Haymount buy share in ‘remarkable’ Angus bull

Shares in the Aberdeen Angus have been bought by Stuartslaw'Farm, Allanton.
Shares in the Aberdeen Angus have been bought by Stuartslaw'Farm, Allanton.

TOM and Wendy Arnott of Haymount, Kelso, are delighted to announce their purchase of a half share in what has been described as a “remarkable Aberdeen Angus bull”.

They have paid a significant five figure sum for a half share in Gretnahouse Blacksmith L500 to Alasdair Houston who farms at Stuartslaw, Allanton, and over in Gretna Green.

Tom Arnott said: “I had heard about this bull from a number of people and went to see him for myself. He certainly lived up to the commendations.

“He is without doubt one of the best bulls I have seen in a lifetime of breeding Aberdeen Angus cattle, carrying many outstanding characteristics that I value highly. Together with his performance figures, he is a great prospect.

“When I heard that Alasdair had decided to retain him as stock sire rather than sell him at Stirling, I just knew I had to try hard to acquire a share in him. We are very excited indeed.”

His first calves will be born this summer.