Progeny of Hermes 3
TORR DOWN PRIDE 76 POLL [Age 3 ]
A Hermes 3 Daughter
Torr Down Hermes 3 Progeny Performance
South Australia, Government Sponsored Trial.
Mated to Hereford Cows, Hermes 3 cross progeny had higher carcase weights and eye muscle scores than Limousin & Angus x progeny at average age of 451 days
Western Australia. Prestigious Feed & Efficiency Trial, involving 26 South Devon Bulls by 18 different sires. The only Hermes 3 son was the top performing bull by a substantial margin.
Canada. A Herd bull Trial, involving 24 South Devon Bulls. The only Hermes son had the highest weight gain over 72 days, of 3.6 lbs per day.
The average was 2.6 lbs per day.
South Africa. In a Feed Efficiency Trial all 3 Hermes 3 sons gained the
highest accolade, a Gold Merit award. Fed for 4 months they gained
1.875 kgs [ 4.13 lbs ] 2.155 kgs [4.74lbs] & 2.161 kgs [4.75 lbs ] per day
Their feed conversion rates were 5.42, 5.20, & 5.11 kgs of feed to gain 1kg [ 2.2lbs ] of weight.
The best bull [a poll] has been chosen to represent the breed against all breeds, at the Pretoria Show on August 29 ’07.
SEXTON POLL HERMES 1 [ Age 9 months ]
Hermes 3’s first progeny
200day weight 397 kgs, 400 day weight 736 kgs.
SEXTON POLL HERMES 2 [ TWIN ]
Another Hermes 3 Son sells for a new breed Auction price of Pounds Sterling 6615.
2009 - The first Hermes 3 Grandson to be offered for sale in the UK makes second top price of 6,050 pounds.
United States of America
Dr Jane Homan,
Oak Hills Farms, Wisconsin
Two Torr Down Hermes 3 Sons at 2.5 and 2.75 months (approx)
Weights on entering trial University of Wisconsin
720 and 790 pounds (lbs) at 201 and 210 days of age
Daily gain after birth ( 75lbs ), 3.2 lbs (1.45Kg ) per day and 3.4lbs (1.55Kg ) per day
Daily gain after 100 days trial 1.75kgs/3.86lbs and 2.4kgs/5.29lbs per day
Adj. 365 day weights 606kgs/1337lbs and 646kgs/1421lbs per day
Photo at 355 days
Photo at 364 days
Torr Down Hermes 3 semen to Fiji
Believed to be the first South Devon genetics to be sent to this country.
Sexton Snowdrop 553 [ Photo at 2 Years ]
Supreme interbreed Exhibit at a leading UK Show
Sired by Torr Down Hermes 3
Torr Down Hermes 3 Daughter, Sexton Alice 45, Sets new breed record female price of 3,750 Pounds in U.K. auction
Torr Down Hermes 3 Son, Sexton Poll Hermes 4 sold for top price of 7455 pounds, at UK Society Sale on 24/03/2010
Sexton Hermes 3 Grandaughter
Sexton Hermes 3 Daughter
Torr Down Hermes 3 Grandson, Sexton Polaris 26 Champion and top priced bull
at 7,560 pounds sterling, at the U.K. Spring sale 2012
TORR DOWN HERMES 3 STEER CHAMPION
A STEER SIRED BY TORR DOWN HERMES 3, WAS AWARDED CHAMPION EXPORT CARCASE AND SUPREME CARCASE AT THE ROYAL ADELAIDE SHOW 2011
AT 13 MONTHS HE WEIGHED 625 KGS AND DRESSED OUT AT 375 KGS, AN AMAZING 60%
WITH AN EYE MUSCLE SCORE OF 110 sq cms, FAT 11/8 HE SCORED A TOTAL OF 88.619 / 100
APTLY NAMED “ AWESOME” , HE BEAT 185 OTHER STEERS .
HE WAS OWNED / BRED BY D & R LEESE, DAVELLE , JAMESTOWN, S.A.