Parade of bulls…

by David

…features a relative newcomer who is pure traditional English on both sides. He’s F65; one month past his first birthday.

Thistlehill Farm bull calf F65

F65’s dam is Essington Buttercup, from one of England’s oldest and finest Devon herds…one that sadly was dispersed a few years ago with the retirement of owner Brian Drake.

The sire was our major herd bull Thistle Hill Churchill. He in turn is the son of Tilbrook Cashtiller…the award “winningest” Devon cow in recent English history. In fact four of her sons topped successive sales and our Churchill is their half brother.

F65 has quite a lot to live up to!