Breeder: Henry Leonhardt Jr. & Sons, Cowley, Wyoming
Owners: Henry Leonhardt Jr. & Sons, Cowley, Wyoming; Schearbrook Angus, Clayton, Ohio; Northcote Farm, Forest, Virginia
"Schearbrook Shoshone is the legendary Pathfinder Sire who is widely recognized as a common denominator for both high-maternal and high-marbling genetics in the Angus breed. Schearbrook Shoshone was bred in Leonhardt's Shoshone performance Angus herd at Cowley, Wyoming, and he was purchased by Schearbrook Angus of Clayton, Ohio, as a baby calf alongside his dam, Shoshone Blackbird. He attained an impressive 205-day weight of 745 pounds and a 365-day weight of 1,275 pounds with an average daily gain of 3.45, along with a mature weight of 2,180 pounds. Schearbrook Shoshone was the largest bull in his class when exhibited as both a junior bull calf at the 1972 National Western and again as a junior yearling at the 1973 National Western. He went on to serve as a longtime featured member of the Select Sires AI Stud. Beaufort of Wye, the sire of Schearbrook Shoshone, was double-bred to the famous sire, Fabron of Wye, and traced four times to the Wye foundation sire, Puck of Wickwire.
He has left a lasting legacy with many popular descendants woven into the fabric of the breed. In the decades that followed, he was represented multiple times in many prominent pedigrees."
Photo and Information is from Angus Legends, Special Edition Set, vol. I of II, by Tom Burke, Kurt Schaff, and Jeremy Haag