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20
Jul
2016
HOT HOT HOT AT THE ROYAL WELSH
Popes Princess CleoPopes Princess Cleo

Another fantastic day at the Royal Welsh, Popes Princess Cleo winning female and overall breed champion and Popes Fearless 14 winning male champion. Then going on to win reserve interbreed champion with our star!

Rounding of a great show with the Interbreed Pairs 

 

Thank you to everyone that helped it was a fantastic show of Simmental

20
Jul
2016
POPES TAKE PAIRS INTERBREED AT RWAS 12016
Hannah and PairsHannah and Pairs

Delighted to have taken the Pairs Interbreed at RWAS 16

20
Jun
2016
Princess Cleo takes Reserve Champion at National Show
Popes Princess CleoPopes Princess Cleo

Popes Princess Cleo, took the Reserve Champion Overall Champion at The English National Show held at The Three Counties recently. 

08
Dec
2014
A SUCCESSFUL PRIME SHOW SEASON AFTER A QUIET SUMMER
Semex Pairs AgriexpoSemex Pairs Agriexpo Semex Pairs AgriexpoHannah collecting the rosette for the Male ChampionshipJudging time

After taking the decision to have a year off the summer curcuit, the Popes calves have done very well at this year's Winter primestock Shows. The team took the Semex pair Competition at Agriexpo in CArlisle and won the Male Champion and Reserve at The English Winter Fair at Stafford. 

15
Sep
2014
2014 Progeny Looking Good
By Kilbride Farm ComberBy Kilbride Farm Comber By Kilbride Farm ComberBy Atlow AwesomeBy Banwy T RexBy Popes Barclay

Our stock bulls KIlbride Farm Comber, Banwy T Rex, Atlow Awesome and Popes Barclay are producing the goods....very pleased with this years progeny.

28
Aug
2014
MIDLAND HERD COMPETITION

MIDLANDS CLUB HERD COMPETITION. 
Not a bad day at the office!!!
1st Stock Bull with Kilbride Farm Comber
1st In Calf Heifer
1st Cow family with the Nelly Family
1st Best Calf at Foot
1st Medium Herd 
OVERALL CHAMPION HERD

19
Feb
2014
POPES BUY SKERRINGTON RHONA 21ST
Skerrington Rhona 21stSkerrington Rhona 21st

Popes purchase the renowned dam and show champion Skerrington Rhona 21st.
2012 Royal Highland Show Champion and Reserve Interbreed Champion purchased for
4800 gns from William Young Skerrington at Stirling .spring sale

02
Nov
2013
Thumbs Up at Roscommon
Jimmy & Vikki at RoscommonJimmy & Vikki at Roscommon Jimmy & Vikki at RoscommonClonguish EmpressClonguish Diamond

We are delighted to have bought two heifers at the recent Roscommon Sale

Clonguish Diamond  Junior Champion and purchased for 10000 Euros
 
Clonguish Empress  Weanling Champion and purchased for 10600 Euros

12
Sep
2013
PRINCESS CLEO FINISHES SEASON AN A HIGH
Popes Princess Cleo doing what she deos best!Popes Princess Cleo doing what she deos best!

Popes had a great dy at Westmorland Show when Popes Princess Cleo took the Breed Championship with Popes Nelly Dazzler taking the Reserve Championship ticket.  Cleo then went on to be Reserve Interbreed Champion.

Cleo was following up on another great day at Garstang Show when she also took the breed Championship and overall Interbreed Champion.

25
Feb
2013
SEMEN BEING COLLECTED FROM KILBRIDE COMBER
Kilbride Farm ComberKilbride Farm Comber Kilbride Farm ComberJImmy Vikki Hannah & Harry Wood with breeder Michael RobsonHarry & Hannah getting to know their new charge!

Semen is now being collected from Kilbride Farm Comber.
Comber  was purchase from W. H. Robson & Son last years for 20,000gns, when he was  Overall Champion  Stirling Bull Sale. He is by the famous Cairnview Snazzy.

Details will be availalbe shortly.
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25
Feb
2013
SEMEN NOW AVAILABLE FROM WONDERBOY
2010 Senior Champion at Stirling Sales2010 Senior Champion at Stirling Sales

Semen is now available directly from www.cogentuk.com Sexed semen also available.

Full pedigree and figures of Banwy Wonderboy available on our Herd Page.

24
Apr
2012
First son of Banwy Wonderboy out of the famous "Nelly" line sold to Cogent
POPES BARCLAY 10POPES BARCLAY 10 POPES BARCLAY 10POPES BARCLAY 10POPES BARCLAY DAM- POPES NELLY 2NDBANWY WONDERBOY CHAMPION PERTH 2010

Popes Barclay 10 has joined the Cogent stud in Cheshire and is being marketed as "the complete package "

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PRESS RELEASE FROM COGENT

Cogent acquires ‘complete-package’ Simmental bull
An exceptional young Simmental bull that will transmit breed-leading maternal traits alongside excellent growth rates and carcase conformation has been added to the Cogent Signature Beef portfolio.
The bull, 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 (Estimated Breeding Values) for growth and carcase traits combined with exceptional maternal qualities earn him one of the highest Self Replacing Indexes* 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.
A top 10% direct calving ease figure is a further important feature of the bull’s index, while breed-average birth weights do not stop his progeny going on to achieve high 400 days weights.
“We’re delighted to have acquired such a ‘complete package’ sire, with both the looks and the figures,” says Boomer Birch, Cogent’s beef specialist. “The moment I saw him I knew he was right for the Cogent stud. His stunning breed characteristics are complemented by exceptional conformation and strength to his loin. 
“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.”
Barclay’s breeders, Jimmy and Vikki Wood added: “Barclay is the first son of the exceptional bull, Wonderboy, to enter AI, while his dam is a direct descendant of the original, foundation Nelly to enter our herd. The Nellys are the most prolific family at Popes, breeding consistently and producing show winners across the country. Barclay’s dam is now 10 years old and continues to produce top quality calves year after year.”
For more information contact beef sales manager, Gareth Scott on 07584 683362, gareth.scott@cogentuk.com or beef specialist, Boomer Birch on 07901 914160 boomer.birch@cogentuk.com.