Two Registered Pedigree Aberdeen Angus Bulls
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Accredited free from BVD
Johnes Risk Status Level 1
Neospora Level 2
Herd last tested clear from TB in 2019, currently on a 4 year TB testing interval
CULFOICHMORE RORY T891 (UK501884 700891)
Sire: WEETON KARATE LAD P435 (UK181671 702435)
Dam: BALLATHIE ROSITA M796 (UK543150 701796)
CULFOICHMORE FERRARI T894 (UK501884 300894)
Sire: WEETON KARATE LAD P435 (UK181671 702435)
Dam: CULFOICHMORE FAITHFUL R768 (UK501884 300768)
Christmas Classic Success
Just before Christmas we were delighted to take home the first red ticket for the Culfoichmore Aberdeen Angus Herd.
Standing First place in a small but quality section at the Aberdeen Christmas Classic was CULFOICHMORE MERCURY T869 (UK501884 600869)
We are offering, for sale privately, our Stock Bull, Jacob 2nd of Benmore. Bought at Oban in 2014 from Emma Paterson’s Benmore Fold in Crainlarich, Jacob is now coming back on to his own daughters, which is the only reason we are parting with him. He is by Alastair Ruadh of Meggerine and out of Iona 23rd of Benmore.
Jacob 2nd of Benmore
For Sale Privately
Jacob is one of the best bulls we’ve ever had at Culfoich, great locomotion and power from head to tail, with a fantastic temperament, he has bred consistent crops of calves for us with ease, settling every cow every year. We have never had to assist with a calving of any cows in calf to him.
Jacob’s breeding is evident over the last few years and progeny of Jacobs are testament to the pedigree of this bull. Jacob bred both Donal 2nd of Culfoich, who sold to the Burns Family at Tippetcraig Farm, Bonnybridge, at The Multi-breed show and sale at United Auctions, Perth in May 2017, and Bryden 1st of Culfoich who was Highland Champion at the same show and is the highest priced Highland animal to be sold through Stirling Market.
In Oban, October 2017 the yearling champion was Carlin 4th of Culfoich, sired by Jacob 2nd of Benmore. She was sold to J & L Fraser and Son, Tilbouries and went on to win numerous summer shows.
Below: Jacob, when purchased at Oban in 2014, Jacob Standing Champion at Grantown Show 2018, Bryden 1st of Culfoich, Champion at May 2017 Multi-breed show & Sale
In October 2018 we took 3 daughters of Jacob to the 121st annual show. Our 2 year old heifer Arin 2nd of Culfoich took the 2 year old championship. Both yearling heifers went on to take top prize in their classes but it was Arin 3rd of Culfoich who took the yearling championship before going on to win the Overall Championship.
Below: Arin 2nd of Culfoich 2 year old Champion, and Arin 3rd of Culfoich, Overall Champion at Oban, October 2018
We have never had a bull, of any breed, who has bred with the consistency and style of Jacob. He will be a fantastic addition to any herd and could very easily go on to breed prize winners for any future herd. We are always happy to welcome you on to the farm to look at Jacob or his progeny in the flesh. Just get in contact.
Our First Aberdeen Angus Bulls brought out for Stirling Bull Sales - February 2018
We’re delighted to be bringing out our first 2 bulls for the United Auctions Stirling Bull sales in February.
Our First offering is CULFOICHMORE JAGERMEISTER ERIC S852 (UK501884 300852) a junior bull, born on the 1st of September 2016.
JAGERMEISTER is sired by our Stock Bull WEETON KARATE LAD P435 (UK181671 702435) who is a quiet, easy going bull with great length and power through him. He has superb weight gain figures and is already passing that on to his progeny.
He is out of CARDONA JEWOT ERICA K684 (UK542793 100684), one of our foundation cows who has proven to be the most productive cow on the farm. Before JAGERMEISTER she produced twin heifers, two years in a row.
JAGERMEISTER is a very correct, easy fleshing bull with a great head on him, before weaning he was achieving 2.41kg LW/day.
Our Second bull, CULFOICHMORE PEDRO S853 (Lot 161) is a junior bull, born on the 5th of September 2016
PEDRO is also sired by our Stock Bull WEETON KARATE LAD P435 (UK181671 702435) bought from John Loftus in 2015
He is out of CARDONA PRECIOUS POLLOT H559 (UK542793 200559) one of our foundation cows, which was bought at the Cardona dispersal in 2012.
PEDRO is a great bull with real style and power right through him. He has a great hip and is perfect on his feet. Before he was weaned he was achieving over 2kg LW/day. There’s real potential in this lad.
Culfoich Success at Stirling Bull Sales - May 2017
It's been a hectic and difficult time here at Culfoich to say the least but this month we were all relieved to have something to smile about. For the first time Culfoich Highlanders were present at the UA Stirling Bull Sales with two bulls, expertly brought out by stockman Rich Thomson.
The first, Donal 2nd of Culfoich, sired by Jacob 2nd of Benmore and out of Cruinneag 2nd of Culfoich. Donal is a powerful, well muscled bull with great confirmation. He sold for 2,400gns to the Burns Family of Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire to run with their pedigree herd.
Bryden 1st of Culfoich took the Highland Championship attracting a great deal of praise from exhibitors of all breeds with numerous breeders describing him as the pick of the sale, regardless of breed. Bryden is also sired by Jacob 2nd of Benmore, a bull bought from Emma Paterson's Benmore fold in Crainlarich, bred by Jim Ogston.
A modern, alert bull with an easy fleshed frame and superb temperament, Bryden gathered a lot of pre-sale interest from domestic and foreign breeders. On a day of mixed trade auctioneer Raymond Kennedy put the hammer down at a top price for the highlanders of 5,000gns to a telephone bid from A & P Casey of Orkney for their pedigree herd.
We look forward to seeing the progress of these young bulls in their new home and with both buyers well.
Jim McConachie Jan 11, 1939 - Feb 18, 2017
Earlier this year we were greatly saddened by the death of a father, grandfather, boss and friend. A stalwart of the Highland cattle breed and a mentor to many, Jim McConachie, died suddenly shortly after attending the Oban Highland cattle sale in February. He was 78.
Born in Aberlour in 1939, he began farming with his father in the early 1950s in Dufftown before moving to Lethendry, in Cromdale, in 1955. He started out on his own in 1963 at Knock of Auchnahannet, across the River Spey, on Seafield Estate. Then, in the early 1970s, the chance came along to take on the tenancy of neighbouring Culfoichmore. That's where he started producing show calves with the use of Charolais bulls – a talent he would become well-known for – and in 1975 bred Kojak, the first cross calf to break the £500 price barrier at the Grantown calf sale run then by MacDonald Fraser.
Year-on-year Culfoich-bred calves were keenly sought by buyers all across the UK and again Culfoich calves were the first to break the £1000 and £1500 price mark at Grantown. These went on to win many shows, including at the Highland, the Royal Smithfield and the Winter Fair. JR was a favourite and was shown by Jim's great friend and fellow stockman, Jimmy Martin, manager at Fraser Stock Ranches, who also did well with Monarch.
Another, Grant, was also shown to some success by with Claude Birrell at the Winter Fair. That event in 1987 saw Culfoich-bred calves standing champion and reserve – a feat that has not matched to this day. Success at the Royal Smithfield Show, in London, came with the aptly named McConachie taking the reserve championship.
As the fashion for more extreme show calves emerged, he decided to try pedigree breeding and established a small Charolais herd. Success followed on, with championships at Thainstone – where the Princess Royal presented him with the trophy – and a heifer champion at Perth. In 1990, Jim and his wife, Moira, moved into their new house on the farm and decided to buy their first Highland cow and calf from the dispersal of the Cardhu Distillery, nearby on the Spey.
He often recalled that there seemed to be a perfect match with Highlanders and whisky – as would be the case in years to come! As the fold developed, success came along with wins at Oban and at the Royal Highland. The Culfoich fold was also the UK 'Fold of the Year' in 2010 – a feat Jim, Moira and the family were very proud of.
Well-known stockman, Rich Thomson, who lived not far away, was very much a part of the fold and its management and to this day, he helps out with selection and preparation of animals for show and sale. Animals from the fold have been exported to France, Denmark and Germany, with animals going on to do well with their owners there too. In 2013, he decided to re-establish the Culfoichmore Aberdeen-Angus herd and bought females from Cardona, Glenbuchat, Weeton and, latterly, Carlhurlie to set up a foundation herd. Sadly, he will not be here to see it develop.
Jim was a keen supporter of the local Grantown Show, where he exhibited livestock for 61 years and was on the management committee for more than 50 of those years. He became an honorary vice-president in 2014. Jim enjoyed judging Highlanders and, indeed, all types of cattle, and was delighted to be asked to judge Highlanders at his favourite show, the Royal Highland, in 2016.
He enjoyed the social side of farming life. Smithfield kist parties were a must every year, as was the Highland Show and the twice yearly trips to Oban where many a long night and many a bottle of whisky were consumed with good friends.
Jim was a hard worker right up to the end and will be sadly missed by his family and the many good friends he found across the farming world. We would like to extend our warmest thanks to our friends and family from across Scotland and all over the world for their overwhelming support through this time.
New Year : New Faces at Culfoich Farm - Jan 2016
After a busy Christmas its a new year and we're pleased to announce some new purchases at Culfoich Farm made over the holiday season. First of all there was the purchase of Aberdeen Angus cow Ballathie Rosita M796, a daughter of renowned Canadian sire CCL Dateline. She is a natural cow with great figures (600 day weight of +123) and an excellent Heifer calf at foot.
As well as that we are happy to announce the private purchase of two prominent heifer calves from the renowned Deveron Aberdeen Angus Herd of Hamish & Margaret Sclater at Denhead, Turriff. Firstly Deveron Jubilee Erica R513 a Daughter of Belhaven Dryburgh Abbey L344 and out of Blelack Jubilee Erica H960 Stood 3rd at Black Beauty Bonanza at Thainstone in November 2015 and has a Self Replacing Index of +51.
In addition Deveron Lady R502 a Daughter of Deveron Banbury and out of Deveron Lady L345. With an SRI of +60 and an outstanding showing reputation in the showring already; standing second to Reserve Heifer Calf champion at 'Stars of the Future' in Stirling and Reserve heifer calf champion at Black Beauty Bonanza in 2015 we're happy to have her find a home at Culfoich.
New Additions to Culfoich Farm - Oct 2015
We are delighted to announce 5 new additions to our growing Culfoichmore Aberdeen Angus herd.
4 in calf heifers and a bull from John Loftus’ Weeton herd and a cracking young bull. The heifers chosen have a great mix of established Angus genetics such as Ardrossan Admiral and Weeton Legend as well as lots of exciting new bloodlines from Canada and the US. All four heifers are in calf to great bulls including Australian bull Te Mania Berkley and Rawburn Boss Hogg. These natural, easy fleshed female lines with figures to match are a great addition to our herd.
As well as the heifers we're happy to announce a new stock bull at Culfoich from the same stable as our four new heifers, Weeton Karate Lad P435; a son of Peter Pershore and out of Blelack Karama Lady G190 who was also sold on the same day. He is a powerful, well muscled bull with great figures to back him up.
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This week we are happy to have sold four, first calf heifers and their calves, at foot to Glyn Forster from Kentallen Farm, Aros on the Isle of Mull. Glyn is establishing a new pedigree herd of Highland Cattle on the island and we wish him all the best.
We are delighted to announce that we have recently sold 30 breeding cows with Salers Cross calves at foot sired by our Salers bull Whitebog Favourite, bred by Alister Mackenzie in Fortrose. As of mid-May 2015 the cows had been running with Whitebog Favourite again.
All 30 cows were sold in a private deal to Andy and Christine Smith of Dunlichity, just south of Inverness.
We still have some cows and calves for sale, so please fill out the form below and we'll get back to you. For more information about out Highlanders visit our Highland Cattle Section:
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Below is a gallery of some of the Cows and Calves we are looking to sell as well as pictures of our Stock Bull.
As well as Highland Cattle we have store cattle and lambs throughout the year through Aberdeen & Northern Marts in Thainstone and available for sale privately.
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