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Celtic sires acquires new bull Glebe Farm Tyson

Tuesday 10 April 2007

Celtic Sires recently secured the first live import of a simmental bull from Northern Ireland.

Glebefarm Tyson has been purchased privately aged 13 months from Alfie Shaw, Glebefarm Simmentals. Tyson is a son of Derrycallaghan Hamilton and bred from a homebred cow Glebefarm Natasha sired by Blackford Explosion, Alfie’s previous herdsire. Explosion needs no introduction having sired many prize-winning sons and daughters at Perth including Supreme Champion Glebefarm Reputation and Female Champion Glebefarm Melissa for the Glebe Farm Herd.

Alfie said,”  Tyson, we believe is the best carcase simmental bull ever to leave our yard in our 34-year history of breeding simmentals. However he is not just about carcase he comes from a long line of cows on both sides of his pedigree with great maternal traits. Tyson’s mother Natasha is a very easily fleshed cow with a good square udder great milking ability. Natasha reared twins as a heifer then Tyson on her 2nd lactation all from grass with no creep or supplementary feeding, just the kind of working cows we like.

Celtic Sires has been following Tyson’s progress through from a calf. He has tremendous natural muscling and the best backend I have seen on a simmental, after much negotiating I was delighted to secure him for our stud.

Having seen Tyson at an early stage and seen how good he was on his mothers milk alone we were very impressed with his natural development. Based on his pedigree and appearance we believe he will be easy calving. The female line is very strong as well; his grandmother worked to her 13th year and still had perfect feet and udder. I believe Tyson will breed great weanlings that will also make very good cows.”