Mandalong Super Flag
Registr. # 3521872 Birth date: 10/02/1971
Sire: ALICE DOWNS SUPREME 27TH # A6701524
Dam: MANDALONG ROANY 20TH # A681486
Mandalong Super Flag was probably the greatest bull ever to migrate to Canada from Australia. His influence on Canadian Shorthorn genetics is unparalleled and is demonstrated by how many Canadian Shorthorns have Flag multiple times in their pedigrees. He was purchased as a 8 month old calf by Dr. G. Carter of Alberta, Canada from Mr. Rick Pisaturo who owned Mandalong Stud in Australia. As a two year old Flag was shown at The National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado where he was named Supreme Champion Shorthorn—an accomplishment no other foreign bull has ever had. Because of his size, smoothness, and the quality of his offspring he was a game changer in North American Shorthorn genetics. He was a bull ahead of his time. Recently (December, 2016) we had a chance to spend 2 days with Rick Pisaturo. It was fascinating to listen to him describe the evolvement of Shorthorns in Australia and how he developed Mandalong Shorthorns. Talk about a history lesson. He is still “sharp as a tack” at 94.
Meadowbrook Chieftain 9th
Registr. ASA# 3540863 AMSS# 329245
Birth date: 09/01/1966
Sire: MEADOWBROOK PREMIER 3D # M307974
Dam: MEADOWBROOK LASSIE 3D # M182291
Meadowbrook Chieftain 9th daughters were extremely popular in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s because of their quality udders and milking ability. His dam, Meadowbrook Lassie 3D was the prototypical Shorthorn cow. The Clarence Forgey Meadowbrook herd was truly Dual Purpose with some Meadowbrook steers winning carcass championships in Indiana. A search of native Shorthorn pedigrees will quickly show the influence of Chieftain 9th.
Registr. # 3533466 Birth date: 08/21/1971
Sire: EVERGREEN GERNER # C426389
Dam: MAPLEVILLE WILD MIMOSA 2 # C515047
Melbros Stronghold, otherwise known as “Champagne”, was a Certified Meat Sire and Sire of the Year in Shorthorns. His offspring won National Championships in the showing and in carcass contests. He was the most complete accepted Dual Purpose bull in the breed during the early 1970’s. His daughters were very thick and fleshy. He was used extensively in the Windholme herd in Virginia.
Registr. # 3522502 Birth date: 09/15/1971
Sire: MERIWONG OXLEY # A6703284
Dam: MERIWONG BEATRICE # A6702551
American Breeders Service (ABS) imported Merriwong Smuggler from Australia for semen sales. The Merriwong herd in Australia was very well known and some of their Shorthorns were used in the foundation of the Mandalong Shorthorn herd. Smuggler was not a large bull but he was balanced. His pedigree dovetails with many of the better Australian genetics of the time.
Pleasant Dawn Seal 2nd
Registr. # 3358731 Birth date: 05/01/1961
Sire: HI WAY ROYAL OAK # 2893468
Dam: PLEASANT DAWN PRINCESS # C448410
Pleasant Dawn Seal 2nd was bred by Lloyd Hatch of Manitoba Canada. The Hatch herd was undoubtedly one of the best Shorthorn cow herds in all of Canada for many years. Seal 2nd was leased for many years to American Breeders Service (ABS). He was so popular as a sire that there is almost no semen left on him. His daughters were tremendous brood cows.