By grandson Church who bred this two-month old heifer. The semen tested poorly but we liked the son Church produced last year so we tried again.
She’s the daughter of Defender, the most recent star of the famous Champson herd. Her brother will have the chance to breed for the first time this year.
We like Defender very much and are pleased to have him round out our battery of pure traditional English Devon bulls.
Up for discussion is whether to risk a live flush which is now scheduled for about a week.
The dam of this heifer was our TDA 4…a “smallesh” cow even by English Devon standards. This girl was 59 pounds at birth but growing nicely.