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Imported from Canada in 1997, Cruz 11F has proved to be an exceptional breeder for Netherton, leaving correct cattle with exceptional muscling ability, suiting the modern requirements for the beef industry. Breedplan figures show that Cruz and his sons and grandsons dominate the breed for retail beef yield and back fat with Cruz still being in the top 1% for both traits as well as the top 15% for growth. 
Cruz progeny have won numerous shows and have dominated Society sales. Famous sons include Netherton Eastern Cruz (Lockerley Hall), Netherton Fabulous Cruz (Netherton) and Rawburn Lord Ross (Rawburn).
His female lines are also proving successful with Netherton Lady Jane X13 Reserve Female Champion at the Royal Highland Show in 1999, Netherton Flora Y284 Royal Show Supreme Champion in 2002, and Netherton Fleur Y298 (pictured in progeny section) selling for a then record female price of £21,000 in 2004. 
Cruz has also left his mark at Fatstock shows. Progeny from Cruz and his sons include Black Betty (Native Heifer Champion Smithfield 2013), Guilty for Gucci (main picture) - Champion Native Winter Fair and Crossbred Native Champion Smithfield 2012), Smurf (Queens Trophy Winner Smithfield 2012 and in 2011 Native Calf Champion at Smithfield and English and Welsh Nationals), Upsy Daisy (Native Sired Champion Winter Fair 2011) and End of The Line (Purebred Champion at the 2011 Winter Fair and Smithfield).
Cruz is known as the muscle bull and he and his sons have bred a type with superior carcase qualities meaning progeny are still in great demand by both pedigree and commercial breeders. Cruz is a one deletion carrier of Myostatin.

Vendor: William McLaren

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HB No: 847963(CA)22

UK No: UK RA012100015

Semen Royalty: £48.00

Progeny: 1068

Available in N.I/I.O.M: No

Stored in N.I: No

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Progeny (click to view larger image)

Netherton Fleur Y284

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