DIAMOND SHORTHORNS... Legendary Sires
Over the years there have been some highly influential sires that graced the pastures of Diamond Shorthorns, Frimley Shorthorns, and Newbiggon Shorthorns. These sires are part of our history they shaped the program. There was careful selection made by Dan Stephenson, DH Stephenson and Gary Carter that in a number of cases resulted in herd bulls being used by a number of top breeders after their time walking the pastures here. The Legendary Sire page will be updating as we compile more pictures.
Diamond Bree Baroness 53B-daughter
Dr. Gary Carter admiring Mandalong Royal Ferrari
MIAMI BARON 20B
S: Olive Grove Snowstorm
D: Baroness 3rd
Years Active at Diamond & Frimley: 1972-1974
Miami Baron 20B was my first solo bull purchase from Rod McKenzie in the 1972 bull sale. Miami Baron was out of Baroness 3rd a foundation cow in the Ball Dee Herd. Baroness 3rd had a great influence in the herd book through many decendents. We have females going back to her through Miami Baron and Ball Dee Silver Baroness. We still have a very limited amount of semen on this old polled beef breeding.
MANDALONG SUPER FLAG
S: Alice Down's Supreme 27th
D: Mandalong Roany 20
Years Active at Diamond, Newbiggon & Frimley: 1973-1983
Mandalong Super Flag imported from Australia by my brother in law and sister Gary Carter and Terry Carter in 1972. Exhibited to the Grand Championship at the National Western in Denver his impact on North American bloodlines was phenomenal! He had a huge influence in our herd in the 1970's and early 80's. Do an extended pedigree on just about any Canadian shorthorn and you will find Super Flag in the 12 generation pedigre showing up in most cases 15 to 50 times!
MANDALONG ROYAL FERRARI
S: Mandalong Royal Ambassador
D: Mandalong Princess
Years Active at Diamond, Newbiggon and Frimley: 1973-1983
Mandalong Royal Ferrari imported from Australia with Mandalong Super Flag, Mandalong Roany 51st and Mandalong Roany 55th by Terry and Gary Carter.
Newbiggon Yahoo Susan 3Y-daughter
S: Mandalong Super Elephant
D: Mandalong Roany 51st
Years Active Diamond, Frimley & Newbiggon: 1978-1983
Newbiggon Jumbo was bred by Gary and Terry Carter in the 1970's sired by Mandalong Super Elephant and out of their Australian imported cow, Mandalong Roany 51st a daughter of Mandalong Royal Ambassador. Roany 51st was also the dam of Newbiggon Supreme, Newbiggon Powerline and Newbiggon Super Star.
Newbiggon Yessiree Susan 30Y -daughter
FRIMLEY DIAMOND FLAG 7J
S: Diamond Super Flag
D: Diamond May 5th
Years Active Diamond, & Frimley: 1978
Frimley Diamond Flag 7J a son of Mandalong Super Flag and out of Diamond May 5th a daughter of Alta Cedar Welcome 5th. Born in 1977 he was the high seller in the 1979 Calgary Bull Sale. His full sister Frimley Lisa May the grand champion female Calgary Stampede in 1977.Another full sister Frimley Laura May 2K ancestress of Diamond May 20Y. 7J was the sire of Diamond Taurus 4L.
Diamond Taurus 4L -son
S: Weston Adventure
D: Weston Patti 66
Years Active at Diamond & Frimley: 1978-1980
Weston Ablo is a bull we got from Martin Nold in South Dakota back in 1978. Weston Ablo was used at Diamond Shorthorns from 1978-1980. He then continued his career with Ralph Peterson- Cactus Flat Shorthorns.
Diamond Amethyst Susan 7M-daughter
DIAMOND TAURUS 4L
S: Frimley Diamond Flag 7J
D: Diamond Red Belle 24G
Years Active at Diamond & Frimley: 1981
Diamond Taurus 4L sired by Frimley Diamond Flag 7J and out of Diamond Red Belle 24G a daughter of Thomas Leader 13C. He was born in 1979 and we used him on a few head but we didn't have many cows at the time so we sold him in the Lacombe Bull Sale.One of his daughters Diamond Platinum Susan 5P has descendants in the herd today.
Diamond Platinum Susan 5P-daughter
W P S Irish Guiness 561
S: Deerpark Improver 2nd
D: Kenbar Commando's Diana
Years Active at Diamond & Frimley: 1983-1985
W P S Irish Guiness 561 was purchased by Dan and Jill Stephenson when they went down to purchase WPS Irish Expansion. This was ultimately a stroke of luck as we avoided introducing TH for 10 years
Diamond Ultimate Dottie 23U- Daughter
DEER TRAIL PRIVATE EYE
S: Deer Trail Goliath
D: Woodland Doris 817
Years Active at Diamond & Frimley: 1985-1987
Deer Trail Private Eye was purchased out of the pens in Denver 1985 by Herb Stephenson.
Diamond Uranium Susan 6U-Daughter
DIAMOND TRAIL MASTER 8T
D: Frimley Amethyst Susan 7M
Years Active at Diamond & Frimley: 1985-1986
Diamond Trail Master 8T also known as Streak was used at Diamond for two years before being exported by an American Maine Anjou breeder Terry Copeland. His dam can be seen with his grandsire Weston Ablo
T BAR MACTEXAS 15Z
S: Butterfield FL's Texas
D: River Ridge Samantha 4X
Years Active at Diamond & Frimley: 1991
T Bar Mactexas 15Z only lasted one breeding season due to an injury. His calves were outstanding and ahead of their time. Sometimes bad luck is really good luck in disguise as T Bar Mactexas 15Z was THC.
Diamond Browneyed Susan 38B- Daughter
DEER TRAIL NITRO
S: Deer Trail Desperado
D: KL Belker Mina
Years Active at Diamond & Frimley: 1992-1996
Deer Trail Nitro sired some very productive females and sires. There are a number of top end descendants, some of the most noteworthy being including the pick of the herd Diamond Flourescent Susan 14F as well as the high selling cow at the First Annual Premier Shorthorn Sale Diamond Gummybear Candy 39G, and Frimley Rene Dottie 74R
Diamond Downtown Susan 35D- Daughter
BODMIN HM ALBERTA MARK 71A
D: Bodmin 26L Vanity 72U
Years Active at Diamond & Frimley: 1992-1993
One of the most influential sires to grace our pastures through his son Diamond Captain Mark 27C. After seeing service at Diamond he carried on with Elliot Shorthorns.
Diamond Captain Mark 27C
GLENFORD REWARD 7Z
S: Glenford Superstar 2U
D: Glenford Missie
Years Active at Diamond & Frimley: 1992-1995
A bull that offered a lot of performance and maternal traits. His daughters had extremely successful and outstanding producers. He had sons go out and work in both Diamond and other purebred programs. The most influential of these is Diamond Enterprise 6E the sire of the donor female Diamond Dottie 55G
Diamond Fancy Baroness 23F-Daughter
EMERALD BIG TIME 49B
S: T Bar Mactexas 15Z
D: Emerald Minnie 10W
Years Active at Diamond & Frimley: 1993-1994
Emerald Big Time 49B was a THF son of T Bar Mactexas 15Z. He was successfully shown and produced some extremely noteworthy daughters such as Diamond First Elsie 1F dam of Newbeginning's Elsie's Jade and Diamond Dairy Maid 4D. He was sold to Gene Foat FVF Shorthorns.
Diamond First Elsie 1F-Daughter
DIAMOND CAPTAIN MARK 27C
S: Bodmin HM Alberta Mark 71A
D: GAFA Captain's Rosebud Dolly
Years Active at Diamond & Frimley: 1994
Diamond Captain Mark 27C one of the most influential bulls in our herd. We actually offered this bull at auction as a calf and he didn't sell which turned out to be a great thing for us. (ironically the other bull that didn't sell that year was Eionmor Mr Gus 80C and these were probably two of the most influential bulls in Canada). Diamond Captain Mark 27C was Reserve Grand Champion bull at the 1994 Canadian National Show under Australian Judge Andy Withers. There were over 200 head of Shorthorns from Canada and the USA at this show at the Calgary Stampede. One of the biggest Canadian National Shows especially for a summer show. Diamond Captain Mark 27C sired several herd sires but his daughters were outstanding and several have been flushed with offspring around the globe. Possesion of Diamond Captain Mark 27C was sold to Circle M Shorthorns where he was the walking herd bull for ten years!
Diamond Nicola Susan 23N-Daughter
S: Arsulu Poppin Good P150
D: Woodland Lily 9308
Years Active at Diamond & Frimley: 1996-1998
Diamond Hot Candy 3H-Daughter
GAFA Captain MacBest 6G
S: Diamond MacBest 54B
D: Lady's Charm 22Z
Years Active at Diamond & Frimley: 1998-2000
Gafa Captain Macbest 6G a son of Diamond Macbest 54B and Lady's Charm 22Z. One of the best and most influential bulls in our program. He was born in 1997 and bred in the great GAFA herd of Gussie and Faye Adam, Bashaw, Alberta. 6G turned out to be a TH carrier but through selection of TH free offspring he is still and influence in our breeding.
Diamond Julie Baroness 8J-Daughter
EIONMOR CHEIF 16H
S: Downsview Chief 4E
D: Downsview Cheeky 26F
Years Active at Diamond & Frimley: 1999-2003
After a number of successful years as our herdsire, he went back and worked at Eionmor. He has influence seen here at Diamond through a number of prominent donors that were out of females sired by Chief.
Diamond Lizzie Maid 6L-Daughter
CIRCLE M GHOST RIDER 10G
S: Diamond Captain Mark 27C
D: J J Jenetics Candy 1C
Years Active at Diamond & Frimley: 1999-2001
Circle M Ghost Rider 10G
Diamond Anna Y2K- daughter
RB Red Eagle Y2K
S: Byland Eagle F58
D: RB Ruby 126th
Years Active at Diamond & Frimley: 2002
RB Red Eagle Y2K
Diamond Pleasant Dawn 12P- daughter