Shadwell was one of England’s prime ministers Angus herds, winning several national and regional shows under the ownership of the late Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum.
Valued at over £144,000 with an average price of nearly £7,000, these Shadwell Angus spent over 45 days in UK quarantine to comply with UK/EU cattle movement regulations.
Shadwell Angus champions were delivered to Gigginstown last week where they will add new bloodlines, depth and quality to the Gigginstown Angus herd.
Notable among the new arrivals were three calf champions Shadwell Blackbird T016 (£11,500), Shadwell Evora W173 (£15,750), Shadwell Lady Heather W237 (£12,600) and one of Shadwell’s newest bulls, Stouphill Master Prince W346 (£ 7350).
Gigginstown manager, Joe O’Mahony, said: “We were very fortunate to have secured such excellent pedigrees at the recent Shadwell Angus sale.
“Although this cattle was expensive, it offers Higginstown and other Irish Angus breeders a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to cross the best English Angus genetics with one of the leading Irish Angus herds.
“In particular, we are delighted to get these young but very close heifers and we are also delighted to have acquired one of Shadwell’s newest bulls, the three-year-old Stouphill Master Prince, which cost Shadwell over £7,000. at the Perth Bull Sale.
“We look forward to crossing these Shadwell Angus champions with our Gigginstown Angus team and hope to offer some of the Shadwell genetics to Irish breeders at the upcoming Gigginstown Angus sales held each year over the Easter weekend,” he concluded.
Anyone wishing to view Shadwell’s high quality stock can contact the farm and/or visit at any time by appointment.
https://www.farminglife.com/country-and-farming/gigginstown-house-angus-welcomes-21-shadwell-champions-3788794 Gigginstown House Angus welcomes 21 Shadwell champions