Following the dispersal of the foundation Galloway cows in May 2013, two heifer calves have been born from embryos that were retained from Marina 63rd of Kilnstown.
She sold for £2900 at the sale to Tim and Kitty Bodily with her bull calf, Bonzo, at foot. Bonzo was successfully shown in native fatstock classes that winter. Since Marina has died embryos have been implanted.
Galloways were purchased to produce primestock animals to compete in the pure native classes at primstock shows. We feel they produce the type of native cattle we like to show commercially and pedigrees with tremendous heads and confirmation. We look forward to having Galloways back in our show team.
The Galloway pedigree herd was established in 2008 with females purchased from Kilnstown Farms, Cumbria, which have bred exceedingly well in the herd.
Highlights of our success with Galloways in the past include: Superman won the native championship at the East of England Primestock Show and Scottish Winter Fair in the same year.
In 2011 our first homebred heifer Superstar won many accolades including champion native at Agri Expo Carlisle, reserve native at the Scottish Winter Fair and reserve native at the Royal Smithfield Show.
Semen is currently for sale from our Galloway stock bull, Quartz of Kilsnsown who is by Orinocho of Over Barskeoch and out of Edna 42nd of Kilnstown. Semen is priced at £20 a straw (no royalty) and he is the sire of Super Star, who was reserve native champion at the Scottish Winter Fair and Smithfield and native champion at Agri Expo, Carlisle.