Barlaes Whitebred Shorthorn Herd
The Barlaes Whitebred Shorthorn herd consists of 5 cows founded
on Murtholm White Heather 3rd, purchased with a bull calf at
foot at Ian Henderson’s Murtholm Herd dispersal sale
in November 1996 for the record female price of 7,400gns.
The other cows are two daughters and two grand-daughters of
Murtholm White Heather 3rd.
Stock bulls used in the herd have been Glendearg Monarch Reserve
Champion in 1993 and purchases for 2,400gns, Mains Monarch
purchased privately and Raeburnfoot Talisman, Champion Autumn
2002 and purchased for 4,000gns.
|Barlaes Bonus 2,600gns - Autumn 2005
Attributes of the Whitebred Shorthorn
Fertility – would calve every 10 months if allowed
Milk in abundance
Sound legs and feet
Longevity – Murtholm White Heather 3rd now 14 years has
bred 12 calves to date and will hopefully carry on her good
breeding for many years to come.
Barlaes Galloway Herd
The Barlaes Galloway herd carries the accolade as being the
oldest Galloway herd still in existence. Barlaes Galloway’s
are entered in the 1st Volume of the Galloway Herd Book and
can be traced back to 1832.
At the present time we run a closed herd of approximately
70 pedigrees alongside the 5 Whitebred Cows and 30 Blue Grey
Bulls are sold at the Spring and Autumn Association Sales
R & M
Barlaes, Dalry, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire DG7
Tel: 01644 430251