A promising young Simmental bull that will transmit breed-leading maternal traits alongside excellent growth rates and carcass conformation has been added to the Cogent Signature Beef portfolio.
Popes Barclay 10 is a son of the 2010 Perth senior champion, Banwy Wonderboy and descends from the successful Nelly line in the Lancashire-based Popes herd.
The combination of high EBVs for growth and carcass traits combined with exceptional maternal qualities, earn him one of the highest SRI’s of the breed at +84.
Combining an outstanding maternal calving ease score with high milk production (top 10%), Barclay daughters will go on to make exceptional suckler cows with all of the traits required in a maternal line, comments Cogent beef specialist Boomer Birch. “His breeding and back pedigree also attracted us to this bull, as his mother is an exceptional cow, while his father is breeding super consistency in the Popes herd.”