welters® acclaimed Heritage Herd has acquired one bull and two new pedigree Whitebred Shorthorn heifers from the ‘Katrine’ herd owned by the Forestry Commission. The Commission use them for conservation grazing at Loch Katrine, a freshwater loch and scenic attraction in the Trossachs area of the Scottish Highlands.
Whitebred Shorthorn cattle are on the Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST) watch list and welters® have been working with the RBST to source pedigree heifers as part of their Selective Breeding Programme.
Whitebred Shorthorn can be found mainly in the borders of Scotland and England. Bulls are bred primarily as a crossing bull and traditionally crossed with Galloway heifers to produce the Blue Grey, which is recognised as a pedigree breed in itself.
The Whitebred Shorthorn bull will be used to cross with selected black Galloways to establish a Blue Grey herd. The new heifers will also be used to produce new bulls that will further enhance the genetic stock to ensure a hardy and healthy herd well suited to the Border conditions.
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