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.

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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. 


Meadowbrook Prince 16th

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Registr. # 3594057             Birth Date:  ?

          Sire:     Pride's Top Flight 3D   # P274165

          Dam:   Wexvale Pride's Princess  # x276124

Prince 16th comes from the popular Meadowbrook herd with his dam, Wexvale Pride’s Princess also the dam of Meadowbrook White Cloud 4th.  She was a large cow that was very complete.  Prince’s grand dam, Lakeside Princess 4th was probably the most influential cow in the famed Wexvale herd.


Merriwong Smuggler

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.

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Mollie’s Defender Adair

Registr. # 3668667            Birth Date:   07/03/1976

         Sire:    DEFENDER MAZENA ADAIR   #3668664

         Dam:     ECHO'S MOLLIE CHERRY   # 3668111

Mollie’s Defender Adair, nicknamed “Surge”, was Supreme Champion bull at the Polled Congress in the early 1980’s.  He sold for $18,500 which was a high price at the time.  He had large body mass with excellent muscling in a frame size that compliments the needs of today’s Shorthorn breeder.

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Nelco McLeod

Registr. # 3664994            11/22/1977

         Sire:   HILLTOP LANCER 457   #3573050

         Dam:   NELCO STELLA'S MISSIE 3rd   #3600522

Nelco Mcleod was a long bodied, well muscled bull who produced excellent females.  His dam, Nelco Stella’s Missie 3rd, embodied many of the traits today's Shorthorn breeders are trying to bring back.  She was large volumed with a very feminine look.