Sorry for confusing the issue at hand with my earlier post. I was thinking about this as I was working today and came to the conclusion that I had confused the two Highler bulls that were imported. Culhane ( Highler 202 was imported by Mike Dugdale to follow Guinness in his herd. Highler 204 was imported by Robert Dahl ( Palo Acres), Gruver Texas and Aldens from Missouri.
Oakview, in regards to Highfield Una 3rd... I agree she was an outstanding female... in fact all three of them were great females. By this I mean that there were 3 different females named Highfield Una 3rd. We imported one which was sired by Deerpark Leader 18th.( a full sister to Irish Mist) Lazy D had another which was a real excellent female .... and we found another by the same name in the Highfield herd in Ireland. The Una cow family was one of my very favorite lines. Highfield Irish Mist was out of Highfield Una ( her first calf) and she was about the best two year old I had seen at that time. We also imported an amazing female named Highfield Kate 3rd... and I know there were at least of these as well. Our Kate 3rd was also sired by Leader 18th and she was a white female that was huge. She probably never weighed under 1800 lb and she was a super producing cow for us. Several sons worked in US herds including Bill Smithers in ILL, JW Holmes in Texas, and Leonard Adams in Iowa.
In regards to Seven Ts John, his sire was IDS Touch of Class, who was bred here at our farm. He was sired by IDS Duke of Dublin and his dam was a 1/2 maine female sired by Highfield Irish Mist. I do not know of any other 1/2 Maine females that were solid white, but she was.... and she would rank amongst the best females we ever raised. I certainly do wish I had her in my herd today, as she would be a definite donor and I would be trying to gather as many offspring from her as I could . She was moderate framed, super thick, easy fleshing and perfect in design and structrure. This female was one of the really good ones that comes once in a long while. back in that era, we could not do much with a half blood Maine, as neither the ASA nor the CSA recognized them as anything but half bloods.
J3CC... your little bull calf has a pretty good heritage behind him. I would predict he will become a very solid sire, that is if you leave his nuts intact. His genetic makeup is pretty sound.