In October 2015 Aberdeen-Angus made their return to Foxhillfarm, when we bought a brace of foundation females for a new Aberdeen-Angus herd. It has always been Mike’s passion to go back in to Aberdeen-Angus since his grandfather sold off the Staplegrove herd.
But, while there have been a number of opportunities to buy Aberdeen-Angus in the last few years, we have been waiting to find a proven cow to start the herd with. In selecting our foundation females we were looking for correct, natural fleshing cattle with no fat briskets and we found this in Weeton Diamond Mist M351 and purchased her for 13,000gns at the Weston total herd sale in Stirling.
As well as Diamond Mist were also liked her bull calf and full sister, the bull calf Weeton Diamond Mine P444 sold to the Deveron herd of the Sclater family.
We were lucky enough to secure her full sister, the 2013-born Weeton Diamond Mist N383 for 7000gns.
Both females are sired by GH Coverboy Eric 110R and out of Big Sky Diamond Mist 350, an Aberan DMM Decision 26H daughter.
We look forward to building our herd up in the future with both purchased in-calf to Rawburn Edge.