Elite British Blue cattle genetics
Pedigree British Blue cattle - Norbreck Genetics is proud of its strength as a farmer among farmers. The desire to improve returns on beef cross calves from our commercial Holstein herd led us to quickly recognise the potential of the British Blue. As a result we now have an unrivalled depth of knowledge in pedigree British and Belgian Blue genetics and cross breeding.
Since the 1980’s we have operated as a valuable test centre for Belgian and British Blue AI sires monitored for suitability across dairy herds. Only the elite join our pedigree breeding programme - one reason why many of our bulls are accepted for AI breeding worldwide. We are proud to work with SEMEX UK to develop a strong commercial beef breeding programme.
With the liberation of the Belgian semen industry we developed an alliance with FABROCAsprl and now introduce new bulls that are ideal for the UK providing height, growth, excellent mobility and heavy muscling.
We are now seeing superb examples of British Blue bulls entering the arena. We are proud to supply some of the best British Blue genetics available for pedigree and commercial beef breeders.
At the RASE Show 2007, in recognition of his services to cattle breeding and genetics, Philip Halhead was presented with an award from the Council for Awards of the Royal Agricultural Societies. He became an Associate of the Society ARAgs and was presented with the award by Sophie, Countess of Wessex. Later the same year he won Farmers Weekly Young Farmer of the Year.
Breeding for the future
New bloodlines and new breeders are essential to ensure the British Blue breed flourishes. That is why we are keen to support British breeders – and actively encourage young breeders of the future.