A new world record price of 250,000gns for a Limousin heifer was set last week at a reduction sale in Carlisle.
New and established breeders made their way to Borderway Mart, Carlisle, to see the major reduction sale from the Wilodge herd on behalf of Christine Williams and Paul Tippets, Lodge Hill Farm, Shifnal, Shropshire.
In addition, a top draw of heifers and a small selection of bulls were sold on behalf of the Brockhurst herd from WJ & M Mash Ltd, Torrington Farm, Buckinghamshire.
The British Limousin Cattle Society Breeders’ Sale had a catalogue entry of 68 pedigree Limousin cattle, with a strong clearance across the two herds. Covid-19 restrictions may have been in place, but this didn’t restrict the demand for the top-class cattle on offer.
Smashing the Limousin world record and leading the sale at 250,000gns was Wilodge Poshspice. This stylish and shapely November 2019 born embryo heifer was marked by many in the catalogue. Breaking records is in the blood, out of Millbrook Gingerspice, who won
Supreme Champion at the Balmoral Show three times in a row! Dam Gingerspice goes back to both Wilodge Vantasic and Tonka.
Poshspice promotes two sets of Q204X myostatin, whilst being both homozygous red and horned. Sired by well-known 32,000gns Ampertaine Elgin, the maiden heifer was purchased in partnership by two renowned herds, Messrs Jenkinson, Whin-fellpark Sportsmans herd in Penrith, and Boden and Davies, Sportsmans herd in Stockport.
Commenting, Christine Williams said: “We are overwhelmed and
equally delighted to have achieved this fantastic result with what is a great young heifer.”
The sale at Carlisle represented a major reduction of the Wilodge herd, with the entire crop of served and maiden heifers used for pedigree breeding put up for sale. The herd was established in 1989 by Christine and her late father Don.
The British Limousin Cattle Society Breed Secretary Will Ketley commented: “The society
is delighted to offer its con-gratulations to the team at Wilodge for this incredible iconic achievement that marks a wealth of breeding over the decades. I would also like to thank all the buyers that made this sale a fantastic success for not only the breeders but the breed itself.”