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Female exports to Northern Ireland

Brettles SAS Vera 6 is one of 4 heifers exported to Northern Ireland in the past year to help start a new herd there.

Brettles bulls go to Northern Ireland in 2012

In June 2012 Brettles SAS Kingston made the long journey to Carrickfergus in Northern Ireland. He has been purchased by Edward Adamson and joins Brettles SAS Jupiter who made the trip to Carrickfergus last year. Kingston is a son of Lumbylaw Magnus 25 out of Brettles SAS Gypsy Queen who was a daughter of Northwick King Cole 1.

Kingston has a Beef Index of 30 and a Suckler Replacement Index of 37.

Brettles Success at Midland Club Sale 2011

Z Brettles SAS Intrepid sold for 5,200 guineas at the Midland Club Sale on 7th May to Mr and Mrs J Hopkins, the second highest price in the sale. Intrepid is a polled son of X Haughton SAS Joe Louis 4 and Brettles SAS Valerie 2. He tested zero for Myostatin. He was born a twin and reared as a twin and his figures are in the top 10% of the breed.

East of England Show 2011

Brettles SAS Bluebell 13, triumphs again, winning the Native Interbreed Cow and Calf award at the East of England Show. Congratulations to Mrs J Archer on her continued success.

Suffolk Show 2011

Brettles SAS Bluebell 13, shown by Mrs J Archer, won the Breed Championship at the Suffolk Show having won the "cow with calf at foot" class and the Female Championship.

Brettles Bulls Success at Exeter Sale 2010

Brettles SAS Hermes (see picture below) was placed 3rd in his class while Z Brettles SAS Humber was placed 2nd in class being beaten by the overall champion and was also runner up for the Polled South Devon Cup.

Brettles SAS Humber at the Exeter Spring Sale and Show 2010

Brettles Bulls chosen for 2009 Beef Expo Stand at Malvern

It was a great honour to be asked to take 2 yearling bulls to the Beef Expo 2009 event at Malvern to feature on the South Devon stand. Brettles SAS Hamlet and Brettles SAS Humber drew some serious attention and good comments.

(Pictured Left) Brettles SAS Humber at Beef Expo 2009 exactly 12 months old.

Royal Norfolk Show 2009

Brettles SAS Bluebell 13, shown by Mrs. J. Archer, was Female Champion and Reserve Breed Champion at the Royal Norfilk Show in 2009.

Brettles SAS Bluebell 15, shown by Miss C. Hanton won the Maiden Heifer class.

Carlisle Pedigree Beef Sale May 2009

Top price at the Pedigree Beef Day was a South Devon Bull, Lumbylaw Rushdie 2, from Robert Lee, Alnwick, Northumberland which sold for 3100 guineas. Rushdie 2 was sired by Brettles SAS Red Earl.

Midland Club Sale 2009

The Brettles herd were again at the Midland Club South Devon Sale held at Stratford Market on the 2nd May 2009. This year, Brettles SAS Bluebell 15 won 2nd prize in the yearling heifer class and sold for 1700 guineas.