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Blelack Angus Sell Top Herd Sire Peter Pershore to Shadwell Estates 2010-08-18

The Blelack herd of Messrs N F Massie and Sons, Dinnet, Aberdeenshire, have recently sold their senior stock bull Netherallan Peter Pershore E052, for an undisclosed fee, to the 70-cow Shadwell Estate herd in Thetford, Norfolk.

Netherallan Peter Pershore E052

Netherallan Peter Pershore E052

By Ankonian Elixir 100 and out of the young Dale Hogan 3Y daughter Nightingale Pride of Pershore S44, this bull has a terminal sire index of +45 and a self replacing index of +63.

Blelack have had three crops of calves from him and have retained the semen rights with semen available for sale. After his sale Neil Massie commented: “We consider his sons and daughters to be the best cattle the herd has produced to date. We have retained a top son from the 2009 crop.”

At Stirling in February 2010 the first seven sons to be sold by Peter Pershore averaged £11,850 including the intermediate and overall champion, the senior championship and all the group awards.

A yearling full sister to the overall champion won the junior class at this year`s Highland Show and the overall championship at this weeks Turriff Show. She is for sale at the Best of Blacks sale at St Boswells on the 25th September.

Richard Lancaster, the Director of the new owner’s Shadwell Estates said: “In Peter Pershore we have purchased fantastic bloodlines which will no doubt compliment a strong Blelack influence currently within the Shadwell herd, as well as bringing tremendous figures into the herd. We are incredibly excited about this bull’s future at Shadwell and look forward to seeing calves on the ground next year.”

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