Shadwell Aberdeen Angus bull sells in private deal to Marsdens Farms

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.

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