In what is believed to be a first for British Black Limousin genetics, the British Limousin Cattle Society (BLCS) has announced the export of forty-four Grade “A” embryos to
Six heifers from two of the country’s leading black Limousin herds were flushed comprising animals from the Greensons and Turville pedigree Limousin herds on behalf of Greensons Limousins, Tunbridge Court, Bottisham, Cambridge, and H B & L J Lear Creslow Manor, Creslow, Aylesbury, Bucks respectively.
The embryos have been purchased by John Mawle, Rakaia Gorge in
Commenting on the export, Guy Green from Greensons Limousins said: “This is an exciting development for the breed and certainly a first for Greensons Limousins. We drew up combinations of matings for the flushes that would ensure that the offspring would complement each other. There is some really fantastic breeding heading down to
Mr Mawle, who used to farm in Ampthill, Bedfordshire in
“There are some feed lots over here which supply the Japanese market – one only 40 kilometres from us fattening 45,000 head – which insist on black cattle only. In what is an Angus-dominated market here in