A September-2018-born Aberdeen-Angus bull, bred by two Midleton, Co. Cork-based breeders, has been exported to Scotland.
John & Kate Tait’s Westellen Rocky U838 will stand as the junior herd sire for the Wedderlie Aberdeen-Angus herd of John & Marion Tilson and daughter, Wanda Hobbs.
The bull, which is the result of a Canadian/American ET mating in the form of Canadian donor cow, Prairielane 5057 Rosebud 8109 and the American AI bull, TC Freedom 104, was just 13-month-old at the time of his departure from Irish soil, according to the Irish Aberdeen-Angus Society.
“This young bull has collected a number of major wins on the Irish show circuit for the Westellen Aberdeen-Angus herd during the summer months, most notably taking the overall junior male championship at the National Livestock Show, Tullamore in August.”
He also secured several red rosettes at local shows and stood reserve Munster Aberdeen-Angus bull of the Year as well as taking the reserve Aberdeen-Angus breed championship at Nenagh Show.
“The Irish Aberdeen-Angus Association would like to extend its best wishes to all involved and we look forward to bringing you the latest sales news as the season progresses.” the statement concluded.
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