Ervie L1 Herefords

Bull Customer Fact File


Name: Ian and Marjorie McGhie Year 1st Bull Bought: 1985
Farm: Bankhead Most Recent bull purchase :
Region: Wigtownshire

Ervie Advance 111400 £2300

2013 Spring Bull Sale

Phone: 01581 200238

Use of Ervie Hereford Sire:

Dairy cows - sweeper

Genetic  make-up of  cowherd:

Holstein Friesian

Replacements source:

Homebred - closed herd

Size of herd 

85 cows

% Served by Hereford Sire


Other breeds of bull used:

Holstein Friesian

Some Fertility Plus semen used.

Other farm enterprises:

Wind turbine

Sheep winterers

Female offspring

Sold at < 3 weeks

Male Offspring

Sold at < 3 weeks


Ervie Advance 111400 in February 2014 with heifers.

Ervie Advance 111400 in February with heifers.

Bankhead calves

"Here are two of the first cows calves - must say they look promising. Regards Ian"

Reasons for buying Hereford bull(s) from Ervie:

Ervie natural rearing policy

Ervie herd health status


Caving ease



Long term customer


How do you select your Hereford bull:


Easy fleshing

Feet and legs

Have the calves from your Hereford bull met with your expectations: Yes

Good demand from buyers especially heifers.

Bearing in mind that we select our own sires firstly on natural yearling growth, suggest traits important to you that we should consider when making our herd replacement selections.:

Easy calving.

Are you familiar with the background to our Line One Hereford genetics:Yes

Do you agree that a Line-bred bull can maximise performance in a cross-breeding herd situation No Comment

Have you anything to say as an endorsement for the bulls you’ve had from us?:

Easy to work with - both the bull and the breeder

Good customer service.

Hassle free.