In what is just the second bull of UK breeding to be sold back to France, Mereside Grant combines pedigree and performance, carrying household names such as Objat, Dauphin and Genial in his pedigree and having a beef value of +33, placing him within the top 10% of UK Limousins.
Grant is sired by Dormeur, a bull imported from
His dam is the homebred cow Mereside Annette, a daughter of Obus, the 2002 Paris Show muscle champion. She is out of French cow Ginette, a dam which is leaving a lasting impression on the Mereside herd, with a number of retained females in the herd.
February 2011-born Mereside Grant was sold following a visit to the Mereside herd by a group of French breeders and has been bought by seven well known French herds, namely; Gaec de Cancerles, Earl Moury, Richard Bournazel, Gaec Delmond, Nicolas Jammet, Gaec Les Chauvets and Regis Recoulin.
He is now destined for export to
A spokesman for the French consortium said they had been impressed by a number of female lines in the Mereside herd and felt Mereside Grant was an ideal bull to produce the type of cattle demanded by the French market.
“We believe Mereside Grant is the perfect bull to produce the thick beefy type of cattle required in
Speaking on behalf of the Hazard family Roger Hazard said he was delighted to have sold Mereside Grant to the French consortium. “We’ve always paid close attention to the breed’s development in