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nov14

Netherton Evita N734 wins Yearling Heifer Championship at Black Beauty Bonanza. 

On our first trip to the Black Beauty Bonanza at Aberdeen saw Netherton Evita N734 - shared with HW Angus – win the yearling heifer championship fresh from her win at the Winter National Show. Sired by Netherton Big Edition, Evita is due to calf in March before entering our embryo programme. 

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Netherton Kelso N768 wins Senior Championship at Stars of the Future. 

For the second year in a row Netherton won the Aberdeen-Angus overall senior championship, with this year€’s winner being Netheron Kelso N768. Kelso is no stranger to the show ring having won the reserve yearling champion at the Winter National Show and overall calf championship at the Summer National Show. Kelso will now be forwarded for sale at the Stirling Bull Sales in February.

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Netherton Evita N734 wins Yearling Champion at Winter a National. 

Netherton had a successful Aberdeen-Angus Winter National Show with Netherton Evita N734, who we share with HW Angus, winning Female and Overall Yearling Champion. Evita has already been a class winer at the Angus Junior championship in July and is sired by Netherton Big Edition. 

Also doing well was Netherton Kelso N768 who was Reserve Male Yearling Champion. Kelso was our National Calf champion sired by The Moss Mr Eshton and is a maternal brother to Netherton Karama K574, winner of five breed championships in 2014. 

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Netherton wins the Walker’s for the 12th year 

We’re delighted to have won the coveted Walker’s Show Herd of the Year competition for the fourth year on the bounce and now 12 times in total.

Our success on both the summer and winter circuit resulted in the team winning the most points with exhibitor bred cattle at specific qualifying shows across the UK.

This year’s team has focussed on all ages, but the most consistent for us has been Netherton Karama K574. She is by Netherton Big Edition H460 who has sired some of the breeds top show females over the last four years and is out of Netherton Karama E368, herself a successful show cow for the herd before being sold for a five-figure price to Saville Angus. 

This year Karama won five breed championships and three interbreed championships, ending her show career at The Black Isle Show before being sold as part of the complete herd sale of the adult portion of the herd to HW Angus in the summer.

Also in the team this year having had great success is Netherton Frances M679, Netherton Kelso N768, who was Summer National Show calf champion and Netherton Evita N734, Winter National Show yearling champion. The herd itself competed at 11 shows and picked up 28 first prizes, as well as five breed championships and six interbreed titles. 

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Netherton Kingdom N732 sells for second top price at Carlise.  

Netherton had a successful day at Borderway Mart, Carlisle, with Netherton Kingdom N732 winning his class and selling for the second top price of 3800gns. This Netherton Big Edition son is out of maternal sister to Netherton Karama K574, our multi winning show cow this year.

Our other bull forward, Netherton Masterpiece N733, sold for the fifth top price of 3000gns. He is also by Big Edition and out of a daughter of Netherton Missie A114, who sold for £31,500 in 2007. Masterpiece had been second prize at the National this year.

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sep14

YDP success for Seonaid McLaren at 2014 YDP Final 

Seoniad came home from the 2014 Youth Development Final, which this year was held at the Old Glenort herd of James Porter’s in Northern Ireland, triumphant having excelled in the intermediate section. 

The intermediate section was incredibly strong this year with some very talented participants across the board. Seonaid came first in the stock judging and reason giving under judge Alistair Albutt and then came second in the showing and ring craft section, which was judged by Paul Walker and then came fourth overall in the intermediate section. Well done Seonaid! 

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aug 14

First Netherton Magnum calves born in Brazil

The first calves of Netherton Magnum L630 have been born in Brazil at Araucaria Genetica Bovina where he has been crossed into the native Zebu cattle.

Netherton Magnum is sired by O' Neil's Expedition and out of DMM Miss Essence 90K. He is owned by Karen Mclaren after she won him as an embryo in a raffle held by Miller Wilson Angus at the 2009 Canadian World Angus Forum. Worldwide semen is available through UK Sire Services.

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Second Interbreed championship win in a week for Karama 

Netherton finished the summer show season on a high with Netherton Karama K574 winning the supreme Angus and interbreed championship at the Black Isle Show.

Karama, fresh from her interbreed win at Perth only five days earlier, was shown with January bull calf at foot, Netherton Kracker. This pair have already been champion at fife, Drymen and Dunblane this year and has been interbreed champion or reserve at each show. 

Standing reserve champion and reserve female to Karama was Netherton Frances M679. This August 2012-born heifer sired by Netherton Bionic J535 is out of our Royal Highland Show female champion and reserve supreme Netherton Frances K550 when Frances M697 was shown at her side. Frances was undefeated in her class last year and was calf champion at New Deer Show and Reserve calf champion at the national in 2013 and was reserve champion at Drymen show this year. 

Also winning their classes was Netherton Evita N734 and Netherton Kelso M768 and Karama and Frances winning the pairs and being joined by Evita to win the champion Group. 

In the interbreed groups Karama, Frances and Netherton Blackbird came third in the group of three and reserve native herd champions, while Karama and Frances also came third in the interbreed pairs. 

This concludes another successful show season for Netherton competing at 11 shows. In 44 classes our team won 28 firsts, 14 seconds and seven third prizes in the classes along with five supreme championships, five reserve championships, seven female champions, seven reserve female champions, two reserve male champions, eight group winners, six interbreed titles and four reserve interbreeds. 

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Netherton Karama takes champions of champions at Perth Show

Netherton had our most successful show ever at Perth Show with  Netherton Karama K574 and her January-born bull calf at foot Netherton Kracker continuing their great show season by winning the female, home bred and supreme champion in the Angus Section, before going on to win the cattle interbreed and champions of champions of all sections.

Karama has already stood champion at Fife, Drymen and Dunblane this year and has been interbreed champion or reserve at each show.

Her calf Kracker, sired by SAV Brave, continued his winning streak by winning the calf championship.

Our third animal at the show, Netherton Blackbird M712, stood second in her class and was part of the winning pair with Karama and then the three combined to win the champion group in the Angus breed as well.

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Netherton Karama K574 takes reserve supreme at Banchory Show

For the second time in a week Netherton Karama K574 took the reserve supreme championship. this time at Banchory Show. 

Shown with her January-born SAV Brave bull calf, Netherton Kracker P791 at foot, she has already won the breed championships at Fife, Drymen and Dunblane Shows this year and was Cow and Calf Champion at this year’s National. 

Winning their classes and joining up to win the group of three were Netherton Kracker who was also interbreed native calf champion at the Three Counties Show; Netherton Blackbird M712 a Rawburn Rommel daughter who was reserve champion at Ayr Show and interbreed calf at the Stars of the Future last year and Netherton Kim N768, who was reserve female champion at the Angus Junior Championships and is sired  by the top Cogent semen bull Netherton Mr Brazilian E377.  

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Four Netherton bulls and 11 females head to Spain

Netherton are pleased to announce the sale of four bulls and 11 young females to four customers in Spain.

Included in the shipment of females is Netherton Fleur L627, an Adrossan Admiral daughter who is a full sister to our stock bull Netherton Freedom. Also heading are two young daughters of our champion show cow Netherton Karama K574 and sired by HF EL Tigre and Netherton Mr Brazilian.

Included in the bulls that are being exported are Netherton Adrenalin N756 from our Annie line, a family who are producing low birth weight, high performance cattle with high marbling scores. Also going is Netherton Black Jack N745. Bred by Seonaid Mclaren, this Netherton Boston son is out of Seonaid’s show heifer who was reserve junior female champion at the Stars of the Future Show as a calf. We want to wish our customers old and new all the best with their purchases

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Netherton win interbreed pairs at Kirriemuir

Netherton had another successful show on a rather wet Kirriemuir Show with Netherton Karama K574. Shown with her January-born SAV Brave bull calf, Netherton Kracker P791 at foot, she won the female, bred and reserve supreme champion. Karama has already won the breed championships at Fife, Drymen and Dunblane Shows this year.

Standing reserve female champion was our yearling heifer Netherton Evita N734 another Netherton Big Edition daughter who was reserve female at Ayr Show and a class winner at the Angus Junior Championships.

Also winning their classes was Netherton Kracker and Netherton Blackbird, a Rawburn Rommel daughter who was reserve champion at Ayr Show and interbreed calf at the Stars of the Future last year.

Joining Karama to win the interbreed pairs was the 22 month-old Netherton Frances M697 sired by Netherton Bionic J535. Frances was heifer calf champion at last year’s National Show.

Then to round off the day Seonaid went on to win the senior and overall young handlers with Evita. .

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Netherton Evita N734

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Netherton announce ground breaking partnership with Highland Wagyu

Netherton Angus are delighted to announce the news of a ground breaking partnership with Mohsin Altajir and his wife Martine Chapman of Highland Wagyu, in the attempt of creating a game-changing Aberdeen-Angus super herd.

In the next five years, beef breeding company Highland Wagyu is set to invest millions into a new Angus super herd, aiming for 1000 head of cattle, in their quest to be at the top of the Angus beef industry and the pedigree-breeding world.

The innovative move includes the private purchase of the majority of the Netherton herd and to run it from both Netherton Farm and Blackford Farms under the guidance of W & D McLaren with the day-to-day running of Highland Wagyu’s Angus herd, which runs under the Mohmar prefix, being carried out by myself. This is a fantastic opportunity for the family and the herd and is made extra special in that we are celebrating our 90th year of breeding angus cattle.

Commenting on this partnership, Mohsin said: “We’ve always recognised the importance of the Aberdeen Angus breed and after long and careful deliberation, we thought the best way forward is to align ourselves with the best and we found that in W & D McLaren and Netherton Angus.

“We already have some of the best Angus foundation females in our 300-strong herd and, with the international know-how of William, the resources and scale of the Highland Wagyu operation, we can build up an elite herd with genetics to cater to the markets and revive the story of Scotland being home to <em>the</em> best beef in the world.

“The dream is to line both sides of the A9 with black cattle from Dunblane to Gleneagles and make Scotland a destination for any Angus buyer in the world.”

George McCulloch will continue to be herd manager for Highland Wagyu’s other breeds, which include 300 head of Fullblood Wagyu, 200 Shorthorns and a fold of Highlanders to convey the Scottish brand. Meanwhile, Netherton itself will retain a number of females and recipients, running the Netherton and Mohmar herds together.

Our family has always embraced innovation, being the first to weigh cattle in 1958 and one of the first to sell an entire adult part of a herd and this is another first with Highland Wagyu. The partnership benefits the Angus breed and the industry to build scale and diversity to breed lines for higher marbling, easy calving and fleshing and to provide both the beef and pedigree breeding that the world needs. It’s breaking new ground to unite the expertise of Netherton and Highland Wagyu in order to produce the best beef in the country.

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Netherton Karama wins her third championship of the season.

Doune and Dunblane Show saw Netherton Karama K574 win her third Angus championship of the season and go on to take the reserve interbreed championship to add to her championships at Fife and Drymen Shows and her win at the National Angus Show where she won the Cridlen Gold Cup for the champion cow and calf.

Shown with her much admired January born bull calf at foot, sired by SAV Brave, he also won the calf class.

Also shown was and winning their classes were Netherton Frances M697, our August 2012-born heifer and Netherton Kim N772, fresh from her reserve female championship at the Angus Junior Show last week.

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Reserve Female Champion at The Angus Junior Championship   

Netherton made another successful journey south for the first Angus Junior Championship Show, held at the Livestock Event, NEC, where we took home three firsts and the reserve female championship.

Winning her class and then going on to take the reserve female championship was Netherton Kim N772, our September 2013-born heifer by the top Cogent semen bull Netherton Mr Brazilian E377 and out of a The Moss Mr Eshton daughter that goes back to the legendary Kim of Fordafourie. 

Also winning their classes was our National Calf Champion Netherton Kelso N768, sired by The Moss Mr Eshton and Netherton Evita N734, a Netherton Big Edition daughter that also stood first in her class at the Scottish Winter Fair last year.

Joining Evita to take the reserve champion pair was our second prize winner Netherton Blackbird M712, sired by Rawburn Rommel, she was interbreed senior calf Champion at the Stars of the Future Calf Show last year.

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Netherton clinch interbreed success with Angus team at the Highland Show

Having stood second in the cow class under judge Albert De Cogan, our June 2010-born Netherton Karama K574, shown with her January-born SAV Brave bull calf Netherton Kracker P790 at foot, was part of the winning interbreed team of four on the Saturday of the Highland Show.

Another Big Edition daughter, Netherton Evita N734, stood second in her class. She’s out of one of our top donor females Dunira Eudora H458 and was a first prize winnner at the Winter Fair as a calf and second at the Summer National Show last year before taking the reserve female championship at Ayr Show this year.

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Two championships for Netherton at 2014 Angus Summer National Show

Netherton had another successful Angus National with our June 2010-born Netherton Karama K574, shown with her January-born SAV Brave bull calf Netherton Kracker P790 at foot, standing first and second in their respective classes and then going on to win the Cridlen Gold Cup for the Champion Cow and Calf. 

Karama who has three daughters sold to Spain in the last month is sired by the now Rull herd sire Netherton Big Edition H460 who has sired some of the breeds top show females over the last four years and is out of Netherton Karama E368 who has proved herself as a great breeding female for us before selling for a five figure price to Saville Angus. Her progeny include herd sires Netherton Keystone at St Fort and Netherton Kentucky L596 at Schivas Estate. A full sister to Karama was first prize at the National Show last year and also won reserve champion at Dunblane and New Deer and reserve female at Aylth and in 2012 was reserve champion at the Scottish Winter Fair.

Also winning a championship at the National was a maternal brother to Karama, Netherton Kelso N768, who was male and overall calf champion. This September 2013-born calf is sired by the 36,000gns The Moss Mr Eshton D409. 

We also picked up a second with Netherton Masterpiece N733 and third's with Netherton Kim N772 and Netherton Annie P791 and were reserve for both in the open pairs and also progeny pair. 

Then during the interbreeds at the Three Counties Show, which was hosting the National. Netherton Kracker went on to be native and reserve supreme calf, while Kelso won the senior native interbreed class with Kim, sired by Netherton Mr Brazilian E377, coming reserve senior. 

Then Karama, Masterpiece and Netherton Frances M697 won the native Interbreed Group of Three. 

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may14

NETHERTON CHAMPION AND RESERVE AT DRYMEN SHOW

Netherton had a great day at Drymen Show winning both the champion and reserve Aberdeen-Angus. Our champion Netherton Karama K574 also went on to take the reserve interbreed championship on just her second outing having won champion and interbreed at Fife Show last week. 

Sired by the now Rull herd sire Netherton Big Edition H460, she is out of Netherton Karama E368 who sold for a five figure price to Saville Angus. Karama is shown with her five month old calf Netherton Kracker P790, who is by SAV Brave. He also won the calf class at Drymen.

Standing reserve champion was Netherton Frances M697. This August 2012-born heifer sired by Netherton Bionic J535 is out of our Royal Highland Show female champion and reserve supreme Netherton Frances K550 when Frances M697 was shown at her side. Frances was undefeated in her class last year and was calf champion at New Deer Show and reserve calf champion at the Summer National at Perth. Both will now head to the National Show at Three Counties later this month.

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NETHERTON KARAMA K574 INTERBREED AT FIFE SHOW

For the second year in a row Netheton won the breed and interbreed championship at Fife Show with this year’s winner being our June 2010-born Netherton Karama K574. Shown with her January-born SAV Brave bull calf Netherton Kracker P790, she made her show debut for the Netherton team.

She is sired by the now Rull herd sire Netherton Big Edition H460 who has sired some of the breeds top show females over the last four years and is out of Netherton Karama E368 who also was champion at Fife Show in 2011 and has proved herself as a great breeding female for us before selling for a five figure price to Saville Angus. Her progeny include herd sires Netherton Keystone at St Fort and Netherton Kentucky L596 at Schivas Estate. A full sister to Karama was first prize at the National Show last year and also won reserve champion at Dunblane and New Deer and reserve female at Aylth and in 2012 was reserve champion at the Scottish Winter Fair.

Also shown at Fife show was our reserve champion from Ayr Show, Netherton Blackbird M712 and a maternal brother to Karama, Netherton Kelso N768, who is sired by The Moss Mr Eshton. Both these two came second in their class.

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Netherton Karama K574

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Great start to the 2014 show season for Netherton

The 2014 show season started this month at Ayr show when we exhibited our three junior females with Netherton Blackbird M712 our 17 month old Rawburn Rommel daughter winning female, breed and reserve supreme champion on her first outing since winning the interbreed championship at the Stars of the Future Show last November.

Blackbird is out of the 12,000gns Netherton Blackbird B172 and is a full sister to our 2010 Winter National Show heifer calf champion. Blackbird B172 is also the granddam of our 2012 Summer and Winter National Show female champion, Netherton Blackbird K544. Embryos have already been sold off Blackbird to Denmark.

Joining Blackbird to win the pair championship was our reserve female champion Netherton Evita N734. This 14 month old heifer is by Netherton Big Edition H460 and is out of one of our top donor females Dunira Eudora H458. Evita was a first prize winnner at the Winter Fair as a calf and second at the Summer National Show. These two were also in the Aberdeen-Angus team that stood third in the interbreed group.

Our last heifer at the show was Netherton Frances M697 who stood second in her class to Blackbird. This 20 month old heifer, already with embryo's sold to several European countries, is sired by Netherton Bionic J535 and out of our Royal Highland Show female champion and reserve supreme Netherton Frances K550 when Frances M697 was shown at her side. Frances was undefeated in her class during the summer and was calf champion at New Deer Show and female and reserve calf champion at the Summer National at Perth.

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Netherton Blackbird M712

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Netherton tops Stirling Multi Breed Angus offering

The Netherton team were out in force this month when we topped the Angus offering at United Auctions’ Stirling multi breed sale with Netherton Faraday M705 who was purchased by pedigree breeders Messrs Manning, Blairgowrie, Perthshire, for 5200gns.

This high performance bull sired by the top Genus sire Ardrossan Admiral A2 who's sons have sold to £10,500 for Netherton at Auction. Faraday, is in the top 1% for TI, SRI, RBY, EMA, SS and GL and top 5% for 200, 400 and Fat, top 15% for Milk and IMF.

His female line comes from four generations of top donor females with his dam being the top Netherton Big Edition daughter Netherton Fleur K566 who won the breed championship and reserve interbreed at Drymen Show at 12 months of age and then went on to win her class at the National that year. As a calf she was calf champion at Perth Show and along with her dam Netherton Fleur G413, who was sold for £25,000, they won the cow and calf championship at the Winter National Show in 2010. Netherton Fleur G413 was also Champion at Braco, Perth and Grantown Shows in 2010.

Faraday's great grand dam was Netherton Fleur D334 our Royal Highland Show champion in 2010 before a half share was sold to the Saville herd for a five figure price. She in turn is a daughter of the breed’s former record priced female Netherton Fleur Y298 who sold for 20,000gns in 2004.

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Netherton Faraday M705 sold for 5200gns

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Netherton Mr Columbian tops sale  in Germany

Netherton Angus genetics were in demand at the third Aberdeen-Angus sale in Wertingen, Germany last month with our consignment Netherton Mr Columbian M725, a December 2012-born bull topping the sale at €4500 selling to Hubert de Schorlemer of the Grundhof herd in Luxembourg. The Grundhof herd is the oldest herd of Aberdeen-Angus in Luxembourg having been established in 1962 and currently numbers 100 Angus cows and have bought of Netherton before with Netherton Bengal L603 a HF El Tigre son in 2012.

Mr Columbian is a son of Netherton Missie A114 a former breed record price female when she sold for £31,500 in 2007 and who has grossed more than £100,000 in progeny sales. She is also the dam of many herd sires and  champions including the 2008 National Champion. Her two most famous sons are the top AI sires Netherton Mr  Brazilian E377 (Cogent) who is a full brother to Netherton Mr Columbian and Netherton Mr Rader J527 (Genus).

Missie’s A114 dam is a TC Stockman  daughter who  sold for £16,800 in 2004 and she herself is a daughter of  the twice  Canadian show female of the year DMM Miss Essence 22B. Mr Columbian's sire is the proven easy calving sire and high maternal bull, The Moss Florian B284, whose daughters have proved to be outstanding breeders for Netherton.

Second equal top price at the sale at €4400 was The Moss Red Essay N213 consigned by Kevin Moores. This bull was a result of an embryos which were purchased from us. RedcEssay is a TLA Northern Samuria son from our foundation red female Netherton Red Essence H483 who's dam Red Sten Essence was named Canadian show female of the year in 1999 and then as a 10 year old cow she was named again Canadian show female of the year which takes some doing for a 10 year old cow. Other notable show successes include reserve supreme interbreed champion at the Lady's Classic at Agribition as a yearling; as a two year old she won grand champion female at Farmfair, Agribition, Gold Show and the Calgary Stampede, as well as the interbreed championship at Agribition, Gold Show and the Calgary Stampede. Then as a 10 year old she was reserve supreme champion at Agribition.

Netherton Red Essence H383 was first at the English National Show and first and reserve female champion at the National Calf Show in 2009 and has been one of our top donor cows at Netherton before selling last year to Highland Wagyu.

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Netheron Mr Columbian M725

mar14

Netherton Americano M703 sells to Genus

Netherton are pleased to announce the sale of Netherton Americano M703 to Genus  Breeding Ltd for a private undisclosed price. This young bull is sired  by the top Genus proven easy calving bull Netherton Mr Rader J527, a son of Dylemma Radar W42, the Adelaide Royal Show reserve  junior champion.

Rader’s dam is a previous breed record priced female Netherton Missie A114  who sold for £31,000 in 2007. She is also the dam of many herd sires and  champions including the 2008 National Champion and has produced over  £100,000 in progeny sales including another top AI sire Netherton Mr  Brazilian E377. Missie’s A114 dam is a TC Stockman 365  daughter who  sold for £16,800 in 2004 and she herself is a daughter of  the twice  Canadian show female of the year DMM Miss Essence 22B.

Americano’s dam Netherton Annie H474 originates from the great Northline donor cow  Southland Awestruck 117R who is one of the top daughters of the top  maternal bull TC Freedom and herself was a show winning heifer in Canada and has bred champion females for Northline. Meanwhile, Annie's sire TC Grid Topper 355 is one of the top performance bulls in America combing  easy calving with superior growth and thickness.

Annie is the highest performance female ever bred at Netherton and the family are the easiest calving and fleshing family we have in the herd. Annie  is in the top 1% for SRI, IMF, EMA and Calving Ease Direct, top 2% for  TI, top 5% for BW, 200 and 400 day growth, top 10% for Calving Ease  Daughters and top 30% for Milk.

Netherton Annie H474 has been a great donor cow for us and embryos and progeny can be found in many European countries from her.

Americano is the top 1% for Calving Ease Direct, EMA, RBY, TI and SRI, top 10%  for BW, 200, 400, Fat and IMF and top 15% for Milk.

With performance like this makes Americano the only bull in the breed to be  in the top 1% for Calving Ease Direct, Terminal Index and Self Replacing Index and still in the top 10% for Birth Weight.

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Netherton Americano M703

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Netherton Red Eagle N741 sells to France

Netherton are pleased to announce the sale of Netherton Red Eagle N741 to Arnaud and Natalie Desbans of the Bretonniere herd based in Normandy, France for a high undisclosed price. Bought back in October for what we believe to be a record price for a Red Angus calf after seeing several bulls last year,  we believe Red Eagle is one of the top Red Angus bulls about with his good conformation and structural correctness backed with his outstanding pedigree, Arnaud and Natalie hope he will become the pillar of the herd which now numbers 20 cows of both Black and Red Angus. They also have plans to sell semen from him in 2015.

Netherton Red Eagle is sired by the top performance and easy calving Australian bull Paringa Iron Ore E27 and is out of the Netherton Red Essence H483, who was sold to Highland Wagyu last year as the foundation female for their Red Essence line. This super young female is sired by Red DMM Traction 98R, who traces back to the twice Canadian Show Female of the Year DMM Miss Essence 22B and is out of maybe the best Red cow in Canada, Red Sten Essence, who was named Canadian Show Female of the year in 1999 and 2009 as a 10 year old cow. Other notable show successes include reserve supreme interbreed champion at the Lady's Classic at Agribition as a yearling.

As a two year old she won grand champion female at Farmfair, Agribition, Gold Show and the Calgary Stampede, as well as interbreed champion at Agribition, Gold Show and the Calgary Stampede. As a 10 year old she was reserve supreme champion at Agribition. 42G isn't only a great show cow, but her breeding record is also great with more than $500,000 worth of progeny sales from her including a bid of £31,000 for a third interest in Red DMM Brylor Thump 2T.

Netherton Red Essence H383 was shown in 2009 and was greatly admired winning 1st at the English National Show and 1st and reserve female champion at the National Calf Show in 2009.

We would like to wish Arnauld and Natalie all the best with super young bull who we believe will have a great future ahead of him and working closely with them in developing their herd and the Angus breed in France through our embryo programme.

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Another order of Netherton-bred heifers head to Spain

Carrying on a great run of sales to overseas, Netherton have completed a sale of four heifers to Ramon Martin of Dehesa De Cabeza Rubia, Spain. Situated in the south-west of the country, the family run 450 beef cows, mainly Retinto cattle which are typical of the region, 170 Iberian sows which produce 700 fattening pigs with oak acorn for the production of the famous Spanish Iberian pig ham. They also have one of the top studs of Pure Spanish horses and have produced many of the world’s top dressage horses. This follows a shipment of females, embryos and a bull in 2012 to Mr Martin.

Included in the group of heifers from some of our top families is Netherton Kim N731 a great granddaughter of Kim of Fordafourie who grossed more than £300,000 in progeny sales. This one is sired by Netherton Bionic J535. Netherton Karama M728 also heads out there and is a granddaughter of our 2012 show female Netherton Karama E368 who was champion at both Fife and Dumblane. Netherton Beauty N739 is one of our top HF El Tigre 28U daughters out of one of the herd’s top donor females Netherton Beauty J533, making her a full sister to Netherton Big Ben who was bull calf Champion at the 2012 National Show and now stock bull at Gear Angus, Cornwall. The last heifer to head to Spain is a line bred HF El Tigre Netherton Fleur N763, another of our top performance heifers.

We are pleased that after the initial shipment of cattle, all of which have grown on fantastically well for Martin, he has decided to come back to Netherton to help further the development of his herd and the Angus breed in Spain.

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Hat trick win for Netherton herd in Walker’s Show Herd of the Year

We are delighted to have been awarded the Walker’s Show Herd of the Year for the third consecutive year since we started showing again in 2010.

Having had success on both the summer and winter circuits we accumulated the most points with exhibitor-bred cattle at the qualifying shows across the UK to claim the trophy.

This year’s show team saw a mix of ages with the key member Netherton Frances K550 and her calf Netherton Frances M697. The pair kicked off their season by clinching the breed and interbreed championship at Fife Show, before going on to take the same at Alyth and then the female and reserve overall championship at the Royal Highland Show.

Frances K550 is by the now stock bull at Rull Angus, Netherton Big Edition H460, who has sired many Netherton champions over the past couple of years. No stranger to the show ring Frances has been a prolific winner in the past winning reserve female, junior female and reserve overall junior at the Royal Highland Show in 2012; female, junior and reserve overall at the Summer National Show in the same year, reserve supreme champion Perth Show and reserve yearling champion at the Winter National Show in 2011. She also won the two year old class at last year’s Summer National Show.

Her heifer calf at foot, Netherton Frances M697, sired by Netherton Bionic J535, won the calf championship at New Deer Show and reserve calf champion at the Summer National Show in Perth, before heading in to the winter season to take the reserve yearling championship at the Winter National Show, Carlisle.

In total we picked up 16 first and 9 seconds in 22 classes entered in 2013, with the oldest in the team being just three years old. This win marks the eleventh time Netherton has secured this prestigious award.

We are already looking forward to the 2014 show season and hopefully another strong team, including the recent Stars of the Future senior native champion Netherton Blackbird M712.

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Two bulls and a heifer head to Spain

This week saw the fourth shipment of Netherton Angus cattle to Spain where demand for Angus is growing to supply an increasing demand for quality meat in Spain.

The latest sale was of two young bulls and a heifer, both bulls are from easy calving and high marbling lines. Netherton Amigo M704 is a son of Netherton Mr Rader J527 who sold to Genus and his dam is Netherton Annie H474 one of our top donor females before she sold to Sam and Sarah Matchett of the Birches herd.

The Annie family is the highest performance family at Netherton and originates from the great Northline donor cow Southland Awestruck 117R who we believe to be one of the top daughters of the top maternal bull TC Freedom and herself was a show winning heifer in Canada and has bred champion females for Northline.

The other bull is Netherton Eshton M727 a son of the 2010 Royal Highland Show Male Champion and 36,000gns bull The Moss Mr Eshton D409, Eshton is out of the Netherton Big Edition H460 daughter from the Essence family who goes back to Red Sten Essence who was named Canadian show female of the year in 1999 and then as a 10 year old cow in 2007.

Joining them on the journey is the heifer, Netherton Miss Essence M702, she was an imported embryo from the Miller Wilson herd in Canada. Sired by the top US performance sire Mohnen Dynamite, she is out of DMM Miss Essence 147H who has been the dam of many of the winning show cattle for Miller Wilson in Canada.

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DMM Miss Essence 147H

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