News from Rawburn
RAWBURN FEMALES SHINE AT STIRLING
the Aberdeen-Angus female trade was the first of John Elliot’s
Rawburn draft at 16,000gns. This is Rawburn Ellen Erica (lot 19),
a Da Es Ro Twister daughter out of Cudlobe Ellen Erica 46D, a Cudlobe
Chester daughter. She sold with a TSI of +36 and an SRI of +46.
She sold to Marsden Farms, Sheffield.
16,000gns Rawburn Ellen Erica
Selling at 8000gns was Rawburn Mist Princess (lot 20), a Rawburn
Randolph daughter out of Rawburn Miss Princess, a Rawburn Transformer
daughter, she went with a TSI of +44 and an SRI of +55 and in-calf
to Peter Pershore. This one sold to Gordon Brooke.
8,000gns Rawburn Miss Princess
STEER DOES CLEAN SWEEP
Angus cross steer takes championship at St Boswell Christmas Cracker
John Elliot, Roxburgh Mains, Kelso completed a hat trick of awards
at John Swan St Boswells’ inaugural Christmas Cracker Show
and Sale of Cattle and Sheep, by taking the steer, overall native
and suprme championship with his Aberdeen Angus cross steer Brawburn.
John Elliot's Angus cross steer Brawburn
Bred by Messrs Ross, Wester Middleton, Gorebridge, this one was
champion at the St Boswells Native breed calf sale in September
and took the native steer section at both the Royal Highland Winter
Fair and the East of England Smithfield Festival before selling
yesterday for the top price of £5.20kg (£3068) to leading
East Lothian Butcher, John Anderson, North Berwick
FEMALES ROCK STIRLING
Edith K180 set trade alive at Stirling, taking the top price of
the day at 24,000gns (£25,200) and setting a new breed record
for a heifer sold at public auction.
Edith with stockman Logan Campbell & buyer Ben Marsden
Edith K180, a daughter of Rawburn Randolph out of Rawburn Edith
C270, a Rawburn Transformer daughter sold with a TSI of +52 and
an SRI of +63 to Ben Marsden of the Liley herd. In an interview
after the sale Mr Marsden told reporters “I saw Edith at Rawburn
last summer and new how terrific she was. It never crossed my mind
that she would not be coming home with me today.”
13 000gns Rawburn Mary Princess
at 13,000gns was Rawburn Mary Princess. This Rawburn Enigma daughter
is out of Huxton Mary Princess C130, a Rawburn El Cid daughter.
This one was knocked down to Messrs Richardson, Portadown. Mary
Princess carries on the great form of the Enigma daughters with
the highest priced heifer at the last Stirling sales having been
bred by this sire.
9 000gns Rawburn Lazer
highest from Rawburn, a Rawburn El Chester daughter, Rawburn Lazer
K143, then sold at 9000gns. She is out of Rawburn Lady Rose, a Rawburn
Lord Hi-spade daughter. She sold to Angus Hodge, Norfolk to join
up with 12,000gns Rawburn Ella and 11,500gns Rawburn Ella purchased
at the previous Stirling sales.
The Rawburn select female offering averaged £12,836
ERICA F526 CLAIMS HER SECOND MAJOR
Overall Champion Rawburn Julie Erica with judge Tom Arnott
Judge Tom Arnott tapped out Bruces Hill Cattle Company’s senior
cow Rawburn Julie Erica F526 as his Overall Champion.
Born March 2006, she is a Rawburn Lord Ross daughter out of Rawburn
Julie Erica Z026 and was purchased for 14,000gns from the Best of
the Blacks sale. She’s continuing a good run of form, as she
was Overall Champion at the Royal Welsh Show last year.
GENETICS DOMINATE FEMALES
Female Champion Gilbertines Black Bess
sired by Rawburn bulls had an amazing day at the Highland Show,
winning 4 of the 6 female classes and securing both the Champion
and Reserve Female Champion titles.
Champion was Gilbertines Black Bess. Sired by Rawburn Ravovo and
out of 10,000gns Rawburn Black Cherry. Look out for this lady when
she sells at Stirling in October.
Female Champion was Haughton Laura L026. This daughter of Rawburn
Elysium was winner of the junior heifer class.
of the senior heifer class was Rawburn Rosebud Willabar L240 and
winner of the Junior cow class was Braile Livestock’s Evening
Star J908 sired by Rawburn lord Ross.
GREEEAAAT! YORKSHIRE FOR RAWBURN ELYSIUM
Overall Champion Haughton Laura L035
What a day!!!
Gayle Bersey battled the wet weather and stuck to a type when she
awarded Overall Champion and reserve Female Champion to daughters
of Rawburn Elysium.
top honours was Haughton Laura L035 from Whittaker Farms and close
behind her in the females was Belhaven Eye Catcher from John &
of Rawburn bulls won all female classes, with Gordon Brooke’s
Gilbertines Black Bess (Rawburn Ravovo) winning the senior heifer
class and Jamie Rettie’s Chathill Eveline (Rawburn Designer
Edition) winning the cow class.
Male Champion was Oakchurch Diplomat, who’s Dam, Oakchurch
Delia was the Royal Show winning daughter of Rawburn No Limits.
NO-LIMITS GRANDSON SPOILS THE CLEAN SWEEP
Temple Rose Leigh - Female Champion
only one class in the Aberdeen Angus section not being won by a
Rawburn Sired animal, the Royal Welsh was happy hunting for customers
of Rawburn genetics.
the party was the Grandson of Rawburn No Limits, Oakchurch Diplomat.
In the reserve spot was the prolific show winner and yearling daughter
of Rawburn El Torro, Temple Rosie Leigh L507 from the Denning family.
the senior heifer and senior young bull classes was NJ & B Pittams
with Dark Lane Jewel K396 and Dark Lane Jem L416, both Sired by
of the cow class was the 3-year-old Rawburn lord Ross daughter from
Brailes Livestock, Evening Star J908.
LEGOLAS G850 SON IS THE DEAREST ABERDEEN-ANGUS THIS YEAR TO DATE
son of the 24,000gns sire Lockerley Legolas G850 has become the
most expensive Aberdeen-Angus bull to be sold in the UK this year
and is believed to be the dearest Aberdeen-Angus ever sold in the
UK under 12 months of age in recent years.
young bull, Rawburn Black Hawk L261, has sold to the Yorkshire-based
Linton Gilbertines herd of Gordon Brooke for £40,000 in a
private sale, with a half share of the bull’s semen rights
retained by Rawburn.
Hawk L261 is the first son of Lockerley Legolas to sell from the
Rawburn herd. His dam Rawburn Blackbird G729 is a Granddaughter
of Rawburn Transformer and her maternal sister sold for 12,000gns
prior to becoming Angus Champion at the Balmoral show.
Hawk L261 is in the Top 1% for all growth traits and records a Top
1% Terminal Index of 45 and Top 1% Self Replacing Index of 56
bull is now at Spylaw semen collection unit before going to his
new home later in the year.
SONS DOMINATE STIRLING
17,000gns Eastfield Jacobite
genetics were in demand at the recent February Stirling bull sales.
For the third year in a row a Rawburn bred sire had the highest
averaging sire group at the February bull sales. Following in the
footsteps of Rawburn Elysium and Rawburn Rommel it was the breeding
of the Eastfield herdsire Rawburn Rochester to set the trade alight.
The Eastfield herd were dominant in the Showring with Eastfield
Jacobite crowned Champion and later selling for 17,000gns (£17,850).
The 4 sons of Rawburn Rochester sold to gross 55,000gns (£57,750).
A great achievement from the Eastfield team.
FEMALES SHINE AT STIRLING
in the October sale Rawburn genetics dominated the high selling
females. Rawburn Ebony J509 topped the sale at 11,500gns. This Rawburn
Enigma daughter is out of Rawburn Ebony G647, a Transformer daughter
with a TSI of +34 and an SRI of +47. She sold to Angus Hodge, Norfolk.
11,500gns Rawburn Ebony
Next was Rawburn Rosebud G671 selling at 5500gns to Des Donegan.
This one is by KMK Alliance and out of Willabar Rosebud 250G, a
Willabar Jimbo daughter.
Rawburn Rosebud G671
best at 5200gns was Rawburn Lady Hispade. This one by Transformer
is out of Rawburn Lady His-Spade, a G D A R Traveler daughter. Again
selling to Angus Hodge, Norfolk.
Rawburn Duchess Kent
5000gns was Rawburn Duchess Kent F612. This Transformer daughter
is out of Huxton Duchess of Kent, an Earl of Templand daughter.
She went to previous buyer Des Donegan to start his exciting new
herd in the Rep. Ireland.
draft of 5 select Rawburn females averaged £6500
JOIN RAWBURN ET PROGRAMME
embryo sisters have been purchased by Rawburn to join the ET programme.
Both cows are daughters of the great Canadian female MVF Felicia
47J and by the top maternal sire Vermilion Dateline 7078.
ML Felicia Dateline was first seen when Johnny Elliot was judging
in Denmark and after she was Grand Champion and Interbreed Champion,
negotiations were made to buy her and bring her to Scotland. She
was imported earlier this year with a fantastic heifer calf at foot.
The second female, The Moss Felicia G739
was purchased at Stirling in October in a reduction from the Moss
herd. A product of their international embryo programme, Felicia
was their high selling female at 7500gns.
For interest, we weighed both cows on arrival at Rawburn and at
six years old ML Felicia Dateline weighed 1110Kgs and at 4 years
old The Moss Felicia weighed 1040Kgs. Both cows have raised fantastic
heifer calves this year for both Rawburn and the Moss. Both are
sure to make great foundation females, kick-starting this exciting
new female line at Rawburn.
DRAFT TOPS AT 12,000 GNS
Leading the draft offering from Messrs John Elliot, Roxburgh Mains
was Rawburn Ella J996 (lot 116). This April 2009-born heifer is
by Rawburn Enigma G653 and is out of the Rawburn Lord Ross C216
daughter Rawburn Ella F515. She sold due in calf to Rawburn Elmer
J921 for 12,000gns to Hugh and Irene Hodge, Nethergate, Nowich,
highest from this home was Rawburn Julie Erica J954 (lot 113), a
March 2009-born daughter of Rawburn Enigma G653. Out of a Rawburn
Lord Ross C216 daughter, she sold in calf to Elmer again at 9500gns
to C Richardson, Portadown, Northern Ireland.
Rawburn Julie Erica
At 6500gns, Gordon Brookes of the Linton Gilbertines herd, North
Yorkshire, secured Rawburn Joyful Erica J920 (lot 110), a Lord Ross
daughter out of the Cudlobe Millennium 12M daughter Rawburn Joyful
Rawburn Joyful Erica
Then at 4000gns Ben Marsden of Marsden Farms, Liley Angus, near
Sheffield, bought the first of the Rawburn cattle, Rawburn Equality
J909 (lot 109). Born March 2009, this one is another Lord Ross daughter
this time out of a Rawburn Transformer dam. He also paid 3500gns
for Rawburn Estelline J000 (lot 118). This one is a daughter of
The Moss Beautiful Man D410 out of a dam by Elgar of the Moss.
Farms also purchased the March 2009-born Elliot Tilda J968 (lot
114) from John Elliot Jnr for 3500gns. This one is again by Lord
Ross and is out of a Young Dale Real Deal daughter, as well as purchasing
the next lot, Rawburn Ebony J987 (lot 115) from John Elliot Snr.
This April 2009-born heifer is byRawburn Jock G670 and is out of
a daughter of Rawburn Transformer. This one sold at 3000gns.
SON BREAKS RECORDS IN AUSTRIA
Mr Meat at 12 months old |
Meat with 10 year old Sarah
embryo sold to Oliver Behringer, Winklern, Austria has recorded
the heaviest weight ever in Austria for an Angus bull at 365-days.
A son of Rawburn Transformer and out of Rawburn Ebony D288, Carinthia
Mr Meat recorded a 365 day weight of 649Kgs. Mr Behringer explains
‘ This is a remarkable weight considering he had been mating
cows for 6 weeks prior to the day he was weighed on a ration of
only grass for this period.’
in Austria are independently assessed and scored out of 9 for selected
traits. Mr Meat scored a staggering 8 for phenotype, 9 for Frame
and 9 for muscle. Oliver says ‘ if there was a score for temprement
he would also be a 9’ as can been seen in the photo of Mr
Meat with his 10 year old daughter Sarah.
bull will be retained as a herd sire at the Carinthia herd and will
be shown in Austria later this year.
EMBLEM SELLS TO BALLATHIE
RAWBURN EMBLEM K127 (13 months)
Rawburn herd is pleased to announce the private sale of Rawburn
Emblem K127 for £30,000 to Ballathie Estates, Kinclaven, Perth.
Emblem is by Rawburn Enigma, himself a son of Hoff Limited Edition
out of Rawburn’s North American Donor cow Royal Eston Annie.
Enigma was used for two years in the Rawburn herd before being sold
last year to the Carruthers herd, Lockerbie.
His Dam Rawburn Ellen Erica E405 is one of the top cows at Rawburn
and is an embryo daughter of the US Sire TC Freedom 104 out of Rawburn’s
Canadian donor Cudlobe Ellen Erica 46D. Ellen Erica E405 is a maternal
sister to the dam of Rawburn Edge that sold for £20,000 to
the Eastfield herd last year.
This particular dam line is proving to breed consistently well,
with Ellen Erica’s previous two bull calves both being used
in pedigree herds in England; Rawburn El Chester is at the Oak Moor
herd, Haxby, York and Rawburn End Point is at the Cragg herd, Harrogate,
Along with a strong pedigree, Emblem’s figures don’t
disappoint either, with a Terminal Index of 46 (Top 1%) and a Self
Replacing Index of 65 (Top 1%). His milk figure is +19 (Top 1%)
and he recorded an actual 400-Day Weight of 872kg.
Speaking about the sale John Elliot Jnr said: “Emblem is truly
an exceptional individual. It is rare to breed a bull with good
calving figures that also has such unbelievable growth and muscle.
Emblem has all of the attributes to become one of the very best
sires in the breed.”
Ballathie herd manager Jim Woodward also commented: “Rawburn
Emblem epitomizes everything we are trying to achieve at Ballathie
with our Angus breeding programme. Emblem stood out in Rawburn’s
pen of young bulls when we visited in May to select a new herd sire.
His power and appearance caught our eye immediately and combined
with excellent breeding on both sides of his pedigree we could not
look past him.”
SECURE SEMEN RIGHTS ON THE EDGE
have secured the semen rights for Rawburn Edge, the top Terminal
Index bull in the UK. The bull who sold to the Brewis family at
Eastfield, Kelso for £20 000 in May 2010, records a staggering
Terminal Index of 55 and a Self Replacing Index of 66.
semen will be for sale exclusively through Cogent and will be priced
at £12.50 per straw with a £75 royalty fee. Cogent beef
specialist Boomer Birch says ‘After seeing the bull and reviewing
his performance figures we knew that we had to secure Rawburn Edge
for our 2011 Cogent beef catalogue. Our pricing strategy for Edge
allows great value for money to both our commercial and pedigree
customers and gives access to the best Aberdeen Angus genetics at
a very competitive price.’
will be available for domestic and international markets by February
BLACKBIRD 5218 JOINS RAWBURN ET PROGRAM
Blackbird 5218 has joined the Rawburn ET program for $25 500.
Blackbird was the highest selling female in the LaGrand production
sale and was originally bought as a heifer calf at the 2006 Hoff
Scotch Cap Dispersal for $17 500. Maternal sister to Hoff Limited
Edition, her sire, SVF Bandolier, is renowned as one of the greatest
female producers in the breed and whose semen sells for $1000 per
John Elliot Jnr says: “We have followed the progress of Blackbird
since she sold as a heifer at the Hoff Dispersal. Her performance
and pedigree make her one of the most exciting cows in the world
and a great addition to our Embryo transfer program.
Vern Frey, from the American Angus Association adds: “Blackbird
is the most powerful female I have seen sold in the US this year.
Her length of body and muscle is unique for a cow that remains so
feminine and correct.”
Blackbird will remain in South Dakota to be flushed later in the
AT BEST OF THE BLACKS
Rawburn had a great day at the Best of the Blacks sale at St Boswells
selling to a high of 13,800gns for Rawburn Julie Erica. This is
a March 2006-born Rawburn Lord Ross daughter out of a Midwestern
X21 of Tullfergus daughter. She has a TSI of +40 and an SRI of +49.
She went to Mike Frazer, Co Antrim.
Then selling at 7500gns was Rawburn Ella, a Fruelands Atlas daughter
out of a Lord Ross-sired dam. Sold in calf to Rawburn El Torro,
she was bought by J C Lister Farms, Boroughbridge.
Next best after that was a 6000gns bid for Rawburn Duchess Kent,
a May 2008-born Rawburn Lord Hyster daughter. She also went home
to Northern Ireland with Mike Frazer.
that at 5000gns was Rawburn Toyah and 4800gns Rawburn Duchess Norfolk.
Both were bought by well known Surrey-based Charolais breeder Jan
Lots Averaged £6129,38
STAR AT RAWBURN
Field Marshall K143 has been purchased for an undisclosed five-figure
sum to join the Rawburn herd. Field Marshall is a son of the exceptional
US bull Ankonian Elixir 100 and out of a full sister of Netherton
Fabulous Cruz. Field Marshall has been purchased to carry on a similar
job to his predecessor Rawburn Lord Ross and add superior carcass
quality to the herd. Take note of his name as we think this calf
will have a huge impact!
GET THE EDGE
Edge J983 has been sold in a private deal to top Border herd Eastfield.
Edge, who is the highest Terminal Index bull ever in the UK (TI
55), has been purchased to carry on the exceptional job that has
already been done by Rawburn Rochester. Rawburn have retained a
half semen interest in the bull.
HERE TO SEE HIS EXCEPTIONAL FIGURES
RAWBURN HERD SIRE
are delighted to be working with the top Canadian herd Willabar
having secured the European rights to their senior herd sire CCL
Dateline. Not since Hoff Limited Edition have we seen a bull in
North America with the immense phenotype of CCL Dateline. With some
very impressive performance figures we feel this bull will play
a huge part in the future of the Rawburn herd. The first calves
from this bull will be born at Rawburn in 2011.
ELINE JOINS RAWBURN HERD
are delighted to announce the purchase of Mosston Muir Eline H205
in partnership with the Logan family of the Galawater herd. The
heifer was purchased privately from Mr Tom Rennie, Forfar just moments
before she was placed Senior Female Champion at the Black Beauty
Mosston Muir Eline H205, is a daughter of Rawburn Transformer and
out of the top show cow Mosston Muir Elsie. She is in the top 1%
of the breed for both her Terminal Index (36) and Self Replacing
Index (54). “Rarely do you see a heifer with such power and
performance remaining as feminine and correct at this heifer,”
said Mr Robertson (Judge if the Black Beauty Bonanza).
We bought this heifer not only for her power and style but also
for the calving ease on her Dam’s side. Her maternal Grand
Sire is the Denver Champion FAR Krugerrand 410H a bull that combines
low birth weight with some of the most accelerated growth in the
HIGH SELLER COMES TO RAWBURN
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Purchased for £25,200 and this years Perth Bull Sales high
seller Lockerley Legolas G850 has joined the Rawburn Herd. We are
delighted to be working in equal partnership on this bull with F
J Fraser & Son, Forfar. Legolas combines muscle, power and structural
correctness in an awesome package. His performance figures boast
some of the highest growth figures in the UK and backed up with
great calving figures it is not hard to see why it was important
for Rawburn to buy this bull. We hope to have semen available for
sale early in 2010 for the UK and International markets.
are proud to present one of the most exciting bull calves we have
ever found in Canada. This massive son of Quaker Hills Objective
backs up his looks with some very impressive performance figures.
Rawburn are delighted to be working in partnership with BJ Cattle
Company in Saskatchewan on this very promising young bull. Look
out for his first calves in 2010!
HEIFERS SELL TO 11,000 GNS AT BEST OF BLACKS SALE
Rawburn Ebony F618 topped the 2008 'Best of Blacks in the Borders'
sale at £11,550 with the seven Rawburn lots averaging over
here for report.
JOINS RAWBURN ET PROGRAMME
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Remitall Neonia 146N: The Neonia family at Remitall are recognised
as one of the very best in North America having bred numerous high
sellers and dominated in the Canadian show ring for the past decade.
With this year’s dispersal of the Remitall herd, a unique
opportunity to buy females from this line arose. Remitall 146N was
our #1 choice and a direct daughter of the great Canadian show female
and top breeder Neonia 42J. This young female, like her mother,
is destined for great things.
SIRED CALVES TRIUMPH AT NATIONAL CALF SHOW
the 2008 National Calf Show Rawburn bulls sired the Supreme Champion,
Reserve Champion and all 3 first prize male calves. These are all
big impact calves and are destined to make their mark.
BELHAVEN ECCLESIASTIC G031
This son of Rawburn Lord Ross from new breeder John Gilmour has
length and muscle in abundance.
BALMACHIE BLACK BEAR H050
They don’t come much thicker than this son of Rawburn Lord
EASTFIELD BLACK BANDIT H876:
This son of Rawburn Rochester is as good as they make them.
U.S. EMBRYO DONOR
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Bull SC 512: Having admired this cow when she was purchased at the
Hoff Scotch Cap Dispersal in 2006 and then seeing her again on a
recent trip to Canada it was important for Rawburn to secure a share
in this phenomenal female. Many thanks to the Munro family, Balaldie,
Ross-shire for allowing us to purchase a share in this remarkable