Sire: Texan Gie (Porto x Marquise)
Dam: Cottage Amelie ET (Oscar x Farmleigh Lourda)
News March 2011: The first three Devon calves arrive in the UK on the same weekend. Two heifers and a bull, in Wales, Cornwall and Sussex, all born naturally.
News March 2011: The sad news from Ireland is that Devon has fallen victim to the IBR outbreak at Progressive, and has been slaughtered. All our semen stocks are unaffected as they were collected long before the problem arose, but prices will be increasing to reflect the inevitable scarcity.
Cottage Devon is the new record holder for the highest priced Charolais bull in Southern Ireland. Purchased by NCBC in Carrick on Shannon, December 2009 for 24,000gns, Rumsden have secured an interest in this exceptional bull that will make his semen available to breeders in mainland UK at an afforable price. The bull now has to go through the processes to enter the stud at Enfield, Co Meath, where semen will be collected. If all goes to plan the first semen will be available for distribution in March 2010, and 200 doses have been set aside for the mainland UK market. This will be the very first progeny of his sire, Texan Gie, to figure in the UK herdbook. Having seen the bull when he was champion at the National Charolais Show at Tullamore in August, we will have no hesitation in using him accross our herd this year.
Quotation from Irish Charolais Society Website
Junior Male Champion “COTTAGE DEVON” undoubtedly stole the show both in terms of his presence in the show ring and his selling price in the sale’s ring at last Saturday’s Charolais Christmas Cracker Sale in Carrick-on-Shannon. Bred by Anne-Marie Butler, Ballymore Cottage, Gooldscross, Cashel, Co. Tipperary he is by “Texan-GIE” and out of a dam (by “Oscar”) who is a daughter of their outstanding female “Farmleigh Lourda”. In addition to his top class pedigree his ICBF indexes put him in the top 1% of the breed for Suckler Beef Value, and he has 4 stars for Milk and Fertility. Born 15th September 2008 he weighed 865 kgs on 13th October last.
Above pictures of Devon taken in the AI centre in January 2010
Above: Devon at 15 months old
Above: Son of Devon at Ravensworth
Devon sired heifer calf at Woodpark
Above: Devon calf at Ravensworth April 2011
Above: Devon calf at Rumsden April 2011
Above: Texan Gie, 1st prix Le Marault.
Below: Andraemon, whose dam is a full sister to the dam of Devon