Beef Shorthorns

Over the past twenty-five years we built up our Beef Shorthorn breeding herd purchasing select females at the start from Glenisla, Dunsyre and latterly from Coldrochie.

To compliment those females we have introduced genetics from New Zealand in the form of embryos which we feel will bring something different to our herd which will in turn offer genetics to others which will perform in the UK environment.

Performance recording is something we have stuck with from the start and our cows are all now classified, we have a strict culling policy which means we are continually improving the quality and functionality of the herd.

Our aim has always been to build a herd of cows which we are proud of and which deliver in many different ways, they need to be able to produce saleable products whether its high quality Scotch Beef, breeding females for retention or sale and breeding bulls which will perform in herds throughout the country.

With the herd now numbering 100 cows we have strength and depth in numbers and have the capacity to keep several bulls which can be matched with cows to produce calves that will meet the demands of the modern beef industry.

We usually sell between 12 and 15 Beef Shorthorn bulls per year which are made available for sale once they have been back fat scanned in May, please get in touch to discuss your requirements.


Current stock sires include: 

Firefox of Upsall

Purchased in 2020 as cover for our existing bull team which was on the young side at the time this bull has proven himself a massive asset to us being super easy calving and leaving daughters who are moderate framed easy doing cows with tremendous udders. He’s a Mandalong Super Elephant son, now 13 years of age and still going strong.

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Fearn Jimmy

Jimmy is an embryo from the highest priced cow at the Austin’s dispersal sale in New Zealand combining Bonny 08064 and Broughton Park Diplomat from Australia. He’s a big stretchy bull and is leaving long milky females, with fantastic udders many of which have classified EX. He has never thrown a white calf to date (that we know of).


Fearn No Limits

No limits made his way to the Dunsyre herd as a yearling at the same time Nimrod and Nightrider came north. When we saw him last year on our way home from judging the north of England herd competition even with a hurt shoulder it was fair to say he impressed as did the many calves Carey had on the ground by him. When we got the opportunity for him to come home it wasn’t something we were going to pass up.

Palmerston of Upsall

Palmerston was purchased at Stirling in 2022 for 25’000gns which is the highest we have ever paid for a bull. We were drawn to Palmerston firstly on paper where of the 18 sets of EBV’s 14 are in the top 10% and 7 of those in the top 1%. Palmerston is a real rectangle of beef, he’s got depth right the way through and carries himself really well. Our first crop of calves from Palmerston have really impressed us and we’re looking forward to seeing how they grow on and perform in the coming years.



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Mayfield Rembrandt

We first saw Rembrandt when we were judging the north of England herd competition in the summer of 2022. He was the standout bull in a strong field of bulls and when we saw his breeding, being sired by the $48,000 Royalla Rembrandt and out of the current world record priced shorthorn cow, the $90,000 Sprys Miss Buddy M36. Rembrandt is a moderate sized, seriously thick, easy fleshing bull with a huge eye muscle scan. His first calves are hitting the ground at the moment and it would be fair to say we think a lot of them.


Alongside our stud cows at Fearn we keep thirty crossbred cows which are used to produce crossbred calves which are either kept for breeding, sold for breeding or finished on farm.

These cows are run with one of our stud bulls and are sometimes used as recipient females for our embryo transfer program.
All heifers and steers are weaned and wintered outside on fodder beet, in the spring they are transitioned onto grass after being split into two groups, breeding heifers and finishing steers and heifers.

Finishing steers and heifers are rotationally grazed throughout the summer and by September they are sold prime either to woodheads or cut and packed privately.
If you would like more information about our freezer packs please get in touch.

John and Fiona Scott,

Fearn Farm,



IV20 1TL,


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