Purchased at The Royal Show Sale 1976 with heifer calf at foot; retained until her death at 20 years of age, having produced a calf every year of her life from the age of three.
Bred by M Imbert, Bellac, France, she was among the first Limousin importations to the UK.
She’s had a huge influence in the Grange herd and with the exception of French importations, almost all the entire herd can be traced back to Imbattable.
Notable progeny include:
Mapledurham Naomi – one of the first females to be flushed in the UK. Mother of Grange Aphrodite and Grange Adonis, both by the famous Favori. Grange Adonis was retained as senior herd sire until his death, producing very correct progeny, with growth and good maternal characteristics. A number of his descendants remain within the herd today.
Grange Orchid – also retained until her death at the age of 21 years of age, she produced a calf on an annual basis. She was flushed in 1986, producing 10 embryos to the renowned Funambule, resulting in seven heifer calves. These were retained, although five were sold over time to a number of leading pedigree herds.
Grange Triton – sold to MMB in 1983 (pre-cursor to Genus). Triton was the first UK Limousin bull to have semen exported worldwide and was one of the most widely used and highest ranking Limousin sires owned by Genus between 1984 and 1986.
Grange Juniata – (s. Gabarit) was champion pedigree Limousin heifer, Royal Smithfield 1996.
Grange Gervaise – First ever UK bred Limousin to be sold and exported to France, January 2012. Sold to the leading ‘Les 4 Limousins’ consortium, which comprises EARL Lasternas, EARL Geraud and EARL Bonnet, who represent some of the leading French breeders in France.
Grange Cascade – mother of Grange Gervais, the first British Limousin bull to be exported to France, and his full brother, Grange Lequeux, who has also been exported to France. This outstanding cow has exceptional conformation, breed characteristics, growth, length and maternal characteristics. She has also produced a number of full and half-sisters to Grange Gervaise, all of which have been retained within the herd.
Grange Lequeux – The second bull from the Grange herd to be exported to France and a full brother to Grange Gervaise. This bull was exported in the summer of 2016 to Regis Liqueur’s herd.
Grange Tarashani – a daughter of Marquis (bred by GAEC Manaud-Giroux), who has great length, width of pelvis and has produced a number of daughters which have inherited these traits.
Grange Rialto – an exceptional female who sold for 18,500gns as a first calving heifer at the Grange on-farm sale in 2003.
Grange Davinia – by Perit-B, who was bred by the famed Domaine des Forge herd, she has an exceptional temperament and milking abilities and has consistently passed these traits on to her progeny.