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 a large number entered in the various classes.

The group were shown around some amazing Parthenais herds around Monaghan, Galway, Westmeath and Wexford.

James was well looked after and stayed on to visit more farms in the south. Our thanks to our hosts and members of the southern Irish Parthenais cattle society.

Read More

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.

Read More

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 Grange, Dalton by the Duerden family.

Dishes include a variety of succulent Parthenais meats, including Tomahawk, Rib Eye, Rump and Sirloin and our favourite, the Chateaubriand. They also offer more traditional smokehouse favourites, including Jerk Chicken, Pork Ribs and Wild Boar.

So, if you have been looking for a night to remember, then look no further than the new Steakhouse Restaurant and Bar at Chequers Hotel.

If you would like to make a reservation or find out more about our delicious dishes, get in touch today on 01229 462124.


Read More


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 fellow farmer have recently returned from Northern     Ireland having purchased 14 heifers and a bull between them.

This is all great news for the breed, the members and the society, with Parthenais herds opening up in new counties, and the society looks forward to welcoming the new breeders.

French Imports

Read More

Champion of Champions award winners announced

Replacement index award – Actualite, owned by Gerard Harney of Ardrahan. and her daughter Gerti

The 2016 RDS Champion of Champions Awards were presented in Dublin on 3 March to the best Irish cattle and sheep farmers from the 2015 show season.

Gerard Harney’s Parthenaise cow, Actualite, pictured above, was crowned the 2016 Replacement Index RDS Champion. The replacement index allows farmers to easily identify sires that will be suitable to breed replacement heifers. Due to the high cost of maintaining the suckler cow, it is essential to breed an efficient female, for cost-effective, sustainable, grass-based beef production systems.

Article taken from The Irish Farming Journal

Read More

Skipton Multi-Breed Beef Sale

Skipton Multi-breed Sale



Read More