FOR the first time in the breeds history, a British-bred Salers bull has qualified for the Paris Show, after it won its class at the National breed show, held in Vichy, France.
The bull in question is Seawell Kildare, a February 2015-born son of Seawell Ironman out of Seawell Haidee, which was bred in Northampton by Peter and Sheelagh Donger of Seawell Salers.
Exported to France back in May, Kildare was sold to French breeder Earl Lacombe de Cros, who runs a 140-strong pedigree herd in the Massif Central.
After working and successfully serving 20 cows, the promising bull went onto win the two-year-old bull class, in a strong field of 15. It is the first British-bred bull to achieve such a feat.
Mr Donger and family were present at the ringside to see the win, and were reported to be delighted with the achievement.
In the last 18 months, the Seawell herd has exported six bulls and five heifers to France.