Herefords return to Germany and France

UK - One of the UK’s leading Poll Herefords breeders, J R B Wilson & Sons, whose Romany herd is at Cowbog in the Scottish Borders, have re-established export links with Germany to a previous long-established customer prior to the EU's export ban imposed in 1989. A seventeen month old bull, Romany 1 Classic, and two heifers made up the consignment to near Bremen in Northern Germany. They were accompanied by another bull, Romany 1 Cavalier, sold to Germany’s largest Hereford herd, located south of Berlin. The valuable shipment arrived safely in Germany on 24 February.
calendar icon 28 February 2007
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Aye Aye Captain!

Semen from the Wilson’s herd from the young bull Romany 1 Captain has also been exported recently to Germany to a Berlin-based AI company. Captain is a grandson of a Royal Show Champion in 2003 and was a hugely successful stock sire at Cowbog.

Captain’s EBVs are very impressive - he has a 200 day weight of +37kg, which is the top figure for a poll bull available through AI in the UK and figures of +8kg for milk, +54kg and +69 kg for 400 and 600 day weights, respectively, which are all in the top 5% for the breed. His semen qualifies for many markets around the world - see for more information and with any enquiries for semen, embryos or breeding stock.

A further shipment of Captain's semen is going to Denmark in March to be shared between some leading breeders. (Hereford cattle exports also resumed to Denmark recently.) Captain was collected at UK Sire Services' custom-collection unit in Devon, England. (For more info see www.uksireservices com)

France not to be left out!

Not to be outdone, a shipment of nine Hereford bulls (and a Red Angus bull) are also lined up to make new homes in France, where both the Hereford and Angus breeds are also well-established.

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