Mara Epic, pictured left at 2.5 years old at grass and right at 5 years old. This bull is real evidence of the Hereford's ability to grow, flesh and do on a grass-based diet. Epic is a son of FH Diamond ET. On the dam side, he has Blossom and Pansy cow family bloodlines. He was the first calf of Mara Blossom 26 who is still producing at the Mara. Without exception, he has proven himself as an easy calving bull - both on heifers and cows. He is the sire of Highhedges Blossom, winner at Oxford County & Thame and Bucks County shows in 2011, the winning pair of calves and HighHedges Blossom 6.13, Junior Female Champion at the National Show of Hereford Cattle 2014.
Herts County Show 2012, Hereford Male Champion
Lowergrove Fernando is a son of Mara Archer out of Mara Diadem P2, a big milking cow who produced 11 calves. He is the sire of our 2011 and 2012 autumn calves. He sired HighHedges Blosson 2-11, reserve Senior Female Champion at the National Show 2014. He is what you look for in a Hereford bull. - fertile - calves arrive unaided and hit the ground running - calm temperament, easy to handle - leg at each corner, looks strong, moves straight - puts width and backside into his calves - not forced, did on forage - well marked and a delicious ruby red colour
December 2011 - winter woollies
August 2011 - summer shirt sleeves
FH Diamond ET (by AI)
FH Diamond ET is the sire of Highhedges Diadem (ex Mara Diadem 26). FH Diamond ET won the Mardleybury Trophy in 2009 for the best stock bull (whilst at Mara Herefords); he sired the 2011 Breed Champion at the Herts County Show, Mrs Jackson's Mara Emerald and the 2011 Bucks County Show Breed Champion, Mara Excel, also owned and exhibited by Mrs Jackson of Sparkwood Herefords (http://www.sparkwoodherefords.co.uk/). The following link takes you to a photograph of him on the Mara Hereford website: http://maraherefords.co.uk/#/ft-diamond-et/4545455570
Badlingham Beefeater is the sire of Highhedges Kick On. Beefeater has excellent EBVs and a terminal index in the top 5% of the breed. Beefeater's parents were both successful in the show ring: his sire Hermitage Bruno had a great 2007, shown 5 times, including at the Royal and Three Counties, unbeaten in his class; his dam, Badlingham Blossom 96th was Female and Reserve Supreme Champion at Three Counties in 2005 and was Breed Champion at 3 shows. Her dam was the dam of Badlingham Boyce who was stock bull at the Mara. Beefeater was judged the Best Bull calf in the MEAHBA Herd Competition in 2009 and was 2nd at the National Hereford Show in 2011. Beefeater is now stock bull at Pulham Herefords having been bought at the AG Wright & Son (Farms) Ltd dispersal sale.