The Avocet family came in the 20 females we leased from Handford Red Angus when we started our herd. The matriarch of the family Red XXX Avocet 544 SI was imported from the U.S. by Ken Frazer and was sold to Handford’s in their original group of females. The Avocet was their largest family and Avocett 544 SI was their major donor with over 50 registered progeny and dam of many influential herdsires. The Avocet cows are money making producers. Several trait leaders for WW & YW were produced by Handford’s from this family. They have continued to multiply in our herd and continue to come to the top. One of the reasons the Avocet family has been so successful is they are well balanced cattle. They have excelled for us in the pasture, adiposity feedlot, rail, and the show & sale ring. They are the kind that never go out of style.