All proceeds from the best priced of three Aberdeen Angus heifers are from the heart of the Grentahouse herd, sold at auction in Stirling will be donated to the Foundation by breeder Alasdair Houston. The sale is at United Auctions, Stirling Agricultural Centre, on Monday 22nd October. Better to be there (to see the cattle) but bids can be made by telephone or on line by arrangement with the auctioneers.
Two of them are Nov 2016 born, by 18,000 gn Stirling Champion Haymount Precursor already sire of bulls to 12,000 gns.
Their details are:
1/ Gretnahouse Karama Lady S906 is from a very high performance family. Dam’s only bull calf to date was 7000 gn Junior Champion at Carlisle. Grand dam is full sister to 15,000 gn bull and bred £10,000 Gretnahouse Krack Lad.
2/ Gretnahouse Blackbird S908 is the first calf out of an exceptional maternal half sister to the famous Gretnahouse Blacksmith L500 sire of multiple five figure sum bulls.
3/ The third heifer Gretnahouse Blackbird T920 is March 2017 born by the proven sire Fordel Enniskillen and is the first calf out of ET full sister to Gretnahouse Blacksmith L500.
Alasdair saidL: "I’m keen to support the Foundation, not just because of the specific issue of MND and the importance of further research, but also because of the way that Doddie has reacted to his diagnosis. None of us know which bullet may be heading our way. How we react to that sort of news and whether we use our lives, whether long or short, to make a positive difference, that’s the bigger picture. The word ‘inspirational’ is over used, but his conduct is just that."
The Grentahouse Herd is based at Gretna House, Gretna Green.