Thistle Hill Alumni Club….

by David

…..Q48…was our first female when we switched to Devon in 2002.  We made the short trip down to Madison, VA  recently and Rich and Linda Maurer’s Springhaven farm, where 48 is still producing outstanding calves at 13 years of age.



Actually, we have double reason to be proud.  The Maurers brought 48 back home to breed to Traditional Devon’s ™ Highwayman and he barely let her get off the trailer before starting his courtship.  Apparently has a thing about older women.

“48” was a daughter of Lakota’s H89….a bull we feel is one of the great unsung sires of the breed.  And it’s probably not a coincidence that an even older cow in our herd—M180—is also by H89.  So if longevity is important to you, you might want to watch the pedigrees for H89.

As for this young bull calf…the Maurers have already decided they’ll keep him intact.  And Wooz says “first dibs”.