DEC-15The calf show team was once again on top form at the East of England Smithfield Festival, with Sterling Gigi taking the female and breed championship before going on to be tapped out as reserve interbreed calf champion.

Sterling Gigi

Gigi is a January-born Auchorachna AC/DC daughter out of Sterling Naomi’s Barcardi.

Then taking the male and reserve breed championship was Sterling Gino, an Auchorachan Wizard son also out of Sterling Naomi’s Bacardi.

 

And also picking up a first prize was Sterling Cairo’s Got It All, a Sterling Cotswold daughter out of Sterling Petra’s Cairo.

 

NOV-15Boddington Estates currently holds large stocks of semen from some of the Simmental breed’s leading bulls from throughout the breed’s history in the UK.

Luckily, we have more than we will need from many great bulls and as a result are offering much of this semen for sale.

Listed below are the bulls from which we currently have semen available. Various quantities are available and of course discounts can be agreed for bulk purchases. For more information and to place an order please contact Andrew Walters by emailing manager@sterlingsimmentals.co.uk or telephoning 01242 680609

Sterling Cotswold

Sterling Herkules

Sterling Parliamentarian

Sterling Viking 2

Sterling Alex

Mendick Butch

Sterling Rochester

Woodhall Captain

Scottish Neff

Heywood Talent

Heywood Esquire

Heywood Ensign

Henrik

Brinkton Governor

Boswell Tornado

Blackford Rory

Pasturefields Turbo Tommy

Sterling Voyager

Sterling Winston

Royston Son O Barney

NOV-15The Sterling Simmental herd has recently been named the champion beef suckler herd in the Gloucestershire root, fruit and grain competitions, beating off stiff competition from across the county to claim the Ros Allen trophy for the beef suckler competition.

In addition the herd then went on to win the Thomas Robinson trophy for the overall livestock championship and combined with the Estate’s results in the grain competitions Boddington Estates was then awarded the Premier Award for the most points in all classes in the competition.

 

 

 

NOV-15The National Calf Show at the English Winter Fair was a happy hunting ground for the Sterling Simmentals team, with both the championship and reserve championship claimed by cattle from the herd.

Taking the female and overall championship was Sterling Bacardi’s Gigi, a January-born Auchorachna AC/DC daughter out of Sterling Naomi’s Barcardi.

Then taking the male and reserve breed championship was Sterling Gino, an Auchorachan Wizard son also out of Sterling Naomi’s Bacardi.

 

 

 

 

 

aug-15The show team finished off the season in fitting form at Pembrokeshire County Show, taking the reserve overall interbreed championship and interbreed junior bull title too.

Leading the way with the reserve interbreed championship, as well as the breed championship and female championship was Sterling Petra’s Cairo. This daughter of Dovefields Galant is out of Sterling Delores Petra, a Sterling Flint daughter and was shown with her heifer calf at foot by the herd’s homebred stock Sterling Cotswold.
596-Sterling-Petra's-Cairo-4805 smallFollowing close behind was her son Sterling Ferdinand, with this yearling bull taking the junior interbreed male title as well as the junior male and reserve overall male titles in the breed classes. He’s by Sterling Cotswold.

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Adding to the herd’s success was Sterling Celia’s Fifi when she took the overall junior championship and junior female championship in the breed classes. She and Ferdinand then teamed up again to take the pairs championship.

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jul-15Yearling heifer Sterling Celia’s Fifi was on winning form at the Great Yorkshire Show, taking the overall junior interbreed championship as well as the Simmental junior championship and the female championship in the breed classes.

Sired by the homebred bull Sterling Cotswold she is out of the Sterling Rochester daughter Sterling Delores Celia and was also part of the winning pair with Sterling Ferdinand.Sterling-Celia's-Fifi-5078He also enjoyed a good show in his own right too, taking the reserve overall male championship in some strongly contested male classes.

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jun-15The Sterling show team enjoyed a great couple of weeks at the Royal Cornwall and Royal Three Counties shows, with Sterling Petra’s Cairo taking the female and breed championships at Royal Cornwall as well as being tapped out as the reserve exhibitor bred interbreed champion.

Petra’s Cairo is a daughter of Dovefields Galant and is out of Sterling Delores Petra, a Sterling Flint daughter. She was shown with her heifer calf at foot by the herd’s homebred stock Sterling Cotswold.

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The herd also picked up the reserve male championship award at Royal Cornwall with this going to Sterling Cairo’s Ferdinand, Petra’s Cairo’s son by Cotswold. He also teamed up with the second placed heifer Sterling Celia’s Fifi to take the pairs title.

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In addition to this Sterling Bacardi’s Evita took a first place at Royal Cornwall, with this one being a daughter of senior stock bull Mendick Butch out of Sterling Naomi’s Bacardi.

At the Simmental National Show at Royal Three Counties, the herd had another good show, taking the junior male and reserve overall male championship with Sterling Ferdinand as well as the reserve junior female championship with Sterling Celia’s Fifi. She is another by Cotswold and is out of Sterling Delores Celia, a Sterling Rochester daughter.

This pair then teamed up to take the pairs championship again, while Sterling Grace’s Dynisty, a Darsham Playboy daughter also picked up a red ticket. Sterling Bacardi’s Evita and Sterling Petra’s Cairo both stood second here.

mar-15Boddington Estates is seeking a harvest worker for the coming summer to assist with the harvest and cultivations on the 1500 acre mixed estate. Applicants must be 21 or older and have a full driving licence.

Main duties will include the operation and management of the grain store, grain carting and secondary cultivatations. Combine driving experience would be an advantage.

The role would suit a team player who wants varied work through the summer months and is as happy driving a broom as well as a tractor. Accommodation is available if required.

Applicants should send their CV to Andrew Walters on manager@sterlingsimmentals.co.uk or call 01242 680609 or 07860 883097.

mar-15The Sterling herd is delighted to announce that semen from our junior herd sire Sterling Cotswold is now available for sale.

Cotswold, a son of the noted 21,000gns bull Corrick Kentucky Kid, is typical of his father’s type, a long, clean bull with exceptional correctness.

Sterling Cotwold

Sterling Cotwold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He has enjoyed a successful show career, including being male champion and reserve breed champion at Newbury Show in 2012 and reserve junior male at the Welsh National in the same year.

Adding to his show record in 2013 Cotswold was breed champion at Devon, male champion at Bath and West, male champion at the Royal Cornwall and reserve male champion at the English National Show at Cheshire. He was then male champion and reserve breed champion at the Great Yorkshire and was male and breed champion at Moreton in Marsh Show.

In 2014 Cotswold maintained his excellent show career, taking five male championships across the show season. Cotswold has a terminal sire index of +88 and a self replacing index of +81.

There is also a wide range of other semen available from the Sterling herd, including Mendick Butch, Sterling Viking II, Herkules, Blackford Rory, Boswell Tornado, Heywood Esquire, Hockenhull Masterpiece, Sterling Alex, Sterling Legend, Sterling Parliamentarian and Sterling Winston.

For more details on all semen available please see the For Sale page or contact us to discuss your requirements.

 

 

nov-14Sterling Empire, a son of senior herd sire Mendick Butch took the top price at the autumn Simmental sale at Carlisle when he sold for 6000gns. This one is out of a Rosten Son O’Barney daughter and sold to Messrs Gwynne for their Chestermann herd, South West Scotland.

Sterling Empire

Sterling Empire