First British Blue Sires Qualify for Superior Carcase Sire Scheme
30th September 2013
The first British Blue Sires, to qualify for the Society’s new
Superior Carcase Sire Scheme, are to be offered for sale.
Two white bulls, from the renowned Chatham Herd of Jack, Anne and
David Morrison, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland will travel across the
water to Borderway Mart, Carlisle, on Saturday
The first, lot 21, Chatham Horace, a Paulern Verdi son, boasts superior
figures, with a 400-day growth of +27, which is in the top 15% of the
breed and a Carcase Profitability Index of +26, in the top 1% of the
breed – he is in the top 10% of the breed for Retail Beef Yield
and Eye Muscle Area.
Lot 22, Chatham Harry, another Verdi son, has a 400-day growth of
+ 35, which is in the top 1% of the breed with a Carcase Profitability
Index of +30, which is at the very top of the breed and he is in the
top 25% for Retail Beef Yield and Eye Muscle Area.
These two bulls offer a chance to purchase a sire of high genetic
merit, which will help to provide meaningful financial benefit to their
purchaser, who will be eligible to claim £5.00 per calf on the
progeny of the bull – confined to a maximum of 50 calves, sired
by natural service, during a claim period of up to 4 years (3 crops
of calves) from the purchase date of the bull.
Claims can only be made within 6 months of the calf’s birth
and is confined to the original purchaser. Claims to be submitted by
the owner of the bull and must be supported by an official list obtained
by the owner from BCMS (GB) or from APHIS (NI), confirming the calf’s
sire identity officially, along with official confirmation that the
bull was present, on the farm, at the time of conception of the calves.