Norbreck Genetics

Meeting the current and future needs of a global genetic market

Bull Power - Beef Semen
Dairy Genetics
Embryo Programmes

“Times like this we need each other – our team is here to support yours.”

“Times like this we need each other – our team is here to support yours.”

Meeting the current and future needs of a global genetic market

Bull Power - Beef Semen
Dairy Genetics
Embryo Programmes

LATEST NEWs

Add a little Polar to your dairy programme
30Jul

Add a little Polar to your dairy programme

The latest British Blue to join the Norbreck line up is Oak Tree Polar. This all white son of the

New Semex catalogue available now
04Jul

New Semex catalogue available now

The new Semex Beef catalogue has landed……take a look through now and let our team know your latest requirements to

School trip for Norbreck dairy calves
24Jun

School trip for Norbreck dairy calves

Having been involved with the hugely successful LEAF initiative, Face Time a Farmer, the Norbreck Farm dairy team decided to

Blues set new breed record in Carlisle at 30,000gns
18May

Blues set new breed record in Carlisle at 30,000gns

What a fantastic two days at the May sale of British Blues at H&H Carlisle, a sale truly cementing the

Bull power: Astrics JJ son joins the team
09Mar

Bull power: Astrics JJ son joins the team

Saturday’s Society sale at Shrewsbury saw an old favourite of the Norbreck team hit the headlines as Astrics JJ sired

New Blonde bull for Norbreck team
08Mar

New Blonde bull for Norbreck team

Its a change of colour for us this week as we have added to our sire line up with a

Norbreck Genetics supports MND foundation to the tune of £4000
18Feb

Norbreck Genetics supports MND foundation to the tune of £4000

Following the successful launch of the Doddie Weir inspired Norbreck Genetics hoodies last winter, the Norbreck team are delighted to

Norbreck Genetics hits the mark for Tesco Integrated Beef Scheme requirements
16Feb

Norbreck Genetics hits the mark for Tesco Integrated Beef Scheme requirements

The Norbreck Genetics and Semex Beef UK teams are pleased to announce that four bulls from their superior line up

Two new Aberdeen-Angus bulls join the line up
10Feb

Two new Aberdeen-Angus bulls join the line up

This week sees the addition of two new exciting Aberdeen-Angus sires to the Norbreck sire line up. Both with excellent

January Blues give cause for optimism
25Jan

January Blues give cause for optimism

Pedigree Blue sales have kicked off with great gusto this year with trade at Carlisle being strong, particularly for progeny

Riverlands Rarebit joins the Longhorn portfolio
21Dec

Riverlands Rarebit joins the Longhorn portfolio

Adding to a growing demand for Longhorn genetics, thanks to The Buitelaar Group having secured a market for Longhorn calves from

Five Blue bulls leave UK ahead of Brexit
10Dec

Five Blue bulls leave UK ahead of Brexit

This month sees the arrival of five British Blue bulls to the Semex Bull Stud in Hungary, representing a significant

Norbreck Genetics launches new clothing range alongside Doddie Weir foundation
30Nov

Norbreck Genetics launches new clothing range alongside Doddie Weir foundation

Leading beef and dairy genetics company, Norbreck Genetics, has teamed up with former Rugby Union player and Motor Neurone Disease

Norbreck Genetics present at The Semex International Distributors conference
10Nov

Norbreck Genetics present at The Semex International Distributors conference

This week see’s Norbreck Genetics’ director Philip Halhead present at The Semex International Distributors conference where he will be discussing

Bull Power: Borewell Elton V161
07Oct

Bull Power: Borewell Elton V161

Here’s the new Aberdeen-Angus lad to hit the block in the Norbreck portfolio; Borewell Elton V161. Having been greatly impressed

Bull Power: Pedro joins the Charolais line up
29Sep

Bull Power: Pedro joins the Charolais line up

A Charolais bull designed for the dairy sector, we’re pleased to announce the arrival of Millbridge Pedro to our Norbreck

Selecting the next generation
15Aug

Selecting the next generation

The importance of bull selection here at Norbreck Genetics is the most critical piece of a very complex jigsaw that

Bull Power: Strawberry Field Northstar
23Jul

Bull Power: Strawberry Field Northstar

Northstar is possibly one of the best British Blue bulls added to the stud in more than 25 years, comments

Bull Power: Easy calving Angus week
09Jul

Bull Power: Easy calving Angus week

We’ve brought you a run of new Blue bulls recently, so we thought it was time to focus on the

New Semex Beef catalogue launched
01Jul

New Semex Beef catalogue launched

This week sees the launch of Semex UK’s beef sires catalogue, featuring a fantastic line up of beef sires including

Bull Power: Tattoo
29Jun

Bull Power: Tattoo

Here’s a look at the new kid on the block at Norbreck Genetics – if you’re looking for phenomenal fleshing

Bull Power: Mercator
18Jun

Bull Power: Mercator

Here’s the next bull to hit the headlines at Norbreck Genetics, an exciting Belgian Blue bull, Mercator. If you’re looking

Bull Power: Greystone Noveltee
03Jun

Bull Power: Greystone Noveltee

There’s some excitement this week in the Norbreck team as we’ve had new images taken of one of our British

Bull Power: Black N Blue Monster Munch
03Apr

Bull Power: Black N Blue Monster Munch

In the first of our previews on new and exciting bulls to join the Norbreck portfolio, we take a look

Spotlight on Dairy: On farm with Sandy Valley
02Apr

Spotlight on Dairy: On farm with Sandy Valley

In the first of our Spotlight on Dairy features, we head to the States to take a look behind the

A day in the life of Norbreck Farm
20Mar

A day in the life of Norbreck Farm

With the world in mass confusion as to what the next few months hold for everybody’s daily life, day to

 New facility to boost research into animal and human health
19Mar

 New facility to boost research into animal and human health

Earlier this month, Phil Halhead attended the launch of a world-leading research facility that will provide unprecedented insights into livestock

Norbreck sired British Blues at the top of the Blue Genes sale 
09Mar

Norbreck sired British Blues at the top of the Blue Genes sale 

Norbreck Genetics were certainly to the fore at the Blue Genes sale at Shrewsbury Livestock Market on Saturday (7thMarch). Taking

Lancaster and Morecame and Agricultural and Horticultural scholarship in conjunction with Norbreck Genetics
12Feb

Lancaster and Morecame and Agricultural and Horticultural scholarship in conjunction with Norbreck Genetics

With more than £6000 available for successful applicants each year, the scholarship fund and brain child of Philip Halhead of

Open Farm Sunday
04Jul

Open Farm Sunday

The team at Norbreck Farm worked very hard in the weeks before Open Farm Sunday to prepare the Farm visit

Breeder of the month: Rhymil British Blues
08Feb

Breeder of the month: Rhymil British Blues

Rhys Millichap from Rhiwgarn fach farm,Tonyrefail,Rhondda Cynon Taf,Glamorgan farms with his parents and sister on their hill farm where they

A British Blue Bang!
29Jan

A British Blue Bang!

2018 started with a Bang for British Blues at the Special January Show & Sale Incorporating the ‘Blue Ladies Classic’

PROUD TO BE SUPPORTING THE FUTURE OF LANCASHIRE’S AGRICULTURAL SCENE!
05Jan

PROUD TO BE SUPPORTING THE FUTURE OF LANCASHIRE’S AGRICULTURAL SCENE!

Lancashire Holstein Young Breeders (HYB) have long been regarded as on of the greatest groups of young dairy enthusiasts.  Consistently

Norbreck hits Agrifest!
13Nov

Norbreck hits Agrifest!

Norbreck Genetics was one of many sponsors at this years event. We sponsored the Pedigree Aberdeen Angus Bull calf born

NORTH EAST BRITISH BLUE CLUB CALF SHOW- A GREAT DAY FOR NORBRECK
02Oct

NORTH EAST BRITISH BLUE CLUB CALF SHOW- A GREAT DAY FOR NORBRECK

A great day yesterday,  with the top awards going to cattle being sired from Norbreck. Taking Champion calf was Steven