Shadwell Earl P773, bred by the Shadwell Aberdeen Angus herd, Ipwich, Suffolk, has sold privately to Ben Marsden for £15,000 for his Liley Angus herd, Penistone, Sheffield.
The September 2014-born bull is sired by Blelack Blackgammon M864 and out of Shadwell Elandia L537.
“Earl has all the characteristics I am looking for in a bull, with a nice head and length along with style and locomotion,” says Mr Marsden.
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“I think he will click very well on my females and bring with him style and an outcross pedigree that will suit my herd. I look forward to seeing his calves in the spring.”
Shadwell Aberdeen Angus had intended to keep the bull as a replacement for his father, which it sold recently. But the opportunity to sell to Mr Marsden’s Liley Angus herd was too tempting, it said.
“Earl is a bull that has everything from being in the top 1% of the breed for terminal index and self-replacing index, but also has the looks to match, with a leg in each corner, a great depth of rib, a full loin and a good Angus head on a medium sized frame – the perfect modern bull,” says Robert Clarke, Shadwell Aberdeen Angus herd manager.