Hardiesmill Aberdeen Angus Herd
Alison and Robin Tuke founded the Hardiesmill Aberdeen Angus herd in 2002 after returning the Thornton Prefix to Alison’s brother, Ian Thornton-Kemsley.
Following initial purchases of cows from Thornton, Blelack, Tofts, Chimes and Galcantray, we have tried to consolidate the herd to a more standardized look and good growth off grass/grass-silage.
Our first bull was Cardona Edwin Z043, a son of Lochdhu Elfking, a Thornton bloodline, and the famous Cardona Edwina 7th, a fabulous show cow for Cardona.
Other bulls have followed from Fordel, three homebred bulls including Hardiesmill Everite C016 (a son of Blelack Blackstock), and Strathinver Bean L102.
The increase of the beef sales has meant that the herd is still expanding, and only a few females have been sold to other herds. One of these is the National Museum of Rural Life in East Kilbride.
Hardiesmill concentrates on providing the highest quality beef for our pedigree beef label. All aspects of breeding, feeding, habitat, slaughter and processing are monitored and fine tuned in order to produce beef which our customers are proud to serve at their tables.