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.