Herd Sires

Below are proven sires that you can find in our pedigrees.

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Alap of Wye

Reg: AAA 13641146


Birth Date: 01/30/2000 Tattoo: 8329

Breeder: 371945 - Univ of Maryland Fdn Inc, Queenstown MD

Owner(s):

185855 - David A Freeman, Mars Hill NC

371945 - Univ of Maryland Fdn Inc, Queenstown MD

1136084 - Covered Bridge Plantation, Brevard NC


Sire: Manning of Wye

Dam: Milady of Wye

MGS: Bear of Wye Umf 6591

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Churchill of Wye

Reg: AAA 6026113


Birth Date: 02/01/1968 Tattoo: W184

Breeder: 266525 - Arthur A Houghton Jr, Queenstown MD

Owner(s):

14152 - Freeman Apple, Livingston TN

266525 - Arthur A Houghton Jr, Queenstown MD

515054 - Silver Dollar Farms Inc, Lafayette IN


Sire: Lodge of Wye

Dam: Colleen of Wye

MGS: Gaird of Dalmeny


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Contact of Wye

Reg: AAA 7899874


Birth Date: 01/30/1973 Tattoo: W289

Breeder: 266525 - Arthur A Houghton Jr, Queenstown MD

Owner(s):

336019 - Lincoln Land Angus Farm, Fisher IL

371945 - Univ of Maryland Fdn Inc, Queenstown MD

442164 - Picket Fence Ang Bdr Inc, Grayslake IL


Sire: Favour of Wye

Dam: Candida of Wye

MGS: Father of Wye

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Qirth of Wye 10660

Reg: AAA +*18303086


Birth Date: 01/26/2015 Tattoo: 10660

Breeder: 1186229 - Spring Valley Ranch & Cattle LLC, Rose NE

Owner(s):

112553 - John S Cotton, Volga SD

371945 - Univ of Maryland Fdn Inc, Queenstown MD


Sire: Federal of Wye

Dam: Queen Mother of Wye UMF 9141

MGS: Bonanza of Wye

Breton of Wye 11001

Reg: AAA 19011313


Birth Date: 01/30/2017 Tattoo: 11001

Breeder: 371945 - Univ of Maryland Fdn Inc, Queenstown MD

Owner(s):

112553 - John S Cotton, Volga SD

118833 - Cripple Pines Farm, Pine Mountain GA

371945 - Univ of Maryland Fdn Inc, Queenstown MD


Sire: Leonid of Wye

Dam: Blackbird of Wye UMF 10561

MGS: Alap of Wye UMF 8329


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Fabron of Wye

DOB: 1-10-1957

Reg# 2467117

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


Manning of Wye

Reg: AAA 6428926


Birth Date: 01/02/1969 Tattoo: Y652

Breeder: 266525 - Arthur A Houghton Jr, Queenstown MD

Owner(s):

113665 - Cove The, Hume VA

152294 - Eagle View Farm, Brodnax VA

1015258 - Frey Family Angus, Drumore PA


Sire: Columbus of Wye
Dam: Milady of Wye

MGS: Fabron of Wye


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Conan of Wye

DOB 4-19-1963

Reg# 4020208

Tattoo: W117

Breeder: Arthur A. Houghton Jr., Queenstown, Maryland

Owner: Arthur A. Houghton Jr., Queenstown, Maryland

"Conan of Wye was a famous Pathfinder Sire with record breaking statistics who proved to be one of the top growth bulls of his era. He recorded a birth of weight of 85 pounds, a weaning weight of 657 pounds, a 205-day weight of 600 pounds for a weaning ratio of 105 and a 365-day weight of 1,243 pounds for an impressive average daily gain of 4.10 pounds per day on test, setting the record as the all-time top-gaining Wye bull throughout the decade of the 1960's. He was also the heaviest and the tallest bull bred at Wye Plantation when he weighed in at 2,416 pounds and stood 59 inches at the withers at six years of age. His first son used in the Wye breeding program was Father of Wye who continued the tradition of siring high-performance bulls with superior feed conversion. His son, Forever of Wye, was a Pathfinder Sire from a sire/daughter mating and was best known as the sire of Candolier Forever 376. A daughter, Coronita of Wye, when mated to her paternal brother, Father of Wye, produced the famous Candida of Wye who, in turn, produced Contact of Wye, the largest ever mature Wye bull who topped the record-setting 1978 Wye Sale at $115,000. Conan of Wye was triple-bred in three generations to the legendary Wye foundation sire, Puck of Wickwire, who was in turn, a linebred double grandson of the famous Scotch champion, Bemaster of Dalmeny. Conan of Wye and his sons were used extensively around the globe."

Photo and Information is from Angus Legends, Special Edition Set, vol. I of II, by Tom Burke, Kurt Schaff, and Jeremy Haag

Sire: Francis of Wye

Dam: Clarice of Wye
MGS: Elector of Shempston

Columbus of Wye

DOB: 10-15-1961

Reg# 3512891

Breeder: Arthur A. Houghton Jr., Queenstown, Maryland

Owner: Arthur A. Houghton Jr., Queenstown, Maryland; Fairlawn Farms, Topeka, Kansas; Georgia Coastal Plain Experiment Station, Tifton, Georgia; James J. Hicks, Union Springs, Alabama; Coy F. Glenn, Armory, Mississippi

"Columbus of Wye was one of the all-time great breeding bulls of his era at Wye Plantation and a real cornerstone of breed improvement. As an individual, Columbus of Wye was a phenotypic standout with tremendous balance and overall quality, coupled with performance and maternal characteristics that made his descendants widely popular.”

Photo and Information is from Angus Legends, Special Edition Set, vol. I of II, by Tom Burke, Kurt Schaff, and Jeremy Haag

Sire: Fabron of Wye

Dam: Colleen of Wye
MGS: Gaird of Dalmeny

Notably, Colleen is the dam of both Churchill and Columbus

Bonanza of Wye

Reg: AAA #4792475


Birth Date: 02/28/1965 Tattoo: W138

Breeder: 266525 - Arthur A Houghton Jr, Queenstown MD

Owner(s):

213319 - Green Valley Angus Ranch, Hobson MT

381450 - Michigan State Univ, Lansing MI

442165 - Picket Fence Farm, Lake Villa IL


Sire: Francis of Wye

Dam: Blythe of Wye

MGS: Geordus

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Prince of Malpas

Prince of Malpus

Born 4-12-1959

Reg# 2776941

Breeder: J. Ernest Kerr, Harviestoun, Dollar, Clackmannanshire, Scotland

Owners: J. Ernest Kerr, Harviestoun, Dollar, Clackmannanshire, Scotland; Arthur A Houghton Jr. Queenstown, Maryland, USA

“The sire of a long line of great females including Fayne of Wye, Fine of Wye, Flotilla of Wye, Lorena of Wye, and Luria or Wye.”

Photo and information from “Angus Legends” Special Edition Set, vol I of II by Tom Burke, Kurt Schaff, and Jeremy Haag


Sire: Jumor Eric of Southburn

Dam: Pride of Malvita

MGS: Prince Paul of Leslie

Lodge of Wye

DOB: 5-7-1963

Reg# 4020202

Breeder: Arthur A. Houghton Jr., Queenstown, Maryland

Owners: Arthur A. Houghton Jr., Queenstown, Maryland; Texas A&M College, College Station, Texas; Black Watch Farms, Wappinger Falls, New York

"The record-breaking Wye sire with widespread influence. Lodge of Wye sold two-thirds interest for $250,000 in 1968 to Black Watch Farm of New York, to become the first six-figure bull sold at Wye Plantation. He also achieved the record yearling weight of the breed at the time at 1,251 pounds, to record a 365-day weight of 1,319 pounds and an average daily gain of 3.81 pounds per day on test. As a mature bull, he weighed 2,400 pounds while seeing extensive service throughout his lifetime. It was calculated that he bred a total of 1,800 cows through natural service... Lodge of Wye made a lasting contribution to the betterment of the Angus breed. He recorded more than 500 daughters in production during the early years of the emerging Angus Herd Improvement Records program. He was also one of only 12 bulls in the Angus breed to be officially proven free of all genetic defects monitored by the American Angus Association through 35 sire/daughter matings."

Sire of Curchill of Wye, Pastor of Wye, Favour of Wye

Photo and Information is from Angus Legends, Special Edition Set, vol. I of II, by Tom Burke, Kurt Schaff, and Jeremy Haag


Sire: Career of Wye

Dam: Lorena of Wye

MGS: Prince of Malpas

Leonid of Wye

Reg: AAA #9899946


Birth Date: 03/15/1981 Tattoo: 4926

Breeder: 371945 - Univ of Maryland Fdn Inc, Queenstown MD

Owner(s):

202743 - Coy F Glenn, Amory MS

371945 - Univ of Maryland Fdn Inc, Queenstown MD


Sire: Perseus of Wye

Dam: Leah of Wye

MGS: Columbus of Wye

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Eddie Draper, Ed Oliver, Dale Stahl, John Cotton, Mike Waldner, Rick Hyland at the Wye Plantation, Library Field 2011