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The Rulesmains herd of pedigree Aberdeen-Angus cattle is a family run herd that was established by Andrew Hodge in October 2007. Andrew was keen to go in to a native breed and it was Angus cattle he could see a future in.

The herd’s aim is to breed cattle that have good feet and legs and are also natural fleshing.

Rulesmains was purchased in 1968 and comprises 1050 acres, with 840 acres of combinable crops. There are 140 cows with 60 pedigree Aberdeen-Angus and 80 commercial sucklers. A total of 300 cattle are finished annually with 150 of these dairy cross cattle purchased as calves.