Killiworgie Simmentals est 1998
Killiworgie began with the purchase of 6 cows from the Pencarrow dispersal which are still represented in the herd.Many additions have been made most notable stock bull Lakeside Warrior from Northern Ireland and female would have to be Boarshead Grace 4th who has given us tremendous females.Situated in the middle of Cornwall approx. 1 half miles from A30 easily accessible for visitors and prospective buyers.
There are now 20 cows reducing from 32 as rented grass is no longer available,having had a reduction sale at Worcester society sale in May receiving the best female price on the day for a cow and heifer calf of £3700 g.
We farm 60 acres of permanent grass,buying in concentrates,straw and occasional silage.Mole valley 18% beef protein nuts have improved our growth rates.We also use crystalix cattle booster which has improved cattle condition and frame.
The Simmental is an extremely efficient
breed,with phenomenal growth rates,plenty of milk and maternal instinct,excellent temperament and beef carcass our young bulls grading @ Us and Es @ 12-14 months old.
Figures support our stock selection.
Breedplan we regularly weight record and intramuscular scan which highlights the best breeding lines.When buying a new stock bull we would have to like what we see and would want his estimated breeding values( EBVs)to be in top 20%,our previous stock bull Skerrington Desperado had terminal sire index of 121 and a self-replacing index of 131 making him in the top 1% he has improved our genetics and fiqures tremendously.
Our current stock bull aptly named Emperor is a home bred bull from a dam we bought in Ireland Ballinalare farm buttercup 2nd who was in calf to Auchorachan Wizard a £20,000 sire @ the prestigious Stirling Bull sale.Emperor has been shown since a calf and has done extremely well on the show seen, this year taking male champion @ Devon county plus reserve breed champion to our homebred heifer killiworgie Eliza being breed champion. .Royal Cornwall , Stithians and Camborne,he was also breed champion and reserve interbreed at stithians plus being part of group of three with Killiworgie Graces Emily winning the interbreed (opie cup ).
Also in our stock selection is herd health we are members of Hi health and yearly test for Bvd, Johnes of which we are bvd accredited and johnes level 1.This year we have also decided to test for lepto and IBR and are working towards accredition.We vaccinate for Bvd and Blue tongue.We would not purchase any animal which did not fit our cryteria and put our herd in jeopardy.
We have entered the South West and Cornwall herd competions and have been overall and reserve winners on several occasions.
Our best sale to date was Stirling premier sale Oct 14 with Killiworgie Excalibur who was 2nd in his class to the reserve overall and senior champion Corskie Edgar he sold for 13000gn Excalibur making 5200gns because of the 1 yearly tb.
Killiworgie Diplomat being Male and Supreme champion @Carlisle in Nov 13.
We aim to sell the best bulls and females for breeding @ society sales and off farmand they are now all over the british isles.
To produce progeny that is pleasing to the eye with EBVS to match.To win Royal cornwall show interbreed with homebred stock and to make 5 figures at the society Bull sales @ stirling.
Bulls for sale next year 2017 all excellent conformation,locomotion and temperament , suitable for pedigree and commercial buyers .
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