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Category: Ashott Barton

Traditional Devon update….

…..the principals of Traditional Devon™ got together this past week to review progress…and here’s an example:  TDA 23.  She’s an Essington Park Buttercup embryo daughter by Ashott Barton Millennium Falcon.  She’s just five months old but this is what we’ve been working for. English breeders Brian Drake (who provided the dam) and Shiamala Comer (who provided the […]

Thistle Hill East….

….a clinic near Oxford, England where one of our heifers has just completed flushing.  Fifteen embryos will soon be on their way to Virginia.  She’s descended from the famed Champson Bribery by way of Ashott Barton Farm near Exford.  Her breeder was Shiamala Comer, one of our original Traditional Devon™ associates. Sadly, “Shi” has now […]

Recharging our batteries – 2

….after a brief detour to the Cotswolds to stay in one of our favorite inns—Russells in Broadway—we plunged into the heart of Devon country.  This is famed Exmoor, in legend at least the birthplace of Devon.  The moor is both beautiful and forbidding but nearby are some of the finest Devon farms in the world. And […]