The Rawburn herd of the Elliot family, Roxburgh Mains, have sold two of their best females to new breeder Neil Ainsworth, Blackburn, for the total sum of £22,000.
Rawburn cow and calf
The first of the purchases at £12,000 was Rawburn Duchess Prairielane J928, a 13 month old heifer which is the first daughter of Rawburn Enigma to sell in the UK.
Out of one of the best young females at Rawburn, her dam is a product of the extensive embryo program carried out at Rawburn and stems back to the high performance lines of the Prairielane herd in Manitoba, Canada.
Duchess Prairielance is in the top 1% for all growth traits and Terminal Index (41)
Selling for £10,000 was the five year old cow Rawburn Ebony D288 and her calf sired by Rawburn Lord Ross, C216.
Ebony is an embryo daughter of the top performance US sire Hoff Limited Edition. Her dam Hoff Ebony is an embryo donor cow that Rawburn own in North America
The cattle have since moved to Richard and Carol Rettie’s to be managed on behalf of Mr Ainsworth.
Delighted with his purchases, Mr Ainsworth said: “It is apparent that most of the top performance and high selling cattle in the UK are products of the cross between the line bred, Prairielane and Hoff genetics of North America and the high performance Rawburn sires.
“I am extremely confident that, with the purchase of Rawburn Duchess Prairielane and Rawburn Ebony, we will be able to replicate this combination and start the foundation of our new herd.”
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