Sacombe Simmentals - Where Genetics Count!
Sacombe Simmentals Herd Sires

Continuing our passion at Sacombe for quality genetics, our sire selection process is based on some of the true greats of the breed.

We believe in selecting bulls which not only compliment our female genetic based, but will help create the type of cow for today’s market place.

A big believer in using estimated breeding values and DNA testing, we also look for power, length, locomotion and natural fleshing ability.

We currently have three herd sires along with an extensive store of semen.



Sire: Hockenhull Waterloo
Dam: Blackford Walnut

Blackford Hurricane 16 was purchased at the Stirling Bull Sales for 9000gns. A son of the 18,000gns Hockenhull Waterloo, Hurricane has a terrific pedigree to back up his looks being out of a great Kilbride Farm Strabane daughter. 

A bull with terrific presence, length and squareness, we can’t wait to see how he knits with the daughters of Clonagh World Class in particular.

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Blackford Hurricane 16



Sire: Dovefields Gallant
Dam: Sterling Delores Petra

At the time of purchasing Blackford Hurricane, we were also fortunate to purchase Sterling Haymaker 16. Haymaker has an outstanding pedigree being by Dovefields Gallant and with his full sister Sterling Petra’s Cairo already secured we will be looking for Haymaker to breed strong females. 

Haymaker notched up a string of red rosettes across the UK show circuit during the 2017 Summer show season including pairing up with his herd mate to be reserve for the Burke Trophy.


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Sire: Auroch Deuter
Dam: Langmose Gabi P

Purchased from Carsten Edrup’s renowned Langmose herd in a private deal, Ludvig has been introduced to cover a growing demand for polled bulls from the commercial producer.  

A super smooth, long, red bull, Ludvig is without doubt the easiest fleshed polled bull we have ever seen, and he has exceptional feed conversion and growth rates.

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Lanmose Ludvig P



Purchased in Stirling at the October 2016 sale for 9000gns having stood junior champion under judge Vikki Wood, Derrycallaghan Gambler joins the stock sire line up at Sacombe.

Bred by Messrs Stubbs and Burleigh, Northern Ireland, Gambler has a pedigree packed full of performance being that he is by Kilbride Farm Delboy and is out of the Popes Laird daughter, Corskie Vesna and his sister, Beauty, is the mother of a Stirling champion. He also carries a TPI of +84 and a SRI of +91. He was purchased to join the team due to him being incredibly correct and stylish and in the hope that he will knit well with World Class daughters.


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Derrycallaghan Gambler



  • Sire: Curahen Bandit
  • Dam: Islavale Tarka

Fagan carries a TPI of +90 and a SRI of +110, along with an eye muscle area of +4.3. He’s a well grown bull with great colour, character and correctness and will hopefully make a great addition to the herd for William and World Class daughters. His pedigree is packed with performance and being an outcross line for the Sacombe herd, we’re looking forward to seeing his progeny. 

Fagan was reserve junior champion at Stirling in October 2015 and was purchased for 11,000gns. 

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Islavale Fagan



Purchased in partnership with the Keeldrum herd, we're delighted to announce Wolfstar Flying Scotsman as our new junior herd sire in the Sacombe herd. 

Purchased for 17,000gns in Stirling in February, Scotsman is a son of Team Celtic and is out of the Starline Klassic daughter Wolfstar Tequilla. He carries a TSI of +76 and a SRI of +82, combined with phenomenal growth for his age, a fantastic top line and loin and depth throughout his second thigh.

He's an exciting prospect for the herd and we look forward to seeing how his progeny perform. 

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Wolfstar Flying Scotsman


  • Sire: Kilbride Farm Newry
  • Dam: Clonagh Posh Klowna

Purchased at the Clonagh Production Sale for €6600, World Class is a Kilbride Farm Newry son out of Clonagh Posh-Klowna, who is a daughter of Anatrim Jacob. He was purchased to add power to the herd and on purchase we were particularly impressed with his growth rate for his age, his correctness and power in his backend.

Having breed fantastically well for us, as well as held a glittering show career which included winning the coveted Burke Trophy, we were delighted to sell him back to his breeders Garrett and Lyndsey Behan where he will hopefully work out his days back on the Emerald Isle. 

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Clonagh World Class

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Clonagh World Class at the Royal Highland Show 2012


Burke Trophy 2012 Winners Perrywood Wispa and Clonagh World Class with Perrywood Diamond.


Daughter - Sacombe Dainty Bouquette (photographed at 7 months)



  • Sire: Sacombe Nijinsky N68
  • Dam: Sacombe Louise-Oma

Originally sold in Stirling to Ann and Tony Jukes for their Swallowhill herd, we decided to buy back a half share in this bull as we had huge success with his sire Nijisky and its unfortunate we don't have more of his daughters!

Swallowhill have their first calves hitting the ground now and we look forward to calving ours in the spring 2013.

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Sacombe Balmoral



  • Sire: Sowenna Womble
  • Dam: Sowenna Willow

Purchased privately in 2012, Class Act is the highest Simmental ever recorded through ABRI to date and currently boasts a TSI of +113 and a SRI of +109. He has been used selectively across both high and average figured females in the herd. His first calves hit the ground in early 2014 and we’re really pleased with them.




  • Sire: Popes Laird
  • Dam: Grangewood Sundial

Having stood second in his class, William was bought at the Perth Bull sales in Stirling for 11,000gns. He is a Popes Laird son and is out of the Blackford Falcon daughter Grangewood Sundial.

We first admired William at the Royal Show where he stood first in his class. He has a calving ease of +9.3, a terminal sire index of +61 and a self replacing index of +78.

He has proved himself as an incredibly consistent and successful herd sire and has left both females and males of an incredibly high standard. He has since been sold privately to Gerald Smith’s Drumsleed herd due to the large volume of daughters retained in the herd.

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Daughter Sacombe Carona-Kleeb – sold Leading Ladies Carlisle 2012 for 6200gns


Daughter Sacombe Cameo-Kleeb – prize winner on 2012 show circuit


Grangewood William


Son Sacombe Class Act 11 – for sale Stirling October 2012



  • Sire: Milnafua Keystone
  • Dam: Balmano Elegant

Supreme Champion Perth February 2004, Male and Reserve  Supreme RASE 2006.

He has stamped his progeny with character, length, flesh and style.


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Daughter, Sacombe Amy-Bouquette


Sacombe Bestman (by Glenturk Nomad) and sold for 7000gns Stirling Feb 2012 


Daughter,  Sacombe Bridget-Alfa



  • Sire: Sacombe Lancer
  • Dam: Sacombe Eugenie-Bouquette

His daughters have exceptional size, natural bone and power while remaining correct and are proving very fertile. His sons are full of natural flesh with great loins and back ends.

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Son, Sacombe Balmoral


Daughter, Sacombe Tabita-Bouquette




Sire: Hockenhull Marvel Dam: Sacombe Mame

Supreme Champion & Top Price Perth October 1990 – 100,000 straws of semen sold

Sacombe Wishful Thinking - "The Full Package"



Sire: Overhall Hivy Dam: Sage (Imp DE 74)

This bull is quite simply the cornerstone of British Simmental breeding.

Hockenhull Marvel "Sire of sires"

Semen available for UK 15 a straw and qualified for most countries including Canada and the USA (POA for outside UK)



Sire: Angora (Imp) Dam: Gabie (Imp)

Bred from one of the finest Simmental herds we have seen we imported him from France for our private use in 1995.

IMPORTANT (IMP F 95) - "Combining meat and milk"



Sire: Ballyholey Northwest Dam: Sacombe Mame

Supreme Champion RASE 1991 – His dam is the only cow in British Simmental history to breed a Royal show and Perth Supreme Champion.

SACOMBE SHAMUS - "A real cow breeder"

Semen available for UK 15 a straw and qualified for export in Europe (POA for outside UK)



Sire: Dirnanean Nugget Dam: Laube (Imp AT 80)

A result of the MOET program, Combining excellent bloodlines, Anchor has put width and muscle in to his progeny.

Semen available for UK 5 a straw and qualified for export in Europe and Dubai (POA for outside UK)


Sire: Ballyholey Grenadier (Imp) Dam: Ballyholey Helga (Imp)

Although never in the limelight himself, Northwest is the sire of a RASE interbreed champion and grand sire to many breed champions.

Semen available for UK 5 a straw and qualified for Europe (POA for outside UK)



Sire: Hockenhull Marvel Dam: Blackford Heidi

He left some superb youngstock behind after an accident cut short his working career.

BLACKFORD REGENT - "One of Marvels very best"



Sire: Brundish Lars Dam: Laube (Imp AT 80)

His progeny were of exceptional quality and highly sought after.

SACOMBE ROCHESTER - "A complete meat machine"



Sire: Camus Brandy Dam: Slievenagh Andrea

Combining power, performance and length this bull is simply fantastic in every way.

SACOMBE SHAMUS - "A real cow breeder"

Limited semen availability (POA)



Sire: Hockenhull Marvel Dam: Sacombe Patricia

This consistent breeder combines some of the herd;s very best bloodlines.

SACOMBE SHAMUS - "A real cow breeder"

Semen available for UK 5 a straw and qualified for Europe (POA for outside UK)



Sire: Fox (Imp ES 70) Dam: Furst (Imp ES 70)

A multiple winner in his day including the Royal Highland Interbreed.

SACOMBE ROCHESTER - "A complete meat machine"



Sire: Dirnanean Nugget Dam: Oakland Heather V4

Accord was purchased privately after a successful year in the show ring and left a legacy of outstanding females.

SACOMBE ROCHESTER - "A complete meat machine"



Sire: Agardsley Clinton Dam: Strathisla Mira 20th

Juno, purchased for his depth of breeding when Senior Champion at Perth, was joint senior herd sire for some six years and formed a perfect partnership with Milnafua Junior. Their daughters are the current mainstays of our herd and include many show winners.

SACOMBE ROCHESTER - "A complete meat machine"



Sire: Milnafua Diamond Dam: Milnafua Azalea

Bred in the renowned Milnafua herd, Junior was joint senior herd sire  together with Strathisla Juno. He has daughters working in herds in all  parts of the UK and has passed on that rare ability to stamp his mark  with great dominance.

SACOMBE ROCHESTER - "A complete meat machine"



Sire: Skerrington Legacy  Dam: Skerrington Carina 10th

Rajah stood junior champion at the Royal Highland Show in 2005 and although was purchased by a commercial producer in Perth that year, we have been fortunate to use him and are very impressed with his progeny. One of his daughters Perrywood Wispa took the calf championship at the South East Simmental Group calf show at Edenbridge and Oxted Show in 2008.

SACOMBE ROCHESTER - "A complete meat machine"



Sire: Rickardstown Jumbo (Imp IE 81) Dam: Ranfurly Kathy 2nd

Winner of numerous supreme championships.

Semen available for UK 5 a straw and qualified for most countries including Canada and the USA (POA for outside UK)


Sire: Salisbury Triumph Dam: Rosten Temptress 4th

Purchased due to his exceptional breeding, he has natural size and length in abundance.