Wilodge Enrico sells in private deal for £30,000 to Northern Ireland

Limousin bull, Wlodge Enrico, from Christine Williams and Paul Tippetts’ Wilodge herd based at Shifnal in Shropshire, has been sold in a private deal worth £30,000 to northern irish pedigree breeders Gerry, Dympna Moane and family.

TS Wilodge 964 TS size.jpgJune 2009-born Enrico is a son of the legendary Limousin sire Sympa and is out of Wilodge Vavanelle, who is full sister to the 42,000gns Wilodge Vantastic and out of the herd’s successful French cow Ravenelle, who is the dam of the record priced embryos sold last July for 2600gns.

With a beef value of +39, he is in the top 1% of the breed and has a maternal production value in the top 10%. On purchase, Enrico weighed in excess of 1000kg.

Mr Moane, who runs 100 cows in the Altaponer herd, Co Fermangh, bought Enrico for his combination of some of the breeds leading bloodlines along with his excellent EBV’s.

The ET-bred Enrico will leave the 50 cow Wilodge herd in mid-march to head to cogent for semen collection before he heads to Northern Ireland.

Commenting on the sale Christine Williams said she was delighted Enrico had sold to the Moane family. “He ranks among the pick of the bulls bred at Wilodge and his calves should be an exciting prospect.”

Mr Moane added: “We knew Enrico was the bull for us the minute we laid eyes on him at a recent visit to Wilodge. He has phenomenal growth for age, depth of flesh, great mobility and is incredibly correct. His pedigree is jam packed with some of the breeds finest genetics and his figures are what we need to move our herd forward.”