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NUMBER ONE HEREFORD SIRE NOW AVAILABLE TO HEREFORD BREEDERS


The Hereford bull of 2016 was awarded to the highly successful Normanton 1 Laertes, and semen is now available from Genus ABS as part of their prestigious Premier Collection.

 

Genus ABS were excited to hear that Normanton 1 Laertes had collected the maximum number of points from four of his five qualifying shows in the Hereford bull of the Year Competition, resulting in him being crowned the Number One Hereford Bull and Poll Bull of the Year 2016.

 

Laertes won the Grand Male Championships at Shropshire County, Royal Highland, Royal Welsh and Burwarton Show, and also took the maximum number of points at the National Poll Show when he was judged Supreme Champion. Three year old Laertes, from TD & WT Livesey in Leicestershire, was also part of the Marks and Spencer native group of champions at the Royal Welsh Show. Laertes was bred from Romany 1 Distiller and the 2011 Female of the Year, Normanton 1 Jews Ear C21.

 

Jocelyn Orr, Beef Brand Manager, comments, “We are incredibly proud to be able to offer Laertes to Hereford breeders in the UK. His Estimated Breeding Values (EBV’s) are tremendous, he is in the top 1% for Gestation Length, the top 5% for Terminal and Self-replacing Index and Eye Muscle Area, as well as being in the top 10% for Milk. Laertes seems to have become the most talked about bull of any breed during the show circuit last year. He is a very eye-catching bull and we expect he will be in high demand.”

 

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