William Wetherell | Inducted 1903

Englishman who was a respected breeder, livestock judge and auctioneer.

1792--1870 | Artist: Robert Wadsworth Grafton (1876-1936); original portrait by James R. Stuart

Impact & Accomplishments

Considered an old sage of the great English breeders, William “The Nestor” Wetherell was born near Darlington, Yorkshire, England.

He was a well respected auctioneer, judge, and resource on pedigrees, but he earned his place in the Sanctum Sanctorum of the Saddle & Sirloin Club as an aggressive breeder of Shorthorn cattle, buying his first cattle from Robert Colling in 1818.

After his first herd was dispersed, he established a second, moving from Holme House to Newton Hall in 1828. He built four herds over his lifetime, preaching the importance of animals with powerfully rugged constitutions.

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