Awaiting the final grade…

by David

…in just a few weeks. For the first time our bull sire battery will be joined by Thistle Hill Essington…a pure traditional English Devon bull.

Essington
EssingtonPhoto by Church Humphreys

Essington will have to wait though for the first group of calves to finish…that will be this year’s AI group and the first by our grandson Church.

Essington will have to wait though for the first group of calves to finish…that will be this year’s AI group and the first by our grandson Church.  That and the fact it should introduce a new English bloodline to our herd has us all a bit tense.

Back to Essington:  he’s out of the Essington Park herd which under Brian Drake was one of the winningest herds in English Devon.  Buttercup was the dam and the splendid Falcon was the sire.  Full name:  Ashott-Barton Millennium Falcon and the breeder Shiamala Comer.

It should result in some superb pairings…both in our main and English herds.  In all, 29 calves should be on the ground by the end of September. 

You’re invited to join us for an inspection.  And make sure to get a cigar from both Essington and Church!

David