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Commercial Beef Shorthorns , shorthorn crosses and blue greys are a feature of the stock on this farm outside Ballycarry in Co. Antrim. Robert Patton farms, alongside his busy saddlery business , over 190 acres and has been using a Beef Shorthorn bull for more than 6 years. Robert likes a good shaped cow and not too big. He chooses Angus, limousines, Simmental cross cows which are suitable with decent sized frames and plenty of milk. Robert bought his first Beef Shorthorn bull in 2006 from James Porters Uppermill Herd and was quick to admit it was the right move for him with ease of management, calving and reduction in overhead costs and veterinary bills.