An Eden-based herd was one of the two buyers of a Limousin heifer which sold for a breed world record price of 250,000gns at Borderway mart, Carlisle, on Friday.
Wilodge Poshspice, from the Wilodge herd of Christine Williams and Paul Tippets, Lodge Hill Farm, Shifnal, Shropshire, had been marked up as one to watch by many in the sale catalogue.
A stylish and shapely November 2019-born embryo heifer was out of Millbrook Gingerspice – which won the supreme championship at the Balmoral show three times in a row – and sired by the well known 32,000gns bull Ampertaine Elgin.
Poshspice promotes two sets of Q204X myostatin, while being both homozygous red and horned.
The maiden heifer was purchased in partnership by two renowned herds, A.W. Jenkinson Farms’ Whinfellpark Limousins herd, based near Penrith, and the Sportsmans herd of Boden and Davies, in Stockport.
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.”
Averages: 13 cows and heifers served and/or suckling £4,652.31; 14 served heifers £9,480; 15 maiden heifers £23,758.