Rubyjen Herd - Est 2009
Our daughter Jennifer has always had a keen interest in our Simmental herd from a young age, being very much involved in the breeding, training and showing of our cattle. For her 21st birthday we gave her a Marbelhill Liam sired maiden heifer, Towerhill Rubyjen. Rubyjen is a daughter of Towerhill Jenny and a granddaughter of Towerhill Samantha, the first female registered in the Towerhill herd and an obvious choice of foundation female for Jennifer's own herd.
So in 2009 with the birth of Axel, the Rubyjen herd was set up and got off to a great start. Axel was shown nine times, winning no less than eight red rosettes, including National Champion Weanling Bull, Celtic Sires Male Champion and Champion Weanling Bull at the Roscommon Premier Sale Nov '09. He was sold here at just 10mths of age to the Glenduff Herd of Val Cussen, Co. Limerick and is breeding successfully, producing lively calves, with great growth rates from birth.
Autumn 2010 Macs Wannamaker was purchased privately from Ger Fogarty, Co Tipperary as a yearling heifer. "Mac" was chosen for her exceptional bloodlines, which include the infamous Star Polly and Star Fanny, a great addition to the Rubyjen Herd. A modest herd of just three breeding females, but so far a successful one.
November '14 saw the purchase of Knockane Carmel Tom at the major reduction sale of John & Thresea Murphy's Knockane Herd, Co Waterford. Carmel Tom is a powerfull, correct & well grown Curaheen Vio daughter with the added bonus of being a daughter of Knockane Petal, herself a daughter of Ditchley Donna. Having seen Petal on a visit to the herd some years ago, I was impressed, Carmel Tom displays her mothers size, power and presence. Purchased incalf to Knockane Banjo, I look forward to seeing what this lady can do.
Rubyjen Captain Jack
Rubyjen Easy Peasy
Rubyjen Foxy Zoe
Rubyjen Fancy That Mac
Rubyjen Clara Miss Topsy