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Mara Herefords

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Herd History & Sires in Pedigrees

The MARA was a continuation of the PRESTONE breeding herd started in1969 by Charles Mackaness for which Bob Borwick took on the management. The female nucleus for the Prestone Herd came from the Haven with the Patch's, Dowager's and Oyster Lass's propagating. In 1976 further lines were introduced from the Badlingham and Rowington herds, and later still from Geoffrey Thomas at Weston.

The stock bulls used at Prestone were a formidable combination.

WESTON TOPPER 
He was a bull of great width of hindquarter and hind leg placement combined with beautiful fleshing together with a pedigree full of Tarrington blood that fits so well with the herd blood lines.

BADLINGHAM BREWER 
He was Junior and Reserve Champion, East of England in 1978. He made history with his elder full brother at Kington in 1978 and Three Counties in 1979 by taking Reserve Supreme Champion to Broadley on both occasions. Broadly was very successful at Westwood for many years. Brewer went on to be Reserve Bull of the Year 1979 to Broadley again.

WENLOCK DUGGAN 
A sire of great size and quality and full of Tarrington blood who went on to be Runner Up Bull of the Year in 1981.  Duggan was a son of the impressive Wabash Allen 1X

BADLINGHAM BROADWAY BILL 
A bull of great length, bone, and ruggedness, who produced tremendous milky daughters.