The Eastfield Herd was started by the late Tom Brewis in 1953 when he aquired 15 carefully chosen females. Bulls were first shown at Perth in 1956 when there was an entry of 909 and Eastfield had the Junior and Overall Champion with Elation of Eastfield, who was sired by Newhouse Edwin Erison. This bull sired three Perth Champions: Elevate of Eastfield who sold for the then world record of 25,000 gns to USA, Panarama - sold to USA for 11,000 gns and Edwin Elevate sold to Argentina for £10,000 gns.
During the 1960's we purchased Elco of Haymount for 18,000 gns. Sales included Elevate P for 9,000 gns, Pulsate 12,000 gns and Perth Reserve Supreme Champions - Edwin Elite, 11,000 gns to USA and Purmax 5,600 gns to Brazil.
In the 1970's we produced 6 Female Champions and 2 Reserve Females. 1974 saw the purchase of the first Canadian Bulls Rivercrest Eston 48.27 and Willabar Gay Gordon 5.E. Gentle Junior of Sturton was purchased at a small dispersal sale and sired the 1975 male champion Elongate, the female champion Ethlinkage, and the Reserve Senior Champion - Elmount.
In the early 1980's another two Canadian Bulls - Perryville Effective and Corvallis Poundmaker were purchased. 1980 also saw a Reduction Sale when the majority of the Herd was sold to finance the purchase of our neighbouring farm Lempitlaw. Consequently the 80's were a lean time as the herd was re-built.
In 1991, Jim Minto, who had been cattleman since the conception of the herd, and had also judged Perth, moved on. He was replaced by Iain McGillivray, our current stockman, in July 1991. Unfortunately Tom Brewis passed away in November of this year, and so the new era started with Ewan Brewis and Iain McGillivray.
In 1992 Netherton Fandango, (bred by W & D McLAREN) a Samurai son and Perth Champion, was purchased. This bull made a huge impact, especially on the Female side, with many daughters being retained for their milking ability. In 1995 Golatio of Haymount (a son of Lord Horatio) was bought and over half the cows in the herd today are Golatio daughters.
2000 saw the birth of Eastfield Falcon, a son of Rawburn Transformer (bred by John Elliot) out of Florence T13 - a Fandango Daughter. Falcon had an EBV of 50 and a 400 day growth figure of +400 kgs. 3 of the first 8 Falcon sons appeared in the Signet top 110 young bulls with an average EBV of 37. A half share was sold to The Moss in 2002.
The first crop of Falcon calves were sold to average £5,250, with a top price of 11,000 gns for Eastfield Eddie, sold to Alastair Fraser of Idvies. Unfortunately Falcon had to be destroyed in October 2003 after injuring himself. With only a small amount of semen taken, his impact on the herd will be compromised.
In 2002, Lockerley Kruz Z310 ( bred at Lockerley Hall Farm) was purchased in conjunction with Haymount and Cardona. He is a son of Darlene Kruz 11F.
2003 saw the purchase of Ballathie Editor B149 a son of Aberan Decision 26H. His first calves were born Autumn 2004.
2004 A Falcon son, Eastfield Freelance C253 sold privately to Buccleuch Estates.
2005 Blelack Evor C732 was purchased in February, and Halbeath King Kong purchased October, at Perth Bull Sales.
2006 - Feb - 2 bulls sold at Perth. Eastfield Fusilier D737 sold to the Cardona Herd for 20,000 gns, and Eastfield Fagan D354 sold to Mr McAskie for 3,600 gns.
2006 - May - Rawburn Rochester E424 purchased pribvately from Rawburn
2010 - April - Rawburn Edge J983 purchased from Rawburn