Emslies Livestock

 

 

oct13

Securing an overall championship at a Carlisle sale has been a major dream of ours since we started breeding Limousins and this month we lived that dream with Emslies Horny taking the intermediate and overall championship under Michael Cursiter, Orkney.

Emslies Horny undoubtedly did us proud and he travels south to Exeter as he was sold for 12,500gns to Patrick Greed to join the Kilberton herd. He is suitable named in line with his mother, Emslies Erotic, who is a heifer out of one of our most successful breeding females, Heathlands Sweetheart, by former Royal Highland male champion, Hartsideanew Argos. Horny is sired by our homebred stock bull Emslies Colossus and he carries a beef value of +49 and muscle figure of +6.1.

Following him through the sale ring was his half-brother Emslies Hunter who was knocked down at 7000gns and found a new home with the Hewan herd of Messrs Johnston of Orkney. His Beef Value is his greatest selling point, as he possesses a figure of LM+56 which places him well inside the top 1% of the breed. He is again sired by the Objat son, Emslies Colossus and out of our homebred female Emslies Duwies.

We would both like to thank buyers for their continued support and wish them the very best with their purchases.

Emslies Flatout

 

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may13 blue

A steady trade in Carlisle saw Emslies genetics sell to all corners of the UK and a complete clearance for the five on offer.

We sold a trio of bulls for 4000gns the first of which was Emslies Gimmegimmegimme, a Sympa son out of Emslies Dancingqueen, a Saphir daughter, he sold to A and D Smith, Strichen, Aberdeenshire.

Then selling at the same price was Emslies Black Gameboy, a Newhouse Billy son out of Emslies Enjoy, a Bailea BMW daughter. He carries a beef value of +42 and a muscle figure of +6.6 he sold to the Morley Brothers, Whitby, North Yorkshire.

Also at this money was Emslies Gunsnroses, an Emslies Colossus son out of Emslies Chacha, a Ronick Gains daughter who is out of the 2002 Royal Show Champion Wilodge Ritzy. He also carries impressive figures with a beef value of +45 and muscle figure of +6.2, he was purchased by the Walton family, Otterburn, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Emslies Google sold for 3500gns to Messrs Dodgson, Kendal, Cumbria, also a son of Emslies Colossus and out of Salomon daughter Emslies Dolcevita, he carries a beef value of +42 and muscle figure of +6.2.

And finally another Colossus son, this time Emslies Grouse sold for 3000gns, he carried the best figures in the catalogue with a beef value of +54 and muscle figure of +8.7, he is out of Emslies Capercaille, a Hartside Argos daughter and was purchased by Paul Burden and family, Maidstone, Kent.

We wish all buyers the very best with their purchases.

 

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may13

A steady trade in Carlisle saw Emslies genetics sell to all corners of the UK and a complete clearance for the five on offer.

We sold a trio of bulls for 4000gns the first of which was Emslies Gimmegimmegimme, a Sympa son out of Emslies Dancingqueen, a Saphir daughter, he sold to A and D Smith, Strichen, Aberdeenshire.

Then selling at the same price was Emslies Black Gameboy, a Newhouse Billy son out of Emslies Enjoy, a Bailea BMW daughter. He carries a beef value of +42 and a muscle figure of +6.6 he sold to the Morley Brothers, Whitby, North Yorkshire.

Also at this money was Emslies Gunsnroses, an Emslies Colossus son out of Emslies Chacha, a Ronick Gains daughter who is out of the 2002 Royal Show Champion Wilodge Ritzy. He also carries impressive figures with a beef value of +45 and muscle figure of +6.2, he was purchased by the Walton family, Otterburn, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Emslies Google sold for 3500gns to Messrs Dodgson, Kendal, Cumbria, also a son of Emslies Colossus and out of Salomon daughter Emslies Dolcevita, he carries a beef value of +42 and muscle figure of +6.2.

And finally another Colossus son, this time Emslies Grouse sold for 3000gns, he carried the best figures in the catalogue with a beef value of +54 and muscle figure of +8.7, he is out of Emslies Capercaille, a Hartside Argos daughter and was purchased by Paul Burden and family, Maidstone, Kent.

We wish all buyers the very best with their purchases.

 

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mar13

Semen is now available for commercial use only from our un-registered French-bred bull Bryan. He has left fantastic show calves for us already, many of which have been admired by all who see them.

For more information go to our for sale page

Emslies Flatout Emslies Flatout

 

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oct12com

This month’s trade for commercial beef heifers was a flyer at Thainstone’s beef breeding sale which saw a top price of £3200 for our overall champion, a Limousin cross heifer sold to Balfour Baillie, Orkey. We also won the champion pair of Limousins which sold for £2000 to J A Cruikshank, Coleburn. Overall our heifers averaged £1700 so it was a great day’s trade throughout. We’d like to wish all our buyers the very best and look forward to hearing how the progeny perform in the future.

 

Emslies Flatout

 

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oct12

This month’s Carlisle Limousin sale proved a very successful one for us in terms of selling and buying. Firstly we stood second to the overall senior champion with Emslies Black Gambler, a February 2011-born son of the highly successful Bailea Black BMW out of the Omer daughter Emslies Cocochanel. He carries a good set of figures including a beef value of +42 and a muscle figure of +6.6 and he was also interbreed junior bull champion at Turriff Show. He then went on to sell for the day’s highest price for a Black Limousin – 10,000gns – to Gaich Farms.

The same sale we were also delighted to purchase a new stock bull, Dinmore Goldcrest bred in Paul Dawes herd, Herefordshire, for 18,000gns. In Goldcrest we have sourced some fantastic genetics being that he is a son of the highly acclaimed Ronick Hawk out of the Wilodge Vantastic daughter Dinmore Elle who was female and breed champion at the Royal Welsh Show 2010 and is out of a fantastic cow family which includes Aghadowey Alix and Kype Ulay. He also carries a beef value of +46 and a muscle figure of +7. We are incredibly excited to have Goldcrest join the sire line up and no doubt his performance figures and fantastic pedigree will compliment the female base we already have in the Emslies herd.

Whinfellpark Ena

Emslies Black Gambler

Whinfellpark Ena

Dinmore Goldcrest

 

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aug12

Our stock and AI chosen sires are continuing to breed well and we’re particularly excited about our current crop of calves (see below). Since Emslies Fuzzy came on to the show scene for us last year and did incredibly well as a junior heifer, her sire Emslies Colossus has continued to breed well with various types of females. Old favourites such as Bailea BMW and Sympa are also continuing to deliver the goods for us as well.

Emslies Flatout

Emslies Flatout

Emslies Giggles (Emslies Colossus x Ballymoney Duchess)

Emslies Gucci (Emslies Colossus x Emslies Chanel)

Emslies Flatout

Emslies Flatout

Emslies Gwen (Emslies Colossus x Emslies Eimir)

Emslies Grouse (Emslies Colossus x Cappercalle)

Emslies Flatout

Emslies Flatout

Emslies Glamorous (Emslies Colossus x Emslies Divine)

Emslies Hboss (Bailea Black BMW x Ballymoney Veronica)

Emslies Flatout

Emslies Flatout

Ubonnie with Emslies Guerlain, by Sympa

Emslies Groovy (Emslies Colossus x Emslies Emma)

Emslies Flatout

Emslies Flatout

Emslies Gameboy (Newhouse Billy x Emslies Enjoy)

Emslies Gremlin (Emslies Colossus x Emslies Carly)

Emslies Flatout

Emslies Flatout

Emslies Google (Emslies Colossus x Emslies Dolcevita)

Emslies Gwawr (Emslies Colossus x Emslies Eira)

 

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aug12turriff copy

This year’s Turriff Show proved to be an extremely successful one for the Emslies team, with the homebred three year old cow Emslies Duchess, a Salomon daughter out of the Royal Welsh former interbreed champion Ballymoney Veronica, continuing her fabulous run of form of late by taking the overall breed championship and then the interbreed championship.

At the same show, Emslies Gambler, a Bailea Black BME son won the interbreed junior bull championship. He will be forward for sale in Carlisle in October.

 

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jul12

The homebred three year old junior cow Emslies Duchess with her Emslies Colossus-sired heifer calf Emslies Giggles at foot won the Limousin, interbreed and Champion of Champions title at New Deer Show. She then teamed up with Emslies Galway, a Bailea Black BWM son and her calf Giggles to win the group of three.

 

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jun12highland

This year’s Royal Highland Show saw us take three cattle to the show and stand second in the junior cow and calf class with Emslies Duchess, a Salomon daughter out of previous show cow Ballymoney Veronica. She was shown with her heifer calf Emslies Giggles at foot who is by the homebred and successful sire Emslies Colossus.

Also at the same show we took a second with Emslies Galway, an April 2011-born son of Bailea Black BMW out of the Domino daughter Ballymoney Violet. He was also sold at privately at the show for an undisclosed five figure sum to well known suckled calf producer Balfour Baillie, Orkney.

The February 2011-born Emslies Gambler also took a third in his strong class. This one is another Bailea Black BMW son, this time out of the Omer daughter Emslies Cocochanel.

 

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may12

Leading the way for the Emlies herd at the Limousin sale in Carlisle was our black bull Emslies Black Flatout. Sired by senior herd sire Bailea Black BMW he is out of Emslies Caramel, an Oxygene daughter and sold with a beef value of +49 to Messrs Algood.

Also selling was Emslies Finlay, a Vivaldi son out of Emslies Carly, a Ronick Hawk daughter. He has a beef value of +26 and went to Terry Coghill, Orkney.

 

Emslies Flatout

Emslies Flatout

 

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Sale leader for us in Stirling was the Procters Cavalier son Emslies Fatboyslim. By our senior herd sire Procters Cavlaier, he is out of the Ferry daughter Ballymoney Simone. With a beef value of +30, he sold to G and M Porter, Isle of Islay. Next in the money for us was our Black Limousin, Emslies Black Fandango. By our successful herd sire Bailie Black BMW, he is out of a Ronick Jalopy daughter and with a muscle igure of +7.3 and a beef value of +37, he was knocked down to I and J Adams, Stranraer. We’d like to wish both buyers the best with their new stock sires and look forward to hearing how their progeny perform.

 

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feb12thainstone

Selling for £2000 a piece in Thainstone today at the Aberdeen and Northern Marts Spring Show and Sale were two calves by our homebred sire Emslies Colossus. Our first one, The Godfather, had also taken the reserve steer championship under judge Andrew Laird, Orkney, before selling to Messrs Lumgair. Our other steer, G Spot, sold for the same money to Mackintosh Glebe. Both steers have been purchased for further showing this season so we wish the buyers the very best for the shows.

Also at the sale we took a second place with our Limousin bull, Emslies Fearless. Born April 2010, he is a son of past herd sire Hartsideanew Argos and is out of the Jinola daughter Montgomery Orah. He sold at 5800gns to Messrs Mitchell.

The Godfather

G Spot

 

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feb12frenchman copy

The Emslies herd hit the headlines at last week’s Limousin sale at Carlisle when our bull, Emslies Frenchman, became the first UK bred Limousin to be sold to an American buyer.

Frenchman, a son of the 42,000gns bull Wilodge Vantastic out of our outstanding French show cow Ubonie has a beef value of +36 and was bid to 37,000gns by John Downs and Jerry Turner of the Southern Cattle Company, Florida.

With current USA animal health rules preventing Frenchman travelling to America, he has returned home to us and will now head to a UK bull stud to have semen collected for export to the USA and the rest of the world.

Without a doubt the best bull bred in the Emslies herd to date, Frenchman is an outstanding example of the breed and was selected by his new buyers for his exceptional early growth and power and size, combined with his easy fleshing nature. Semen will be available in due course.

Whinfellpark Ena

Emslies Frenchman

 

Courtesy of Farming Eye/MacGregor Photography

 

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feb12stirling

Sale leader for us in Stirling was the Procters Cavalier son Emslies Fatboyslim. By our senior herd sire Procters Cavlaier, he is out of the Ferry daughter Ballymoney Simone. With a beef value of +30, he sold to G and M Porter, Isle of Islay. Next in the money for us was our Black Limousin, Emslies Black Fandango. By our successful herd sire Bailie Black BMW, he is out of a Ronick Jalopy daughter and with a muscle igure of +7.3 and a beef value of +37, he was knocked down to I and J Adams, Stranraer. We’d like to wish both buyers the best with their new stock sires and look forward to hearing how their progeny perform.

 

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jan12

Derriaghy Enfield was jointly purchased by ourselves and Steven Irvine and Son of the Anside herd in October 2010 from Carlisle for 22,000gns. By Broadmeadows Cannon and out of the Nenuphur daughter Lenagh Utopia, Enfield has a Beef Value of +31 and took the reserve breed championship and junior interbreed championship at Balmoral in 2010. He has first been used in the Anside herd with some promising results leaving calves with stretch, scale and bone.

Semen can be purchased through www.semenstore.co.uk and is priced at £25/straw (sexed semen £35/straw) + £50 royalty.

Whinfellpark Ena

Derriaghy Enfield

 

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nov11

Bailea Black BMW-sired calves took centre stage at the recent Stars of the Future calf show where we took the overall junior female championship with the end of January-born heifer calf Emslies Black Galaxy, who is out of the Vivaldi-sired homebred daughter Emslies Curlywurly.

Also taking first place was Emslies Gondola, who is out of Cavecourt Crona, who is a Rocky daughter and Emslies Galway, who is a son of the Domino daughter Emslies Violet, both calves are again by BMW. And coming second to the overall Limousin champion was another BMW calf, this time Emslies Black Giggsy, who is out of the Saphir daughter Hafodlas Bronfraith.

Whinfellpark Ena

Emslies Black Galaxy

 

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fuzzyjul11

Carrying on a fantastic run of form, we were delighted to win a yearling heifer class with Emslies Fuzzy at the 40th Anniversary National Limousin Show in Carlisle. By our homebred stock sire Emslies Colossus (Objat x Ballymoney Noisette), she is out of Emslies Uzzy (Mernos x Wilodge Ritzy), she beat off stiff competition in her class and then went on to beat five other heifers for the junior female championship under judge Aled Edwards. This is now the third junior female championship she has secured this year.

In the two year old class we stood fourth with Whinfellpark Ena, a daughter of Goldies Terrence out of the Rachels Hamlet daughter Ryedale Limelight.

Congratulations must also go to Tecwyn Jones and family who stood reserve male champion with his Saphir-sired steer Jager Bomb.

Whinfellpark Ena

Emslies Fuzzy

Whinfellpark Ena

Jager Bomb

 

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jul11rwas

Following on from her success at the Royal Highland Show our yearling heifer Emslies Fuzzy, born May 2010, won her class at the Royal Welsh Show under judge Craig Ridley of the Haltcliffe herd and then went on to be placed junior female champion and reserve overall junior champion. Fuzzy is by our homebred bull Emslies Colossus and is out of Emslies Uzzy, who is a daughter of Wilodge Ritzy.

Our two year old heifer Whinfellpark Ena, by Goldies Terence out of Ryedale Limelight stood fourth in her class.

Whinfellpark Ena

Emslies Fuzzy

 

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jun11rhs

It was yet another successful Royal Highland Show for the Emslies team, taking tow first prize tickets with both our heifers. Our yearling heifer Emslies Fuzzy, by Emslies Colossus out of the Wilodge Ritzy daughter Emslies Uzzy, won her class and then went on to be placed junior female champion, reserve overall junior champion and reserve female champion. Our other heifer in the team, Whinfellpark Ena, who was purchased at the Red Ladies Day show and sale in December last year for 14,000gns have been placed champion. Ena is by Goldies Terrence, out of the Rachels Hamlet daughter Ryedale Limelight and has a whopping beef value of +53. Ena was also part of the winning interbreed team of four competition.

Emslies Fuzzy

Emslies Fuzzy

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Winning team at the Royal Highland Show

 

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jun11angus

Leading the charge for us at this year’s Angus Show was our yearling bull Emslies Figaro who took the breed championship and later the reserve interbreed championship. Born February 2010, Figaro is by our senior stock bull Procters Cavlier and is out of the Ferry daughter Ballymoney Utopia. Also at the show, Figaro teamed up with our yearling heifer Emslies Fuzzy, who is by our homebred stock bull Emslies Colossus out of Emslies Uzzy, who is by Merinos out of one of the herd’s foundation females, Wilodge Ritzy, to take the reserve interbreed pairs championship.

 

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may11com

We’ve had one or two success stories to shout about lately from the commercial herd. The first off was a crossbred Limousin heifer with a heifer calf at foot taking the championship and top price of £3400 at Thainstone Cow and Calf sale this month. The cracking heifer calf at foot was sired by our homebred bull Emslies Colossus, who is by Objat and is out of Ballymoney Noisette. This bull was retained after success at the Royal Highland Show and is used across both the pedigree and commercial herds and is producing some great progeny.

 

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may11saphir

A huge congratulations to Tecwyn Jones and his family as they won the commercial beef championship at this year’s Beef Expo event in Newark with a Limousin cross steer, Jager Bomb, sired by our French-bred senior stock sire Saphir.

Jager Bomb was bred by M W Jones, Plasynllan and is out of a Limousin cross British Blue cow. He was bought at the Ruthin show potential sale in February and will be heading to the Royal Welsh and Limousin Society Show at Carlisle. He weighed in at 487kg.

Whinfellpark Ena

 

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mar11

It was another successful sale day at Thainstone for Emslies Livestock last week when store cattle from the commercial herd collected the top two places in the mart’s show and sale.

Taking the championship was a 386kg homebred Limousin cross steer by Bailea Black BMW which sold at £1200 to the judge Harry Brown Jnr, Maud.

While, reserve was another Limousin cross steer, this time by the herd’s French-bred sire Saphir and weighing 432kg, he sold to David Buchan, Longside.

Once again the herd’s pedigree sires have proved they can deliver the goods in the commercial sale ring too. Semen from both sires is available as well as bulls by them, so please don’t hesitate to contact us if you’re looking for high quality bulls to use.

 

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mar11

Congratulations to Bert and Patsy Paton, Spott, Glenprosen, Kirriemuir, who took the reserve overall commercial title at Thainstone’s spring show and sale with an 11-month-old Limousin cross heifer sired by our Black Limousin stock bull Bailea Black BMW. She sold for £2000 to John Lumgair, East Idvies, Letham, Forfar.

Whinfellpark Ena

 

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feb11medi

Bought to run in the recently established Medi herd, as well as our commercial operation, we are delighted to announce the arrival of new Charolais herd sire Dundas Einstein, purchased in February at Stirling for 21,000gns. By the Tilbrook Pluto son Kelton Trident, this June 2009-born bull is out of the Kilboy Peregrine daughter Dundas Vicky. Bought for his exceptional growth for age, correctness and muscling, Einstein also has the figures to match, with a calving ease figure of +13.4, a milk figure of +7, TSI of +35 and SRI of +36. We look forward to using him in the herd.

Dundas Einstein

Dundas Einstein

 

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dec10

Purchased for 14,000gns at the Red Ladies Derby sale in Carlisle, where she stood overall champion, Whinfell Park Ena is a great addition to the Emslies female line up.

With a whopping beef value of +52, she is by Goldies Terence out of the Rachels Hamlet daughter Ryedale Limelight. Ena was first noticed on a visit to Whinfell Park prior to the sale and was admired for her huge growth for age, power and femininity. 

Whinfellpark Ena

Whinfellpark Ena (Photo courtesy of Scottish Farmer)

 

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nov10 2

A huge congratulations must go to James Nisbett, Ayrshire, after he secured championship honours in the suckled calf classes at the 2010 East of England Winter Stock Festival which also hosted the Smithfield Championships. 

James’ winner was a calf bred at Alford, Aberdeenshire, by Alistair Smart. The Limousin cross calf, Dance with Me, is sired by Emslies Caledonian, who is by Oxygene out of one of the herd’s prolific breeders Pennys Tess  and out of a Limousin cross British Blue dam. This March-born heifer weighed 377kg on show day having been bought from the Thainstone Spectacular in September for £2200.

East of England Winter Fair suckled calf champion sired by Emslies Caledonian

 

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nov 10 1

Having admired Kaprico Chrysanthemum’s (better known to us as Chrissie) dam, Kaprico Tansy as a heifer at the ILC in 2004, we couldn’t resist the opportunity of securing her daughter at the November sale of un-haltered females in Carlisle.

Tansy is full sister to the 2006 Royal Show champion Kaprico Ultimate. Chrissie is a well grown, upstanding female by Ionesco and has a beef value of +47 and was bought for 9000gns. Her bull calf Kaprico Fleuron which was at foot by Wilodge  Tonka, sold on the day for 5500gns to Breconside Farming.

 

Kaprico Chrysanthemum and her bull calf by Wilodge Tonka

 

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oct10com

Even with trade for commercial  heifers and cows and calves going back slightly over the recent months, we were  delighted to take a batch of 66 in-calf crossbred heifers to the recent show and  sale at Thainstone, where we averaged £1500 a head. All heifers were sold in  calf to either our British Blue bull Tamhorn Dynamite, our homebred Limousin  bull Emslies Colossus or our French Limousin bull Brian. For us, heifers sold to  a top of £2200, as well as £2100 and £2000 and we also took the champion pair of  Simmental cross heifers and second prize in the single heifer class.

Many of our purchasers were  repeat buyers so we would like to thank those and any new buyers for purchasing  our heifers and hope they go on to have a great future with you. We often have  commercial, high health status heifers and cows and calves for sale off the farm  as well, so if you’re still looking, please don’t hesitate to contact us

 

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oct10medi

We are pleased to announce the  arrival of Kelton Evita to the Medi herd of Charolais cattle. Purchased at the  Gelston Castle Farmsā€™ dispersal in Stirling in October for 6000gns, Evita is a  March 2009-born yearling heifer with great potential for the future. By Thrunton  Aramis, she is out of the Ugie Upperhand daughter Kelton Buodile. Having stood  second at the Scottish National Charolais Show this year, she has a SRI figure  of +38, a TI of +28 and a milk figure of +7. No doubt she will make a great  addition to the Medi herd and may even be shown next year as a two year old  heifer.

 

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oct10diablo

Having taken two bulls to the  Stirling Limousin sale in October, we were delighted to take the reserve senior  championship with our November 2008-born Emslies Diablo. By our past senior  stock bull Hartsideanew Argos, Diablo is out of the Geant daughter Ballmoney  Mistrale and sold with a beef value of +27 for 6000gns to Terry Coghill, Orkney.

Our other bull, Emslies Eiffel,  by Neuf out of the Mas Du Clo daughter Tbelle sold for 3000gns to the Crofters  Commission. Born March 2009, Eiffel has a beef value of +36 and a muscle score  of +5.2. We would like to wish both purchasers the best of luck with their  bulls.

 

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oct10carlisle

Bought in a half share deal with  the Irvine family of Anside Limousins, Banffshire, the Emslies herd is pleased  to announce the arrival of Derriaghey Enfield, a first prize winner purchased  for 22,000gns from Carlisle this month.

By the legendry Broadmeadows  Cannon, he is out of the Nenuphur daughter Lenagh Utopia. Already Enfield has  had a glittering show success having stood overall junior, male and overall  reserve champion at Balmoral Show in 2010 as well as junior interbreed champion.  He has a beef value of +30 and a muscle score of +4.

At the same sale, our string of  three full ET brothers all sold well, averaging £6545, with the highest price  being Emslies Ebay. By Oxygene out of one of the herd’s foundation females  Pennys Tess, he sold for 10,500gns to W Laing, Morayshire. Our next best was  Emslies Elninio, who sold for 4200gns, while Emslies Einstein sold for 4000gns.  The three bulls also joined forces to win the overall Group of Three under judge  and breeder Chris Jarman.

We would like to wish all three  purchasers the best of luck with the bulls and look forward to seeing the  progeny of Derriaghy Enfield in due course.

Derriaghey Enfield

Derriaghey Enfield

Emslies Ebay

Emslies Ebay

 

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oct10thainstobe

Beating off incredibly stiff  competition from 1497 calves forward for the recent Thainstone show and sale of  suckled calves, one of our Limousin cross calves sired by stock bull Procters  Cavalier took the overall championship under judge David Irvine. At just 10  months old this steer weighed 554kg and sold for £1100 (199p/kg). We’re  incredibly pleased with Cavalier progeny in both the commercial and pedigree  herds and looking forward to having bulls for sale by him next year.

 

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Leading the way for us at Perth Show was our young Charolais cow, Balnuith Candy, bred by Neil Caul. She stood second in a competitive class and then went on to be tapped out as reserve breed champion. Candy is shown with her February-born Thrunton Baron bull calf at foot.

Of our Limousin entry, we also took reserve breed champion with our show cow Ubonnie. Born October 2003, this French bred cow French cow is by Nenuphar and is out of Moutarde and was shown with her May-born bull calf Emslies Frenchman, by Wilodge Vantastic, at foot.

 

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aug10ubonie

With just a few local shows left in the season, we were delighted to take the Limousin championship at Turriff Show with our French-bred cow Ubonie. Her bull calf, Emslies Frenchman, by Wilodge Vantastic, also won the best Limousin calf class. Our two year old heifer Derryguile Danita also won her class, while in the Charolais classes, our young cow with bull calf at foot, Balnuith Candy stood second in her class.

In the commercial carcass competition a Limousin cross heifer bred at Kinknockie and sired by our senior stock bull Saphir won the champion carcass after being sold as a calf at foot last spring 2009. Owner was George W Cameron from Huntly. The heifer’s dam was a Welsh bred heifer which came from a regular supply of heifers bought in every year which are bulled and sold on.

Tamhorn Dynamite

 

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july10medi

The first outing for Balnuith Candy, the February 2007-born daughter of Moyness Vivacious out of Adrie Ulness and bred by Neil Caul, saw her win her class at this year’s Royal Welsh and then go on to take the reserve female championship and reserve overall breed championship under judge Gilbert Crawford. Candy was shown with her February 2010 born bull calf Medi Fitlike, by Thrunton Baron, at foot.

In the Limousin classes at the show, our bought in October 2003-born French cow Ubonie stood second in a very strong cow class. She is by Nenuphar and is out of Moutarde and shown with her May-born bull calf Emslies Frenchman, by Wilodge Vantastic, at foot. Our two year old heifer Derryguile Danita, by Espoir out of Derryguile Teda, stood fourth in an incredibly strong heifer class.

 

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jun10highland

Leading the way for us at Perth Show was our young Charolais cow, Balnuith Candy, bred by Neil Caul. She stood second in a competitive class and then went on to be tapped out as reserve breed champion. Candy is shown with her February-born Thrunton Baron bull calf at foot.

 

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may10 blue

Adding to our team of stock sires is the recently purchased Tamhorn Dynamite from Danny and Jane Wyllie, Tamworth, Staffordshire. Purchased for 13,000gns at the British Blue sale in Carlisle this month, Dynamite is by the noted sire and winner of countless breed and interbreed championships Ballygrange Alex and is out of the Baron daughter Tamhorn Winifred, who is a daughter of Norbreck Kitty. With a carcass weight figure of +22 and a carcass yield index of +15 he is sure to make a great addition to the commercial operation. We look forward to using him on some of our crossbred cows.

 

Tamhorn Dynamite

Tamhorn Dynamite

 

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may10

All the build up for the May Carlisle Limousin sale was certainly worth it this month as we celebrated one of the best day’s trading in Carlisle, averaging 10,000gns for four bulls and a second top price of 26,000gns for one of our black bulls.

Our sale leader, Emslies Black Empire, a February 2009-born son of our 25,000gns stock bull Bailea Black BMW out of the Ronick Jalopy daughter Shannas Polly, had previously stood reserve junior and reserve overall champion the night before under judge David Work, before being knocked down for a new Black Limousin record of 26,000gns to pedigree producer Albert Howie, Knock Limousins, Stuartfield, Aberdeenshire. We wish Albert the very best of luck with his purchase and look forward to seeing calves on the ground by him.

The other Black bull in the line up, Emslies Black Enigma, stood third in his junior class to Black Empire and then went on to sell for 6800gns to Andrew Proctor for his Swarlands herd, Morpeth, Northumberland. Enigma is again by BMW and is out of the Domino daughter Ballymoney Violet.

Emslies Black Limousin bulls for sale Carlisle May 2010

From left to right Emslies Empire and Emslies Enigma

Of the red bulls forward, we sold the third prize Emslies Dracula, a September 2008-born son of Samy out of Ballymony Kim. With a muscle score of +6.5 and a beef value of +35, he sold to The Crofters Commission for 4000gns. Following that, we sold Emslies Dashing, an October 2008-born son of our senior stock bull Saphir out of the Sympa daughter Emslies Allheart. Having stood second to the intermediate champion from Haltcliffe, he went on to sell for 4500gns to George Neil, Mindrum, Northumberland.

We would like to wish all our purchasers the very best with their bulls and look forward to hearing how their progeny progress.

Emslies Limousin bulls for sale Carlisle May 2010

Emslies Black Empire

 

 

 

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march102

With the Carlisle Limousin sale just round the corner, we have pleasure in loading pictures of the bulls entered for the sale (30th April, 1st May 2010). This year’s team will include black bulls by the 25,000gns Bailea Black BMW, as well as six red bulls by Saphir, Hartsideanew Argos and Samy.

For more details please visit the For Sale section of the site

Emslies Limousin bulls for sale Carlisle May 2010

Line up of red bulls for sale Carlisle May 2010

 

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march10

High health status embryos from one of Scotland’s leading Limousin herds have been exported to Norway in what is hoped to be the first of many such deals.

The five embryos from Harry Emslie’s herd, Mintlaw, Peterhead, Aberdeen, are by the powerful French sire President out of Emslies Allheart, a Sympa daughter out of one of the herd’s foundation females, Heathlands Sweetheart. They were bought by pedigree breeder Thor Skaget for an undisclosed amount.

The shipment has been handled by Sheila Eggleston of Eggsport who says: “This is an exciting time for Limousin genetics. Norway has incredibly tight animal health status regulations so exporting embryos to this country is a great achievement for Harry Emslie and the breed.”

Mr Emslie adds: “The purchase came about following an interest in one of Allheart’s sons Emslies Dashing having seen a picture of him on our website www.emslieslivestock.com.” Dashing is one of a team of about eight bulls scheduled for the Society sale in Carlisle in May.  

Previous embryo sales from the herd have included a consignment sent to Australia.

Emslies Allheart

Emslies Allheart

 

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feb10

The only son of the100,000gns Haltcliffe Vermount is now being marketed on Semen Store. Having purchased Procters Cavalier from Carlisle October 2008 for 28,000gns, he is proving to be a great herd sire at Emslies, leaving correct, muscular calves with great growth rates. Semen is priced at £25 a straw with £50 royalty. Please contact us to arrange a viewing of Procters Cavalier bred calves at Emslies.

Proctors Cavalier

 

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dec09

Emslies Livestock is delighted to announce the sale of Emslies Delma, a March 2008-born heifer by Vivaldi, to the Ronick herd. Greatly admired by David Dick’s granddaughter Stephanie at The Royal Highland Show this year when Delma stood first in her class, Delma was sold privately off the farm.

This is a particularly exciting sale as Delma’s mother Ronick Telma was one of the early foundation females bought at the Ronick production sale in November 2004 for 20,000gns. She has proved to be a great addition to the Emslies herd and had bred consistently well ever since.

We would like to wish Stephanie the very best of luck with Delma and hopes she breeds as well for you as her mother has done for us.  

Emslies Delma

Emslies Delma

Ronick Telma

Ronick Telma

 

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Goldies Black Denver joins Emslies sire line up

Due to the huge success and demand for black claves from our current stock bull Bailea Black BMW, the decision was taken at Stirling to acquire another black Limousin bull. Admired for his exceptional fleshing qualities, length, back end and correctness in his legs and feet, Goldies Black Denver was purchased for 12,000gns.

Bred in Bruce Goldie’s herd, Denver is a May 2008-born son of Ravageur son Normande Arapaho who is out of Normande Nerys. He is out of Goldies Toronoto who is a daughter of Polled Black Powder out of SLVL Dutchess Olivia, a cow greatly admired for exceptional power and muscularity by Harry and Lynwen. Denver has a beef value of +46 and a muscle score of +6.1; he will no doubt be a tremendous asset to the herd.

Goldies Black Denver

 

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oct0922

Trade for in-calf heifers was certainly strong for us at Thainstone this month as our 18 heifers, all incalf to our stock bull Bailea Black BMW levelled at just over £2000. Our sale leaser was a British Blue x Limousin heifer who sold for £3400. We'd like to wish all those who purchased Emslie heifers the very best of luck.

 

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Royal Welsh hat-trick for Ballymoney Veronica

This year’s Royal Welsh Show has to have been one of the highlights of our showing career, if not of our lives. Many think we’re crazy hauling a show team all the way from Aberdeen to Builth Wells, but it’s home for Lynwen and we’ve always enjoyed the show. The standard of cattle at the Welsh is exceptional so when you do win it makes it even more worthwhile.

Judged by Irish breeder William Smith of the Millbrook herd, we won the cow class with Ballymoney Veronica, our five year old cow bought privately in 2004 from Angus Mcdowell, Co Wicklow. She is by Highlander, and out of Ballymoney Noisette, who carries Tarvis and Dauphin bloodlines in her pedigree and was shown with her February 2009 born Saphir-sired heifer calf, Emslies Eryl (named after Lynwen’s mum).

We were then tapped out as female champion and then breed champion, a complete delight for us both. Commenting on Veronica, William Smith said: “This was an outstanding working cow, full of quality and style, with a great calf at foot. She has great length, top line, bottom line and a good udder of milk.” 

But the best bit of the day was still to come as we stepped out in an incredibly tough interbreed championship under judge and commercial producer Bryan Jones, Brecon, who was equally as impressed with her and decided to make her his overall interbreed champion. 

He commented to the crowd: “Ballymoney Veronica was a stand-out animal, she owned the ring from the minute she walked in to it – she really has the X-Factor presence. She was wide right through, well fleshed, had a good top, was excellent on her legs and has a great calf at foot.”

Further awards came our way with Veronica as we teamed up with David Cormack and Gaynor McDowell’s senior bull Greenhill Viper to take the interbreed pairs competition winning line up as well as being part of the interbreed team of five competition later on in the week.

Ballymomey Veronica
Beef Pairs
RW Group Of Five

 

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Emslies Cosmopolitan sees red at the Royal Show

We’ve always had a good time at the Royal Show and although it’s a bit of a trek to get there, we couldn’t possibly have missed the very last one. 

Standing first in her senior heifer class was Emslies Cosmopolitan, a September 2007 born daughter of Oxygene out of Smithston Penny, one of the original foundation cows at Emslies.

We also stood second in the cow class with Ballymoney Veronica and her heifer calf at foot Eryl.

 

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Three red tickets at  the Royal Highland Show

The Royal Highland started the show season off with a bang this year as we took home three red tickets.

The first under judge Doug Edgar was Emslies Delma, a yearling heifer by Vivaldi out of one of our foundation cows Ronick Telma.

The next was Emslies Cosmopolitan who won the senior heifer class followed by our September 2007 born bull Emslies Colossus, who is by Objat out of Ballymoney Noisette.

 

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We’ve had a fantastic trade for commercial cattle recently and following a great run at Carlisle Limousin sale, we were on good form this week with the commercials setting a new centre record at Thainstone for a Charolais cross heifer suckling an ET bred registered bull calf by the French sire Samy out of Pennys Tess.

The mother of this bull has bred exceptionally well for us has great figures to match. She is currently ranked No. 2 in the UK on milk and was the dam of the 10,000gns Emslies Celt who stood reserve intermediate champion at last week’s bull sale.

 

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The May sale of Limousin bulls at Carlisle this year proved a profitable one for Emslies Livestock , with the four we took averaging 5300gns and Emslies Celt taking a first prize ticket and the reserve intermediate championship under judge Martin Conway, Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland.

Selling for 10,000 gns, Emslies Celt is by Vivaldi - one of the successful AI sires used at Emslies - out of Pennys Tess who has been a prolific breeder for us. Celt sported a beef value of +37, he sold to Mr J Thompson, Fife.

Our next highest priced bull, Emslies CLK was of the same breeding with a tremendous beef value of +41, while Emslies Crownjewels, another of the same breeding  and this time with a beef value of + 35.

Emslies Celt

 

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The arrival of new calves is always an exciting time, but when you’ve invested heavily in a new bull it’s even more exciting – the arrival of Bailea Black BMW’s calves has definitely not been a disappointment.

Having bought BMW back in Perth in 2008 for the record price of 25,000gns we ran him on a mixture of females to see what his offspring would be like – so far so good.

We have two exceptional bull calves on the ground – Emslies Enigma and Emslies Etype, along with three heifer calves which ooze style and presence. We’re incredibly hopeful for these progeny as well as his offspring born in the commercial herd.

We hope to have both bulls forward for sale in Carlisle May 2010, so keep checking back for pictures of their progress.

Bailea Black BMW

 

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This year’s Royal Highland Show was a great success for the Emslies show team and culminated in a male and reserve overall championship win for our stock bull Hartsideanew Argos. Argos was bought in Carlisle in October 2006 for 8000gns and has already made a great impact on the herd. He is by the Ronick Member son Greenwell Ronick and is out of the Jockey daughter Eden Suzzie. He won his class and then went on to take the male championship followed by the reserve overall breed championship. He was also part of the winning interbreed Team of Five.

Argos

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Interest in UK Limousin genetics has gathered further momentum this week with what is believed to be the first ever export of Limousin embryos to Australia, eight in total, by Hexham-based Eggs-Port Ltd on behalf of Emslies Livestock.

“We are getting enquiries from all over the world from breeders interested in upgrading their herds with top-quality British genetics,” says Eggs-Port’s Sheila Eggleston.

The consignment of embryos shipped to Australia this week includes eight from two of the top cows in the Emslies Limousin herd. This is believed to be the first export of Limousin embryos to Australia and the first export of embryos of any breed to Australia for two years.

The embryos are from the cows Ballymoney Noisette and Wilodge Ritzy, and were fertilised with semen from Wilodge Tonka, Beefbreeder Champion at the Royal and Royal Welsh Shows in 2002 and later sold for 30,000gns, and the leading French sire, Celestin.

Ballymoney Noisette is the dam of Ballymoney Veronica, a winner of six major interbreed championships in 2006, while Wilodge Ritzy was breed champion at the Royal Show in 2002 and was purchased by us for 20,000gns as the foundation cow for the Emslies herd.

Ballymomey Veronica

 

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