Cheeklaw will have two bulls forward at Stirling in October. One of these, Cheeklaw Black Bont, is a son is of the Supreme Champion Bunlahy Bilty, the other by the consistent breeder at Cheeklaw, Easton Greys Joseph Eric.
Cheeklaw has always selected its cattle to ensure the herd remains free from the myostatin gene and traits not consistent with the Aberdeen Angus breed characteristics and we are committed to maintaing a high health status by regular testing through Hi-health / Biobest. The herd is BVD accredited and vaccinated and was tested free from Johnes in January 2012.
Both bulls have an above average Animal Terminal Index of +27 & +26.
Cheeklaw Black Bont
Cheeklaw Black Bont
Rear view of Cheeklaw Pentyrch
Figures - Cheeklaw Pentyrch
We are delighted that Messrs J & W Arnott of Haymount, Kelso, agreed to wave goodbye to one of their potential 2012 Perth stars, Haymount Wavestar K986!
Wavestar caught our eyes on the Border Club Bull Walk, we just knew that he would complement the Cheeklaw herd. He has great breed characteristics, good locomotion and is naturally fleshed. Above all, he has a great temperament, something that is highly valued at Cheeklaw.
This March 2010-born bull is the first son from the 22,000gns stock bull Lorabar Blackstar G290. He is from the successful Witch family line at Haymount, which has produced bulls that have recently realised up to 16,000gns at Perth. Wavestar has a Terminal Index of +30 and a Self Replacing Index of +39.
Our thanks go once again to Tom, Wendy, John and Jack, we are thrilled with our latest purchase!
First Bunlahy Bilty calf born in 2011, Cheeklaw Elgin (14 Mar 2011) weighed in at weaning at 476 Kgs.
Cheeklaw Jonti Eric will be forward at Perth Bull Sales, Stirling in October 2011. The first Bunlahy Bilty Bull Calf to hit the sale ring was born in March. Click HERE for breeding and EBV’s.
Cheeklaw Josie Erica
The 2011 Border Union Show was bathed in sunshine as crowds flooded in through the gates to watch the president of the Aberdeen Angus Cattle Society Albert De Cogan judge the Aberdeen Angus classes.
Cheeklaw Josie Erica along with her bull calf Cheeklaw Johstone Eric took first prize in the Cow and calf class beating the Royal Welsh Champion Rawburn Julie Erica. Following in her mothers footsteps Cheeklaw Jodie Erica took a second in the two year old heifer class and Cheeklaw Blackberry stood fifth in the same class.
The female championship was between Cheeklaw Josie Erica and Linton Gilbertines Rita. Josie came through and then went on to beat Halbeath Kirk for the Overall Aberdeen Angus championship. Delighted with our day we could not believe it could get any better until Willie Glazebrook chose Josie as his Interbreed Champion over the reserve, a two year old Hereford Heifer Leos Pride 1 Violet Abby from Whittaker Farms. Our final competition of the day was following the grand parade …the Champion of Champions…..and Josie did it once again….it really was the icing on the cake!
We have only one bull left for sale this year. Cheeklaw Powys is from a great family and weighs in at 1111Kg. His mother and grandmother were shown by the cheeklaw herd. His grandmother Polyanna of Cheeklaw was Champion at Border Union, Berwickshire County Show and won her class at the Highland Show. His mother Cheeklaw Promise followed in her footsteps taking the Championship at the Border Union and Berwickshire County show on more than one occasion. Cheeklaw Powys is sired by the renowned Tweedside Jewgal Eric and is out of an HF Air-Walk daughter. This bull has a great top line, excellent milk figures and would be ideal for breeding replacement heifers.
SOLD -Cheeklaw Emyr weighing in at 1040Kgs is a full brother to Cheeklaw Erick the Reserve Intermediate Champion in Stirling, February 2010.
Cheeklaw Powys weighs 1044 Kgs and has a milk figure of +14. His mother was Champion at the Border Union Show & Berwickshire County Show and his grandmother was 1st at the Royal Highland Show.
Cheeklaw Jed Eric
Cheeklaw Jed Eric weighs 978Kgs and has a milk figure of +12. He is a great grandson of Lord Horatio and has a tremendous backend.
SOLD -Cheeklaw Penty weighs 914 Kgs and is a greatgrandson of Ankonian Elixir. He has a milk figure of +11.
Cheeklaw Preston is a june born bull and weighs in at 938Kgs. He is in the top 10% of the breed for eye muscle area with a figure of +3.2.
We have 4 strong bulls entered in the Bull Sales, Stirling. Like everyone else, preparations have been hampered due to the snow and icy conditions. The yard resembled the dancing on ice set or at least a ready-made curling rink! Unable to obtain salt from our generous council (not!) we have only been able to wash them for the first time today! 3 out of the four bulls are 940Kgs plus and the fourth is touching 900Kgs. We will post photos here as soon as possible!