Native Angus® 


Representatives  from the following cow families where impored to Alto Angus:

  Erica,    Eulima,    Cherry Blossom, 

Jipsey,   Nell of Aldbar and Ruth of Tillyfour 

ERICA Family 

Go to:   Dunlouise Elmarie Y071 

Dunlouise Elmarie Y071
Ejeta of Templehouse

Alto Elvara K3

Dunlouise Elmarie Y071  was Alto's  Erica foundation cow.

Her dam :   "...  Ejeta of Templehouse; she was without doubt the greatest breeding animal I have ever bought. 

She is the backbone of the entire Native project and it is not an overstatement to say that without Ejeta I doubt that the Native cattle would have survived ..  

Ejeta traces back to Emily 332, born in 1852, sired by Old Jock (1), bred by High Watson of Keillor, Angus, Scotland.     

Emily was the dam of Erica (843) sired by Cupbearer (59), bred by the Earl of Southesk, Kinnaird Castle, Brechin, Angus, and sold to Sir George McPherson Grant of Ballindalloch.   He played a huge part in making the Ericas the largest and most sort after family." 

                                 Geordie Soutar

Alto Eleanor H8    

below is her daughter L7 by Dunlouise Commander Bond F176

Alto Eleanor L7  

Alto H Native hfrs & H9

Alto Native Erica "H"  heifers 

& Alto Hero H9    

Elmarie's daughters  Spring 2013      

sire: Dunlouise Jipsey Earl E161   

dam: Dunlouise Elmarie Y071

Alto Highlander H6

Sire: Dunlouise Jipsey Earl E161

Dam: Dunlouise Elmarie Y075

Eulima family

Dunlouise Eulima Marty M484

The Eulima's are a tribe of the Erica Family who were developed up by the great Aberdeen-Angus breeders Sir Alfred and Lady Goodson in the Scottish Boarders

Alto Quest Q1 is her son by Dunlouise Jipsey Earl E161.  Quest is an athletic,deep fleshy bull with a great temperament 

Alto Quest Q1 

Cherry Blossom

Dunlouise Cherry BlossomFlora F202

Go to:  Female Lineage of Cherry BlossomFlora F202

"My next purchase was several members of the Cherry Blossom family, which is the only branch to have survived of the Craigo family.     These originated from a mating of Young Craigo with Craigo (260), bred by Captain Carnegie of Craigo, Montrose, Angus."                     Geordie Soutar
Flora's Dam:    
Dunlouise Cherry Blossom Diva D111
Alto H9
Alto Hero H9

Alto Hero HKDH9  

( Nov. 2013)    Sire: Dunlouise Jipsey Earl E161    Dam;  Dunlouise Cherry BlossomFlora F202


Go to:   Dunlouise Jipsey Clova C095
Her son Dunlouise Jipsey Earl E 161  is being used in the Alto herd and we are impressed with his fertility, very easy calving, quality, performance, and the character of his calves. 

Alto Jipsey Victoria N4  with her calf 

Alto Jipsey Victoria T3 by Alto Highlander H6

Beauty of Tillyfour 2nd 1180, bred by Hugh Watson, Keillor,  was bought by Mr.M'Combie of Tillyfour at the Keillor dispersion sale in 1860 for ₤64   The foundation cow of this family Ruth of Tillyfour 1169 was bred by Mr. M'Combie in 1865.     Ruby 5th of Newcroft  ZAP.T9.19  was bred by Mr William Miller of the famous Newcroft stud in Morayshire.  She was acquired by the Dunlouise stud when she was eleven years old and has been a very important cow in the preservation of this very rare family.   Her third dam is a full sister to Rambler of Newcroft.
Rambler of Newcroft

Rambler of Newcroft   

 This great bull  from the Ruth of Tillyfour family appears many times in the pedigrees of the Native Scottish Angus 
Dunlouise Ruby J346

Dam:    Ruby 5th of Newcroft 

Nell of Aldbar

Link to: Dunlouise Nigella P541

The Nells of Aldbar may be accepted as the oldest family in the breed; the line can be traced back with considerable assurance to the original black polled cattle that were at Aldbar Castle, near Brechin, Angus in the middle of the 18th century.  They were known as the “Sheriff’s breed” from the fact that they were the favourites of Sheriff Patrick Chalmers 1777 -1826, owner of the estate. 

Alto Nigella S11  

Sire: Dunlouise Jipsey Earl E161Dam: Dunlouise Nigella  P541

Alto Nigella Q2      14mths

Sire: Dunlouise Jipsey Earl E161Dam: Dunlouise Nigella  P541

Alto Nell T8  (HKD22T8) 

Sire: Dunlouise Newman S615   Dam: Alto Nigella Q2

Alto Nigella Q2   &  Alto Jipsey Victoria R3 with 2023 calves

2021   Alto Native Angus calves    

(K33 not a Native but is by Dunlouise Jipsey Earl E161 )