The Netherton Aberdeen-Angus herd of W. and D. McLaren, Aucheterarder, Perthshire, have announced the private export sale of 25 embryos to Luxembourg through CONVIS, on behalf of Alain Molitor.
There are now 25 Angus herds in Luxembourg, which range from 25 to 110 cows.
Mr Molitor runs a already runs a purebred Limousin commercial herd, producing calves to be finished for the CONVIS beef brand, but now due to part of his land being managed extensively, for which he gets subsidies from the Department for the Environment, he has decided to start an Angus herd.
CONVIS, which is responsible for the maintenance of cattle herd books, performance registration and genetic evaluation and has its own beef brand, purchased embryos from Netherton to establish a herd with alternative bloodlines and higher performance figures.
Included in the shipment are embryos from some of the breed’s leading females with eight embryos from Netherton Fleur G413, who was Winter National Cow Champion last year and has been sold recently for £25,000 to Saville Angus. She is by the Ballmachie and Netherton stock bull, Netherton Mr Brazilian E377. In addition, there are seven embryos from Netherton Annie H474, the top performance cow in the Netherton herd, by the Genus bull, Netherton Rader J527.
The remainder are sired by the Canadian bull, HF El Tigre 28U and are out of Netherton Rachel G449, a top daughter of The Moss Mr Eshton D409 and Netherton Beauty J533, a maternal sister to Netherton Big Edition H460.