Essington Park…

by David

…makes its mark on Thistle Hill. A brother and sister from a famous English herd now are full contributors to our herd!


The culmination of a lifetime dedicated to the Devon breed, famed English herdsman Brian Drake volunteered his Buttercup cow…dam of this young cow now maturing in America. The sire is Millennium Falcon.

Now that she’s bred, she can reunite with the main herd…passing her full brother on the way.

Essington - Thistlehill Farm Bull

Son-in-law Curt Humphreys escorts four-year old Essington to a pen for return to the bull pasture. For the past 45 days he has served as the cover bull for almost 30 AI candidates. And that’s our most ambitious artificial insemination project to date!

It’s an honor for us to carry Brian Drake’s work forward. The Essington Park name goes back to before World War II…Buttercup long before that!