Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

TEN Years after Establishing [...]; Top Limousin Lines for Sale Some Real Sassy Lassies Are Going under the Hammer in a Sale of Pedigree Limousin Females from the Renowned Emslies Herd, Reports JO BLAKEMORE

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

TEN Years after Establishing [...]; Top Limousin Lines for Sale Some Real Sassy Lassies Are Going under the Hammer in a Sale of Pedigree Limousin Females from the Renowned Emslies Herd, Reports JO BLAKEMORE

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TEN years after establishing the Emslies pedigree Limousin herd, Harry Emslie and partner Lynwen Evans are offering a selection of cattle with the looks, pedigrees, performance, milk and muscle the herd is noted for.

The Emslies herd, from Aberdeenshire, was put together with the express purpose of producing topclass cattle and no expense was spared from the early days, with foundation animals from the Wilodge, Pennys, Heathlands and Ronick herds.

The Ballymoney herd, purchased privately as a whole from Ireland, later built on these quality foundations.

The Sassy Lassies sale will feature a range of ages of cows with calves at foot, in-calf heifers, maiden heifers and ET-bred calves.

It also includes the complete 'G' group of heifers and the majority of the 'H' heifers in the herd. Just three 'H' heifers have been retained at Kinknockie, Aberdeenshire. A quantity of frozen embryos and semen will also be available at the Harrison and Hetherington sale next Saturday.

The classy line-up includes red, black and polled daughters and granddaughters of the Emslies herd's noted cow families - Pennys Tess, Wilodge Ritzy, Ronick Telma, Ballymoney Veronica and Heathlands Sweetheart. Many of those on offer have powerful EBV figures, including Emslies Heledd, the top female in the UK Limousin herd book at LM+58.

Mr Emslie said: "Since we set up the herd, we've had a clear goal in mind - to breed commercially relevant and viable cattle with a depth of breeding behind that makes them suitable for pedigree and commercial customers.

"We sell to customers across Scotland, England, Wales and Northern and Southern Ireland.

"The foundation females are still part of the herd today because we're focused on longevity, rather than fashion.

"Until now, we've rarely sold females from these lines, but to mark our 10th anniversary, we've decided to offer some of their descendants, which is what makes the Sassy Lassies sale so special. …

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