Finally we’re being proved right……….after having a chat with Iain Kerr and Richard Saunders on the Limousin stand at Beef Expo, I’m glad to report that bulls with superior EBVs are proving to sell to a premium, obtaining higher prices and clearance rates.

The number of Limousin breeders recording with Signet’s Beefbreeder service is at an all time high and results from the recent Carlisle Limousin bull sale show that 22 bulls were sold in the Top 1% for breeding value, averaging £7130 and those 55 bulls sold in the top 10% averaged £4411.

“Buyers from Northern Ireland and Wales are continuing to look for bulls with high EBVs to fill a demand for grant funded cattle. Projects such as the welsh Beef Quality initiative and EBLEX Better returns Programme are providing increasing levels of technical support to producers seeking to enhance the efficiency of their enterprises.”

Carlisle Bull Sale – May 2007

No sold Average price (£)
Top 1% 22 7130
Top 10% 55 4411
Top 25% 53 4136
Above average+ 19 2846