Mandalong Super Elephant
Registr. # 3610693 Birth Date: 11/09/1970
Sire: ALICE DOWNS KNIGHTLY 28TH #A671525
Dam: MANDALONG MADGE 2ND # A632477
Mandalong Super Elephant was the Supreme Champion Polled Shorthorn Bull at the 1973 Sydney Royal Easter Show--Australia’s most prestigious Shorthorn Show. His mature weight was 2735# so he was quite a large bull. He was used extensively in both the USA and Canada during the 70’s. His pedigree in many ways complements that of Mandalong Super Flag. Several Super Elephant sons were used as herd sires in Canada and the USA.
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.
Registr. # 3734473 Birth Date: 1/13/1981
Sire: Crestdale Super Flag 14G #3734473
Dam: Hwellen Riverhurst Lass 73 C626296
Manitoba Sunrise’s sire, Crestdale Super Flag, was the Grand Champion Beef Shorthorn Bull at the World Shorthorn Congress in Calgary, Manitoba in 1980. He had previously sold for $41,500. Manitoba Sunrise was bred by William Acheson of Somerset, Manitoba. He was sold to Lynn Ewald, Fair Acres Stock Farm, Waldorf, Minnesota. Manitoba Sunrise had a successful show career and has sired some excellent offspring that have very successful in their own right.
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
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.
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.
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.
Registr. # 3582796 Birth Date: 7/17/1974
Sire: Spiro ASA #3534243
Dam: Miss Springfield ASA #3540014
Mr. Minot was another Graham Land Livestock bull. His sire, Spiro, was famous for his award winning ribeye measurements while his dam, Miss Springfield was National Champion heifer. He had a weaning weight of 757# and sold for $7000 at the Graham’s dispersal sale in 1975. He was purchased and then promoted by Clarence John & Sons of Cottonwood, Minnesota. Mr. Minot was a true Dual Purpose bull.
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.
Nodak King’s Tradition
Registr. # 3564969 Birth Date: 1/5/1970
Sire: King Roan Beauty ASA #309969
Dam: NodaK Countess Trudy ASA #295222
Nodak’s Kinkg Tradition from the Schlekewy Milking Shorthorn herd in North Dakota. He was purchased by Carvin & Gerald Guy of Velden, South Dakota who owned the Hilltop Ranch. Nodak’s King ’s Tradition went on to sire 2 National Champion bulls, one being Hilltop Lanncer 457. He also sired one National Champion Cow. Nodak’s King Tradition was a very popular bull in the Shorthorn breed in the early 70’s. His daughters were robust with a lot of depth.