Limousin breeders will be able to select bulls which produce offspring that grow faster by eating less feed with the launch of a new Estimated Breeding Value (EBV) for feed efficiency.
Pedigree cattle and sheep breeders, Archie and John MacGregor from Allanfauld, secured a personal best at the Limousin Society’s bull sale at Carlisle.
The true identity of hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of Limousin bulls is in doubt this week following the withdrawal of passports from dozens of animals that can be traced back to Dunkeld pedigree cattle breeder, Stuart Fotheringham’s Ballinloan herd.
Ross-shire couple Alasdair and Gill Macnab have enjoyed their share of success with Limousin cattle, including a top price to date of 28,000gn at the society’s show and sale of bulls at Carlisle in May 2016.
The accuracy of estimated breeding values (EBVs) for Limousin cattle has been boosted by an international genetics project.
Consistently being able to breed and bring out quality pedigree and commercial stock requires good stockmanship and a huge amount of hard work, but it’s something the Robertson family from Tomintoul has been achieving for decades.
Limousin bulls sold to a top of 50,000gn at the breed’s show and sale at Carlisle on Saturday, where 108 bulls levelled at £6,372.36 and 15 broke the five-figure bracket.
Efforts to establish a herd of hardy pedigree Limousin cattle on a farm near Fort William are paying dividends.
Keith breeder Garry Patterson set a new Limousin record at the breed’s show and sale of weaned calves in Carlisle.
Limousins sold to a top of 17,000gn at the breed’s autumn show and sale of bulls in Carlisle.
Commercial demand for the Limousin breed continued yesterday with an 80% clearance rate achieved when 49 bulls sold to average £5,182 – up £119 on the year for eight more sold.
Pedigree cattle breeders and commercial farmers from across the UK and Ireland gathered at United Auctions in Stirling yesterday for the first day of the Stirling Bull Sales.
Genetic evaluations of pedigree Limousin cattle will be doubled to increase the accuracy of breeding values.
Limousin breeders from across the country gathered at Echt Show for the sixth Scottish Limousin Grand Prix over the weekend.
Limousin breeders from across Scotland will gather in the north-east next weekend for the breed’s Scottish Grand Prix competition.
Farmers from across Scotland and farther afield gathered for the May Stirling Bull Sales at United Auctions.
Limousin bulls led the charge at the May Stirling Bull Sales achieving the top price of 12,000gn at the two-day event.
Limousin bulls sold to a top price of 35,000gn at the breed’s spring show and sale at Borderway Mart in Carlisle.
Limousin bulls met a strong trade at the breed’s early spring show and sale at Carlisle.
Aberdeenshire breeder Garry Patterson lifted the supreme championship title and the top price of 65,000gn at the early spring show and sale of Limousins at Carlisle.
Limousins met a good steady trade at the Stirling Bull Sales yesterday with a top price of 13,000gn paid for the intermediate champion.
A number of breeders from the north and north-east have been recognised in the Scottish Limousin Club’s herd competition for 2017.
Just days after a Limousin bull sold for 70,000gn at Carlisle, the breed was back in demand among commercial beef farmers at Stirling where sires sold to a top of 11,000gn.
Farmers from all corners of Scotland and beyond gathered at the Stirling Livestock Centre yesterday for the opening day of the Stirling Bull Sales.
Limousin bulls sold to a top of 70,000gn at the breed’s autumn show and sale at Carlisle.
Limousins reigned supreme in both the overall individual and group beef interbreed championships at the Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh.
Limousin bulls sold to a top of 100,000gn at the breed’s early spring show and sale at Carlisle.
A Charolais bull took home the champion rosettes and top price at Aberdeen and Northern Marts' annual show and sale of bulls yesterday.
This year is the first time all the sales have taken place in one day at the Stirling Bull Sales and United Auctions' new co-owner, John Roberts said it had been a big success with the momentum carried right through until the last animal was sold at 5.30pm.
Scottish breeders were out in force at the national autumn show and sale of Limousin cattle at Carlisle.
Limousins sold to a top of 8,500gn yesterday when the reserve overall champion went under the hammer.
A well-known Limousin breeder from the north of Scotland has been announced as a judge for this year's Smithfield Festival.