Breeder: Arthur A Houghton Jr., Queenstown, Maryland, USA
Owners: Arthur A Houghton Jr., Queenstown, Maryland, USA, and University of Maryland Foundation, Queenstown, Maryland, USA
“Luria of Wye earned the unique distinction of being the oldest living Pathfinder Dam of the Angus Breed when she weaned her 18th calf at 19 years of age in 1982. Her first 17 calves, comprised of seven sons and ten daughters, totaled a lifetime combined weaning weight of 9,831 pounds. Lurie was a picture of production. The photograph shown here was taken at 17 years of age. The great cow left many direct maternal descendants in the famed Wye herd. Loania of Wye, an outstanding daughter of Luria of Wye, produced the Pathfinder Sire, Luthien of Wye, and the noted Loanda of Wye. Luria of Wye was a truly unique Angus female with a remarkable production record.”
Photo and Information is from Angus Legends, Special Edition Set, vol. II of II, by Tom Burke, Kurt Schaff, and Jeremy Haag.
My grandpa, Sheldon Cotton, purchased Luthien of Wye in 1978. We bred an Oliver cow to Luthien in 2018. He will be used on heifers this year!