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Nova Scotia, and the other, Laird o' Benton 1895, from Blooming Heather 2nd, to the Marquis of Londonderry for crossing purposes. The calves are allowed to suckle their dams, but are kept in a covered yard during summer, their dams being brought into them morning, noon, and night for a time, and afterwards night and morning. The heifers are put to the bull when about fifteen months old, and having been well kept are strong and well-matured. Mr Stephenson has allowed his neighbours the use of his bulls, and the result of the cross of the polled bulls on the ordinary cows of the district is very flattering to the polled breed. As a rule the cows in the district lack flesh, being kept principally for milk, and the polled bull not only gives this, but what is more noticeable, he is very impressive as to colour. A great proportion of the calves come black or nearly so, and seem to have many of the good characteristics of the polled breed, being full of flesh or muscle, and giving promise of being grand butchers' cattle. Beechwood.—A very fine herd has been collected by Mr W. B. Greenfield of Beechwood, Dunstable, Bedfordshire. It was commenced in 1880 by purchases at the Glamis sale. On that occasion six animals were procured, five females from the Earl of Airlie and a bull from the Earl of Strathmore. The females comprised Rose of Guynd 2nd 2599 and her daughters, Gay Lass 3511, by Gainsborough 3rd 598, and Griselda 3877, by Timour 3rd 1287, the last-named having been the highest-priced animal at the sale (70 guineas). Rose of Guynd 2nd is a good milker, a splendid breeder, and since she went to Beechwood has produced Gay Lass 2nd 4723, the winner of the third prize as a calf at Peterborough in 1881, an animal of rare quality and style. Gay Lass 3511 is a strong, big, heavily-fleshed cow. Her last two calves were both heifers. Griselda is a beautiful specimen of a polled cow, with nice feminine head and splendid back and hind

quarters. She was the first-prize cow at Peterborough,
and is an excellent breeder, her two calves being beauties,
Another purchase from Lord Airlie was Manilla 4189 of
The Thorn Flora family. Escape 3879, a strong, healthy
cow and a deep milker, also came from Lord Airlie. The
bull bought from Lord Strathmore was Bombastes 1548,
from Beauty of Garline 1247, and after Neptune 1152.
The first-prize yearling at Kilburn, he won in 1881 the prize
of £20, presented by the Marquis of Huntly for the best
bull of any age at Peterborough. He has been used as
stock sire with success, his calves of this year being very
promising. At the Marquis of Huntly's dispersion in 1881
some important additions were made. Mr Greenfield then
secured the finest animal offered at that important sale in
Vine 9th 3256 of the Daisy branch of the Queen tribe.
She was the highest-priced yearling at the Tillyfour sale
in 1878, and cost 115 guineas at Aboyne. A half-sister
to the celebrated cow Dora 1280, she is an animal of
beautiful symmetry aud quality. At Aboyne, Mary 2nd
3851, of the Westertown Victoria family, and the grand
breeding cow Daylight 1478, of the Rothiemay Georgina
family, were obtained. The next additions were made at
Mr Hannay's sale in 1881. They comprised Jinnes Gay
3771, a half-sister of the champion cow Innes 1934;
Kilmeny 2nd 4780, of the Matilda branch of the Queen
tribe; Challenge 4542 after Challenger 1260; the lovely
heifer calf Benefit 2nd 5016, of the Montbletton Mayflower
family, being out of the Highland Society's first-prize cow
Blackbird of Corskie 2nd 3024 and Susanne 3rd of the
Westertown Rose family, also a very handsome animal.
Mr Greenfield has been very fortunate with his highly-bred
herd, and the calves and heifers bred by him give promise
of future excellence.
Bradley Hall.—While visiting Mr Stephenson's farm
last autumn, Mr O. C. Wallis, Bradley Hall, was much
struck with the polled cattle, and resolved to go into the

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