We have four Shorthorn bulls entered for Stirling next month. To compliment assessment of the bulls’ calving EBVs, we have noted their mothers’ calving histories alongside dam docilty and calf vigour scores. This is in line with our Gold rating for completeness of performance recording and commitment to accuracy and transparency of data.
All of the bulls were successfully semen tested on the 4/1/18.
Updates, including further photographs, will be posted both here and on our Facebook page as we move towards the sale.
For further information or to discuss any of the animals please feel free to contact us.
Chapelton Kalypso (Lot 205)
Kalypso’s dam, Ruthie 2610, is a Romany daughter, who has calved unassisted for the last five years. Ruthie has consistently scored well for docility and calf vigour.
Chapelton Kaiser (Lot 210)
Kaiser’s mother, Heathermaid 2807, is by Yeoman (son of Chapelton Welcome). She has produced a calf every Spring since calving at two in 2010, six of which, including Kaiser, have been unassisted. She also scores well in docility and calf vigour. A son of her’s is being used on a hill farm in the Borders.
Chapelton Kipling (Lot 212)
Another Emperor son, Kipling is out of Wild Eyes 3024. Leading sons of hers include Galaxy and Julius who sold for 7,500gns and 6,800gns respectively. Kipling was born with hand assistance only, however, she has had four other calves unassisted. Wild Eyes has scored well for docility in recent years. Calf vigour has varied.
Chapelton Krypton (Lot 250)
Krypton was Junior Male Champion and Reserve Overall Male Champion at the Royal Highland 2017. He is an Emperor son out of Waterloo 4054, who fronts our 2018 Shorthorn-journal advert. Krypton is her first son to be offered for sale. Waterloo has always scored well for docility. Calf vigour has been satisfactory.