The Bosahan Herd of British Simmentals Was Established in 2006
We are members of the Premium Cattle Health Scheme and aim to continually improve the E.B.V.s (Estimated Breeding Values) of our herd. Young Simmentals Bulls usually for sale together with a selection of females. Check out our Stock For Sale Pages.
Following the sale of the Trewardreva dairy herd we purchased 4 Abbey Chase Simmental cows, bred by the Gregorys at St Columb, from Andrew Pellowe (Chicken George) at Porthtowan. At the offical Bristol society sale the following month we added our stock bull Winford Storm by Blackford Harvester and three more females Atlow Petruska with a calf at foot (Atlow Petruka Star), Beanhill Penny and Grangewood Paris. These 7 females produced 17 heifer calves in three years!!
In 2007 we returned to Bristol and purchased Sabre Satin and Dinton Henrietta 5th and in 2009 returned with Brigstock Venus and Sterling Noontime's Wanda. We were also fortunate in securing Hockenhull Natalie 48th at the 2009 historic dispersal sale. In 2010 we added Bolankin Anita puchased at Truro market.
Atlow Petruska was awarded Elite Cow status in 2009 and has produced 9 calves to date (2013) with an average calving interval of 370 days.
In 2011 we travelled to Scotland and secured Skerrington Armada to replace our original stock bull. With 99 registered calves and now trait leader for 400 day weights his progeny is represented in commercial and pedigree herds across the British Isles. Our last acquistion was purchased in Northern Ireland. We were delighted that we were fortunate to secure the stylish heifer Ballinalare Courtney, d.o.b. 08.07.2011 at the September 2013 production sale. By Auchorachan Wizard with a TI of +81 and SRI of +88 we feel Courtney is an asset to our herd.
OUR THIRD DRAFT OF HEIFERS WILL BE SOLD AT THE WORCESTER SOCIETY SALE MAY 2016 TOGETHER WITH 3 YOUNG BULLS
The following A.I. sires have also been used:
Kilbride Farm Newry
We have also shown some our stock at the local Cornish shows and took 6 animals to the 2009 Royal Cornwall Show/National Simmental Show and were delighted to feature in the ribbons. In 2010 we have shown Bosahan Aramis, Bosahan Whitney, Bosahan Alesha and Sterling Noontimes Wanda with success. Wanda returned to the showring in 2011 with her first calf at foot, Bosahan Brandysnap by Camus Brandy. Brandysnap swept the board in Cornwall's young handler classes for Beth Bromley in her first year of competition. At the 2012 Royal Cornwall Show our 2 year old heifer Bosahan Blue Diva was 2nd to the eventual Champion Simmental and the yearling Bosahan Crocus was 4th in one of the strongest classes of the day. While Bosahan Charity Wanda, Bosahan Diamond Lavender and Bosahan Dixon 13 all featured in the awards at the October 2012 Cornwall Pedigree Beef Cattle Calf Show. The 2013 Royal Cornwall Show Bosahan Bedazzle headed her class and Sophie Butcher won the young handlers with Bosahan Dynamo at her first attempt showing cattle. Bosahan Angleika, Diamond Lavender, Daisy Flower and Crocus completed the team. Bosahan were also awarded the runners up spot for the best kept cattle lines. In 2014 we returned with Bosahan Electra Venus winning the junior bull or heifer class, September born Cruz Velia standing 3rd in the in-calf heifer class Bosahan Enchanting Miss Natali taking the reserve spot in the yearling heifer class. Sophie Butcher was successful again in 2015 winning the senior handlers class with Bosahan Fletcher and reserve overall while Bosahan Flirty Tresor stood 3rd in the yearling heifers and October 13 born Bosahan Erin Angelika made her debut in the 2 year old heifer class.
THE BOSAHAN HERD HAS WON THE EBLEX 2013 & 2014 AWARD FOR THE MOST IMPROVED EBVS FOR THE BRITISH SIMMENTAL BREED (ENGLAND). IN 2014 & 2015 BOSAHAN WON THE BEST LARGE HERD AND OVERALL IN THE CORNWALL SIMMENTAL CLUB HERD COMPETITION.
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