OUR FEMALE FAMILIES
We have tried to put together many of the femle families that have done well as possible. In the past we haven’t been religious with naming all our girls after their dam introducing a few new names as did those before us on occasion but we have decided not to do this in the future. Our main female family lines are detailed below however have only included one animal as an example.
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This family originated at Summitcrest.
The Heathers go back to Comfort Hill Heather out of Torro Negro Lady Heather. They are very correct, productive and docile and we are pleased to have them in our herd.
This cow family, imported from NZ by Banquet is making an impact on a number of herds. Stephen Branson said of his original import Dream “It’s her ability to breed-on that put Dream up there, it’s the quality and consistency for her progeny for generations,”
The Flower family are held in very high regard. They go back to Boonara Flower.
Japara family come from Te Mania.
This family originated at Te Mania and they are nice big performing cows for us.
Patriot family get their name from sire Lord Patriot, the corner stone cow wa 97 with 55 progeny.
We are very impressed with our Velvet’s although we do not know much about them other than they go back to South Australian Roseleigh stud.
This cow family has also a high reputation form Merrigrange and others. Our Vicky are very fertile.
MURRAY GREY FEMALE FAMILIES
Originating from Willalooka these girls are high performance and long lived. We have lots of daughters including one of our favourites NJS V12 and so they are very influential in our herd.
Devana Cleopatra C49 (PB) DEVANAH AGNES D37 (PB) DEVANAH AGNES F37 (PB) DEVANAH AGNES G4 (PB) Devana Gladys G54 (PB)
Old Thologolong blood including our lovely NJS B42 the dam of Easy E28 who was Senior Champion at Canberra 2012 and is a walking sire for us.
Tasmanian blood from Parknook these girls have gentle natures with thick, deep, soft bodies and very correct structure. They are particularly wide in the muzzle. Influential via many daughters in our herd.
From the Glengarret dispersal another high performance family including NJS B54 the dam of Fellini F32. Felline was used in our herd and then was Senior Champion at the 2013 National Show and Sale and sold to Tullibardine and Monterey so could be influential to the breed as a whole.
DEVANAH CLARISSA B54 (PB)
Another from the Glengarret dispersal and influential in our herd courtesy of NJS X17 (still going strong) who has produced a number of sons and grandsons we have used ourselves.
DEVANAH ELAINE A19 (PB) DEVANAH BEATRICE E17 (PB) DEVANAH ELAINE G67 (PB) DEVANAH ELAINE X17 (PB)
WALLAWONG ESTER 4TH (PB)
DEVANAH ELEANOR E5 (PB)
DEVANAH HELEN E64 (PB)
From the Gain dispersal these girls are very feminine and have also left lots of daughters including the Jedda’s who are performing at an elite level.
DEVANAH JESSIE B60 (PB) DEVANAH JESSIE C26 (PB) DEVANAH JUSTINE B5 (PB) DEVANAH JUSTINE D18 (PB) DEVANAH GRACE G2 (PB)
MONTEREY JOYCE E314 (PB)
From the Watts Carramar stud the Lady Birds have been a very successful line for us being particularly stylish. Although we do not show cows a Lady Bird shown by the Sutherlands was interbreed champion at Wodonga. They are also long lived and have given us lots of daughters some of whom we have given different names. NJS V9 has image on pedigree.
DEVANAH LADY BIRD E71 (PB) DEVANAH LADY BIRD G87 (PB) LADY BIRD Z7 (PB) DEVANAH LADY BIRD Z26 (PB)
From the Gain dispersal and although thus far not particularly influential we are using a son NJS U6 by AI over our heifers for his fantastic carcase.
DEVANAH DESIREE D29 (PB) DEVANAH EILEEN E10 (PB)
DAMS OF BULLS USED BY AI
We do a fair bit of artificial insemination to ensure genetic diversity and use proven bulls with particular attributes we value. We consider the dams of these and also past walking bulls to be very important also.
Bundaleer Opal P27