her calve as soon as possible and then enter into the ET programmes of the two herds.

Congratulations also go to the Leslie family of the Scholland Herd for their Junior Female Championship with the Rawburn Echester daughter Scholland Diana. Her correctness, character and beautiful flesh made her a clear winner in the junior female classes. Well done for putting in the huge effort to travel from Shetland down to Thainstone.

photographs courtesy of The Scottish Farmer

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Class winner at National Calf Show

November saw us turn our hand to showing calves for the first time at The National Calf Show, held at The Scottish Winter Fair. We entered 3 heifer calves in the baby class in which we stood first with Galawater Princess J608. This powerful young ET heifer is by Rawburn Echester and out of our donor cow Galawater Princess A200. She is a full sister to Galawater Prince Charming who is breeding so well at Galcantray.

Our sole entry in the male classes was the ET calf Galawater Gaffer Geronimo. This thick powerful calf is sired by the massive GH Coverboy and out of one of the Elliot's top Hoff donor cows, Hoff Gammer. Geronimo is the heaviest calf we have ever weaned when he weighed over 440 kg at just over 200 days. He and his full brother are two of the more exciting young bulls in the pen at the moment!!

 

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2009 Best of Blacks in the Borders

September saw the Borders Angus Clubs annual female sale at St. Boswells. Trade was once again brisk with the sale again having one of the top sale averages for females during the year. Many thanks to Lister Farms and their Farm Manager, Richard Burneston for their purchase of both our heifers. At 6,500 gns they purchased Galawater Duchess G344, our only daughter of Galawater Bold King. This smart fleshy heifer is from our Duchess line. Their other purchase at 3,800 gns was the Echester daughter Galawater Patricia G322. They both sold in-calf to Rawburn Elysium.

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Semen Rights of HF El Tigre 28U

SEMEN FOR SALE

During a recent trip to Canada for the World Angus Forum and following a visit to the famous Hamilton Farms Ranch, Galawater Angus in partnership with the McLarens of Netherton have secured the semen rights of the top yearling bull HF El Tigre 28U for the UK and Ireland.

El Tigre is the full brother to the Overall Male Champion at the Forum, HF Tiger 5T. Tiger was sold for $52,000 for a half share in 2007 and has subsequently won most of the top shows in Canada. His offspring were also much admired at the Forum and won many of the calf classes.

El Tigre himself was sold for $82,500 for a half share and in our opinion is ideally suited for the UK market and our own herds. He combines calving ease and a short gestation with performance and muscle. We plan to use him heavily on our heifers and young cows

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Purchase of Lakewood Prince Maverick

Early this year we came across Lakewood Prince Maverick and immediately came to the conclusion he was a bull we had to have an interest in. He is without doubt the meatiest and most structurally correct Angus bull we have seen. Purchased from Lakewood by Rawburn he proceeded to be the all time high scanning bull in the Rawburn program. His performance between 250 and 400 days was staggering and seemed to grow before our eyes. This performance and scanning saw his Terminal Index rocket to 47 in the Summer BLUP run.

A deal has been struck whereby we have full possesion of the bull and a half share in all semen rights. The bull will be used heavily in both herds, with semen for sale sometime in the future.

He was shown at the Royal Highland Show where he stood second in class and second in the Beefbreeder Interbreed Competition where he was much admired by cattlemen from all breeds and was the highest placed Native Bred animal.

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Our final Perth Bull Sale

Our final visit to Perth Bull Sale proved to very successful when our sole entry, the second prize Galawater Brave Knight G273 made one of the higher prices at 8,500 gns to the partnership of Messrs Reid (Shelau Herd) and Messrs Dunlop (Windyedge Herd). Many thanks and best wishes go to both with their new herd bull. Brave Knight was sired by Rawburn Echester and typically is very correct and boasted a massive Eye Muscle Area, in fact Brave Knight had the highest muscle score in the catalogue.  He is also another success story for our Barbara family, being another grandson of our foundation, donor cow Barbara Kim of Auchterforfar. A full sister to this bull has also been retained.

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2008 News

 

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2008 Best of Blacks in the Borders

Early November saw the Borders Aberdeen-Angus Club hold their annual sale at John Swan and Son, St Boswells for the second time. An enthusiastic crowd saw the 32 females sold average 2,750, again one of the highest averages for a female in the country this year. This average is the second highest since the sale started, on farm at Wedderlie in 2003. Heifers sold to 11,000 gns for Rawburn Ebony F618. Our own heifer Galawater Bonita F194 made 6,000 gns to Mr. Brook, Malton. Sired by our herd bull Rawburn Echester, she is out our very productive Bonita family which descend from Newcairnie cattle. Her dam Bonita A262 has already bred Galawater Bentley C535 who we retained and has one of our very top bull calves born in 2008, by Elysium. A full sister to Bonita F194 has also been retained. Photo courtesy of The Scottish Farmer.

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Elysium F547 becomes #1 for Growth

SEMEN FOR SALE

The Summer 2008 BLUP run saw our herd bull Rawburn Elysium F547 become the top bull for Growth (200, 400 and 600 days) in the Breed, and has become the first bull to break the +100kg mark for 400 days. It comes as no great surprise as he has grown into a magnificent animal, admired by all who see him for his size, correctness and fantastic muscle expression. Allied to his great Growth figures is the fact that he is currently the only bull who ranks in the top 1% for all his growth and carcase traits.

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2008 Calving

Our 2008 calving saw the first crop of calves by our two new stock bulls, Elysium and Beethoven. As hoped the Beethoven were born very early and with no problems out of our 23 month old heifers. They have great bone for calves from a calving ease bull and are showing great potential at the moment. The Elysium calves are something very special from the moment they are born. They have also come unassisted apart from a set of twins and are the quickest calves to their feet and nursed that I have ever seen. Within days they are showing promise of fantastic muscle and style and to top it all, they have in general, very pretty heads. Fingers crossed. This year our embryo calves are all either from our own donors or a batch from two Netherton cows and sired by Elixir. Typically the Netherton calves were all bulls except one!! 

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2007 NEWS

 

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Bull sold to the Galcantray Herd

Many thanks to Messrs Walker of the Galcantray herd for the purchase of one of our top young bulls, Galawater Prince Charming F103. Out of another of our Donor Cows, Galawater Princess A200, Prince Charming was a standout from the day he was born. A typical Chester son he has great power, correctness and a beautiful head. He posted an astonishing Eye Muscle Area and was just short of 700kg at 400 days..

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Bull exported to Greenmount College, NI

After a series of delays due to the Foot and Mouth restrictions, the Yearling bull, Galawater Popeye F100 has been exported to the Greenmount College farm in Northern Ireland. He is a very thick son of Galawater Excalibur B381 and out of our Donor Dam, Galawater Poppy C529. He combines great calving ease figures with a fantastic Milk ebv of 18 and a very respectable Terminal Index of 19.

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Young Bull becomes trait leader

Out of the same dam as our herd sire Galawater Excalibur B381, this young bull, Galawater Edition F112 was the top performer of his year in every way. A son of Rawburn Echester D297, he posted a 400 day weight of 748 kg and a phenomenal rib-eye of 114 at 372 days!! This measurement earned him an eye muscle area ebv of +4.1, the joint top in the whole breed born in 2006 and one of the highest of all time. He also recorded the highest marbling score in our herd this year.

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Galawater Angus purchases new Herd Sires

This spring has seen the addition of two young herd sires that we consider to be amongst the best in the breed.

Rawburn Elysium F547 (pictured here at 15 months old) is possibly a unique combination of power, growth, length, muscle and style. He is the product of a mating of the very heavily muscled Rawburn Lord Ross  C216 and the number three cow in the breed for Angus Terminal Index, and one of the outstanding cows in the Rawburn herd, Rawburn Evening Star B167. This cow is a daughter of the breed legend, SAF 598 Bando 5175, a bull who is the cornerstone of many of the performance herds in North America, having no equal for growth, scrotal and maternal traits.  

Elysium himself was the second top performing bull in the 2006 calf crop in the Rawburn Herd where he posted an adjusted 400 day weight of 817 kg with an eye muscle depth of 91mm and a fat depth of only 6.9 mm. He stands amongst the very top performers in the breed, ranking in the top 1% and in the top 5 bulls in the breed for 200, 400 and 600 day weights along with top 1% rankings for eye muscle area, fat depth and terminal index. He also ranks in the top 2% for milk. Elysium is extraordinarily long with a fantastic loin, shoulder and depth of thigh.

 

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 1%, 200,400 and 600 day weight rankings all well within the top 5% and very good calving figures (top 20% for calving ease and top 3% for gestation length). He also ranks in the top 15% for milk. He is in fact one of only two bulls born in 2006 to offer such a combination. 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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2007 Calves

This spring has seen the production of what we consider to be our best calf crop yet, including Galawater Billy the Kid G256 (pictured here at 2 months) perhaps the widest and heaviest muscled calf born at Galawater Angus to date. This calf is by Rawburn Echester D297 and out of the Ankonian Elixir 100 daughter who has already produced Galawater Bold Knight, exported to Switzerland in 2006. Chester is proving himself to be one of the most consistent breeders around with his calves and yearlings being admired by everyone who has seen them. Excalibur has produced another super crop of calves which look like they will be just as easily sold as those before them. Our embryo calves this year are mainly heifers and should add much to our programme. Our embryo programme has also produced a couple of very interesting bull calves.

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Bull sold to Cubbyhill Herd

Many thanks go to John Byers, of the renowned Cubbyhill Herd, for the selection of Galawater Battle Kry E980 as his new stock bull. Battle Kry is a very correct and fleshy son of our much admired, homebred stock bull Galawater Excalibur B381.His dam, Barbara Kim of Auchterforfar has proven to be one of our most successful and consistent foundation cows, with all her daughters having been retained in the herd. Her sons and grandsons have been easily sold, at up to 15,000gns and include her grandson, Galawater Bold King E925, our 2007 Supreme Champion at Perth bull sale and the bull that we exported to Switzerland in 2006. E980 boasts an Eye Muscle Area ranking in the top 5%, balanced with excellent Calving Ease and Birth Weight figures and a Milk value in the top 20%.

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Galawater Bold King E925Perth February 2007

The Galawater Herd reached new heights at Perth in February 2007 when we lifted the Junior and Overall Supreme Male Championship at only our second attempt. Our dreams came true when Galawater Bold King E295 was slapped on the rump by judge Ian Anderson. Bold King had been shown only once previously when he was awarded 1st prize in the junior yearling bull class at RHASS 2006. On his return he was run with the pedigree heifers after AI and several pregnancies are confirmed by him.

 A very correct, well balanced bull, Bold King ranks in the top 1% for Milk, and well within the top 5% for Terminal Index, Scrotal, 200, 400 and 600 day weights. He boasted a 400day weight of 732 kg.  Bold King’s pedigree is as impressive as his performance figures. Sired by the privately purchased Wedderlie Ebony B407, who was in turn sired by the great Tui Blackmark and out of the 8500gns “Horatio” daughter sold at the inaugural on-farm sale at Wedderlie. This cow also produced the herd sire Wedderlie Ebtide, who stands at the famous Hurdcott Herd of Lord and Lady Glendyne. 

 Bold King’s dam is one of our top young cows having already produced a son at 6000gns whilst only a two year old. She is from the most successful family in our herd to date, the Barbara Kims. Purchased by us from Auchterforfar they trace back to one of the earliest female imports from Canada, Pegleebob Barbara 79E who was the first Angus cow to be used for embryo transfer in the UK. The same family also produced our yearling bull Galawater Bold Knight E924 who was exported to Switzerland in 2006.

 Our thanks and best wishes go to Daylesford Organic Farms who purchased Bold King for one of the top prices of the day (15,000gns) and who along with another top purchase at Perth are to head up their exciting new herd in Gloucestershire.

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Embryo Programme

Following on from a very successful calving in 2006, we have again implanted more embryos from some of the top bloodlines in North America. This year’s confirmed pregnancies are;

 

 

  • Royal Eston Anne 23J by PF 7215 Avenger 0232

  • Royal Eston Anne 23J by Riverbend Powerline 0050

  • Royal Eston Anne 23J by BJ’S Ricochet 7R

  • Cudlobe Elnora 60E by Hoff First Edition 058 242

  • Cudlobe Elnora 60E by Da Es Ro Twister 0627

  • Prairielane 297E Rosebud 3050 by Hoff First Edition 058 242

  • BNB Elba 36A by Ironwood New Level

 2006 has also seen us commence our own flushing programme with eggs having been collected from three of our top cows.

  •  Ermine 2nd of Auchterforfar (Dam of Galawater Excalibur)

  •  Eulyn of the Moss (Most consistent high performance cow in herd)

  •  Penguin Blackbird (powerful ET cow by VRD)

For more details on these exciting sires and dams please look in the Herd Sires and Female sections of the web site.

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Bull exported to Switzerland

During October we have sold and exported the yearling bull Galawater Bold Knight E924 to a group of three Swiss Angus breeders. Another heavily muscled bull, he is also a son of Jet Eric of Newcairnie and out of a two year old Ankonian Elixir 100 daughter. He descends from the same Barbara Kim family that has produced our 6000gns sale in February 2006 and the first prize yearling bull at RHASS 2006. Bold Knight posted top 1% Ebv’s for Terminal Index at +30 and Milk at +16, and a muscle depth index of +3.1, all balanced with a below average birth weight ranking.

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Top yearling bull sold

Many thanks go to Glendoe Estates, Fort Augustus for their selection of one of our top yearling bulls. Galawater Equity E948 (pictured here at 13 months) headed north to act as the foundation herd bull for their newly formed Aberdeen-Angus herd. Sired by Jet Eric of Newcairnie and out of a two year-old, HF Air-Walk daughter, this heavily muscled young bull boasted a Terminal Index of 28 and a huge Muscle Depth Ebv of +3.2, complemented with a Milk figure of +13.

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RHASS 2006

Galawater Angus again exhibited at the “Highland”, showing our senior stock bull, Galawater Excalibur B381 and two of our top yearling bulls. Excalibur was placed 2nd in a very strong senior bull class and was again selected to represent the breed in an Interbreed Team event. We also had success in the junior yearling bull class when our Galawater Bold King E925 was placed first. He is a maternal brother to our 6000gns bull sold in February 2006 and is sired by our stock bull Wedderlie Ebony B407. Bold King will be offered for sale in February 2007.

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Exciting calf crop

May 2006 saw the first calves on the ground by our new stock bull, the Hoff Limited Edition son, Rawburn Echester D297. They look to be all we had hoped for, long, wide, deep and powerful. We also have 9 embryo calves on the ground, which are worth watching. Fingers crossed!!

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Perth February 2006

Our Perth debut proved to be a great success, when our Galawater Bulldozer Kiwi D782 gained a second prize and went onto sell for 6000gns. An AI son of the Netherton stock bull, Ranui W Impact 762 and out of one of our top young cows, Galawater Barbara Kim B413, he sold to head up the newly formed Angus herd of top Beef Shorthorn breeders, Messrs Scott, Fearn Farm, Tain, Rosshire.  We wish them every success with their purchase.

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2005 NEWS

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Rawburn Erica2005 Border Blacks Sale

Galawater Angus purchase four of the top-selling lots

Galawater Angus recently purchased four of the top-selling lots at the 2005 Border Blacks Sale. They included the 25 month old Blackadder daughter,Wedderlie Eriexada C628, a full sister to the Wedderlie stockbull Eriexad. She was sold with a 6 week old bull calf by Rawburn No Limits 5N at foot. Our other purchase from Wedderlie was also a Blackadder daughter, Wedderlie Pricelba C660, this time in calf to the yearling bull Wedderlie Kentuky.

Rawburn Erica C234, a Transformer daughter in calf to the Hoff Limited Edition son, Rawburn Extra Edition was also added to the herd. Erica C234 comes with Calving Ease, 400 Day Weight and a Terminal Sire Index all in the Top 5% and a Milk value in the Top 1%.

Lastly we purchased Eildon Best Maid C395 as BQ Partnership’s top-selling lot. She is a March 2003 daughter of Moston Muir Transformer, who traces back to Rawburn Transformer and the Rito 2100 daughter, Skaill Delia T2. Best Maid was sold in calf to the Transformer grandson Eastfield Freelance and boasts a 200 Day Ebv in the top 1%, a top 5% 400 Day EBV and a Terminal Sire Index in the top 10%.

Use the links below for further Pedigree Information.

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Ebony 4Galawater Bonzo D701

First son of Wedderlie Ebony B407 sold to top Borders suckler herd.

Galawater Bonzo D701 has been sold to the top Borders suckler herd of Messrs Campbell, Burnhouse Mains, where he is to be used to breed replacement heifers from their renowned herd of commercial Saler cross cows. He is the first son of Wedderlie Ebony B407 to be sold and is out of our Eyrton X20 daughter Galawater Barbara Kim A174. He sold boasting top 5% EBV’s for Birth Weight, Calving Ease Daughters, Milk and Eye Muscle Area, a Scrotal Size EBV in the Top 1% and a Terminal Sire Index in the Top 20%.

Click here for Pedigree Information on Galawater Bonzo D701

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Rosebud 250GEmbryo programme continues

Pregnancies confirmed for calving May 2006.

Our embryo programme continues with pregnancies having been confirmed from several more North American matings. Again we have calves on their way out of Youngdale Tilda by Vermilion Yellowstone. We are also waiting on calves out of our new stock bull’s mother, Cudlobe Ellen Erica by Grandview Womack Direct, more from Coldstearm Tidy Bee 65G by B/R New Frontier and some by Vermilion Dateline out of Coldstream Primrose. Again for more details and pictures please refer to the Herd Sires and Females section.

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ExcaliburRoyal Highland Show 2005

Galawater Excalibur B381 wins Reserve Male Champion.

On our show debut, Galawater Angus lifted the Reserve Male Championship with our homebred stockbull, Galawater Excalibur B381 at the Royal Highland Show. Having been much fancied by the crowd he then headed up the team of three Aberdeen-Angus which won the Native Breed Inter Breed Teams Competition.

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Lord RupertCarlisle Sale May 2005

Galawater Lord Rupert C618 wins Championship.

The May Sale at Carlisle saw us offer our first bulls for sale by auction. Two sons of HF Air-Walk 33F were forward with Galawater Lord Rupert C618, a May 2003 son of Rawburn Lady Ruth Y338, taking the Supreme Championship and second highest price of 4700gns. He sold to the Whitehall Herd, Lacock, Chippenham, Wiltshire.

Click here for Pedigree Information on Lord Rupert C618

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Chester 11New Stock Bull Purchased

Rawburn Echester D297 purchased for five figure sum.

The yearling bull Rawburn Echester D297 has been purchased for a five figure sum from the Elliot’s Rawburn herd. “Chester” was the pick of the Rawburn sale bulls and is a product of the embryo programme being undertaken at Rawburn. He is a son of the top US sire Hoff Limited Edition and out of Cudlobe Ellen Erica 46D. He posted a 400 day weight of 736kg with a muscle depth of 92mm and a back fat scan of only 6.9mm. Chester ranks in the top 10% for 400 Day Weight and Terminal Sire Index, the top 15 % for 200 Day Weight and the top 25% for Milk. Four flush sisters have been retained at Rawburn and are amongst the favourites.

Click here for Pedigree Information on Echester D297

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Lead OnEmbryo Calves born

Ten embryo calves born during May 2005.

May saw the arrival of another batch of embryo calves, this time of North American genetics. We have two heifer calves by Riverbend Powerline out of Willabar Rosebud. These are flush sisters to Elliot Rosebud who has since won the inaugural Winter Fair Supreme Championship. Also on the ground are three calves out of Youngdale Tilda by the top growth sire Vermilion Yellowstone. These calves have big tops and a great hip structure. We also have a very sweet heifer out of Cudlobe Erica by the “curve bender” sire Connealy Lead On. Lastly we have a good bull and heifer calves by Stevenson Royce out of Coldstream Blackbird and Coldstream Tidy Bee respectively. Royce seems to have suited these big Canadian cows. Please see our Herd Sires and Females sections for more details on the breeding of these calves.

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VERMILION DATELINEHeifer purchased at Perth 2005

Galawater Angus buy Penguin heifer at Perth.

Galawater Angus made their first female purchase for almost five years when we purchased Penguin Blackbird C148 at Perth in February 2005. Blackbird is a very deep, thick daughter of Vermilion Dateline 7078, the high ranking growth and muscle sire from the US. Her donor dam is Coldstream Blackbird 9G, a Papa Equator daughter of the famous Knight’s Blackbird 9Y. A nine month old flush sister sold as the top-selling lot in the Calfward Dispersal the same day. Blackbird C148 ranks in the top 1% for 400 day weight and in the top 5% for 200 day weight, Milk and Terminal Sire Index.

Click here for Pedigree Information on Penguin Blackbird C148

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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