“Classic Bulls” (From J to Z)

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.

Mollie’s Defender Adair      #3668667

Mr. Minot # 3582796  

Nelco McLeod                     #3664994

   Nodak King’s Tradition #3564969

Oakwood Conductor # 3166620

Pleasant Dawn Seal 2nd     # 3358731

   Promise L Par ’71 2nd          # 3471502

Remitall Choice Mint # 3309122

Ridgewood Tracy # 3559004

   Roan Harvest Duke            # 3557467

   Scottshill Major Clark        # 3536807

Smallflower Leader 2nd # 3407739

   Spiro                                   # 3534243

   Spruce Hill Image               # 3700761

   TPS Coronet Catalyst 20th #3363904

TPS Coronet Leader 21st  # 3098353

   TPS Coronet Leader 61st   # 3261776

   Tea for the Tillerman         # 3582798

   Thornwood Major              # 3538036

   Weston Trademark 3rd # 3344634

Wexvale Polar Bar Prince   # 3769061 

  JAF Major Duke 78           # 3674390

JLP Cavalier 8th # 3581972

   KC Clipper Duke               # 3325520

   Kenmar Leader 13B          # 3464086

   Kenmar Ransom 32Z # 3358731

Kenmar President 26A     # 3411494

   Kinnaber Leader 6th        # 3425151

Kinnaber Leader 9th        # 3457203

Leveldale Princeps # 2962010

LaFraise Duke 3rd # MS79581

Lilac Par 18th # 3173717

La Plata Stronghold # 3717470

Lone Pine Grand Society #3522503

Mandalong Super Elephant #3610693

   Mandalong Super Flag       # 3521872

Manitoba Sunrise # 3734473

Maxton Bold Crusader # 3740744

Meadowbrook Chieftain 9th #3540863

   Meadowbrook Prince 16th  #3594057

   Melbros Stronghold            # 3533466

   Merriwong Smuggler         # 3522502

**The pictures of the "classic" bulls in these write-ups vary in clarity because the original photos were often small &/or of poor quality.** 


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JAF Major Duke 78

Registr. # 3674390            Birth date:  09/02/1978

          Sire:    THORNWOOD MAJOR  # 3538036

          Dam:    WEXVALE BONNIE LOIS   # 3580506 

 

The JAF Major Duke 78 dam came from the famous Wexvale herd that was strong in all Dual Purpose Shorthorn characteristics.  His sire, Thornwood Major had a significant impact on the Shorthorn breed.  JAF Major Duke 78 was the senior sire at the Woodside herd in Pennsylvania for several years producing many winning show and sale Shorthorns.   


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JLP Cavalier 8th

Registr. # 3581972 Birth Date: 4/4/1974

Sire: JPL Cavalier #3451046

Dam: JPL Augusta S #3390628

R. W. Parrott of Woonsocket, South Dakota was the breeder of JPL Cavalier 8th. His sire, JLP Cavalier, was a popular bull in the early seventies and used extensively by Melbourne Farms. JPL Cavalier 8th’s thick muscularity was seen in his offspring. A picture of JPL Cavalier 8th was used in a promotional mat.


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KC Clipper Duke

Registr.  # 3294679             Birth Date:   10/05/1966

          Sire:   CLIPPER KING OF BAPTON   #3166347

          Dam:    JUST DUCHESS     #2883624

 

He was sired by the famed Clipper King of Bapton bull who reached the unheard weight of over 2600# at the time.  Clipper Duke was a popular bull in the late 60’s because of movement to a larger Shorthorn.


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Kenmar Leader 13B

Registr. # 3464086              Birth date:    (Approx. 1972)

          Sire:    KINNABER LEADER 9TH   # 3457203

          Dam:   KENMAR AUDREY 36Y   # C580609

 

Kenmar Leader 13B has a fascinating pedigree that brings together much of the great older Shorthorn genetics with his sire being Kinnaber Leader 9th and his dam a daughter of Pleasant Dawn Seal 2nd.  Leader 13B was a large bull.  The Kenmar herd was owned by Harvey Fulton & Sons of Birtle, Manitoba Canada.  It was one of the most famous historic Shorthorn herds in all of Canada producing many influential Shorthorn sires.


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Kenmar President 26A

Registr. # 3411494              Birth date:  03/30/1969

          Sire:    KINNABER LEADER 9TH   # 3457203

          Dam:   KENMAR MAYFLOWER 14V  # 3411486

 

Kenmar President 26A (Maxi-Brute) is another Kinnaber Leader 9th son.  Maxi-Brute’s dam, Kenmar Mayflower 14V, is one of the most famous Shorthorn cows in all of Canada.  Her style and structure have made some say she was a powerful cow that would be cloned if she was alive today.  He was promoted as a muscle bull with a large ribeye.  His popularity as a potential breeding sire is high even today. 

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Kenmar Ransom 32Z

Registr. # 3441582 Birth Date: 3/19/1968

Sire: Pleasant Dawn Seal 2nd ASA #3358731

Dam: Kenmar Beverly 28U ASA #C552652

Kenmar Ranom 32Z sire, Pleasant Dawn Seal 2nd, was an exceptional beef bull who went to be a part of the ABS Shorthorn bull battery. 32Z, also know as Tank for obvious reasons, was Canadian bred but eventually purchased by Questing Hills. He had a long career as he was used in many herds to upgrade and return to viable beef production.

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Kinnaber Leader 6th

Registr. # 3425151           Birth Date:   4/19/1965

       Sire:  TPS CORONET LEADER 21ST   #3098353

       Dam:  BUTTE LEE FAIRY 7TH       # C522767

 

Kinnaber Leader 6th is a Canadian bred bull.  He is a full brother to Kinnaber Leader 9th.  There has been considerable debate about whether Leader 6th or Leader 9th was the better bull.  Leader 6th has had a continuing impact on beef Shorthorns, including current Shorthorns, through his sons.  


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Kinnaber Leader 9th

Registr. # 3457203              Birth date:   06/14/1966

          Sire:    TPS CORONET LEADER 21ST  # 3098353 

          Dam:    BUTTE LEE FAIRY 7TH   # C522767

 

A really important bull in the development of modern Shorthorns was Kinnaber Leader 9th  Bred by Bob & Wayne Gordon of Souris, Manitoba Canada he was nick named “Big Gene” after Gene McDonald who was a representative of Shorthorn Country and an American Shorthorn Association field representative who loved the bull for his growth.  Several bulls in this section are either sired by the 9th or have him in their pedigree.  The docility, calving ease, and marbling of his offspring are excellent.



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La Plata Stronghold

Registr. # 3717470 Birth Date: 1/18/1981

Sire: Melbros Stronghold ASA #3533466

Dam: La Plata Flossie Two Lass ASA #3594126

Laplata Stronghold brings together the best of the Shorthorn breed. His sire, Melbros Stronghold, was an award winning “Certified Meat Sire” and his dam was a double bred Meadowbrook Chieftain 9th daughter. He was bred by Rudy Griess of Sutton, Nebraska who owned La Plata Shorthorns. Later he was also used by Reuben Schantz of Beemer, Nebraska.



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Leveldale Princeps

Registr. # 2962010 Birth Date: 1956

Sire: Leveldale Basis ASA #2599019

Dam: Aldie Princess Ciss ASA #2753502

Leveldale Princeps was produced by the Leveldale herd of Illinois. His sire, Leveldale Basis was the 1959 International Grand Champion Shorthorn bull and sold for $35,000.00 (over$150,000.00 in today’s dollars). Princeps was similar to the type that was popular at that time—somewhat compact in a smaller frame.

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Lilac Par 18th

Registr. # 3173717 Birth Date: 1963

Sire: Par Defender ASA #2875011

Dam: Lilac Lady 58th ASA # 2922660

A son of the famous Par Defender bull, Lilac Par 18th is one the most famous and popular bulls from Haumont’s. Par 18th has many famous offspring with sons being used throughout the USA. He was a thick rugged bull that encapsulated many of the old Shorthorn genetics breeders are looking for today.


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Lone Pine Grand Society

Registr. # 3522503            Birth date:   (Approx. 1973)

        Sire:    KELSO GRANDMASTER     # A6601734

        Dam:   LONE PINE WAKEFUL 1945TH   #A6500281

 

Lone Pine Grand Society was an Australian bull.  He was bred by Lone Pines Shorthorns who made significant contributions to the development of many Shorthorn herds including the famous Mandalong Stud. He was brought to the USA by ABS (American Breeders Service). The Lone Pine prefix in Australia is now owned by Spry’s Shorthorns of Australia.


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Mandalong Super Elephant

Registr. # 3610693           Birth Date:   11/09/1970

       Sire:    ALICE DOWNS KNIGHTLY 28TH    #A671525

       Dam:    MANDALONG MADGE 2ND     # A632477

 

Mandalong Super Elephant was the Supreme Champion Polled Shorthorn Bull at the 1973 Sydney Royal Easter Show--Australia’s most prestigious Shorthorn Show.  His mature weight was 2735# so he was quite a large bull.  He was used extensively in both the USA and Canada during the 70’s.  His pedigree in many ways complements that of Mandalong Super Flag.  Several Super Elephant sons were used as herd sires in Canada and the USA.

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Mandalong Super Flag

Registr. # 3521872             Birth date:  10/02/1971

      Sire:    ALICE DOWNS SUPREME 27TH  #A6701524 

      Dam:    MANDALONG ROANY 20TH   #A681486

 

Mandalong Super Flag was probably the greatest bull ever to migrate to Canada from Australia.  His influence on Canadian Shorthorn genetics is unparalleled and is demonstrated by how many Canadian Shorthorns have Flag multiple times in their pedigrees.  He was purchased as a 8 month old calf by Dr. G. Carter of Alberta, Canada from Mr. Rick Pisaturo who owned Mandalong Stud in Australia.  As a two year old Flag was shown at The National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado where he was named Supreme Champion Shorthorn—an accomplishment no other foreign bull has ever had.  Because of his size, smoothness, and the quality of his offspring he was a game changer in North American Shorthorn genetics.  He was a bull ahead of his time.  Recently (December, 2016) we had a chance to spend 2 days with Rick Pisaturo.  It was fascinating to listen to him describe the evolvement of Shorthorns in Australia and how he developed Mandalong Shorthorns.  Talk about a history lesson.  He is still “sharp as a tack” at 94.


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Manitoba Sunrise

Registr. # 3734473 Birth Date: 1/13/1981

Sire: Crestdale Super Flag 14G #3734473

Dam: Hewellen Riverhurst Lass 7J C626296

Manitoba Sunrise’s sire, Crestdale Super Flag, was the Grand Champion Beef Shorthorn Bull at the World Shorthorn Congress in Calgary, Manitoba in 1980. He had previously sold for $41,500. Manitoba Sunrise was bred by William Acheson of Somerset, Manitoba. He was sold to Lynn Ewald, Fair Acres Stock Farm, Waldorf, Minnesota. Manitoba Sunrise had a successful show career and has sired some excellent offspring that have very successful in their own right.


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Maxton Bold Crusader

Registr. # 3740744 Birth Date: 12/18/1978

Sire: Eathorpe Bellringer #S351376

Dam: Maxton Songstress 8th #S208968

Maxton Bold Crusader was the Grand Champion Dual Purpose bull and high seller at the 1980 World Shorthorn Congress in Calgary, Manitoba. He was consigned by David Spalton of Derbyshire, England. He was purchased by Sanford Farms, Meadowvale, Ontario. His dam had a milk record of over 16,000 pounds which was high for a Dual Purpose cow. He was used extensively in Canada and the USA.


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Meadowbrook Chieftain 9th

Registr.  ASA# 3540863           AMSS# 329245   

Birth date:  09/01/1966

        Sire:    MEADOWBROOK PREMIER 3D  # M307974 

        Dam:    MEADOWBROOK LASSIE 3D   # M182291

 

Meadowbrook Chieftain 9th daughters were extremely popular in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s because of their quality udders and milking ability.  His dam, Meadowbrook Lassie 3D was the prototypical Shorthorn cow.  The Clarence Forgey Meadowbrook herd was truly Dual Purpose with some Meadowbrook steers winning carcass championships in Indiana.  A search of native Shorthorn pedigrees will quickly show the influence of Chieftain 9th. 



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Meadowbrook Prince 16th

Registr. # 3594057             Birth Date:  ?

          Sire:     Pride's Top Flight 3D   # P274165

          Dam:   Wexvale Pride's Princess  # x276124

 

Prince 16th comes from the popular Meadowbrook herd with his dam, Wexvale Pride’s Princess also the dam of Meadowbrook White Cloud 4th.  She was a large cow that was very complete.  Prince’s grand dam, Lakeside Princess 4th was probably the most influential cow in the famed Wexvale herd.


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Melbros Stronghold

Registr. # 3533466              Birth date:  08/21/1971

Sire:            EVERGREEN GERNER   # C426389

Dam:           MAPLEVILLE WILD MIMOSA 2  # C515047

 

Melbros Stronghold, otherwise known as “Champagne”,  was a Certified Meat Sire and Sire of the Year in Shorthorns.  His offspring won National Championships in the showing and in carcass contests.  He was the most complete accepted Dual Purpose bull in the breed during the early 1970’s.  His daughters were very thick and fleshy.  He was used extensively in the Windholme herd in Virginia.


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Merriwong Smuggler

Registr. # 3522502              Birth date:   09/15/1971

        Sire:    MERIWONG OXLEY  # A6703284

        Dam:    MERIWONG BEATRICE  # A6702551

 

American Breeders Service (ABS) imported Merriwong Smuggler from Australia for  semen sales.  The Merriwong herd in Australia was very well known and some of their Shorthorns were used in the foundation of the Mandalong Shorthorn herd.  Smuggler was not a large bull but he was balanced.  His pedigree dovetails with many of the better Australian genetics of the time.


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Mollie’s Defender Adair

Registr. # 3668667            Birth Date:   07/03/1976

         Sire:    DEFENDER MAZENA ADAIR   #3668664

         Dam:     ECHO'S MOLLIE CHERRY   # 3668111

 

Mollie’s Defender Adair, nicknamed “Surge”, was Supreme Champion bull at the Polled Congress in the early 1980’s.  He sold for $18,500 which was a high price at the time.  He had large body mass with excellent muscling in a frame size that compliments the needs of today’s Shorthorn breeder.


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Mr. Minot

Registr. # 3582796 Birth Date: 7/17/1974

Sire: Spiro ASA #3534243

Dam: Miss Springfield ASA #3540014

Mr. Minot was another Graham Land Livestock bull. His sire, Spiro, was famous for his award winning ribeye measurements while his dam, Miss Springfield was National Champion heifer. He had a weaning weight of 757# and sold for $7000 at the Graham’s dispersal sale in 1975. He was purchased and then promoted by Clarence John & Sons of Cottonwood, Minnesota. Mr. Minot was a true Dual Purpose bull.


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Nelco McLeod

Registr. # 3664994            11/22/1977

      Sire:   HILLTOP LANCER 457   #3573050

     Dam:   NELCO STELLA'S MISSIE 3rd   #3600522

 

Nelco Mcleod was a long bodied, well muscled bull who produced excellent females.  His dam, Nelco Stella’s Missie 3rd, embodied many of the traits today's Shorthorn breeders are trying to bring back.  She was large volumed with a very feminine look.


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Nodak King’s Tradition

Registr. # 3564969 Birth Date: 1/5/1970

Sire: King Roan Beauty ASA #309969

Dam: NodaK Countess Trudy ASA #295222

Nodak’s Kinkg Tradition from the Schlekewy Milking Shorthorn herd in North Dakota. He was purchased by Carvin & Gerald Guy of Velden, South Dakota who owned the Hilltop Ranch. Nodak’s King ’s Tradition went on to sire 2 National Champion bulls, one being Hilltop Lanncer 457. He also sired one National Champion Cow. Nodak’s King Tradition was a very popular bull in the Shorthorn breed in the early 70’s. His daughters were robust with a lot of depth.


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Oakwood Conductor

Registr. # 3166620 Birth Date: 1962 ?

Sire: Oakwood Contract ASA #3054674

Dam: Oakwood Lady Golden 5th ASA # 2966260

Oakwood Conductor was a double bred son of the 1955 International Grand Champion Shorthorn bull. He was purchased at Oakwood dispersal sale for $3500.00 and went on to become one of the first 3 bulls to be a PRI Certified Meat Sire—a testament to his positive beef qualities.

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Pleasant Dawn Seal 2nd

Registr. # 3358731               Birth date:   05/01/1961

      Sire:    HI WAY ROYAL OAK   # 2893468

      Dam:    PLEASANT DAWN PRINCESS  # C448410

 

Pleasant Dawn Seal 2nd was bred by Lloyd Hatch of Manitoba Canada.  The Hatch herd was undoubtedly one of the best Shorthorn cow herds in all of Canada for many years.  Seal 2nd was leased for many years to American Breeders Service (ABS).  He was so popular as a sire that there is almost no semen left on him.  His daughters were tremendous brood cows. 


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Promise L Par ’71 2nd  

Registr. # 3471502          Birth Date:   Approx. 1966

         Sire:    LILAC PAR 18TH    #3173717

         Dam:   MAID OF PROMISE H 105TH    #3218801


He was a heavily muscled bull for the time with a frame to match.   He was used extensively in the Stout herd in Oklahoma.  Par ’71 also was well balanced and produced many good females. He traced to Haumont breeding. 


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Remitall Choice Mint

Registr. # 3309122 Birth Date: 4/3/1964

Sire: Remitall Hercules ASA #3360603

Dam: A-7 Ideal Ruby 7S ASA #C529527

Remitall Choice Mint came from the Louis Latimer herd in Olds, Alberta, Canada. He was considered a large bull at the time, over 2300#, and was purchased by the McIver Bros. of Farwell, Minnesota at 1968 Remitall sale. His progeny were used both in Canada and the USA. An interesting side note is that Remitall is L. Latimer spelled backwards.

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Ridgewood Tracy

Registr. # 3559004 Birth Date: ?

Sire: Spring Book Robin Hood #260794

Dam: Ridgewood Obee #290059

Ridgewood Tracy was produced by Orval Williams & Son of Odessa, Missouri. He was purchased by the Mysha herd (Norman & Marcia Shaver) and was shown extensively. He weighed over 2700# with structural correctness. He was a true Dual Purpose bull who was used in both beef and dairy Shorthorn herds.


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Roan Harvest Duke

Registr. # 3557467           Birth date:   04/11/1970

        Sire:   CHARBONEAU HARVEST DUKE  # 336766

        Dam:    RED BIRD LADY 3D   # 311219

 

Roan Harvest Duke was bred at Gustafson’s Wexvale herd.  Duke comes more from the dairy side of Dual Purpose Shorthorns.  He has an interesting pedigree that traces to some outstanding old Shorthorn cow families.  He was a bull that was safe to use on heifers.


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Scottshill Major Clark

Registr. # 3536807           Birth Date:   9/10/1963

     Sire:  LAFRAISE DUKE 3D     # MS79581 

     Dam:   LADY KIMBERLY    #  MS278298

 

Scottshill Major Clark was the Junior and Grand Champion bull at the 1965 All American Dairy Show.  He is the sire of Clark, Columbus, Thornwood Major, and Spiro.   Through his sons he has had a tremendous impact on the Shorthorn industry, especially Heritage Shorthorn.


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Smallflower Leader 2nd

Registr. # 3407739 Birth Date: 6/6/1968

Sire:  BUTTE LEE LEADER 2ND # CB415930

Dam: SMALLFLOWER CHERRY 3S # C532122

Smallflower Leader 2nd was a large polled bull (over 3000#) that was raised by W. J. Small & Sons of Canada. He was purchased by KABSU and John Teagardin. The Kansas State Beef Program used him in beef trials and he was used extensively by Leonard Bingham in his breeding program. Smallflower was a “rugged bull” that contrasted in both size and scale with most of the his contemporaries.

Spiro

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Registr. # 3534243              Born 1972

          Sire:     SCOTSHILL MAJOR CLARK    # 3536807

          Dam:    TOMAHAWK FAIR DUCHESS # 3560873

Spiro is a Graham Land & Livestock Co. bull that is a son of Scottshill Major Clark.  Spiro is the sire of such famous bulls as GX Spiro’s Plumber 528X and Mr. Minot.  He also sired two National Champion females.  Spiro’s nickname was Muscle Man because of his record setting rib eye measurements.  He was an extremely popular bull in his time and was used by a large number of Shorthorn breeders.

 

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Spruce Hill Image

Registr. # 3700761            Birth date:  09/05/1979

        Sire:    CROMELLAR IMAGE SEAL   # 3582862

        Dam:    OAK GROVE'S ROSETTE 5   # 3637869

 

Spruce Hill Image was a white bull that goes back to Canadian Image and Hillview Hobo on his sire’s side and Par Defender on his dam side.  He was a tall bull by most standards, but was a very popular bull for his time.  He is useful in a Dual Purpose Shorthorn breeding program to blend adequate size with other genetic characteristics.


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TCC Chinook

Registr. #3677870 Birth Date: 1/16/1976

Sire: GX Ridge Runner X 628 ASA #3642788

Dam: Thornwood Royal Teri ASA #354009

TCC Chinook sired a National Champion cow and has one of the best pedigrees in the Shorthorn breed. On the sire side he traces to Columbus and his dam, Thornwood Royal Teri, was a long lived productive cow that was the dam of many show winners including the famous Miss Springfield. Chinook a smooth correct bull that who was low maintenance and had a practical side beyond his prodigious production of show winning offspring.

 

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Tea for the Tillerman

Registr. # 3582798               Birth date:   07/23/1974

        Sire:    COLUMBUS   # 3540006

        Dam:    PRINCESS ELVA 4TH   # 3540015

 

Tea for the Tillerman, a Columbus son, was used successfully in the herds of several major USA Shorthorn breeders during the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, including the Woodside herd in Pennsylvania.  He was line bred with Scottshill Major Clark on both sides of his pedigree.  He was a large stretchy bull that “brought a lot to the table”.  He added size while maintaining milk and productivity.  

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TPS Coronet Catalyst 20th

Registr. # 3363904 Birth Date: 11/4/1967

Sire: TPS Coronet Catalyst ASA #3229853

Dam: CGF Nonpareil ASA #31229440

Cat 20 was a product of the Harold Thieman TPS herd in Missouri. Cat 20’s pedigree diverged from the Leader 21 sons that everyone was using at the time. From the picture of Cat the smooth muscling and thickness is quite apparent. Cat was lightly used in many herds during the early 70’s.

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TPS Coronet Leader 21st

Registr. # 3098353               Birth date:  10/15/1960

        Sire:    CORONET MAX LEADER   # 2887446

        Dam:    NONPAREIL LADY 163D   # 2906288

 

TPS Coronet Leader 21st was a large bull in a world dominated at the time by small (belt-buckle) cattle.  He was a stout and thick bull that has sired many famous Shorthorn sires such as Kinnaber Leader 6th and 9th.  His importance to the Shorthorn breed should not be underestimated.  American Breeders Service (ABS) promoted him as a changer bull that would bring the Shorthorn out of the wilderness of small cattle into the world of functional productive cattle.  Leader 21st lead that charge.


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TPS Coronet Leader 61st

Registr. # 3261776             Birth date:  02/26/1965

      Sire:    CORONET MAX LEADER   # 2887446

      Dam:    ROSEWOOD CORONITA 56TH  #3115123

 

TPS Leader 61st was half brother to Leader 21st, since Coronet Max Leader was their sire.  What sets him apart is that he is more of a linebred bull.  He was thick with adequate size.  He is not well known in the Shorthorn breed today but he has the potential, with proper matings, to propagate positive old Shorthorn genetics.

 

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Thornwood Major

Registr. # 3538036          Birth Date:   01/15/1970

       Sire:     SCOTTSHILL MAJOR CLARK    #3536807

       Dam:    THORNWOOD ROYAL DOT     # 297556

 

Thornwood Major is another Graham Land & Livestock bull that was used extensively in the 70’s.  He combined muscling with scale, as breeders tried to move beyond the “belt buckle” debacle.  Another important aspect was longevity.  His dam, Thornwood Royal Dot, was flushed at 16 years of age.  Cows with this ability are absent is today’s show-obsessed Shorthorns.

 

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Weston Trademark 3rd

Registr. # 3344634 Birth Date: 5/29/1967

Sire: TPS Coronet Leader 21st ASA #3098353

Dam: Augusta Preference ASA #2912978

Many consider Weston Trademark 3rd to be one of the finest Shorthorn bulls ever produced. He was from Dr. Martin Nold’s Weston herd in Osaka, South Dakota. He was used in a wide variety of Shorthorn herds in both the U. S. and Canada. He was affectionately known as “Fillet”. His offspring tended to be thick and deep in a balanced package.

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WEXVALE POLAR BAR PRINCE

Registr. #  3769061               Birth Date:   11/09/1983

     Sire:     MEADOWBROOK PRINCE 16TH    #3594057 

     Dam:    WEXVALE PRINCESS CASSIE      #3562446 

 

Polar Bar combines the best of Meadowbrook and Wexvale breeding.  His great grandam is Lakeside Princess 4th who was basically the foundationcow for the Wexvale herd of Michigan.  She was purchased at 6 weeks of age and her influence on the Wexvale herd was extensive.  His sire, Meadowbrook Prince 16th, had a long positive track record in the Meadowbrook herd and produced many outstanding offspring.  Polar Bar combines the best of true Dual Purpose Shorthorn breeding.