THE BARONESS COW FAMILY...

In the 1980 Newbiggon dispersal Olive Aldridge purchased the white heifer Newbiggon Julie M.  Julie M was named for Julie Melenka as they were the breeders of Julie M.  Her dam was Melbros Silver Baroness 2nd a daughter of Lacombe Dock 45W.   Lacombe Dock 45W came from the Lacombe Research Station herd and was of horned beef breeding.  The dam of the 2nd was Ball Dee Silver Baroness by Ball Dee Silver Carona and out of Baroness 3rd.   Baroness 3rd was the foundation dam of the Baroness family at Dave Ball’s Ball Dee herd.  Baroness 3rd was born in 1959 and is the ancestress of a lot today’s females carrying the Baroness name and some like the Lass family at Benders that dropped the Baroness name.  At 13 years of age in 1970 Baroness 3rd produced the bull Miami Baron 20B.  He was a herd sire at Frimley and the Diamond and in 2011 we had an AI bull calf by him out of descendant of Baroness 3rd, Diamond Julie Baroness 8J.  The sire of Newbiggon Julie M was a dual purpose bull, Blue Rock Royal Roan.  Newbiggon Julie M came to Diamond Shorthorns on a share program with Olive Aldridge.  She produced a herd bull for AR (Sandy) Cross, Rothney Farms, a bull named Ulysses 4U.  She also produced three daughters OA Diamond Julies Baroness 34W by Diamond Trail Master 8T, OA Diamond Julies Baroness 32X by Deer Trail Private Eye, and OA Diamond Julie Baroness 29Z by Diamond Mr X 6X.  These Baroness cows and their descendants have gone on to produce many brood matrons for Diamond Shorthorns and our customers.  They are spread from Alberta to Quebec to Texas.  Two sons of OA Diamond Julie Baroness 29Z by Byland Gold Spear were born in Scotland for Tofts Shorthorns and used as herd bulls.  The Baroness family traces back to one of the first cows imported to Canada, Beauty (30).  This cow was one of the most prolific in the herd book.  Today several Baroness cows carry on this fine family in the Diamond herd.

DIAMOND BARONESS 31L

S: Circle M Ghost Rider 10G

D: Diamond Baroness 31G

Diamond Baroness 31L is pictured on pasture at Gary and Kim Anwendwer’s, Radville, Sask.  Another moderate framed, easy keeping female.  THF.

DIAMOND RAVISHING BARONESS 35R

S: Eionmor Ideal 61M

D: Diamond Novel Baroness 8N

DIAMOND JULIE BARONESS 8J

S: Gafa Captain MacBest 6G

D: OA Diamond Julies Baroness 29Z

DIAMOND ROSE BARONESS 71R

S: Diamond Captain Mark 27C

D: OA Diamond Julies Baroness 29Z

DIAMOND BARONESS 3B

S: Northern Legend 3N

D: Diamond Baroness 31L

DIAMOND BRIANA BARONESS 8B

S: Eionmor Piper 23Z

D: Diamond Zinnia Baroness 26Z

DIAMOND ZEALOUS BARONESS 5Z

S: Diamond Urban Legend 28U

D: Diamond Ravishing Baroness 35R

Diamond Ravishing Baroness 35R is an easy fleshing deep bodied cow who impressives vistors with her overall power.  Her Diamond Urban Legend heifer is a favorite in the heifer pen and her Diamond Xplosion 23X bull calf is one of the strongest we’ve had.

Diamond Julie Baroness 8J has been a consistent producer that we are proud to have in our ET program.  She has daughters in various herds, as well as sons that have gone on to be herd bulls.  Julie is structurally sound and has the longevity of her dam who was producing in our herd until she was 16.  THF.

Diamond Rose Baroness 71R is a maternal sister to the Julie Baroness 8J cow.  Rose is following in her dam’s and maternal sisters big foot steps and consistently producing the good ones.  THF.