Bull Customer Fact File (Duncan Macalister - Glenbarr Farms)


Name: Duncan Macalister
Farm: Glenbarr Farms
County: Kintyre
Bull ID
Year Bought
HH 5104R
HH 5114R

Use of Ervie Hereford Sire:

  • Beef Cows & heifers

Genetic  make-up of  cowherd:

Three-quarter Angus females with Bluegrey and Limousin foundation.

Replacements source: Homebred

Size of herd  150 cows

50 % served by Hereford sire


Other breeds of bull used: Angus

Other farm enterprises:

Sheep flock of Llyen ewes

Spring barley for home use

Female offspring

  • Retained as breeding replacements

Male Offspring

  • finished as steers

Looking good! Achiever 91161F in his Argyll winter quarters

Looking good! Achiever 91161F in his Argyll winter quarters.


Reasons for buying Hereford bull(s) from Ervie:

  i. The large Ervie breeding herd.

 ii. Ervie EBV’s and perfomance data based on natural performance

iii. Ervie herd health status

 iv. Ervie natural rearing policy

  v. Docility

 vi. Fertility

vii. Ervie Line-bred consistency of type and performance


Which physical traits are most important when you are selecting your Hereford bull:

  • Milk EBV.
  • Fast growth and days to slaughter.

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

So far so good.

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

Yes, through monitor farms talks.