Classic Bulls, A to H
Prominent Heritage (Native) Shorthorn Bulls Born 1950 to 1985
To help familiarize people with the genetic background of Modern Shorthorns, the Heritage Shorthorn Society is furnishing brief summaries, pictures, and pedigree links of many of the important Heritage Shorthorn bulls that were born between 1950 and 1985. Early research utilizing frozen semen in cattle breeding took place in the 1930’s and 1940’s but became more accessible to cattle breeders after 1950. Semen is still available on most of the bulls listed below; however HSS is not aware of any Shorthorn semen produced before 1950 that is available today. (Additional bulls from the "Classic" period will be added over time.) Information on more recent bulls (born after 1985) is readily available from various sources.
For those who are Shorthorn history buffs there is much more information available on these bulls through many of the books listed on our Book Reference Page, old “Shorthorn World” magazines (many of which can be accessed through Google), "Steer Planet" website key word searches, and/or direct internet searches.
Information on individual bulls is posted alphabetically below, after the index. The tan registration numbers in the information section are clickable links to ASA pedigrees.
Aberfeldy Supreme # 3613681
Abraham # 3587118
Acadia Champagne 3 # 3543970
Ball Dee Perfect Count # 3473586
Barrington Hardy # 189693
Boa Kae Royal Oak # 3414611
Butte Lee Leader 45th # 3435102
Butte Lee Leader 63rd # 3402390
Canadian Image # 3572058
Cherry Duke 63 5th # 3176939
Clark # 3534244
Clayside Counselor # 3565108
Colomeadow Sting Ray # 3144446
Columbus # 3540006
Crestdale Super Flag 14G # 371525
Crestdale Super Flag 16G # 3645184
FA Warrior 41st # 2977721
Fieser’s King Major Duke # 3710483
Finial C Favorite # 3596048
Four Point Major # 3548630
Glen Knolls Monarch # 2292493
GX Ridge Runner # 3642788
GX Spiro’s Plumber 528 # 3633163
Hilldale Commander # 2921415
Hilldale Geronimo # 2972208
Hillview Hobo # 3608232
Hilltop Lancer 457 # 3573050
Hub's Director # 3596098
Hub’s Dominator # 3685331
Hub’s Impact II # 3575085
The pictures of the "classic" bulls in these write-ups vary in clarity because the original photos were often small &/or of poor quality.
Registr. # 3613681 Birth Date: 1971
Sire: Ball Dee Perfect Count ASA #3473586
Dam: Aberfeldy Miss Flora ASA #C595104
Aberfeldy Supreme was ahead of his in terms of Average Daily Gain. Even today his ADG would be considered exceptional. His sire, Ball Dee Perfect Count had a consistent track record for size and growth rate. Supreme was used primarily in the USA for producing commercial type bulls.
Registr. # 3587118 Birth date: 1976
Sire: Columbus # 3540006
Dam: Thornwood Royal Dot # 297556
Abraham is a a Graham Land & Livestock Company bull. His dam is the famous Thornwood Royal Dot who is also the dam of Thornwood Major, listed in our semen inventory. His sire is Columbus who is also listed in our semen inventory. Abraham was used extensively in the early 1980’s with a long list of registered offspring. He was a large (2400#) bull that combined depth, smoothness, and muscle. He was truly a dual purpose bull bringing milk and beef together.
Acadia Champagne 3
Registr. # 3543970 Birth date: (Approx. 1976)
Sire: MELBROS STRONGHOLD # 3533466
Dam: MAUD CORONITA OF ACADIA 3 # 3464570
Acadia Champagne 3 is a son of Melbros Stronghold and he was a National Carcass bull Champion. He has a tremendous linebred pedigree incorporating Weston breeding and Killearn Max Juggler multiple times in his pedigree. Acadia was a very thick bull in the 2200# range. He was used for many years in the Woodside herd in Pennsylvania with great success--he sired many show and sale winners for the Woodside farm.
Ball Dee Perfect Count
Registr. # 3473586 Birth Date: 4/7/1963
Sire: Carona Perfect ASA #2837780
Dam: Ball Dee Coral Sunshine C461005
Ball Dee Perfect Count was bred by David Ball of Alberta, Canada. Half interest was sold to Kenbar Stock Farms in Derwent, Alberta, Canada. He became a vary popular bull in both the USA and Canada with semen sold through New Breeds Industries and Wester Breeders. His size, 2700# plus, contributed to his popularity as most breeders at that time were trying to move beyond “Belt Buckle” Shorthorns. He was a 100% dehorner (homozygous polled).
Registr. # 189693 Birth Date: 1955
Sire: Neralcam King Arthur ASA #189693
Dam: Braerob Rose Mary R MS ?
Barrington Hardy was the sire of the Grand Champion bull and cow in 1961 and the grand Champion cow in 1962. He was also a winning show bull himself. He was extensively used via artificial insemination. He was eventually purchased by ABS and his semen was used for several more years. He was said to weigh in the 2500# range.
Boa Kae Royal Oak
Registr. # 3414611 Birth date: 4/14/1963
Sire: ARIG WHITE CLOUD # C381351
Dam: CARIG MAUD 103RD # C467687
Boa Kae Royal Oak comes from the Canadian herd of Berwyn & Lita Wise. He was used extensively by W. T. Bennett (Hilldale herd in Washington) crossing him on Hilldale Commander and Hilldale Geronimo daughters. His daughters have excellent udders and are very smooth muscled. Structurally he carried a lot of muscling without the fat of many bulls of his time. The Shorthorn World 1972 Herd Bull issue carried an ad by the Urice Bros. regarding Boa Kae Royal Oak where Al Wright (managing partner of Trademark Herefords) said "he is the largest, most correct and best Shorthorn bull I have ever seen...very heavy muscled."
Butte Lee Leader 45th
Registr. # 3435102 Birth date: 04/16/1966
Sire: TPS CORONET LEADER 21ST # 3098353
Dam: BUTTE LEE PANSY 3 # C548790
Butte Lee Leader 45th was a Canadian bull that sired the top individual and top gaining group at the Douglas, Manitoba test station in 1970. He comes from the famous Canadian herd of A. E. Philpott of Central Butte, Saskatchewan. His pedigree is laced with famous productive Canadian Shorthorn genetics.
Butte Lee Leader 63rd -- "Tiny Tim"
Registr. # 3402390 Birth Date: Approx. 1965
Sire: TPS CORONET LEADER 21st #3098353
Dam: Butte Lee Flo #C531835
Nicknamed “Tiny Tim”, Leader 63rd was actually quite a large bull for his time. He was a heavily muscled bull that came from the A. E. Philpott herd located in Central Butte, Saskatchewan, Canada. His dam traces to the Carona Fascination bull that was in the pedigrees of many of the best Shorthorns of the time. Leader 63rd was medium framed but brought “a lot to the table”.
Registr. # 3572058 Birth Date: 9/14/1970
Sire: Hillview Hobo #3608232
Dam: Rolling View Roan Queen #C566594
Canadian Image was a large smooth muscled bull that was dual purpose and weighed over 2400#’s. He was raised by Canadians William & Robert Creighton and sold to Ernie Esau of elmCreek, Manitoba. He was an extremely popular bull and at the time of the dispersal he sold to a New York buyer and called the “salvation of the Shorthorn breed”. Shorthorns were coming out of their “dark belt buckle period” and many saw Canadian Image as the future of the breed.
Cherry Duke 63 5th
Registr. # 3176939 Birth Date: 1963
Sire: Cherry Par 11th ASA #3046587
Dam: Cherry 261st ASA #2994982
Cherry Duke 63 5 is grandson of the famous Par Defender bull. Cherry Duke traces back closely to some extremely old Dual Purpose genetics on both sides of his pedigree.
Registr. # 3534244 Birth date 04/20/1967
Sire: SCOTTSHILL MAJOR CLARK # 3536807
Dam: MARCIA VENUS # MS312500
Clark was a large framed bull that tended to the dairy side of Dual Purpose Shorthorns that was bred by the Graham Land & Livestock Co. of Minnesota. He was an extremely popular bull of the late 1970’s and early 80’s utilized by many Shorthorn breeders to move away from “belt buckle” (small) cattle and return to more normal standard size Shorthorns. A search of modern day Shorthorn pedigrees will show the influence of Clark.
Registr. # 3565108 Birth Date: 1969
Sire: Mt. Zion Majesty Adair ASA #312720
Dam: Clayside Celia ASA #309537
Clayside Counseler was bred by Elmer Von Tunglen of Clayside Farm in Verden, Oklahoma. He was a classic Dual Purpose that excellent milk production on his dam’s side. He was used in both in the Clayside herd and Oakridge Farm (G. M. & Linda Kahoa) in Cheyenne, Oklahoma.
Colomeadow Sting Ray
Registr. # 3144446 Birth Date: 9/12/1962
Sire: Ringwell Lodestar 2D ASA #2873449
Dam: Colomeadow Augusta 9th ASA #3017087
Colomeadow Sting Ray was the first Shorthorn Certified Meat Sire. He was bred Colomeadow Ranch owned by John Shuman in Byers, Colorado. He was purchased by Amour &Co. and Dale Petty of Eldora, Iowa. Sting Ray exhibited the thickness breeders were looking for at the time and undoubtably has the intermuscular marbling to with it.
Registr. # 3540006 Birth Date 10/17/1969
Sire: SCOTTSHILL MAJOR CLARK # 3536807
Dam: GUCKIAN'S BETSY PET DAWN # 3536808
Graham Land & Livestock of Waverly, Minnesota were also the breeders of Columbus. He was a leading sire of both performance and show cattle in the early 1970’s. His offspring included Grand Champion bulls and females at the National Western, Canadian Agribition, North American Expo, and the Polled Shorthorn Congress. He had a mature weight of 2450# and his calves had excellent rates of growth. Milk production and udders were very good in his daughters. Columbus was a complete breeding bull.
Crestdale Super Flag 14G
Registr. # 3715259 Birth Date: 04/18/1975
Sire: MANDALONG SUPER FLAG # 3521872
Dam: CRESTDALE MAUD VERA 4B # C594931
Crestdale Super Flag 14G was purchased at the Regina, Saskatchewan Bull Sale for $41,500.00 by a syndicate of 5 breeders in 1977. He went on to be Grand Champion Beef Shorthorn Bull at the 1980 World Shorthorn Congress in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Probably his most famous son is another Canadian bull-Manitoba Sunrise. 14G weighed 2700# as a 3 year old.
Crestdale Super Flag 16G
Registr. # 3645184 Birth date (Approx. 1977)
Sire: MANDALONG SUPER FLAG # 3521872
Dam: LUCY BELLE # C568580
Crestdale Super Flag 16G is a Canadian bred Mandalong Super Flag son that sold at the Regina bull sale in 1977. His mother was a super cow that was true Dual Purpose breeding tracing back to British Dairy Shorthorn breeding.
FA Warrior 41st
Registr. # 2977721 Birth Date: 1963
Sire: FA Lucky 10th ASA #2755406
Dam: FA Model ASA #2755439
FA Warrior was a product of the Frosty Acres breeding program run by the Albaughs of Fallon, Nevada. Warrior has muscling to the extreme although his stature tended to the smaller size.
He was used in several breeding programs including at the Albaughs.
Fieser’s King Major Duke
Registr. # 3710483 Birth Date: 9/20/1980
Sire: NELCO MCLEOD # 3664994
Dam: DEF FOLLY'S TOMAHAWK # 3628334
Major Duke has a strong pedigree that includes Nelco McLeod, Spiro, and the 1975 National Champion Bull Hilltop Lancer 457. He was a product of the Fieser’s breeding program in Plains, Kansas. Major Duke was a smooth, well balanced bull that was Dual Purpose both in makeup and pedigree. He was used in several herds in Oklahoma.
Finial C Favorite
Registr. # 3596048 Birth Date: 1975
Sire: LaPlata Cornhusker ASA #3565520
Dam: Hi Plains Queenie 2D ASA #272123
Finial C Favorite was a more dairy oriented bull and came from the herd of Finial Farm located in Garden City, Kansas. He was sold to G. M. Kahoa of Cheyenne, Oklahoma and Earl Fieser of Norwich, Kansas. He was the reserve senior Champion at the Fort Worth Stock Show in 1977.
Four Point Major
Registr. # 3548630 Birth date: 05/04/1966
Sire: BALL DEE PERFECT COUNT # 3473586
Dam: NUPAR MISS LEA # C518211
Four Point Major (known as Massive Major to many breeders) weighed in the 2600-2700# range. What set him apart was his ruggedness, size, thickness, and longevity. In some ways he was a bull ahead of his times. His daughters were especially good with excellent udders.
Glen Knolls Monarch
Registr. # 2292493 Birth Date: 10/6/44
Sire: Collynie Monarch # 2103733
Dam: Miss Perfection # 1783529
He was a dark roan, polled bull that sold in 1946 for $4000 to Lynnwood Farm in Carmel, Indiana. His picture was used as a representation of the "Ideal Shorthorn", and it was part of the logo for the Polled Shorthorn Registry Certificates. (Because he was born prior to 1950, he will be "moved" to the Historical Shorthorns section of this website as it's developed).
GX Ridge Runner
Registr. # 3642788 Birth Date: 11/14/1976
Sire: Columbus ASA #3540006
Dam: Sandy Ridge Donna ASA #3560874
GX Ridge Runner was sired by Columbus and owned by the Tacoma Cattle Company (Duane Sicht). He was a medium size (2300# plus) bull know for his gentle disposition. In fact he made an appearance on the Capitol Lawn in Jefferson City, Missouri in a promotion for Beef during May. He was used by many Shorthorn breeders during the early to mid-80’s with many winning offspring.
GX Spiro’s Plumber 528
Registr. # 3633163 Birth Date: 11/18/1975
Sire: SPIRO #3534243
Dam: MISS SPRINGFIELD 2ND #3540013
He was sired by Spiro who was undoubtable the most muscled of all the Graham bulls in the early 70’s. His dam is Miss Springfield 2nd, who was a tremendous cow for the Grahams. She incorporated the best genetics of the time as a linebred cow. Her genetics include Scottshill Major Clark on both sides and the famous Thornwood Royal Dot cow who was also the dam of Abraham and Thornwood Major. In addition she is the grand dam of Albo.
HHKA Buttercups Prince 20th
Registr. # 3544235 Birth Date: 8/17/1967
Sire: MYSHA PRINCE ALBERT 2ND # 3557469
Dam: HHKA BUTTERCUP # 280656
HHKA Buttercups Prince 20th was bred by Hub’s Shorthorns of Norton, Kansas. He is a linebred bull that through his sons, such has Hub’s Director and Hub’s Exceptional, he has had a significant impact on the Shorthorn breed. He presents true dual purpose characteristics both in his genotype and phenotype.
Registr. # 2921415 Birth date: (Approx. 1956)
Sire: HILLDALE COLLYNIE 60TH # 2631065
Dam: HILLDALE MAY 3D # 2292396
Hilldale Commander was bred by J. W. Bennett of Oakville, Washington who owned the Hilldale herd. Commander was never defeated in a show—as a 2 year old he capped his show career by being named Grand Champion bull at the the P. I. show (Pacific International) in 1959. One of his sons (Hilldale Commander’s Hero) was Grand Champion National Polled Shorthorn in 1965. Cattle out of him were top gainers and good carcass cattle. He sired many champions at major shows and consignment sales. His daughters were big cows that made tremendous brood cows—smoothly muscled, and great milkers with good clean udders.
Registr. # 2972208 Birth date: 03/24/1958
Sire: HILLDALE COLLYNIE 60TH # 2631065
Dam: HILLDALE DOROTHY 6TH # 2657196
Hilldale Geronimo also came from the W. T. Bennett Hilldale herd at Connell, Washington. He is half brother to the Hilldale Commander bull as they both have the same sire. Structurally he is very similar to Hilldale Commander but overall perhaps slightly smaller. During his time he was used on more commercial cows than any other beef bull at All West Sires.
Hilltop Lancer 457
Registr. # 3573050 Birth Date: 4/16/1974
Sire: Nodak’s King Tradition ASA #3564969
Dam: Scarlet’s Star ASA #3571452
Lancer 457 was the National Champion bull in 1975. He had the size and scale breeders were looking for at that time. He was used extensively in the Millvale herd in Fordville, North Dakota. A search of Shorthorn pedigrees even today will show far his reach was within the Shorthorn breed.
Registr. # 3608232 Birth Date: 1970
Sire: Highbarns Lord Barrington ASA #3640310
Dam: Hillview Bianca 26 ASA #C554027
Hillview Hobo outbred himself in many ways. His most famous offspring would be Canadian Image. A description of him is included in this bull listing. He was used by both American and Canadian Shorthorn breeders at the zenith of his breeding career. Hillview Hobo constantly and depth and thickness to his offspring.
Registr. # 3596098 Birth Date: 4/24/1975
Sire: HHKA Buttercups Prince 20 ASA # 3544235
Dam: HHKA Fantastic ASA # 3557460
Hub’s Director was the epitome of a true dual purpose bull. His dam (HKKA Fantastic) was literally a fantastic cow who was productive through her 16th year with 11 registered offspring. Hub’s Director was used extensively in many Shorthorn breeding programs in the USA and Canada. He had excellent smooth natural muscling that was transmitted to his sons and daughters.
Registr. # 3685331 Birth Date: 4/19/1979
Sire: Hub’s Director ASA #3596098
Dam: Hub’s B P Fantasy ASA #3601099
Dominator was used successfully in the HUB’s herd for several years. He was a medium size bull that had good muscle expression that passed through to his calves. His sire, the famous Hub’s Director, was was one of the most popular bulls of his time. The Fantasy cow line incorporated the best of Hub’s breeding.
Hub’s Impact II
Registr. # 3575085 Birth Date: 1974
Sire: HHKA Buttercup’s Prince 20 #3544235
Dam: HHP A Clara ASA #3572168
Hub’s Impact II is a prototypical example of the bulls coming out the Hub’s breeding program in Kansas during the 70’s and 80’s. Hub’s were not coddled. They all had muscular thickness with excellent structure. Impact II’s sire HHKA Buttercup’s Prince is also the sire of Hub’s Director and the grandsire of Hub’s Dominator.