The withdrawal of Alwent Goldbar from the Stirling Bull Sales means his elite genetics can now be made available to the widest possible cross-section of Charolais breeders and commercial beef producers.
"This bull is right at the top of the Charolais breed," says Cogent's beef specialist, Boomer Birch, who sourced him for the stud. "I'd seen his EBVs and knew they alone made him something special, but when I saw the bull himself I knew I had to pull out all the stops to acquire him for use in AI.
"Genetics like this do not come along very often, and Goldbar not only has figures that rank him in the top 1% of the Charolais breed, but he also has unbelievable physical appearance, is put together correctly in every way and has fantastic breed character," he says.
In addition to figures and form, Goldbar also has a sought-after pedigree, being a son of Blelack Digger and out of Alwent Daffodil, which comes from the same family as the record-breaking 70,000gns Barnsford Ferny.
"Goldbar is without doubt the best bull we have ever bred at Alwent Hall," said his breeder, Steven Nesbitt, who farms with his brother and father at Winston, near Darlington.
"His dam, Alwent Daffodil, is an easy fleshing animal with terrific growth, and when she scanned exceptionally well, we decided to flush her as a maiden heifer.