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IMPORTANT NOTICE Following advice from the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine, we wish to inform breeders who intend to purchase Parthenaise cattle that only animals registered in an approved EU herd book are eligible for pedigree registration in the herd book of the British Parthenais Cattle Society. An approved pedigree herd book is […]

Farmers Weekly Article

In case you’ve not read your Farmers Weekly yet this week, I thought I’d let you know that the Parthenais Chairman, James Duerden has again got a fantastic article on the breed and his herd. https://www.fwi.co.uk/livestock/beef/why-one-farmer-switched-to-parthenaise-beef-breed Farmer Weekly

Black Dyke Parthenais

4 month old calves from the Black Dyke herd (Gill and Miles Bentham). Percy, sired by Cambridge.   Popeye, sired by Garfield.


RICKERSCOTE OSMOND 28/02/18 Young Bull with a fantastic nature available from Dan Ingham. Not been pushed and out of a heifer. Contact Dan Ingham, 07837 168 903 https://www.parthenais.co.uk/home/sales-stationery/livestock-for-sale/rickerscote-osmond/

Killerwick Lancelot

Killerwick Lancelot was on display at Beef Expo, semen is available now. Please contact James Duerden (07423457444), if you’re interested in placing an order. easy calving double muscled rapid growth rates brilliant temperament

British Beef Expo 2019

Fantastic to see so many people taking interest in the Society stand at The British Beef Expo 2019, this is a breed that should not be over looked! If you’re looking at changing breeds because of recent events in the British cattle industry why not pick the Parthenais. Easy calving, high killing out percentages, fast […]

Tullamore Show 12th August 2018

James Duerden was invited over to judge the Irish Parthenais cattle at the Tullamore Show on the 12th August. Members Paul Webber and Nathan Janes met up with James. They were all made very welcome by the Irish Parthenais Cattle Society. James had his work cut out judging some excellent cattle forward, as there was […]

Killerwick Lancelot Semen available

Semen is now available from exciting new bull Killerwick Lancelot. Straws have already been sold into the United States. Please contact James Duerden 07423 457444 for enquiries.

Cumbrian Steakhouse offering only Parthenais-sired beef..

The Duerden family have teamed up with “The Steakhouse”, Dalton in Furness! The new restaurant will be showcasing a spectacular and rare type of beef, the Parthenais. One of Furness’s best kept secrets; a rare breed of beef cattle expertly and lovingly reared less than one mile from the Steakhouse, on the rolling green pastures at Killerwick […]


To keep up with the demand for the Parthenais James Duerden from Ulverston, Cumbria (Killerwick herd) went to France earlier in the year and selected nine maiden heifers for customers.  Of the nine heifers six have gone to form two new herds at Stoke-on-Trent and Oswestry. Member Paul Webber from Somerset (Portmead herd) and a […]