This influential family descends from Cee Bar Favourite who was purchased for 20,000gns after she was imported from Canada. Favourite has made a lasting impressing on Netherton and many other herds and has more show winning descendents than any other female in modern times.
Favourite was a granddaughter of the great Canadian colossal and she was supreme champion at the Royal Show in 1980 and the Royal Highland in 1981.
A Favourite daughter, Netherton Frances E10 sired by Patrick of Breaffy, was one of her best, where the combination of pure Irish and Canadian bloodlines produced something really special. Frances E10 followed in her mother’s footsteps to win the Royal Show in 1984, the only time a mother and daughter have both won this event.
A granddaughter of E10, Netherton Frances 02 was considered by many as the best cow we have ever bred. Unbeaten in her 1995 show season, she also bred fantastically well. Her offspring includes Netherton Foreign Cruz, supreme champion at Perth in 2000 and sold for 6000gns, Fairfax of Bronte who sold for 9000gns and went on to sire the 2003 Royal Highland champion, Netherton Footloose who was junior champion at both The Royal and Royal highland in 1997 before being retained as a stock bull where he sired Netherton Fabulous Cruz who sold for 13,000gns.
Daughters of France 02 include Netherton Frances A103, mother of the 30,000gns Netherton Figo and Netherton Frances C48 who sold for 9000gns.
Another granddaughter of E10, Netherton Frances S30 was reserve female champion at The Royal Show before selling in our 1999 matron sale for 5000gns. She was the dam of Netherton Friar Fergie who sold for 13,000gns and Netherton friar Tuck who was intermediate champion at Perth in 1997 and sold for 6500gns.
The Frances family have quite simply bred more generations of champions for us than any other family at Netherton. Embryos from Netherton Frances F408 were sold to Miller Wilson’s DMM herd in Canada after she was picked out as a calf by Lee and Dawn Wilson.
In 2011 Netherton Frances K550 won the junior female and reserve female championship at the Royal Highland Show and the junior, female and reserve supreme championship at the Summer National