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Quality & Health

Quality & Health

We aim to further increase the quality of our herd, looking to breed a heifer which is sizable and milky enough to go into a pedigree or crossbreed herd and produce a calf which will grade R3L and above.

Calves born off Klondike Power Play (Royal Highland Show Junior Male Champion 2009)and are now showing great potential for the future and have been much admired for their correctness, style and confirmation -traits that are now emerging in the younger herd

Our nucleus herd was established with cows from the W J & CSR Christie, Lochdochart and Duncan Maxwell , Blairvockie.  This has been built upon with the purchase of Barleas Kansas (Son of Barack Obama sold for !0,000 GNS at Castle Douglas) and in 2015 Blackcraig Volume a  


Premier Cattle Health

Ballavair Galloways are part of the SAC Premier Cattle Health Scheme and are tested for:

  • BVD
  • Johnes
  • TB
  • Testing for - IBR & Lepto at cutomers request

Johnes

Ballavair are proud to have achieved the lowest risk level status for Johnnes -'Level 1' in January 2015. All animals have tested negative.

BVD - Tissue Sampling

  • Ballavair Galloway is an Accredited BVD Free Herd
  • Member of Isle of Man Government  - BVD Control Strategy
  • From 2013 all calves born will be 'Tissue Sampled' for BVD

TB Information

The Isle of Man eradicated Brucellosis and TB in the seventies and achieved TB Free Status in 2015.

All imports are required to provide veterinary certification of freedom from disease and pass post import tests in bluetongue and TB.