Our pure Aberdeen Angus herd was established in 2005 with the purchase of two well bred Scottish cows, which joined our existing Angus Cross suckler herd. With the opening of Seamer Fayre, and the decision to sell only Aberdeen Angus beef, the need to increase numbers was obvious.
In 2006 we purchased a high index, easy calving bull, The Moss Florian, who put length and shape into his progeny and these classy females became the foundation of the pedigree Weydale Angus herd, which now stands at 50 head. We purchased a new stock bull, Bosullow Edyl J245 in 2012, originally bred by Mr I and Mrs D Rowe in Penzance, and sold to Daniel Whiteford in Berwick Upon Tweed. Now enjoying life in Yorkshire, this impressive gentle giant has been hard at work, and we look forward to his first crop of calves at Weydale.
Edyl is a fantastic young bull that shows unprecedented length, muscle and style in a truly great package. Edyl is in the top 10% of the breed for both calving ease EBV's, 200, 400 and 600 day weights, milk, EMA, Rib fat and retail beef yield.
His sire is the well respected 40,000 dollar Dylemma radar who was reserve junior champion at the 2002 Adelaide show in Australia. His dam was interbreed champion at the same show that year. Edyl's dams breeding also contains some of the breeds greatest being HF Databank, TC Stockman 365, Rito 2100 GDAR and also Youngdale Hogan.
We are members of the Biobest Hi Health Herdcare scheme and are accredited free from Johnes and BVD, and monitoring for Leptospirosis and IBR. In additions we are in a low risk TB area, with periodic testing at 48 months. Despite our hectic daily schedule, we try to find time to exhibit our stock at local and county shows. Highlight of the 2012 season, was to win the Cow and Calf class as well as Reserve Champion Aberdeen Angus at Lincolnshire County Show. This is the finale of a fabulous showing career for our home bred ET Fossil Creek Kirsty daugher, Weydale Kirsti, and follows her win at the Great Yorkshire Show two years previously. Kirsti's progeny are distinctive within the herd, having inherited their mother's extensive New Zealand genetics noted for their ability to thrive on low input grassland systems.