The Rawburn herd of pedigree Aberdeen-Angus cattle of Messrs John Elliot, Roxburgh Mains, Kelso, 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, Yorkshire.
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.”