foundation cow


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foundation cow

see foundation cow.
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Over the years, the Lewises' Penrhiw pedigree herd has built gradually to 50 cows, most of them tracing back to Silver Nosegay, a herd foundation cow purchased from one of the breed society's founding families, the Harmans.
The best type of foundation cow to start with is a "3-in-1" package of a 2-5 year old bred cow, with a good calf at her side, bought by private treaty from a respected cattle producer.
So it was a natural progression to set up our own pedigree Charolais herd which now amounts to 25 cows and they're virtually all descendants from the one foundation cow we bought from the Cumbrian based Mountpleasant herd, " he said.

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