Pedigree and Stores

Aberdeen Angus is the breed chosen by Holystone Estate for our pedigree herd. These iconic cattle are the choice of many discerning beef producers throughout the country. They are a generally docile, native breed, easy to handle and have great maternal qualities.

Our aim for the pedigree herd is to produce top-quality beef and fine breeding animals. To enable us to reach our goals as soon as possible, we are investing in an embryo programme using only the very best genetics. Our first embryo calves were delivered easily to healthy surrogate heifers in 2018 and are thriving.

Alongside our pedigree herd, we continue to produce excellent quality Aberdeen Angus X store cattle sired by pure-bred Aberdeen Angus bulls. We also run a few Simmental and Highland cattle to enhance the estate for our holiday cottage visitors. We operate a closed herd system and have a high health status.

Latest News

Introducing Linton Gilbertines Phoenix. Another top quality, pedigree Aberdeen Angus bull who will be joining Chris and Janet Watmore’s Holystone Herd.

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We are proud to announce a recent and very special addition to our pedigree breeding stock. Linton Gilbertines Powerhouse our fabulous Aberdeen Angus Bull has the highest Terminal Index of any bull born in 2017. Semen straws will be available from March 2019.

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