Retro Web ElementsThe Simmse launchental breed certainly has a strong offering in the South of England and they certainly hold their own in terms of numbers in this neck of the woods, so we were delighted to take on a re-design project for the South East Simmental Group.

If you’re interested in breeding Simmental cattle, or looking to source a bull, then take a look at what these guys are up to. We wish them all the best with the summer show circuit ahead and look forward to writing plenty of updates on their successful breeders.

jan06We’ve had some cracking adverts to design lately, so let’s hope the 2014 adverts for our clients serve them well. Here’s a few of our favourites and if you’re still in need of a herd or flock advert for this year, drop us a line.

jan06Emslies Sale front low resWe’d like to wish our clients and close friends Harry Emslie and Lynwen Evans the very best for their Sassy Lassie’s sale which takes place at Borderway mart, Carlisle on Saturday 18th January. It’s been more than a pleasure helping prepare the catalogue for this sale and there are some excellent opportunities for existing and new Limousin breeders. All animals entered go back to some amazing lines in the herd, many of which Jonathan and I have had the pleasure of viewing ourselves, so it’s well worth a look. See you all there on the 18th!

nov30Eckington-sgMooandbaa are pleased to launch a new website for Eckington Pedigrees for their herd of Aberdeen-Angus and fold of Highland cattle.

This is the first mooandbaa site to include Highland cattle and we have thoroughly enjoyed it. Eckington Pedigrees compliment the cookery school and restaurant. They have enjoyed success in the show ring in recent years and we look forward to reporting on more success in the future.

nov30p 6434Foxhill Livestock will be offering some exciting opportunities to buy in to their leading genetics at the weaned calf sale on Red Ladies Day Friday 13th December at Carlisle.

This will be the first time progeny from some of the best females in the herd will be offered for sale. They have three heifers and three bulls for sale, some of which have been greatly admired at recent calf shows.

For more information check http://foxhilllivestock.com/for-sale/

Retro Web Elementssterling homeMooandbaa are delighted to launch the new website for Boddington Estate’s Sterling herd of Simmentals. The new website, which draws on the rich history of the herd while focussing on its future breeding aspirations, was an exciting project and as ever it has been great to work with forward thinking cattle breeders.

With exciting new progeny coming forward from many of the herd’s best female lines and the continued show success of the herd in recent years the new website has been designed to showcase the herd and provide visitors with a strong flavour of the Sterling herd before they arrive at the farm.

We look forward to updating the site with the latest show and sales news in the coming months and years and wish everyone at Sterling Simmentals the success a herd of this quality deserves.

Retro Web ElementsFoxhillfarm Leading Lads 2 Foxhillfarm Leading Lads 1  In preparation for this year’s winter show team and the sale of weaned calves in conjunction with the Red Ladies Derby Sale at Carlisle on the 13th December we have designed some flyers promoting the young stock on offer within the Foxhill Farm Limousin herd.

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Retro Web Elementsemslies sale advert new smallAnyone looking for new Limousin genetics should head to Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Saturday 18th January for Emslies Livestock’s Sassy Lassie’s sale of 100 head of the finest genetics the herd has to offer.

Keep an eye on www.emslieslivestock.com for sale pictures and more information in the run up to the sale.

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Retro Web ElementsNow it would be really wrong of the mooandbaa team to wish our account manager well for this weekend’s All Britain Calf Show at Stoneleigh without having designed show signs and promotional posters! Keep an eye for the Halmyre Ayrshire string of calves at the show and if you like what’s sitting above their heads, have a chat to Katie and see how we can help you maximise your marketing and publicity, both on line and in print.

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Retro Web Elementshallington launchIt’s been an absolute pleasure to work alongside the Lawson family in creating a new site for their Hallington Angus and Alsnow Charolais herds.

Both herds have experienced great results in the sale rings in both Carlisle and Stirling and now with a little more focus being made to showing, both herds are really going places.

We look forward to writing many show and sale updates for Alan and Steven in the future.

Tsept13his month seesnemsa site the launch of a new website for NEMSA – The North of England Mule Sheep Association.

Working with designer Zeta Fitzpatrick alongside NEMSA secretary Marion Hope, we followed a brief which consisted of “something new, fresh and eye catching”.

Launched just in the middle of Mule trading season, we’d like to wish NEMSA the very best with forthcoming sales and look forward to working with the Association on future projects.

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Penparc Ulysse

mooandbaa clients will be in action this month selling stock and up for grabs from the Penparc Texel flock at Lanark, Welshpool, Worcester and Carlisle will be an excellent run of lambs by a number of sires including Gynhos Rambo, Tamnamoney Ned, Connachan Sharky, Knock Powerpacker, Glenside King and Penparc Torpedo.

Most lambs have been photographed and are on the site

Also for sale in Carlisle on Saturday 14 September, is a production sale offering from Glenrock Limousins including progeny off the herd’s great breeding cow Glenrock Spangle, dam of this year’s exceptional show heifer Glenrock Fantastic.

Included in the sale will be Glenrock Channel, a Goldies Oswald daughter out of Glenrock Visqueen, a a Romeo daughter from the outstanding  Juniper family. She sells with her Bremore Artist sired bull calf Glenrock Inxs at foot.

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Glenrock Icemaiden

Also on offer will be a maternal sister to Glenrock Fantastic, Glenrock Icemaiden. Out of Glenrock Spangle, she is sired by 23,000gns sire Goldies Comet. A number of embryo packages will also be available, including embryos out of Glenrock Spangle sired by either Sympa or Haltcliffe Vermount. Alongside these will be embryos out of Glenrock Saspirilla sired by either Rainbow Simon or Bremore Artist and another offering of Spangle embryos, this time sired by either Goldies Comet or Bremore Artist.

Retro Web ElementsIt’s been a summer show season that anyone would dream of for the Lyon family and in recognition of a hugely successful summer in the show ring with their homebred Limousin cross heifer, we were asked to put together a poster print montage capturing some of the moments from this summer.

A huge well done to Trevor, Linda and Jonny Lyon – we hope you treasure this print and the summer of 2013 for a long time to come.

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Bedgebury FlyerRetro Web ElementsAndrew Price of Bedgebury Blues is offering two eye catching pedigree heifers at the Blue Diamonds sale on the 11th September. Bedgebury Image and Bedgebury Icandy are full ET-bred sisters by Bringlee Carlos and are out of a Belgian imported female Justiciere Du P’Tit Mayeur making them full sisters to the 6800gns Bedgebury Glamorous, top priced Blue female in Carlisle May 2012.

These two girls would make exciting new additions to any herd and I wouldn’t be surprised if they didn’t feature on the show circuit for their new owner next year. For more information go to www.bedgeburyblues.com

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Retro Web ElementsFP1A7317The mooandbaa team would like to say a massive well done to Michael, Melanie and Charlotte Alford on their exceptional efforts at this year’s Great Yorkshire Show with their pedigree Limousin heifer Foxhillfarm Gracie who took the breed, interbreed junior, overall interbreed championship and was part of the champion Continental Blythewood Pairs and Interbreed Group of four champions. They certainly were on an amazing roll from start to finish with her, capped off nicely with the steer championship in the commercials with Harlem Shake and a first prize for their Charolais cross heifer Off the Clock.

Also a big well done to all our other clients at the show including the Horrell family, Ben Marsden, Shadwell Estate, Paul Tippetts and Christine Williams and Dave Thornley.

Retro Web ElementsFP1A4745Mooandbaa’s dairy account manager Katie Davidson has been kept busy these last few days at this month’s Livestock Event held at NEC, Birmingham. Not only has she been bust keeping Farming Eye followers up to date with class results from the dairy judging, she’s been on the halter of a certain interbreed winning Ayrshire cow as well!

To catch up on all the showing news from the Event, log on to Farming Eye at www.farmingeye.com.

may16Next month will see one of our most notable Limousin clients, the Ridley family’s Haltcliffe herd, head to Carlisle for their annual heifer sale.

And, once again, the selection of heifers on offer will allow both new and established breeders to buy in to some of the very best families in the herd, including top female lines such as the Perle family which bred 30,000gns heifer Haltcliffe Emerald and Renoncule, dam of 100,000gns bull Haltcliffe Vermount.

For full details of the heifers on offer on 1 June at Carlisle see the Haltcliffe website

may06katie 2Chrissie and Jonathan are delighted to welcome Katie Davidson to the business as a new PR and Marketing Account Manager.

Katie is no stranger to the pedigree industry and she joins the team with a very strong pedigree dairy background having worked for leading auctioneers Harrison and Hetherington as their dairy sales specialist and more recently World Wide Sires as a genetic consultant. Due to this background in dairy, Katie will be largely responsible for our new dairy clients (keep an eye for our advertising campaigning in up and coming HUKI Journals) and will be working alongside leading livestock photographer Richard Hodgson on new website builds. She will also be working with various beef and sheep clients on site builds and PR campaigns.

If you’re thinking of getting a site built for your dairy herd, don’t hesitate any more, pick up the phone and call her today 07809 331161 or drop her a line on katie@mooandbaa.com

apr19Ending the week on a high, we’ve just put together the finishing touches to a leaflet for the Alford family of Foxhill Livestock to promote their forthcoming sale of commercial show cows and calves, as well as the dispersal of the pedigree Galloway herd. The sale is to take place at Brecon Livestock Market on the 11th May. To view the full catalogue check out their Out & About page on their website.

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post-date-apr08One of our leading Aberdeen-Angus clients have announced the private sale of Netherton Bellringer L647 to the Kincardine herd of Robert McNeil for an undisclosed price.

Bellringer is by one of America’s top performance sires G13 Steel and is out of Big sky Beauty 009, who has been an influential female at Netherton with her first daughter being sold to Saville and Netherton beauty J533 proving herself as a top donor in the herd.

Sons from Beauty 009 can be found in many herds including Netherton Blitzen G445 in the Isauld herd and Netherton Big Edition H460 who was retained as a stock bull at Netherton before shares were sold to Balmachie and Saville Angus and he can now be found in the Rull herd. Two full brothers to Bellringer include Netherton Bionic J535 who was retained at Netherton and Netherton Beau J536 who was sold to Daylesford Organic Farms.