Their Moralee herd of pedigree Herefords
was established two years ago and they are in the process of building up a herd of quality females from the best bloodlines available.
THE Studdolph name has stood as a hallmark of the Hereford
breed of cattle for almost 60 years and in that time the Thorne family has done much to further enhance its reputation.
Also someone, I might just mention, who considered giving Fred an entire box of bourbon-filled chocolates from Kentucky in addition to the American Polled Hereford
The young bull''s dam, the home bred Romany 1 Lucy is by former Hereford
Sire of the Year, Crickley 1 Figurehead, and his sire is the imported Danish bull SMH Castro, one of the Romany herd''s senior stock bulls.
He said: 'We shall now expect to hear that the breed originated in the little village of Hereford
on the Volga.
Robert Wilson of Romany Herefords
said: "Ishbel is an outstanding heifer with tremendous style, growth and length coupled with femininity.
He was snapped up by the show judge Ian Shaw in partnership with his father, breed president Robert Shaw, of Hallwood Herefords
Ron Wilson, who is company secretary for the Border Union Agricultural Society and breeds Herefords
with his son Robert, said: "It's fantastic.
There was a catalogued entry of 150 Herefords
at this year's final Royal Show and more than 100 were forward on the day.
David is well know to many Hereford
breeders having shown Herefords
for over 40 years.
Scottish breeders took top honours at the recent Hereford
Cattle Society Sale in Hereford
with Champions and top prices in both the male and female sections coming from north of the border.
Whatever the outcome of today's meeting, there will not be any racing at Hereford
next year and there has been disquiet voiced that its fixtures - and those of Folkestone - could be moved so easily to other venues owned or run by Arc, the group formed by the merger of Northern Racing and Arena Leisure.