Avon was purchased privately from the Haltcliffe herd of Matt and Craig Ridley. She is a very muscular cow and has great breed characteristics and has turned out to be a very consistent breeding cow. She is the dam of Claragh Franco who sold to the Norman pedigree herd for 24,000gns in carlisle after attaining Junior Champion. Franco's first progeny have since sold to 32,000gns. Other notable sons include Claragh Fantastic, sold for 11,500gns, as well as many other quality sons and the first daughter sold on the public market Claragh Layla sold for 18,000gns.
She had bred numerous show winners including Claragh Heidi, Champion at NI Junior Heifer Championship in 2013 and Claragh Lily, Junior Champion NI Pedigree Calf Fair 2015, Overall Champion NI Limousin Calf Show 2016 and Reserve Supreme Champion Limousin & Junior Interbreed Champions of Champions Balmoral 2016 as well as Junior Champion 45th Anniversary National Limousin Show 2016.
We have a variety of embryos frozen from Avon as well as in calf recipient heifers. She is flushed regualrly with the most recent in December 2016, with embryo calves on the ground off Ampertaine Gigolo, Cloughhead Lord and Broadmeadows Cannon. Our next embryos from avon are due in May'17 and she will be flushed again in May.