embryos from these matings were imported to Scotland
in 1996 and ’97 and transplanted into our
from this venture was to have formed a major
part of our future breeding program, however,
the opportunity to come to the USA and breed
Angus cattle in the country that not only has
become the largest beef registry in the World
was too good to pass up.
country is also recognized throughout the
World as a fountainhead of new genetics. The
1st Tullyfergus Herd was dispersed at Perth
Agricultural Centre on September 26th 1998. The
sale set a new record for an Angus calf sold
in the UK. ‘Lord Forteviot X42 of Tullyfergus’ was
just 3 months old when the hammer fell at
6,500 guineas ($11,500) to the joint buyers
David Ismail, Fordel and Carolyn Fletcher,
In the intervening
years ‘Forteviot’ fully justified his
new owner's confidence by first developing into
a massive, well muscled and structurally correct
bull with tremendous breed character and then through
his first progeny.
was lost when the Barwise herd was culled due to
Foot and Mouth disease in the summer of 2001.
progeny went on to be herd bulls at Tofts (James
Playfair-Hannay), Fordel (David Ismail), Tree Bridge
(David Evans), Balaldie (Finlay Munro) and Cultybraggan
(Dr. James Irvine. A number of leading herds have
also used Forteviot by AI including The Moss (John
Moores) and Mosston Muir (Tom Rennie).