At the heart of our herd…

by David

TDA7, daughter of the great Tilbrook Cashtiller who is still the finest cow of any breed we’ve ever seen!  We flushed Cashtiller twice in England and nine years ago TDA7 was born here along with five sisters and two brothers.

TDA7, daughter of the great Tilbrook Cashtiller

TDA7, like her mama, has aged gracefully…udders still as correct as a three-year-old.

Our friend and veteran cattleman Bill Roberts spotted 7’s dam Cashtiller on a visit to Gavin Hunter’s Tillbrook farm near Cambridge, England, and his judgment was confirmed by pictures and then our first visit along with 50 other Devon breeders on the 2010 tour. 

It was then that we formed a friendship with Tillbrook’s Gavin Hunter and arranged for Cashtiller embryos.  Cash was still producing but had retired from the show ring. 

Tilbrook Cashtiller
Tilbrook Cashtiller

Her record included three grand national championships…and almost as important (ok, more important) for three years in a row her bull calves topped the national sales.

Cashtiller genetics run deep at Thistle Hill…not only in our traditional English herd but a Cash son we named Churchill has made a major impact on our American herd as well.

And we still maintain a store of Cashtiller embryos from that first flush.  You never know.