Ervie L1 Herefords

Bull Customer Fact File (Ross McKie Ballaird)


Name: Ross McKie Year 1st Bull Bought:
Farm: Ballaird Most Recent bull purchase :
Region: Wigtownshire

Ervie L1 Achiever 91170L

Ervie Spring Bull Sale 2011 £4000

Phone: 07793726558

Use of Ervie Hereford Sire:




Genetic  make-up of  cowherd:

AAX and HX

Some Saler X

Replacements source:


(Beef Herds)

Size of herd 


% Served by Hereford Sire


Other breeds of bull used:


Other farm enterprises:

Female offspring

Retained as breeding replacements.

Finished/sold as in-calf heifers.

Male Offspring

Sold as stores at Newton Stewart and Castle Douglas


Reasons for buying Hereford bull(s) from Ervie:

Ervie natural breeding policy.


Ervie herd health status

Calving ease


How do you select your Hereford bull: Frame and top line.

Have the calves from your Hereford bull met with your expectations:Definitely. Exceeded expectations for growth and docility.

Females kept as replacements are good.

The Herefords are hardy and stand the wet winter outdoors.


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.:

Same as "Reasons for buying"

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:

Yes definitely.

You can see the difference. They are bigger and grow better.

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

Very pleased. The bull exceeded expectations. The wife also likes him because the calves are so calm.