David and Sheila Thomlinson were among the early enthusiasts of the Limousin breed, founding their Beeches Limousin herd in 1978. David has been auctioning pedigree Limousins for Harrison & Hetherington, Carlisle for more than two decades.
Stock bulls and AI sires have been used in the herd with the aim of breeding bulls and females with frame and conformation, with emphasis on well shaped hindquarters.
Of equal importance is the selection of bulls for easy calving – the herd has few assisted calvings and temperament has always been high on our agenda.
Sires are primarily selected on their visual appearance and conformation although higher beef value bulls have passed on this trait to many of the breeding females now in the herd.
CURRENT STOCK BULLS
2nd September 2004
Castleden Venables is producing some promising calves
Latterford Steve has a a beef value of LM25, he is a very easy calving bull and has sired excellent calves. Beeches Unthank a son of Latterford Steve sold at Carlisle October 2005 for 3,100gns.
[Ronick Hawk, a Broadmeadows Cannon son has been part of the Genus A.I. Stud since being purchased at 15-months old. He is the company’s most popularly used bull on pedigree Limousins and commercial beef cattle as well as in the dairy herd.]
Sarkley Ranger has a beef value of LM20 and is producing shapey calves with superb temperament.
[Neutron was the first son of Jockey to be offered for sale in the UK and was purchased for 14000gs by JM Thompson and Procters Farm Ltd. Both his granddam’s Coquine and Balise also Mirza his great grandam are all Reproductive Recommandee - the highest classification in France.]
Previous stock bulls have been Sultan, Newby Vimto (son of Harvest Rajah), Goldies Atem (son of Sebastien), Peasley Duncan (son of Sagitaire), Bewick Hugh and Aldwyck Herbie (both sons of Mereside Crackerjack), Uplands Emu (son of Ami and out of a Talent cow), Fleethill Jacob (grandson of Glebedale Vanguard), Rachels Lional (son of Ferry), Ronick Right (a Ronick Gains son), Mynach Nissan (son of Mynach Igor).
Normande Emperor (a grandson of Rubis) and Hartside Glen, both used successfully by top commercial cattle producers Robert & Michael Scott, Thirlwall Castle, Greenhead, have also been used on the herd.
AI sires have included MMB Hidalgo and more recently Ronick Hawk.
The herd is Signet recorded, tested clear for TB and Johnes disease and vaccinated against BVD.
Cattle always available for sale