BADIANE:

s. ROUDOUDOU RRE         d. ULTRA (gs NOUMEA)

Breeder: EARL Verdier (19)

EBV's
IFNAIS/Ease of calving: 100
CRsev/Growth: 116
DMsev/Muscular development: 106
DSsev/Skeletal development: 99
ALait/Milking ability: 103
IVMAT/Maternal qualities:     119

A consistent breeder:

  • Douglas – a Vautour son (bred by M Roland Martin who bred numerous bloodlines found within the Uplands herd), he was sold as foundation sire to the recently formed Firtree herd. Douglas has a truly exceptional temperament, length and growth, coupled with breed characteristics, all of which he is passing on to his progeny.  Two Douglas daughters have been retained within the Grange herd (the only two to have been conceived prior to his sale.)
  • Grange Factrice – an exceptionally tall and long daughter, combined with the unique Boileau bloodline.  This female has breed characteristics and maternal qualities, which have been passed on to her progeny.
  • Grange Gabrielle and Grange Gabriella – twin heifers born in 2011, and daughters of Chabal.  These sisters share identical traits – length, volume, excellent top line and breed characteristics. These two sisters are very correct and feminine, and have been noted by visitors as having show potential.
  • Grange Hachette – a Dolmen daughter, this pairing has again produced a long, deep, clean animal, with good top line and width of pelvis.
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Grange Gabriella

Grange Gabrielle

Grange Gabrielle

 
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DORADE:

s. URANUS RJ                        d. VEINARDE  (gs. PALADIN RRE VS)

Breeder: EARL Domaine Saint-Elevert (54)

EBV's
IFNAIS/Ease of calving: 97
CRsev/Growth: 101
DMsev/Muscular development: 95
DSsev/Skeletal development: 114
ALait/Milking ability: 104
IVMAT/Maternal qualities:     102
  • Bred by the renowned EARL Domaine St-Elevert, she was purchased as a yearling heifer at the National Limousin Show held in Nantes in September 2009. She is an exceptional female in terms of body length, pelvis and top line and combines power with femininity.
  • She combines four outstanding bloodlines found within the French Herd Book over the last 10 years, a truly remarkable feat of breeding. Her pedigree includes Paladin (qualified RRE) who has one of the highest indices for milking abilities and maternal characteristics within the French Herd Book.

Progeny:

  • Grange Gilles – her first calf, sired by Dolmen, is an exceptional bull – long, tall, powerful, excellent breed characteristics. He was sold privately to the newly formed Firtree herd where he is now senior service sire. A number of international visitors have remarked that he is amongst the best British bred bulls that they have seen.
  • Grange Honneuse – retained within the Grange herd and full sister to Grange Gilles. She has all the physical characteristics of her mother and has recently been served by Gaspacho.
  • Grange Inconnu – a Chabal son who is showing growth and stretch, but the combination of Chabal’s bloodline has brought increased thickness to pair with his mother’s stretch.  Inconnu was twin to a heifer, both of which were reared by Dorade demonstrating her ability to produce milk.
 
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ELITE:

s. UNIPRIX RJ                        d. UMBLE  (gs. NEUF RRE M)

Breeder: EARL Coudert (23)

EBV's
IFNAIS/Ease of calving: 100
CRsev/Growth: 100
DMsev/Muscular development: 97
DSsev/Skeletal development: 108
ALait/Milking ability: 99

 

  • Bred by the noted EARL Coudert, she is an exceptional female in terms of volume, width and length (she weighed a phenomenal 920kg at the time of her importation in November 2011), having been purchased at Interlim’s Grand Cru sale held at the National Limousin Show in 2011. She has incredible breed characteristics, great top line and thickness of loin and hind quarter.
  • In her mother’s pedigree is Neuf (RRE) who was also the sire of Abba, purchased by the Grange Herd at the Lanaud in November 2006 and was the first Neuf progeny to be imported into the UK.
  • In addition, Elite’s pedigree is full of animals noted for their maternal characteristics and easy calving qualities.
 
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ecECUYERE:

s. CAIN                                   d. ACHILLE  (gs. TEXAN RJ)

Breeder: GAEC de Champagnat (87)

EBV's
IFNAIS/Ease of calving: 91
CRsev/Growth: 102
DMsev/Muscular development: 93
DSsev/Skeletal development: 111
ALait/Milking ability: 100

 

  • Purchased privately in 2012 and bred by GAEC de Champagnat, her pedigree includes the noted bull Texan (sire of Citrouille, sold for 18,000gns at the on-farm sale in 2011) who is noted for breeding high quality females.
  • Ecuyere has exceptional length, maternal characteristics and milking abilities (rearing twin calves on her own in 2014), as well as outstanding breed characteristics.
  • Selected for the National Limousin Show in 2012 by The French Herd Book, she was instead purchased and imported to the UK by The Grange Herd (achieved solely as a result of the close links forged with French breeders and Interlim.)
  • Her first son, Grange Iffendic, is a truly exceptional young bull.  He is long, thick, good pelvis with excellent breed characteristics and recorded a weight of 815kgs at 500 days.
 
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ECHAPPEE:

s. VALSEUR RR                     d. BELLEDJOUR  (gs. TARTARIN RJ)

Breeder: GAEC de Champagnat (87)

EBV's
IFNAIS/Ease of calving: 96
CRsev/Growth: 104
DMsev/Muscular development: 91
DSsev/Skeletal development: 106
ALait/Milking ability: 104

 

  • Again purchased privately in 2012 from GAEC de Champagnat, Echappee was also selected for the National Limousin Show held in Saint Gaudens, September 2012, but was instead imported to the UK.
  • By the well known sire Valseur, she contains the Neuf bloodline that has produced so many top class females.  Her pedigree is again filled with animals that have achieved qualifications under the French performance recording system.
  • Echappee was awarded particularly high indices for maternal qualities and breed characteristics under the French performance recording system.  Again, she has a great top line, and has slightly more thickness to pair with her length.
 
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Floralie 1FLORALIE:

s. ADAMS RR-VS d. STORIA (gs NEBULEUX RJ)

Breeder: GAEC Manaud-Giroux (87)

EBV's
IFNAIS/Ease of calving: 103
CRsev/Growth: 112
DMsev/Muscular development: 114
DSsev/Skeletal development: 109
ALait/Milking ability: 103
IVMAT/Maternal qualities: 107

 

  • Purchased privately as an in-calf heifer November 2012, Floralie was bred by the noted breeder Gaec Manaud-Giroux, who was the breeder of Marquis, one of the numerous bulls purchased by the Grange herd at the Lanaud bull station.
  • Her pedigree includes an extensive depth of breeding, and goes back to Turbot, who is also found in the pedigree of Bananier, a popular AI bull in France who consistently breeds animals entered into Lanaud Station and the Grand Cru auction sale held at the National Limousin show.
  • Floralie has an excellent top line, growth and length, coupled with breed characterisitics.
  • Her first son, Grange Illustre, was a son of Elephant, a highly regarded bull in France; Illustre was sold to a commercial herd in the UK where he has gone on to produce outstanding progeny and milky females. She currently has a heifer calf at foot, Grange Malou, who is sired by Gaspacho.
 
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GIPSY:

s. VIKING d. VICTORIA RR (gs. MAS DU CLO RRE M)
Breeder: EARL de la Maurelle (57)

EBV's
IFNAIS/Ease of calving: 91
CRsev/Growth: 112
DMsev/Muscular development: 111
DSsev/Skeletal development: 106
ALait/Milking ability: 98
IVMAT/Maternal qualities: 113

 

  • Bred by EARL de la Maurelle, she was purchased as a two year old heifer at the Interlim Grand Cru sale held at the National Limousin Show, Nancy in September 2013. She has excellent muscular thickness and width, coupled with growth, length and power. Furthermore, she has an excellent pelvis and exceptional scores for breed characteristics.
  • Her father, Viking, is renowned for easy calving abilities, whilst her mother, Victoria, is an excellent cow and famous for her wins at the Euroviande Show in Metz.
  • Gipsy’s conformation and EBV’s are supported by three generations of animals which have all achieved qualification as either RR or RRE, an exceptional feat within the French Herd Book.
  • She currently has a bull calf at foot, sired by Honore, who shows a great deal of promise, combining growth and muscular development.
 
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Guerting 1GUERTING:

s. DAUVILLE d. VALENCIA RR (gs.PINSON RRE VS)
Breeder: EARL Laurent (16)

EBV's
IFNAIS/Ease of calving: 95
CRsev/Growth: 104
DMsev/Muscular development: 97
DSsev/Skeletal development: 122
ALait/Milking ability: 95
IVMAT/Maternal qualities: 95

 

  • Again, purchased at Interlim’s prestigious Grand Cru sale held at the National Limousin Show, Nancy in 2013, and bred by Gaec Laurent.
  • Guerting has incredible length, muscular development and top line, yet has growth and skeletal development to more than match this. In addition, she has a good pelvis and outstanding breed characteristics, which are inherited from her mother Valencia (RR).
  • Her sire, Dauville, is an excellent, proven bull, who goes back to both of the renowned blood lines of Joueur (RRE VS) and Chevron (RRE VS), progeny of which are both well respected across the whole of France.
  • Guerting combines conformation and pedigree to have the ability to achieve success in the show ring.
 
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HARMONIE:

s. BRESIL RR VS d. RAVINE RR (gs. LAC)
Breeder: EARL du Patural (54)

EBV's
IFNAIS/Ease of calving: 98
CRsev/Growth: 107
DMsev/Muscular development: 100
DSsev/Skeletal development: 109
ALait/Milking ability: 101
IVMAT/Maternal qualities: 106

 

  • Purchased as a yearling heifer at the Grand Cru auction sale at the National Limousin show 2013 and bred by EARL du Patural, Harmonie combines elegance with length, thickness, breed characteristics and an excellent pelvis.
  • On her sire’s side, Harmonie’s pedigree includes Bresil (RR VS), a widely respected bull in France. Bresil is sired by Ulrich (RR VS) who had an IVMAT index of 114, and he is out of the excellent cow Norvege, who is herself the mother of Voilier MN (RRE VS), one of the most popular MN bulls in France.
  • Harmonie’s first calf was Grange Lefevre (sired by Honore) who has recently been sold to the Firtree herd of pedigree Limousin’s, owned by Messrs CR and SM Barnwell.
 
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HALLOWEEN:

s. BELGE d. DEVENUE (gs. APACHE MN RR VS)
Breeder: GAEC Robin-Vannier (71)

EBV's
IFNAIS/Ease of calving: 103
CRsev/Growth: 109
DMsev/Muscular development: 99
DSsev/Skeletal development: 114
ALait/Milking ability: 104
IVMAT/Maternal qualities: 90

 

  • Purchased privately in 2013 from GAEC Robin-Vannier, we were only able to import Halloween due to our close links with Philippe and Solange Vannier.
  • Halloween is a daughter of Devenue, one of the very best cows in the GAEC Robin-Vannier herd, who goes back to the famous bull Apache MN. On her father’s side, Halloween goes back to Sapristi who was widely shown in France with a great deal of success at both the National Limousin Show and Paris CGA amongst other outings.
  • Halloween was purchased in calf to Gourou, another unique bloodline imported to the UK. This son, Grange Lanaud, was sold to the Chatsworth Herd of pedigree Limousins in April 2016. She currently has a heifer calf at foot, sired by Honore.