Sire: Roundhill Rocky (Meillard x Marlene)
Cruiserweight's first sons are proving popular with pedigree breeders. Three bulls from his first crop have sold as stock bulls as follows:
To RPM Investments (Pottage Herd, West Sussex) Rumsden Eveningstar
To Neil Hardisty (Pillar Herd, Cumbria) Rumsden Eubank
To Frank Grantham (Erringham Herd, West Sussex) Rumsden Evander
Due to this strong off farm interest there are no sons of Cruiser left from his first crop to be offered at sales this year, and the next oldest on the farm are born May 2010.
Update November 2010 - the first of Cruiserweight's 2010 born sons has now been sold to young breeders Matt Reece and Cat Gould from Shropshire for their new pedigree herd.
Update January 2012 - Cruiserweight sons continue to prove very popular off farm. The lastest to head to a pedigree herd is bull calf Rumsden Genome, a son of Cruiserweight and first calved heifer Dice, a Solitaire daughter. We now have just 3 young bulls left by Cruiserweight, and still none has been at Rumsden to be old enough for a bull sale! However, three are being held back for Carlisle in May 2012, to tie up with our Dispersal. These are Firstmate, a Nov 10 son of Solitaire with a calving value of +11.4, Fanta a December 10 son of Uulala (of the same family as Samurai and Tsar) and Gromit (jan 11) Delta's first calf.
Titania (Tattie) was shown and was placed at the Royal Show in 2004. She is a granddaughter of Shoyswell Blossom, and great grandaughter of Lindridge Trixie who both produced 13 registered progeny and Trixie a maternal granddaughter of one of the foundation cows in the british charolais herd book, Coat Iris, who produced 32 registered progeny!
Cruiserweight has been retained as Herd Sire at Rumsden and is breeding well. His first son has been sold privately as a pedigree herd sire.
Show Results 2009:
Heathfield Show 1st, Male Champion, Breed Champion
South of England Show 1st and Reserve Male Champion
Highland Show 1st
Royal Show 2nd
Cruiserweight was shown 3 times as a yearling in 2008:
Heathfield Show: 1st, Male Champion, Reserve breed Champion, Interbreed Male Champion, Reserve Supreme Interbreed.
South of England Show: 1st, Male Champion, Reserve Breed Champion.
Kent Show: 1st, Male Champion, Breed Champion, Interbreed Male Champion, Reserve Supreme Interbreed.
Cruiser's first calves arrived in June 2009. So far he has produced some good heifers and some promising bull calves, and has had no calving problems. Here are a selection of his calves.....
Rumsden Edelweiss Supreme Champion S E Calf Show 2010
Rumsden Erica by Cruiserweight born Aug 09 Pic April 10 sold wither her dam for 4,200gns
Rumsden Eubank born Aug 09 pic June 10 by Cruiser Sold to pedigree breeder Neil Hardisty (Pillar Herd, Cumbria)
Eveningstar by cruiser, born June 09, Pic May 10, sold privately as a pedigree Herd Sire at 12 months old to RPM Investments (Pottage Herd, West Sussex)
Rumsden Cruiserweight, 1st Prize Royal Highland Show 2009
Above: Cruiserweight, breed Champion Heathfield Show 2009
Cruiserweight - reserve interbreed champion Kent COunty Show 2008
pictures above taken May 2008
Cruiserweight at 10 months
Cruiserweight at one month
Above: Tattie Sept 2006 and Below - Bianca (Tattie's first calf, by Taz, Sept 2006)