The herd comprises of over 200 cows and breeding heifers, many of whom are already producing the next generation of champions.
Herd history (when was it established and with what lines):
The Gigginstown House Angus Herd was established in 1997. Our policy is to develop an elite pedigree herd by investing in the very best genetics. We started with champions from Edmonton and Regina Shows as well as the top herds in Western Canada. To these we have added the best genetics in Ireland and Britain.
General breeding philosophy and headline genetics used:
Our policy of breeding quality led to our purchase of the best available head sires. Our champion bulls were imported from Canada and Perth champions were brought from Scotland. They together with our other herd sires have bred high quality males and females for elite pedigree and commercial herds in Ireland and the UK.
Current stock sires used:
- Idvies Euxand
- Friarstown Lord Big
- Cashelane Marty
- Gigginstown House Vagabond
- Tara Bobbie
- Friarstown Empire
Major show and sale successes:
The Gigginstown herd has enjoyed considerable show ring success including Spring Show Champion, National Show Champion as well as success at Tullamore show.
Marketing outlets (i.e. where do you sell your pedigree and commercial stock):
The Annual Gigginstown House Angus Sale held in April of each year.
In recent years Gigginstown House Angus had been to the front in opening up new markets for Pedigree Angus sales in Italy, Portugal & Montenegro.