Ervie L1 Herefords

Bull Customer Fact File (John Kerr)


Name: John Kerr Reason for using Hereford:

Easy calving/demand for cross heifers
Farm: Woodhead Farm, Newmilns
Region Ayrshire

Use of Ervie Hereford Sire (please tick):

  • Dairy a
  • Beef 
  • Cows  a
  • Heifers  a

Genetic make-up of cowherd:

Holstein-Friesian, NZ Friesian, Ayrshire


Replacements source: Breed our own

Size of breeding herd  



% Served by Hereford Sire   30%

Other breeds of bull used:   Simmental & Angus

Other farm enterprises:


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Description of cattle enterprise and what role the Hereford sire has and how you rear and market the Hereford offspring.

 200 cow double-block dairy herd making optimum use of grazed grass. Cows calf 40% in spring, 60% in autumn.

The first 6 weeks of each block are inseminated with dairy sires, thereafter a bull is used to sweep up. All replacement heifers are put to the Hereford bull for easy calving.

 As most of the farms in our area have commercial suckler herds we have a good market for our Hereford cross heifer

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

Rare assisted calvings and docile nature make the Hereford bulls a pleasure to work with.