2012 Limousin sales break £8 million mark

Pedigree Limousin cattle sold at official British Limousin Cattle Society (BLCS) sales broke the £8 Million mark for the first time in 2012.

 

The yearly takings set a new all-breeds record sales gross mark of £8,184,303 and reflects an increase of just under £850,000 in gross sales, up by 11% on the 2011 figure, and up by over £1.8 Million (+28%) on the 2010 mark which was in itself an all-breeds record. 

 

Sales of pedigree Limousin cattle have now set a new sales gross record figure for four consecutive years. 

 

More than 2,000 pedigree Limousins were sold in all with the breakdown being 850 bulls and a remarkable 1,219 females.

 

In the year there have been some spectacular sales of both bulls and females. At the Society’s February Sale in Carlisle a new all-breeds UK record average of £8,243 (up by more than £2,000) was set for 131 bulls sold and was led by the 120,000gns Dolcorsllwyn Fabio.  Exactly 90 animals in the year sold for 10,000gns or more. 

 

British Limousin Cattle Society (BLCS) Official Sales Gross 2008-2012

 

Year

Collective

Breeders

Total

2008

£3,777,060

£1,454,348

£5,231,408

2009

£4,944,408

£1,200,935

£6,145,343

2010

£4,197,197

£2,164,680

£6,361,877

2011

£3,984,413

£3,350,648

£7,335,061

2012

£4,510,386

£3,673,917

£8,184,303