The first limousins to hit the ground at Meadowrig were two embryo heifers by Broadmeadows Luigi out of Woodhouse Sara, herself an embryo from the very successful breeding line of Uplands Carmine. Following that, important additions were made to the herd during 2011 in the form of Brockhurst Fuzzy, a daughter of Ronick Mcainsi purchased for 7000 gns as a 6 month old calf and Brockhurst Freestyle purchased as a 4 month old calf out of Reseda for 5 600 gns. Haltcliffe Epson was then purchased at the on-farm Haltcliffe production sale for 15 000 gns. She was purchased for her shape, style and the depth of her pedigree. Further exiciting additions to our herd were made in the form of three imported heifers from top herds in France. Fatima, Facetie and Fée were bought for their exceptional growth, style and breeding and we are very hopeful that these heifers will make important contributions to our herd in the future. in 2012, Miscombe Eider joined the line up at Meadowrig bringing with her an outstanding pedigree filled with some of the breed's greats including Jersey, Jockey, Titan, Oxygene combined with the outstanding breeding line of Broadmeadows Jay.
Eva was an exceptional calf from birth and has remained so to date. Weighing over 620 kilos at 400 days, this heifer has displayed incredible growth and style from birth. Her pedigree must be noted and counting the number of "Royal Show" champions and winners therein is not an easy task: Broadmeadows Didi, Broadmeadows Ainsi, Fieldhouse Rita, Uplands Carmen, Señorita, Jencra Gemma, Hampton Nadine etc. Eva herself had a successful show season in 2011 competing for top prizes at the Royal Highland Show and at Northumberland County Show. Eva calved a wonderful bull calf called Meadowrig Hero in mid March 2012 sired by Wilodge Cerberus. Eva & Hero were placed third in a very strong class of junior cows at the 2012 Royal Highland Show. She has a beef value of 30.
Lodge Blush was purchased as a calf at foot at the Lodge production sale in 2006 and passed into the Meadowrig herd in 2011. She has had a successful show career including: ___________________________________________________________ - 2008 1st place at the Highland Show ___________________________________________________________ - 2008 Interbreed Champion at Berwickshire County ___________________________________________________________ - 2008 Breed Champion at Border Union Show. ___________________________________________________________ - 2012 3rd prize at Highland Show ___________________________________________________________ - 2012 Interbreed Champion at the Border Union Show ___________________________________________________________ - 2012 Interbreed Champion at Berwickshire County ___________________________________________________________ - 2012 2nd Scottish Exhibitor Female of the Year ___________________________________________________________ Blush is an extremely long cow with good size and shape. Her first heifer calf was sold into a pedigree herd. Blush currently has a very strong bull calf at foot sired by Newmeadows Ethan (Nenuphar x Marron). Blush has a beef value of 22 was scanned in calf to Festival.
Cinderella is a huge cow with real presence and style. She is breeding very well in the herd leaving strong females and bulls. Her most recent bull calf, Meadowrig Harris is a real square beast with lots of potential sired by our stock bull Festival. Cinderella was shown successfully by Smiths of Bloxham as a heifer winning first prizes at local shows such as Edenbridge & Oxted. At Meadowrig, she took the Female, Overall and Interbreed Championships at the 2013 Northumberland Show. She has a beef value of 39 placing her in the top 1% in the country.
Epson was purchased for 15 000gns at the on-farm Haltcliffe sale in the Summer of 2011. She has great shape and has that extremely successful combination of Sympa x Cloughhead Umpire in her pedigree. Epson was successfully flushed to Carmorn Copilot in January 2012 and we look forward to seeing her progeny on the ground October 2012. Epson has a beef value of 24. Epson was also settled in calf to Co-pilot.
Era is very large cow and is full sister to Meadowrig Eva. Era weighed around 580 kg at 400 days and has displayed exceptional growth from an early age. She has a wonderful temperament and has been shown successfully being part of the winning Interbreed Team at Northumberland in 2011. She is breeding very well for the herd and calved an exceptional Wilodge Cerberus heifer calf(Meadowrig Holly) in early January 2012. Era and Holly were placed fourth behind her embryo sister in a very strong class of Junior cows at the 2012 Royal Highland Show. Era has a beef value of 28.
Eider is a beautifully bred young cow purchased for her exceptional dam line going back to Broadmeadows Jay. Her pedigree includes a number of the breed's great sires: Oxygene, Jockey, Titan, Jersey all combined with the outstanding brood cow Broadmeadows Jay, who sold for 10 000gns at the Broadmeadows dispersal sale. Eider is a large framed cow, long and extremely sytlish.
Woodhouse Sara has been a wonderful cow and has bred consistently since her purchase in 2008. She is dam of the exceptional Meadowrig Eva & Era and has produced bulls to 5000 gns at national sale centres. Embryo bull calves have sold at 6 months old for 2500 gns. Her daughter Woodhouse Verbina has also produced bulls to 6000 gns at Carlisle. Sara is beautifully bred combining many Royal show winners in her pedigree. She is due to calve to Wilodge Cerberus in January 2012. Sara has a beef value of 26.
Dany was purchased on the strength of her power, width and excellent legs. She has an exceptionally wide pelvis and as a result calved very easily. She has been shown successfully and stood 2nd at the Paris show in March 2011. She then went on to be Reserve Female Champion at Northumberland County Show and took 6th place at the Royal Highland Show in the senior heifer class. She calved a polled bull to Eternal in October 2011 and will now be put in calf to our stock bull Festival. Dany has a beef value of 25.
Ella is a fine heifer with good all-round breed qualties. She is a large framed heifer with plenty of style. Her dam, Soneycomb is from a good line and has bred well at Sarkley. We were pleased to secure this heifer at the Sarkley production sale in 2011. Ellacomb calved a lovely heifer calf by Carmorn Copilot in March (Meadowrig Honeycomb) and will now be settled in calf to Festival.
Brockhurst Freestyle was purchased from the 2011 on-farm Brockhurst sale for 5600 gns as a 4 month old embryo calf. She is a very thick daughter of Ronick Matador out of Doug Mash's French bred show cow Reseda. Freestyle was placed 4th in her class at the Forfar Stars of the Future show in 2011 despite being the youngest in the class. She is a very stylish heifer and one we hope to show in 2012. Freestyle has a beef value of 31.
Fée was purchased from the Brive national show in September 2011 for 5600 Euros. She is the second heifer we have purchased from Chatelus and is already showing great promise. She was placed 1st in the "Stars of the future" senior heifer calf class in November 2011. She went on to win 1st prize in the intermediate heifer class at the Border Union Show. Fée was flushed to our stock bull "Festival" in January 2012 and her first calf was born in November 2012. Fée has a beef value of 34.
Fatima was purchased at the KBS Prestige XII sale in Brive for 12 800€. She had stood as Junior Champion at the Correze Limousin Show the week proceeding the sale. She arrived at Meadowrig in September 2011 and has already made her mark. She stood a very close 2nd in her section at the "Stars of the Future" 2011 show in Forfar in Novemember and went on to win fifth place in a very large class of intermediate heifers at the 2012 Royal Highland Show. She excells in growth, width and style. Fatima will be flushed to Festival in January 2012. Fatima has a beef value of 22.
Facetie is the great granddaughter of Operette, dam of the famous Sympa and is the only registered direct female descendant of Operette in the UK. She was purchased at the KBS Prestige XII sale from Germain Souton in Brive France. Apart from her breeding, Facetie is a very long, well grown and feminine heifer. We will be flushing her to Sympa in January 2012. Facetie has a beef value of 25.
Gondole was purchased at the 2012 KBS Prestige XIII Sale in Brive from the famous Champeval herd. She is a thick-set stylish heifer with plenty of length and power. Her sire, Celestin is stock bull at Champeval; he is also sire of our own stock bull Festival. We hope the heifer will go on to produce well for the herd and believe she has a wonderful future ahead.
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