Eyton's Herd Book of Hereford Cattle, Volume 1

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Page 82 - Sovereign was the offspring of an own brother and sister, and acknowledged by the first judges to be the best bull ever bred in the County of Hereford; and the sire and grandsire of more prize cattle at Smithfield, and elsewhere, than any bull in the kingdom.
Page 7 - It does not appear that either of these propositions was ever accepted. In 1839 Mr. Price gave a public challenge to show twenty cows and a bull of his own breeding, against the same number of any one person's breeding, and of any breed — open to all England.
Page 1 - ... Allusion has already been made to the advanced position, as beef cattle, which the Herefords for many years occupied, compared with other breeds. The old breeders frequently gave challenges to show a certain number of cattle against an equal number of any other breed. Thus, Mr. Eyton mentions that " So confident does Mr. Tomkins appear to have been in the superiority of his stock, that he once drove twenty cows to Hereford, on the day of the agricultural show, and offered a hundred guineas to...
Page 2 - ... statements indicating the partiality of that gentleman for the grays, Mr. Eyton, in his account of Mr. Tomkins's herd, in the appendix to the first volume of the Herd Book, says the bull often referred to as the " Silver Bull,
Page 14 - Victoria obtained prizes as the best in-calf heifer at the meeting of the Royal Agricultural Society of England, at Southampton, in 1844 ; as the best cow in -milk at the Shrewsbury nueting in 1845, &c., &c.
Page 1 - Eytan thought that these two cows and their progeny were for a while crossed with the best selected herds in the neighborhood, but that during the latter part of Mr. Tomkins's life he used none but bulls bred by himself, and did not cross with any other stocks.
Page 6 - In the year 1812, he gave a challenge, to be decided at the Lichfield Agricultural Meeting, to show twenty of his cows in milk, against twenty long-horn cows, for 100 guineas, which was accepted by Mr.
Page 29 - ... Society's Show at Northampton, in July last ; and when a yearling he won the Cup at Tredegar and another at Leominster. The following is his pedigree, which we quote from "the Herd Book of Hereford Cattle, by TC Eyton, Esq.: -"SYMMETRY, MF, calved December 26, 1843, bred by Mr. Aston, by the Count (200), dam Bombazine, bred by Sir F. Lawley, by Young Woodman (12), g. dam by Wonder (135), gr. gd by Beighterton (90), gr. gr. gd by a bull of Mr. B. Tomkins. OLD SERIES.] x [No.
Page 43 - Jan. 1, 1850, at the Meeting of the Royal Agricultural Society, at Lewes, in 1852.
Page 34 - Price, by Pembridge (721,) dam by Prince Dangerous (362.) Silvester was sold to Mr. Kincey, Glanmahely Montgomeryshire.

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