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Red Rose Farm was purchased in 1985 and we bought our first Shorthorns in 1989. The farm is 133 acres, with 50 acres being woodlot. The soil is a coarse-textured sandy composition which is free-draining but susceptible to dry weather conditions. After several attempts to grow the usual crops for this area we decided to seed the farm to hay and pasture and to concentrate on our main interest… the cows.
One initial purchase was from Kingsburgh Kyle and some of the descendants are still here today. In establishing our own herd we have tried to purchase females from well-established and successful cow families. Our herd currently consists of 25 to 30 breeding females.
The farm is owned and operated by Martin and Liz Mason and Sons. One of our two sons, John, has established his own herd of shorthorns under the prefix JWM.