Native Angus®

Genetics at Alto

At Alto there are representatives from the following cow families :

Erica, Cherry Blossom, Jipsey, Nell of Aldbar and Ruth of Tillyfour


ERICA Family

Go to: Dunlouise Elmarie Y071

Dunlouise Elmarie Y071
Ejeta of Templehouse

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 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

Alto Eleanor L7

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
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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.
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 Q2 14mths
Sire: Dunlouise Jipsey Earl E161Dam: Dunlouise Nigella P541



2021 Alto Native Angus calves

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