Harviestoun British Charolais herd
THE British Charolais Herd at Harviestoun Dollar is being dispersed by United Auctions at the Stirling Agricultural Centre, Stirling FK9 4RN on Saturday 15 September 2012.
The herd which was formed by Mrs Lucy Poett in 1993 with the assistance of Mr Ian Anderson, principally with stock from the dispersal of the Rushmore Herd, has been established at Harviestoun Dollar since then.
It is currently under the guidance of Mr and Mrs Richard Rettie (Mrs Carol Rettie is Mr Ian Anderson’s niece).
The herd has bred many successful Bulls - among the recent sales are: Harviestoun Declan sold for 11,000 guineas, Harviestoun Casino sold for 10,000 guineas.
This year, Harviestoun Gladioli, a heifer, won the Interbreed Trophy at West Fife Show. This was a trophy that had previously been won by Mrs Poett’s great-grandfather three times in the 1880s, her grandfather in 1900, and now by her. The cattle are to be sold in about 50 lots; two stock bulls, eight young bulls and the remaining 40 lots comprising cows with calves at foot, heifers and maiden heifers.
The herd is being dispersed following the sudden death of the Stocksman Angus Craib. Angus was from Glen Prosen and had kindly helped with the stock for the last four years. Mrs Poett’s son Nicholas, who served in the army and returned to Harviestoun last year, is taking over the farm from her as part of the reorganisation.
Cattle have been bred at Harviestoun for many years; most notably since Mrs Poett’s grandfather, Mr J E Kerr CBE of Harviestoun bred his world famous lines of Aberdeen Angus, Shorthorns, Clydesdale horses (winning a Cawdor Cup outright) and Shetland ponies amongst a kaleidoscopic variety of pedigree stock that was so famously housed at Harviestoun.
The majority of the pedigree stock were dispersed following the death of Mr Kerr. Mrs Poett kept on the Shetland pony stud winning championships at the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society’s Show and the Royal Agricultural Society of England’s Show. This year she exported a second Harviestoun bred Shetland pony stallion, Harviestoun Dornoch to New Zealand.
Visitors wishing to inspect the stock at Harviestoun prior to the sale should contact Mr and Mrs Rettie on 01259752217 or email@example.com.
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