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Rumsden Fawkes


Sire: Thrunton Voldemort - Sold for 55,000gns, sire of Columbo also sold for 55,000gns

Dam: Rumsden Avalon (Doonally New x Rumsden Lacerta) - Avalon was one of the best heifers bred as Rumsden. She was only shown four times, and never stood out of the top 2, being second to the overall Interbreed Junior Champion in a very strong class at the Royal Show, and 1st at Kent County Show.

NEWS UPDATE: Fawkes sires Stirling Bull sales Supreme Champion October 2014 - Marne Impeccable sold for 10,000gns

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NEWS UPDATE: Fawkes now has 21 calves in 15 herds, all born alive and well. Send us your pics of Fawkes calves for the website please.

NEWS UPDATE: Fawkes' first calf has arrived. Born on 24th July, Colinswood Hermione was born unassisted from a 2.5 year old heifer, Rumsden Floridapearl, who had previously been fed for our sale at Carlisle in May. Her owners are delighted with the calf. AND ANOTHER ONE! Calf number two a bull calf for Caroline Roots from Rumsden Vavavoom, also born unassisted, no problems at all and doing well.

Fawkes weighed 1185Kgs on 23rd February 2012 - 1.71 Kgs per day to almost 23 months old.

Press Release 29th September 2011

Those more observant Charolais breeders may have noticed one bull that is noticeable by his absence from the Stirling catalogue. The top winning yearling bull of all breeds from this summer, Rumsden Fawkes, has been sold in a private deal for an undisclosed five figure sum to Northern Irish breeder Paddy Gallagher from Maghera. Fawkes, whose successes included the Interbreed Junior Championships at the Royal Highland, Royal Welsh, and South of England Shows, was also Breed Champion at the Royal Welsh and Reserve Breed Champion at the Highland, where he picked up the Beefbreeder Championship as well. His pedigree is top class, being a son of the 55,000gns sire Thrunton Voldemort, out of a daughter of the ever popular Doonally New. His immediate female family has produced a number of pedigree herd sires in recent years, and also the Reserve Junior Champion at Carlisle in May 2010.

His breeders Rupert Taylor Ltd are delighted with the sale, which sees the bull remaining in their herd for the next few months. Fawkes will be serving some of the 40 plus females that will be for sale in the Rumsden Dispersal at Carlisle on May 12 th 2012. He has a Terminal Index of +38 and figures for 200, 400 and 600day growth in the top 1% of the breed. Semen has already been collected, and will be jointly marketed. Initially it is only available in Mainland UK, and the price has been set at £20 per straw. This includes all delivery charges, and with no royalty fees, makes it excellent value for both pedigree and commercial breeders alike. More information is available from the Rumsden website

New owner Paddy Gallagher, commented “I am delighted with the purchase of Fawkes and see him as a step forward for my Gallaran herd. He exhibits exceptional style, length, muscle, and size, which are factors that I feel are very important for the future of the Charolais breed. I first picked out Fawkes as a calf at Rumsden and have had great enjoyment watching his successful show career this summer. I hope he will put a few trophies on the sideboard for me too in the future.”



Born May 2010. By 55,000gns sire Thrunton Voldemort.

Fawkes has been shown 6 times only:

1st and Reserve Champion Junior Bull calf South East Calf Show 2010

1st, Male Champion, Breed Champion, Interbreed Male Champion, Interbreed Reserve Supreme, Superbull Champion, Pairs Champion, Junior Interbreed Champion, South of England Show 2011.

1st, Junior Champion, Reserve Male Champion, reserve Junior Interbreed, East of England Show

1st, Junior Champion, Male Champion, Reserve Breed Champion, Interbreed Junior Champion, Beefbreeder Champion, Royal Highland Show 2011

1st, Junior Champion, Male Champion, Breed Champion, Interbreed Junior Champion, Reserve in the team of 5, Reserve Beefbreeder Champion, Royal Welsh Show 2011

1st, Male Champion, Breed Champion, Reserve Male Interbreed Champion, Beefbreeder Champion, Edenbridge and Oxted Show 2011

Click here for a video of Fawkes winning Junior Male in the Charolais Breed Judging at the Royal Welsh Show


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Marne Impecable by Rumsden Fawkes - Stirling Bull Sales Champion sold for 10,000gns.

Fawkes has had a great year in 2014. His first crop of calves has already produced Ravensworth Hercules (Reserve Senior Champino Carlisle 7,500gns) and Marne Impeccable (Reserve Male Champion National Charolais Show 2014). Added to that Fawkes has himself been to two shows. He lifted the Supreme Charolais Championship at Balmoral and then came over the water to the Highland Show, and was Male Champion and Reserve Supreme. He also joined with the female champion to win the Interbreed pairs. And to cap it all we have a fabulous bull calf sired by him here at Saxtead born in May.

Above: Fawke winning the Interbreed Pairs RHASS 2014.



Pictures above: Fawkes March 2012


Fawkes Royal Highland Show June 2011. 1st, Junior Male Champion, Junior Champion, Male Champion, Reserve Breed Champion, Beefbreeder Champion, Junior Interbreed Champion.

Fawkes East of England Show 2011

Above: Fawkes at the South of England Show 2011

Fawkes May 2011