Haltcliffe Heroines
Haltcliffe Heroines

A number of female families have had a deep and lasting influence on the Haltcliffe Limousin herd in the last 10 years, leaving both heifers and bulls of great significance, both at home in the herd and in the wider Limousin breed.

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Renoncule

This exceptional cow was bought as part of the Haltcliffe herd restocking in 2001 and is a daughter of Ludo out of Lotte.

Bred by Earl Laleu Renoncule has proven to be the star cow of her generation. Her first calf Haltcliffe Ullswater sold for 43,000gns at Carlisle in May 2004, with an ET brother Haltcliffe Umpire sold at the same sale for 18,000gns.

Then two years later came her most famous son to date, the 100,000gns bull Haltcliffe Vermount sold at Carlisle in February 2006. Following Vermount were twin bull calves Haltcliffe Bill and Haltcliffe Ben which sold for 14,000gns and 10,000gns, respectively in May 2008.

And a half share in her grandson Haltcliffe Braveheart also sold in May 2008 for 25,000gns and her granddaughter Haltcliffe Dynasty sold for the top price at the Haltcliffe production sale in 2010 when she sold for 28,000gns.

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Renoncule

Renoncule

Renoncule son Haltcliffe Ullswater

Haltcliffe Ullswater 43,000gns

Renoncule son Haltcliffe Vermount

Haltcliffe Vermount 100,000gns

Renoncule son Haltcliffe Bill

Haltcliffe Bill 14,000gns

Renoncule son Haltcliffe Ben

Haltcliffe Ben 10,000gns

Renoncule granddaughter Haltcliffe Dynasty

Haltcliffe Dynasty 28,000gns

Renoncule granddaughter Haltcliffe Dynasty

Haltcliffe Umpire 18,000gns

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Renoncule

Bred by Camus Huberson, Romance is a Nenuphar daughter out of Lambada, a Hooker daughter. Romance was bought as part of the 2001 restocking programme and has also proven to be an exceptional breeder, with her first ET calf being Haltcliffe Uppertity, reserve female champion at the International Limousin Congress in 2004.

Meanwhile, her first natural heifer calf, Haltcliffe Usabelle, is one of the best cows in the herd with her son Haltcliffe Anzac selling for 11,000gns in Febraury 2007 and a grandson Haltcliffe Doctor selling for 15,000gns in May 2010. Romance’s granddaughter Haltcliffe Flower sold for 15,000gns in 2011.

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Renoncule

Romance

Renoncule son Haltcliffe Ullswater

Haltcliffe Uppertity

Renoncule son Haltcliffe Vermount

Haltcliffe Usabelle

Renoncule son Haltcliffe Bill

Haltcliffe Doctor 15,000gns

Renoncule son Haltcliffe Ben

Haltcliffe Flower 15,000gns

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Renoncule

Also bred by Camus Huberson, Radio is another Nenuphar daughter out of Elle, a Valmy daughter and has been a star from the day she arrived at Haltcliffe.

Radio’s first heifer calf Haltcliffe Uptop is one of the best shaped cows in the herd and has bred bulls to 7500gns.

Radio herself is of course dam of 72,000gns bull Haltcliffe DJ. This Cloughhead Umpire son sold to Nether Hall Limousin and Procters Farms in February 2010. A full sister to DJ, Haltcliffe Eve has been retained in the herd while a full brother, Haltcliffe FM will be offered for sale at Carlisle in May this year.

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Renoncule son Haltcliffe Ullswater

Haltcliffe DJ 72,000gns

 

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Renoncule

This Oasis daughter was bred by George Hutton at Threlkeld and is out of Cloughhead Novelty, a Cloughhead Jurassic daughter.

A real bull breeder Romany has bred a series of well priced sons, including Haltcliffe Ulex which sold for 9500gns in October 2004, Haltcliffe Ace which sold for 10,000gns in October 2006 and Haltcliffe Dynamo which sold for 15,000gns in February 2010.

Her heifers are also truly exceptional. Retained female progeny from Romany include Haltcliffe Vine, Bianca, Chanel, Donna, Dainty, Duchess and maybe best of all Haltcliffe Dame, also Fame. Cloughhead Romany was also the donor cow of the record price Limousin embryos which sold for 4500gns each at the Haltcliffe open day Sale in 2011

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Renoncule

Cloughhead Romany

Renoncule son Haltcliffe Ullswater

Haltcliffe Dynamo 15,000gns

Renoncule son Haltcliffe Ullswater

Haltcliffe Dancer

Renoncule son Haltcliffe Ullswater

Haltcliffe Dame

 

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Renoncule

Another high quality import from France in 2001 Sapho was bred by Jacky Chateil and is a daughter of Nebuelux out of Ecume, a Bilbao daughter.

Sapho is an outstanding female breeder with many daughters retained, including Haltcliffe Uzerche, dam of 8500gns bull Haltcliffe Exocet; Uzerche is also dam of Haltcliffe Aroma and one of the best cows in the herd Haltcliffe Bridget. Other retianed daughters include Haltcliffe Victoria and Haltcliffe Caprice. We have high hopes that these females will breed many exceptional bulls in the fullness of time.

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Renoncule

Marquis daughter Perle is out of Hivorine, an Etudiant daughter and was bought from the KBS Prestige sale for 10,000.

Progeny from Perle display exceptional correctness and both her bulls and heifers are stylish, powerful animals.

Perle’s daughter Haltcliffe Emerald sold for the top price at the Haltcliffe heifer sale in 2011 when she made 30,000gns to the Elliot family, Roxburgh Mains, Kelso.  She is also dam of Haltcliffe Actress, dam of Haltcliffe Franco, which sold for 7,500gns at Stirling in February 2012.

A granddaughter, Haltcliffe Febe, out of Perle’s daughter Haltcliffe Daffodil, will be one of the star entries for this year’s Haltcliffe heifer sale on 30 June. Perle’s 2010 heifer calf Haltcliffe Finesse is one of the best of that year’s crop.

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Renoncule son Haltcliffe Ullswater

Haltcliffe Emerald 30,000gns

Renoncule son Haltcliffe Ullswater

Haltcliffe Franco 7,500gns

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Renoncule

A 2003 purchase Rolande is by Nickel and out of Mascotte, an Irah daughter. Bred by Serge Lajudie, Rolande has bred bull calves to 11,500gns for Haltcliffe Ambassador and 6500gns for Haltcliffe Duke.

Her 2010-born bull calf Haltcliffe Forlande, a Cloughhead Umpire son, was the most admired young bull at the 2011 Haltcliffe open day and as a result was sold privately to the Corrie family’s Drumhilla herd, Northern Ireland, for a figure well in excess of 10,000.

A number of daughters, including Haltcliffe Bali, Haltcliffe Dazzler and Haltcliffe Golande have been retained in the herd.

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Renoncule son Haltcliffe Ullswater

Haltcliffe Ambassador 11,500gns

Renoncule son Haltcliffe Ullswater

Haltcliffe Forlande

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Renoncule

One of the best UK bred females bought as part of the restocking, Ricole is an exceptional Broadmeadows Cannon daughter out of Ronick Nicole, a Gaulois daughter. She was bred in the Dick family’s famous Ronick herd, Stirling, and has proved an outstanding breeder.

Ricole’s first bull calf Haltcliffe Underwriter sold for 10,000gns, while her second Haltcliffe Vannistelrooy sold for 13,000gns.

Another bull calf, Haltcliffe Bravo, a  Sympa son, then made 19,000gns.

A great-granddaughter, Haltcliffe Encore sold at the Haltcliffe heifer sale in 2011 for 20,000gns. This Procters Commander heifer is out of Haltcliffe Camilla, a Cloughhead Umpire daughter was bought by David Kenwell for the Kenmore herd, Northern Ireland.

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Renoncule son Haltcliffe Ullswater

Haltcliffe Underwriter 10,000gns

Renoncule son Haltcliffe Vermount

Haltcliffe Vanistelrooy 13,000gns

Renoncule son Haltcliffe Bill

Haltcliffe Bravo 19,000gns

Renoncule son Haltcliffe Ben

Haltcliffe Encore 20,000gns

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These Nenuphar daughters are the result of ET breeding from Lavande, the maternal grand dam of our famous French bull Sympa.

These two are proving to be great breeders with a daughter of Haltcliffe Ainsi, Haltcliffe Dainsi selling for 22,000gns at the Haltcliffe heifer sale in 2010.

This family is one which will have a big influence on the future of the Haltcliffe herd and we look forward to many more great progeny in the years to come.

Haltcliffe Eiffel, a heifer by Haltcliffe Braveheart out of Haltcliffe Ainsi has been retained, as has Haltcliffe Didi a heifer by Cloughhead Umpire out of Haltcliffe Amethyst Her full sister Haltcliffe Franc will be offered at the 2012 Haltcliffe heifer sale,

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Haltcliffe Ainsi

Haltcliffe Ainsi

Haltcliffe Ainsi daughter Haltcliffe Dainsi

Haltcliffe Dainsi 22,000gns

 

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