CURRENT HERD SIRES

HONORE

  EBV’s
  Potential de Croissance/Growth: 114 
  DM/Muscular development: 105 
  DS/Skeletal development: 116 
  Index de SyntheseMorphologieCroissance/Global index for growth and conformation: 112 
  AF/Functional abilities: 107 
  QR/Breed characteristics: 106 
  • Purchased at Lanaud November 2013 and is currently working well within the herd, producing progeny with excellent conformation, easy fleshing and good milking ability.
  • Son of Esquimau, who was sire of the first prize winning heifer at the Paris Show, February 2014.
  • Has exceptional breed characteristics, but is also well balanced in terms of length, height and thickness, and is incredibly docile.
  • One of the first bulls in France to be genomically tested, which has confirmed his ability to be an easy-calving sire.
  • Sire of numerous bulls sold to both pedigree and commercial breeders, producing easy calving and easy fleshing progeny, coupled with excellent maternal characteristics.
  • His pedigree is full of males and females which have all achieved qualifications under the French Performance recording system, all the way through from RJ (Reproducteur Jeune), right up to RRE (Reproducteur Recommandee).

s. ESQUIMAU d. DONNA RR  (gs. REMIX RRE)

Breeder: EARL Courtitarat (23)

INDIEN

  EBV’s
  Potential de Croissance/Growth:  115
  DM/Muscular development:  102
  DS/Skeletal development:  112
  Index de SyntheseMorphologieCroissance/Global index for growth and conformation:  111
  AF/Functional abilities:  104
  QR/Breed characteristics:  106 
  • Purchased at Lanaud December 2014, and was one of the highest priced bulls of the sale.
  • Has exceptional French EBV’s for growth and skeletal development, but this is coupled with muscular development and thickness. However, while he has increased muscling, he has an excellent pelvis and is an easy calving sire, which is passed on to his progeny.
  • One of the first Filou progeny, yet another new bloodline for the UK, whose pedigree is again packed with RR and RRE animals, highlighting the fact that the bloodline has the ability to produce excellent milky, easy fleshing stock.

s. FILOU d. EPICE RR (gs. ROMEO RR-VS)

Breeder: GAEC De L’Agneau Lorrain (57)

LASER

  PERFORMANCE SCORES
  Weight at 120 days:  180kgs
  Weight at 210 days:  315kgs
  Muscular Development:  75
  Skeletal Development:  86
  Functional Abilities:  69
  • Purchased at the highly prestigious Grand Cru Sale, held as part of the National Limousin Show at the Sommet de l’Elevage in October 2017, where he realised the highest price of any of the animals selected for the sale.
  • His father is the highly noted HAMAC RJ, who himself was selected for the Grand Cru auction sale in 2014, where he realised the highest price of the auction sale. He was sold to a leading Italian breeder, where he went on to be crowned the overall Champion at the Italian National Limousin Show in both 2016 and again in 2017.
  • His parents have exceptionally high scored for growth, skeletal development and maternal characteristics, coupled with his sire having good muscular development figures.
  • His first calf crop was born in March and April 2019, and these are currently showing great promise, inheriting their father’s muscling, yet combining this with growth and stretch. As with all stock bulls purchased, calving ease is of paramount importance, and Laser has to date proven to be very easy calving.

HAMAC RJ d. FACTION (RR) (gs. DENBREIZ-MN RR VS)

Breeder: Bruno RAMOUSSE (43)

MYLORD

  • Mylord’s mother was purchased as an in-calf heifer at the 2015 Grand Cru sale, where she was one of the highest priced animals in the sale.
  • He was used for the first time in 2018, and therefore 2019 is the first crop of calves that he has sired.
  • Mylord is a very growthy bull, coupled with muscling, but crucially has inherited the easy calving characteristics for which his father is renowned. His bloodlines are also noted for maternal characteristics, coupled with growth and stretch.
  • Bred by Philippe Deshoulieres, whose cattle are regularly selected for the National Limousin Show and the annual Paris Show (exhibiting the champion heifer in February 2019), Mylord’s mother has exceptional conformation, with growth and stretch, coupled with exceptional maternal qualities.

s. VETIVER-MN d. INVASION (gs. SOLIDE)

Breeder: Philippe Deshoulieres (87)

MONTY

   EBV’s
  Potential de Croissance/Growth:  111
  DM/Muscular development:  101
  DS/Skeletal development:  117
  Index de SyntheseMorphologieCroissance/Global index for growth and conformation:  109
  AF/Functional abilities:  113
  QR/Breed characteristics:  115 
  • Purchased at Lanaud November 2017, and used exclusively on heifers, his first crop of calves were born in 2019.
  • His genomic testing has confirmed his ability to calve easily, his score being in the top 5% of his contemporaries in Lanaud Station, as well as gaining the highest possible genomic scores for growth and skeletal development. In addition, his parents both have exceptional scores for calving ease, milking and maternal characteristics.
  • These scores are backed up by his pedigree, which is almost entirely made up on animals which have been awarded the highest possible qualifications of RR and RRE under the French performance recording system.
  • Has very good breed characteristics, coupled with performance results whilst under test conditions in Lanaud Station, recording average daily live weight gains of almost 1.5kgs per day, which is amongst the highest of his group. 

s. DAKAR RRE-VS d. HILLARY (gs. STAR-MN RRE-VS)

Breeder: GAEC Chaveau (72)

NORTON

  EBV’s
  Potential de Croissance/Growth:  127
  DM/Muscular development:  107
  DS/Skeletal development:  116
  Index de SyntheseMorphologieCroissance/Global index for growth and conformation:  121
  AF/Functional abilities:  102
  QR/Breed characteristics:  115 
  • Purchased at Lanaud Station in November 2018, as with all new bulls purchased, he has run with heifers for the first time in 2019.
  • His bloodlines combine the growth and skeletal development on his father’s side, with the muscling of On-dit on his mother’s side, reflected by his daily live weight gain of 1.6kgs per day in Lanaud Station, the second highest result for his group.
  • Whilst having muscle, this is not at the expense of calving ease, with a good pelvis and supported by the results of his genomic testing for calving ease, being in the top percentage quartile in France for ease of calving.
  • His sire, Latino, was selected to be put forward at the Grand Cru sale in 2017, where he was one of the few animals purchased by a French breeder.

s. LATINO d. CHARLOTTE RRE (gs. COLUCHE RJ)

Breeder: EARL Rouches (12)

CONTACT

George, Beth and Steven Smith

Brookfield Farm, London Road, Daventry, Northants, NN11 4NQ

Tel: 01327 702763 Mob: 07971 915058 Email: grange.limousins@hotmail.co.uk