First crop of Prometheus calves are looking exceptional
Prometheus is leaving easy calved, long shapey calves that are looking as good a crop of calves as we have had. We have maximised the number of females put to him this year such is our initial thoughts on the calves he is leaving
Good to see such positive news for Idvies from Inkstack Ely's first crop of calves.
July 2015 - Fabio joins the sires
June 2015 - Powerhouse out as well.
June 2015 - Eusebio off to the borders
May 2015 - Prometheus goes out as main herd sire
Apri 2015 - Picasso goes to new home
Before the bulls were put out Picasso was purchased by a local commercial cattle farm, returning to get another bull. We were sad to see him go but we had a good selection of young bulls to cover the cows afer AI, so we could afford to let him go. He has a great width and shape and we look forward to seeing his calves grow. They calved very easily, mostly less than 40kg and are starig to flesh up nicely.
June 2014 - New Herd Sire
May 2014 - Inkstack Overall Champion at Dingwall Bull Sale
Inkstack Panther M491 won the Aberdeen Angus Championship at the annual Spring Bull Sale at Dingwall, before going on to be awarded the interbreed Champion.
He then went on to sell to Messrs Alllan, Durran Mains, just a few miles along the road from Inkstack!
May 2014 - Premier moves to Borders
We are very pleased that Inkstack Premier has been purchased by the Threeburnford Herd in the Borders. Andrew Halliday came up in April to have a look at him and his offspring having seen he was for sale in the AA Review. Andrew liked the cattle he saw and thought Premier a suitable sire for the Threeburnford herd.
Our most successful herd sire to-date, Premier now has too many daughters and close relatives in the herd to stay on at Inkstack. We are very pleased with the stock he has left us with many retained heifers and the commercial bulls he left have sold well. We hope he goes on to be as successful for Patricia and the Threeburnford team.
February 2014 - Inkstack Ely sells for 12,000 gns
Inkstack Ely won his class in Stirling on Monday - our first Class win at the Stirling Bull Sales. He then went on to sell for twelve thousand guineas - our highest sale price to date - to Messrs Fraser of the famous Idvies Herd. We thank them for choosing Ely and wish them ever success with their purchase. He is a big powerful bull with great fleshing. At his size he was incredibly easy doing. That, with his shape and breeding, led us to use him last summer on our heifers and close relatives of Premier.
(Note Summer 2014 - he has consistently left very good calves, as good a bunch of calves as we have had with any bull used in the past. He stamped his style on all the calves. Photos to be posted on calves 2014)
October 2013 - Inkstack Fortress heads down south
INKSTACK FORTRESS M526 has sold to the Easton Greys herd.
New 400 day weight record for Inkstack - April 2013
INKSTACK ELY M501- "LEVI" - has set a new weight record for Inkstack. An actual on farm weight of 805kgs at 402 days, Levi becomes the first bull to pass the 800kgs at 400 days bred at Inkstack.
Levi is a Rawburn Elysium son, out of a Ranui Impact daughter. He combines the length of Elysium with the deep New Zealand type body
Sale of Inkstack Earlson - Feburary 2013
We are delighted to announce the acquisition of Inkstack Earlson L470 by Messers W A Robertson of the Nightingale herd. We used Earlson ourselves on heifers last year as we really liked his shape and easy doing qualities, as well as his breeding. We are very pleased he has gone on to one of the top herds in the country. We wish the Robertson's well with their latest aquisition.
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Summer 2012 - Inkstack bull to Logie
Spring - 2012
New Herd Sire - May 2011
Due to an injury to Fusilier, we have decided to keep INKSTACK PREMIER K387 as our new herd sire. Tremendous shape, length and locomotion, combined with excellent figures & pedigree, and a great character, we feel he is a must keep for the Inkstack herd!
Flush and Embryo transfer - April 2011 - THE RESULTS!
Having implanted 8 of the 11 embryos from the flush, we were delighted that all 8 scanned in calf and all made it safely through calving. We now have 6 heifers and 2 bulls from the flush. They are very smart, stylish calves, like peas in pod!
Flush and Embryo transfer - July 2010
We recently flushed one of our top cows at Inkstack, Inkstack Flhame A033 to Ankonian Elixir 100. Her fantastic muscle definition, length and structural correctness made for an easy decision that she had to be flushed, and Elixir, well he speaks for himself!
Her lovely calf this year, Flhame K394,(pictured below at only 6 month) by Ankonian Elixir, confirmed this decision!