High health status embryos from one of Scotland‘s leading Limousin herds have been exported to Norway in what is hoped to be the first of many such deals.
The five embryos from Harry Emslie’s herd, Mintlaw, Peterhead, Aberdeen, are by the powerful French sire President out of Emslies Allheart, a Sympa daughter out of one of the herd’s foundation females, Heathlands Sweetheart. They were bought by pedigree breeder Thor Skaget for an undisclosed amount.
The shipment has been handled by Sheila Eggleston of Eggsport who says: “This is an exciting time for Limousin genetics. Norway has incredibly tight animal health status regulations so exporting embryos to this country is a great achievement for Harry Emslie and the breed.”
Mr Emslie adds: “The purchase came about following an interest in one of Allheart’s sons Emslies Dashing having seen a picture of him on our website www.emslieslivestock.com.” Dashing is one of a team of about eight bulls scheduled for the Society sale in Carlisle in May.
Previous embryo sales from the herd have included a consignment sent to Australia.