Tweenhills Farm and Stud has added a different type of sire to its roster in the shape of Mosshall Red Hero, a prize Aberdeen Angus bull, with the operation set to sell the much-loved meat to the public in the near future.
The farm’s herd of Red and Black Aberdeen Angus cattle has grown from 16 cows in 2012 to around 150, after the creation of a pedigree herd to run alongside the commercial cows.
Farm manager Werner Aucamp and Tweenhills boss David Redvers have both been busy sourcing bulls and heifers as foundation females. Mosshall Red Hero, not surprisingly, comes from a fine female line.
Whether or not the new addition can compete with resident stallions Hot Streak, Havana Gold and Harbour Watch remains to be seen.
He will also have to go some to match Charm Spirit, the triple Group 1 winner standing this season at the Aga Khan Studs after retiring to Tweenhills, whose first foals were born this year.
Charm Spirit’s initial crop includes the first foal out of Listed winner Valonia, owned by Qatar Bloodstock, and David Redvers said: “This youngster is a real credit to both her sire and dam. Charm Spirit’s first foals are proving every bit as good as we expected. I am sure breeders will be delighted.”