Strathisla Farms

ALDERSEY MIRA

Sire: Heywood Ensign Dam: Cloford Mira

This was one of the original cows in the Strasthisla Herd and her daughters  make up a large part of the herd today. Sons from the Mira Family  include Strathisla Capricorn and Strathisla Juno. Daughters from the Mira Family include notable shows cows Mira 19th and Mira 20th.

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Strathisla Capricorn
StrathislaJ uno
Strathisla Mira 19th
Strathisla Mira 20th

Strathisla Capricorn

Strathisla Juno

Strathisla Mira 19th

Strathisla Mira 20th

(Kair Windsor)

(Agardsley Clinton)

(Sacombe Wishful Thinking)

(Kair Windsor)

Strathisla Mira 32nd

Strathisla Tulipís Mira

 

 

Strathisla Mira 32nd

Strathisla Tulip’s Mira

 

 

(Kair Windsor)

(Corskie Pascal)

 

 

 

 

RAVENSWORTH HAKA

Sire: Rebholz Dam: Ravensworth Embroider

This was another one of our original cows and her daughters are a big part of the Strathisla herd. Daughters from the Haka family are big, milky and docile.

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Strathisa Sapphires Haka
Strathisla Haka 38th
Strathisla Haka 42nd
Strathisla Haka 45th

Strathisla Sapphires Haka

Strathisla Haka 38th

Strathisla Haka 42nd

Strathisla Haka 45th

(Blackford Lionheart)

(Agardsley Clinton)

(Blackford Lionheart)

(Blackford Lionheart)

 

 

DRUMSLEED DANCER

Sire: CSW Deutche Locke  Dam: Drumsleed Reba 4th

Dancer was bought to introduce new bloodlines and her progeny (the  Geraldines) have proved hugely successful in the show ring as well as  breeding quality stock. Sons have sold to 7,500 gns for  Strathisla Julius.  Geraldine daughters are big and milky and increasing in numbers!

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Strathisla Serena's Geraldine
Strathisla Julius
Strathisla Geraldine 9th
Strathisla Tracy's Geraldine

 Serena’s Geraldine

Strathisla Julius

Strathisla Geraldine 9th

Tracy’s Geraldine

(Blackford Lionheart)

(Kair Windsor))

(Blackford Lionheart)

(Corskie Pascal)

 

 

MONCUR TWIGGY

Sire: Dirnanean Nugget  Dam: Moncur Gertel

Moncur Twiggy was purchased at the Moncur dispersal. She was a notable show  cow being unbeaten in her class through the show year. The Twiggy’s have become the most consistent breeding family in the Strathisla Herd.

Sons have sold to 14,000 gns and many daughters have been retained in the herd.

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MoncurTwiggy
Strathisla Kaiser
Strathisla Twiggy 5th
StrathislaTwiggy 8th

Bulls sold:

Strathisla Brilliant

(Thornyhill Viking) 6,200 gns

Strathisla Dominator

(Sacombe Wishful Thinking)  5,300 gns

Strathilsa Kaiser

Strathisla  Twiggy 5th

Strathisla Twiggy 8th

(Innerwick Glenfiddich)

(Strathisl Julius)

(Blackford Lionheart)

 

 

OAKLAND VERONICA

Sire: Ballyholey Matador  Dam: Slievenagh Rosie

The Veronica Family is producing tremendous breeding females who are milky docile and easily fleshed.

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Strathisla Shonas Veroniica
Strathisla Veronica 3rd
Strathisla Veronica 8th

 

Strathilsa Shona’s Veronica

Strathisla  Veronica 3rd

Strathisla Veronica 8th

(Blackford Lionheart)

(Argardsley Clinton)

(Blackford Lionheart)

 

 

CLONAGH WOW AND CLONAGH WINIFRED

These heifers were purchased from Garrett Behan’s reduction sale in 2009 to add new bloodlines to the Strathisla herd. Wow is by Hockenhull Maverick and Winifred is by Kilbride Farm Newry and are both now due to calve to our senior stock bull Omorga Samson.  

 

 

CARDEAN SNOWDROP

Sire: Maerdy Othellow Dam: Cardean Olivia

Snowdrop is the best cow family in the herd. By Maerdy Othello she is out of the 1999 Royal Highland Show junior female champion. Every animal Snowdrop has produced in the herd has been shown successfully and her only bull to be produced was sold privately. She is part of our flushing programme and daughters are now producing some of the best calves in the herd.

Some of her best daughters include Cardean Vixen, Cardean Eclipse and Cardean Cabbage

Cardean Snowdrop
Cardean Cabbage

 

 

 

Cardean Cabbage

 

 

(Burradon Tallisman)

 

 

 

 

BALMYLE SHADOW

Sire: Balmyle Laurier Dam: Balmyle Osprey

Shadow was given to Katie and I as a wedding present by Bill Bruce from  Balmyle. She was first in  her class at the Highland Show in 2003. She is leaving quality calves  and has matured into an easy fleshing, quiet cow.

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Balmyle Shadow
Cardean Velvet
Cardean Acorn

 

 

Cardean Velvet

Cardean Acorn

 

(Pedr Thumper)

(Pedr Thumper)

 

 

 

CARDEAN APPLE

Sire: Pedr Thumper Dam: Brinkton Pamela

Apple is a natural fleshing female and is a consistent breeder of quality females. To date her best calves include Cardean Foxlady, by Blelack Colonel and Cardean Eccentric, by Maerdy Othello.

 

 

ANNESKEAGH VIRTUE

Sire: Erriff Savo Dam: Anneskeagh Sherry

Virtue was bought at the Anneskeagh dispersal in Southern Ireland in 2005 and has proved to be a great breeder in the herd. Along with two daughters, Cardean Doodle and Cardean Cheese, who are highly regarded in the herd, she has produced a cracking bull calf who will be for sale at Stirling in October 2011.

 

 

KELTON VELVET

:Sire: Tillbrook Pluto Dam: Kelton Velvet

 Two daughters of Velvet were purchased at the Gelson Castle herd dispersal in Stirling in October 2010. The Velvet family was one of the best breeding families in the herd with herself and daughters averaging 5500gns at the sale.

Kelton Candie
Kelton Elegant

Kelton Candie

Kelton Elegant

 

 

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We currently run a suckler herd  of 150 commercial cows which consist largely of Simmental breeding, with some  Charolais, South Devon and Shorthorn breeding. These cows are crossed with  either a Simmental or South Devon bull for suckler replacements or a British  Blue bull for deadweight finishing. All bulls are kept entire and are finished  on a barley beef diet for Asda.