The Thistle Hill Alumni Assn…

by David

…well maybe not technically.  But he was bred here and went on to serve at Rich Hamilton’s Elim Springs Farm for the past 8 years.

Rojo - Bull

His name is Rojo and he’s been used in the Elim Springs meat business for the past decade and is still going strong.  Rich uses him as a terminal sire on his Senepol cow herd and it’s a winning combination!

Rojo’s pedigree on the dam side is packed with well-known Devon greats including Noyl Boy, Buckeye and Kinloch.  As for his sire, he is the first bull that made a major impact on our cows: Watson.

We found Watson at Don and Heather Minto’s farm in Rhode Island.  He was all Rotokawa with 667 line breeding in his history.  It was our introduction to what an impact a prepotent bull can make on a herd.

Some of his daughters are mainstays of our herd…still productive a decade later.