The Shadwell Estate Aberdeen-Angus herd has sold two year old herd sire and past show bull Shadwell Black Broughton K485 for a substantially high five-figure and herd record price to the Idvies herd of Messrs F J Fraser and Son, Newton of Idvies, Forfar.
Broughton is a son of the Norfolk-based herd’s past senior herd sire Muirhall Total Deal E009 and is out of the Blelack Blacksmith Y291 daughter Shadwell Blackbird D181, who herself is a daughter of one of the herd’s original foundation females, Blackbird T22 of Blelack, a proven matron of the breed.
Shows as a yearling, Broughton has taken great success on the 2011 summer circuit culminating in the junior and reserve male championship at the summer National Show, male champion and native performance bull at the Royal Welsh Show and reserve breed champion at the Royal Berkshire Show.
New owner Alastair Fraser, who runs 60 pedigree cows, along with his son Graeme under the Idvies prefix, said: “This bull was a must buy bull in my mind. His sire is an outcross for my herd and many others and I was particularly impressed with Total Deal daughters in the herd. Broughton is correct, has great stature and all the easing fleshing and calving attributes the breed is known for.”
He added: “He is top 1% for 200, 400 and 600-day growth rates and has had a successful show career behind him.” Broughton has been purchased to compliment daughters of the £32,000 Rawburn Rommell and the 24,000gns Lockerley Legolas, who is owned in partnership with the Rawburn herd.
Speaking of the sale Shadwell Estate Stud Director Richard Lancaster said: “We were reluctant to sell Broughton as we had retained him as a junior herd sire and he has served cows in the herd already. However, selling to a highly acclaimed herd such as Idvies was too good an opportunity to pass by and we wish the Fraser family the very best of luck with their purchase.” Shadwell Estate have retained 200 straw of semen for private use only.