2015-09-24  facebooktwitterrss

Barwise Angus Herd Heading for Sale

Harrison and Hetherington are to hold a major reduction sale of the Barwise Aberdeen Angus herd. The Barwise herd owned by Carolyn Fletcher and her husband Frank who farm at Barwise Hall, near Appleby, will be offered for sale on Friday 2nd October 2015 at Borderway.

The original herd established in 1994 was lost to foot and mouth in 2001 and the new herd restarted with as many links to the old herd that could be sourced. Since this time Carolyn has grown the herd substantially and those that have been chosen for sale originate from families that have proven extremely successful, and will remain well represented within the remaining herd.

Scott Donaldson

Scott Donaldson

Carolyn, commenting on the sale said:
“The decision to reduce the Barwise Aberdeen Angus herd and the task of sorting out which of the animals to put forward for sale has been one of the hardest things I have ever had to do since starting the original herd in 1994. Sadly I have reached the time in my life when it must be admitted that I need to cut back on work load and this sale is the start of the process.

“I know that they will go on to do as well for their new owners and bring as much pleasure as they have done for me.”

Stock bulls which have been used in the Barwise herd in recent years include, Netherton Kiwi Fab, son of the famous and possibly the highest earning cow in the Angus breed, Kim of Fordafourie by Netherton Cruz Breeding, which speaks for itself and is clearly evident in the bull and his progeny.

Barwise Prince Arthur who with his sister Princess Athena are quite unique over here as they started as an embryo from Argentina from the impressive La Paz herd of the late Leo Werthen. His sire Whitestone Widespread was a very successful bull in North America but none of his Semen came to the UK. Both animals have had a big impact on the herd; Athena is still sound and breeding at twelve years of age.

A bull hugely successful in the show ring when shown as a youngster by his breeder Alistair Clark is Duncanziemere Jaguar. Having the most positive input into the herd is Carrigoe Falcon imported from Eire, his Grandsire on the male side was Rawburn Eventer.

All the bulls have been selected as they are very sound and correct, with great length, muscle and excellent temperaments together with good EBV’s. They have left an easy calving herd, which allows the luxury of a very relaxed attitude to calving.

Scott Donaldson, Sales Director for Harrison and Hetherington, said: “We are privileged to be holding this sale. It is a unique opportunity for anyone wanting to purchase outstanding stock from the Barwise Aberdeen Angus herd, and we expect it the sale will create a lot of interest.”


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