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ONE OF THE WORLD'S GREATEST AYRSHIRES PASSES LEAVES OVER 330 SONS AND DAUGHTERS
Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser, Friday 12 September 1941,

The recent death in America of the Ayrshire bull, Lyonston Douglas, at the age of 16 years, terminated the long and illustrious career of one of the breed's most popular sires of all time, which left more than 350 sons and daughters.

'The Ayrshire Digest,' the organ of the American Breeders'Association, gives a sketch of this noted Ayrshire sire, frcm which the following extracts are t -Icon:

Although born in Scotland and imported at seven years of age to the United States, tho influence of Lyonston Douglas has iong since been felt In many other lands. His grand daughters are helping to establish the dairy Industry higli in the Andes Mountains of Sou'.h America; others are deep down in Africa, or in Kenya, near where the Equator crosses the continent.

A few of his descendants have found their way to Australia and New Zealand, while literally thousands are sprinkled in hundreds of herds in Scotland, Canada and the United States.

No less than 203 registered daughters have been born to Lyonston Douglas in Scotland nnd the United States. Of his 170 daughters that are over three years old, 153 have been tested. His registered sons number 145, of which 92 were sired since he was Imported to America, and from their ranks are coming some of the breed's most promising sires.

Lyonston Douglas was bred in the herd of Walter Adamson, Carmichael, Biggar, Scotland, from LessnessockReplica and Harleyholm Lockerbie 4th. The latter is not only a life-time producer, but a grand-daughter of the noted Auchenbraln White Beauty 2nd.

His sire, Lessnessock Replica, which was used in both Scotland and Canada, was out of Lessriessock Rosebud, regarded by Mr. A. Montgomerie as one of the best ever owned at Lessnessock.

The daughters are well above the average in producing qualities. Seventy six Scottish bred tested daughters completed 241 records (of varying lengths) averaging 10,0981b. milk and 4011b. fat. Perhaps the best indication of the transmitting ability of Lyonston Douglas is revealed in the fact that his 70 tested daughters out of tested dams in America have gained for him an approved sire rating.

These daughters have a mature equivalent average on 305 day lactations of 3961b. fat. Only two other approved sires have had as many tested daughters as Lyonston Douglas. Thus it will be seen that Lyonston Douglas' progeny have made an important contribution to Ayrshire progress.

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