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Semen

Woodstock Bower Farm are now able to offer, direct from centres in the UK, Beef Shorthorn semen from North America, Canada and Australia. We have, over the last few years, visited farms and exhibitions in Canada and North America selecting genetics which we feel will assist in enhancing our Shorthorn breed here in the UK.

Pedigree use: £400 for a minimum of 10 straws plus delivery and VAT
Commercial use: £750 for a minimum of 50 straws plus delivery and VAT

We first saw CP Drover 29D as a young bull calf in the late summer of 2016, he was a calf with potential in our view. He had a proven sire herd sire with an excellent set of North American EPD’s, a proven dam from a very strong female line, with an excellent set of North American EPD’s, good growth rates, excellent locomotion and a sound structure. Drover 29D, along with another young bull, both showed potential in our view to become future Beef Shorthorn outcross herd sires in the UK and Europe. Drover’s sire and dam both carry some of the very best of proven Canadian beef breeding genetics. The object we identified was to use and be able to offer these genetics with proven traits to produce and enhance our own genetics here in the UK.

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Pedigree use: £250 for a minimum of 10 straws plus delivery and VAT
Commercial use: £750 for a minimum of 50 straws plus delivery and VAT

Beefeater was used in the herd during 2012, 2013 and 2014. We bred Beefeater's mother when the herd was based on the Isle of Man. She was from the best female line in our herd at that time. Beefeater's sire was the most successful bull at the shows during 2011, being interbreed champion at the RHS, the East of England and the GYS. Beefeater was a large bull with a fantastic temperament, a tremendous back end and a bull we would still have in the herd if he had not had an accident. His stamp will flow throughout our herd for years to come. We are still using his sons selectively on our older females. Beefeaters sons and daughters will have a major influence within our herd for many years to come. We have a small quantity of semen available from Beefeater for both mainland UK and worldwide export.

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Pedigree use: £200 for a minimum of 10 straws plus delivery and VAT

Wenmar Hakon is out of one of the most consistent Canadian sires. In recent years his sire, DF Pure Gold, has produced some tremendous progeny for Shadybrook farms in Quebec. I visited Shadybrook and viewed Pure Gold's progeny which were big stretchy milky cows, along with a tremendous 3 year old bull, SBF Platinum, their senior stock bull during my visit. Wenmar Hakon follows his father's traits being a quiet, thick bull with good locomotion. We used him successfully on a group of our cows during 2015 and early in 2016. Wenmar Hakon's first crop of early calves are showing great promise. We collected semen from Hakon for our future use and have a small quantity available for private sale within mainland UK. A limited quantity of 80 straws is available, in minimum order quantities of 5 straws.

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Pedigree use: £400 for a minimum of 10 straws plus delivery and VAT
Commercial use: £750 for a minimum of 50 straws plus delivery and VAT

We first saw CP Tobias 13D as a young bull calf in the late summer of 2016; he was a calf with potential in our view. He had a proven sire herd sire with an excellent set of Australian EBV’s, a proven dam from a very strong female line, with an excellent set of North American EPD’s, good growth rates, excellent locomotion and a sound structure. Tobias along with another young bull, both showed potential in our view to become future Beef Shorthorn outcross herd sires in the UK and Europe. Tobias’s sire and dam both carry some of the very best of proven Canadian and Australian beef breeding genetics. The object we identified was to use and be able to offer these genetics with proven traits to produce and enhance our own genetics here in the UK.

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Pedigree use: £400 for a minimum of 10 straws plus delivery and VAT
Commercial use: £750 for a minimum of 50 straws plus delivery and VAT

We have agreed exclusive European marketing rights with Shadybrook Farms, Quebec, Canada for their senior bull Shadybrook Qantas 2B (CAN reg M477813). Qantas has 100% Australian bloodlines, sired by the renowned bull Marellan Farrari and dam Royalla Lady Margie. These genetics give a unique opportunity to create yourself a future herd sire, or enhance one of your existing female lines, using proven worldwide bloodlines. We have watched Qantas develop in Canada from being a weaned calf in 2014, going on the same year to be awarded junior champion bull at the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto. We looked him over again in September 2015 as a yearling, after he had been working with a group of cows, he had grown on very well without being pushed.

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Pedigree use: £400 for a minimum of 10 straws plus delivery and VAT

Hercules joined our herd in February 2016. We first noticed Hercules at the Royal Highland show in 2015 as a yearling. He stood out from the crowded show ring. He has tremendous presence and style, coupled with good locomotion and growth. He also has very good EBV's and is within the top percentage for the breed. We were fortunate to purchase him at Stirling in February 2016. He has grown on very well since he joined us and has maintained himself out with our cows grazzing without any feed supplement. He has been used extensively on our cows this summer, and will be offered our rising two year old heifers this autumn. We collected semen from Hercules for our future use and have a small quantity available for private sale within mainland UK. A limited quantity of 100 straws is available, in minimum order quantities of 5 straws.

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Semen Special

Get 10% extra semen for free with our early bird offer. Place and pay for any semen orders before the end of January 2019 for an extra 10% free. This offer as simple as that, order, pay and get 10% extra semen completely free.

You can also save with a special offer on our feature bull, Crooked Post Drover. Every 100th straw of Drovers semen sold entitles the purchaser to a 50% discount off their next semen order. This offer applies to semen orders for pedigree use only.

Semen Purchase

Pedigree use semen from our bulls is available in minimum quantities of 10 straws from any one bull. Commercial use semen from our bulls is available in minimum quantities of 50 straws from any one bull. Purchasers of commercial use semen will be required to sign a disclosure document agreeing to a terms of use statement.

Semen delivery can be made anywhere in the mainland UK for an inclusive cost of £75. For all orders over £1000, shipping is free in the mainland UK. Northern Ireland and export orders are available, quote on request.