Female Champion at the Hereford Autumn Calf Show at Agri-Expo, Romany 1 Ishbel A84 H34 has been sold for £6000 to Boomer Birch, Staffordshire and Graham Brindley, Shropshire as the foundation of their SKY HIGH Hereford herd.
Bred and exhibited by the Wilson family of Romany Herefords, Cowbog, Kelso, Ishbel is a daughter of Baybridge 1 Atlas, UK Sire of the Year 2010 and 2011, and out of the home bred cow Romany 1 Ishbel R22 C53, who is sired by Crickley 1 Figurehead, UK Sire of the Year 2008.
Ishbel has tremendous performance figures and a Terminal Index of +36 (top 1% of Breed) and a Self Replacing Index of +41 (top 3% of the Breed). Mr. Birch and Mr Brindley are planning to show the heifer at the Hereford National Calf Show held at Shrewsbury Market on 10 December and to flush her in the spring before a full Show season in 2012.
Robert Wilson of Romany Herefords said after the sale he was disappointed not to retain the heifer but was delighted she was going to such well regarded families with a great history in the Simmental and British Blue breeds respectively.
“Ishbel is an outstanding heifer with tremendous style, growth and length coupled with femininity” Robert said. “I think she will be a really good female to start a herd with and we wish the Birch & Brindley families all the very best with her”. Mr Brindley also commented “We are very excited about our new purchase” and he revealed that the Wilsons’ have retained a small embryo interest in the heifer.