Semen Store

In 2016 the Shetland Cattle Herd Book Society, in collaboration with Scawfell Genetics, Cumbria, launched its semen store and semen bank.

Semen is currently available from eleven registered Shetland bulls.

Semen is available for domestic use at £10 per straw + VAT, plus shipping. Semen is available for export at £15 per straw, plus shipping. Enquiries should be made to semenstoreschbs@aol.co.uk.

To check whether a bull is suitable for the chosen cows a mating projection between the bull and an individual cow can be done under the Pedigree Search tab on the Home Page. The Breeding Compatibility check will give the COI (Coefficients of Inbreeding) of the calf resulting from that mating. Ideally a breeder would be looking for a low COI in the calf as this shows that the parents do not share too many ancestors and the calf has a spread of genetics. If you are in doubt or would like advice please email semenstoreschbs@aol.co.uk.

When looking at the bull photos, take note of the age of the bull. Shetland bulls can still be growing at seven years old so keep in mind that the younger bulls in the semen bank have not reached maturity, though sexual maturity is achieved early.

All of the bulls are either still alive, or were until recently, so information about them is readily available. Please email the semen store if interested in knowing more about them. 

Pedigree Certificates are kindly provided by the Shetland Cattle Breeders Association.

Bulls Available

St Trinians Agamemnon

Straws are available for export and for domestic use.

Agamemnon was born on 12/4/2011. He was deceased on 16/2/2017. He was a mainly black bull with symmetrical curved horns. He was of medium to small frame and of a neat, compact appearance with a good head. He was born in Scotland. He is from the Glebe bull line.

The bull in the adjacent pen in the photos is Trondra Arrow, also in the Semen Store.

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St Trinians Agamemnon
St Trinians Agamemnon
St Trinians Agamemnon
St Trinians Agamemnon

North House Victor

Straws are available for domestic use only.

Victor was born on 4/7/2013 and deceased on 13/1/2017. He was a black and white bull. His semen is in the highest category for fertility. His first calves were born in 2017. He was a square, medium-sized bull, with curved horns. He was docile and easily managed. He was born in Shetland. He is from the Glebe bull line.

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North House Victor
North House Victor
North House Victor
North House Victor

Hengae Fearsome

Straws are available for export and for domestic use.

Fearsome was born 16/10/2005 and deceased on 11/11/2008. He was a mainly black bull of medium size with curved horns and black feet. He was born in England. The semen collection was funded by RBST and carried out in 2008. He is from the Knocknagael bull line.

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Hengae Fearsome
Hengae Fearsome

Renwick Renoir

Straws are available for domestic use and will shortly be available for export.

Renoir was born on 21/6/2014. He is dark grey, mottled with white. He has black feet and curved white horns. He will be a large bull when adult. He is upright with a straight, square frame, good length and good head. He is an exceptionally placid and easy-going bull. His first crop of calves were born in 2017. He was born in Scotland. He is from the Glebe bull line.

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Renwick Renoir
Renwick Renoir
Renwick Renoir
Renwick Renoir

St Trinians Balou

Straws are available for export and domestic use.

Balou is a mature bull, born 14/3/2007. He is an unusual black brindle with fine black stripes over a red background. He is a large, tall, heavy bull with straight back and good length. He has been dehorned but his progeny have small, neatly-curved horns. He is an exceptionally quiet and easily-managed bull. He was born in England. He is from the Araclett bull line.

Balou has left a large number of progeny and he is still breeding. His semen is on restricted sale for domestic UK use for the immediate future.

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St Trinians Balou
St Trinians Balou
St Trinians Balou
St Trinians Balou

North House Frosty

Straws are available for domestic use only.

Frosty was born on 21/3/2013 and was deceased on 24/8/2016. He was a 50-50 grey and white bull. He was of medium size, with curved horns. His first calves were born in 2016. He was born in Shetland. He is from the Glebe bull line.

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Ocraquoy Haldor

Straws are available for export and for domestic use.

Haldor is a dun bull, born on 31/3/2014. His first crop of calves was born in 2016. He stands straight and square on a good frame, with a good head. He has a relaxed and laid-back temperament. He was born in Shetland. He is from the Glebe bull line.

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Ocraquoy Haldor
Ocraquoy Haldor
Ocraquoy Haldor
Ocraquoy Haldor

Collafirth Viking

Straws are available for export and for domestic use.

Viking was born on 29/3/2010 and deceased on 24/8/2016. He was silver grey with black feet. He was a stocky, heavy bull, not tall. He had a placid, laid-back temperament. He was born in Shetland. His dam is still alive at 21 and has had 16 calves so there is longevity in his genetics. He is from the Glebe bull line.

He was 2.5 y.o. and 4 y.o. at the time of the photos. 

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Collafirth Viking
Collafirth Viking
Collafirth Viking
Collafirth Viking

Trondra Arrow

Straws are available for domestic use only.

Arrow is a mature black and white bull, born on 19/4/2009. He is a strong, big-barrelled bull of medium height with a good head. He has a particularly placid temperament. He was born in Shetland. He is from the Knocknagael bull line.

Photos were taken, clockwise, at 7 y.o., 2 y.o, 4 y.o. and 3 y.o.

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Trondra Arrow
Trondra Arrow
Trondra Arrow
Trondra Arrow

Randolph Fergus

Straws are available for EU and for domestic use.

Fergus was a black and white bull, born on 20/1/2007, deceased on 15/5/2013. He was a medium-sized bull with black feet. He had an excellent temperament. He was born in England. The semen collection was funded by RBST and carried out in 2013. He is from the Knocknagael bull line.

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Randolph Fergus
Randolph Fergus
Randolph Fergus
Randolph Fergus

Boquhapple Kelvingrove

Straws are available for export and for domestic use.

Kelvingrove was born on 24/9/2009 and deceased on 17/7/2017. He was a dark red with black around his head and neck. He was unusual in that there were no red animals in his recorded ancestry. He was a large straight bull with a very placid temperament. He was born in Scotland. He was from the Knocknagael bull line.

Kelvingrove has left a large number of progeny. His semen is on restricted sale for domestic UK use for the immediate future.

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Boquhapple Kelvingrove
Boquhapple Kelvingrove
Boquhapple Kelvingrove
Boquhapple Kelvingrove