Breeder: Arthur A. Houghton Jr., Queenstown, Maryland
Owner: Arthur A. Houghton Jr., Queenstown, Maryland
"Fabron of Wye was a pillar of strength in the Angus breed. It was written at his birthplace, "No single animal had contributed more or is found in as many pedigrees at Wye Plantation." Fabron of Wye weighed 625 pounds at 224 days of age for a 205-day weight of 572 pounds with a 356-day weight of 1,107 pounds and a mature weight of 2,065 pounds in pasture condition. He was described as thick-fleshed and correct with a great front end. He was a Certified Meat Sire who proved to be an outstanding sire of both bulls and cows. His son, Career of Wye, was best known as the sire of the $250,000 Wye Plantation record-seller, Lodge of Wye. His son, Columbus of Wye, was a second-generation Certified Meat Sire and a great breeding bull. His son, Beaufort of Wye, was best known as the sire of the high-maternal Pathfinder Sire, Schearbrook Shoshone. Matilda G of Wye, the highly-regarded dam of Fabron of Wye, is one of the most important cows in Wye history by the Wye Plantation Scotch-bred import, Gaird of Dalmeny, from the Wye foundation female, Pearl of Dorchester. Foremost of Wye, the sire of Fabron of Wye, was the first Wye-bred bull to achieve distinction through use in the Wye breeding program and he was from the mating of the legendary Wye foundation sire, Puck of Wickwire, with the noted Wye foundation cow, Capearl, who, before her 18th birthday, weaned her 17th and last calf.
The grandams of Fabron of Wye are the two most important cows among the ten paternal sisters who were selected as a group of heifers to become the very first registered Angus females at Wye Plantation at a price of $145 per head. Both females were members of the Flora family, who stemmed from Briarcliff Pearl and traced to Flora of Boghead, the foundation cow of this important family.
The influence of Fabron of Wye played an important role in the breeding program at Wye Plantation where he influenced pedigrees for decades to follow."
Photo and Information is from Angus Legends, Special Edition Set, vol. I of II, by Tom Burke, Kurt Schaff, and Jeremy Haag
Sire: Foremost of Wye
Dam: Matilda G of Wye
MGS: Gaird of Dalmeny