The Kingshaugh herd of pedigree Limousin cattle was established in 2001 and registered our first calves in 2002. The early purchases of foundation cows included cows that had been breeding well for other breeders, these cows were getting on a bit in age but it enabled us to afford good cows. These cows included Richmonds Hopeful a Broadmeadows Tombola out of Colwell Victrix dam, she was a proven breeder for the Latterford herd. She bred for us Kingshaugh Blastor by Newhouse Lordship, which we sold privately to John Reed, West Biggins. Two cows were purchased from Gallowshield Rigg herd these were Uplands Daphne by Ami out of a Lambin bred cow and Brackenbank Fatima a Uplands Ambrose out of a Normande Thor dam.

Cows purchased since include
 Aldwyck Theresa purchased as a yearling heifer, she is by Lino out of a Filip bred dam.
 We had the opportunity to purchase an imported heifer via the Latterford herd, Tamise a french bred cow by Oscar out of a Mystere dam. Three heifers are retained in the herd.
 Cloughhead Tango bought as maiden heifer, she is by Pactole out of Cloughhead Pepsi (who is still a dam at the Cloughhead herd) and by Jerome. We have since bought another heifer, Fran, out of Pepsi as Cloughhead Tango has done so well for us. Two heifers out of Tango have been retained in the herd; these are Kingshaugh Evelyn and Flick both by Ananas Ben.
Ronick Osabelle with Lodge Esabelle at foot was purchased at Carlisle, Osabelle a tremendous Ronick Idol cow whose grandmother Ronick Esther was mother of Ronick Hawk. Esabelle is by Balaise.
Aldwyck Ufa purchased as a weaned calf at Carlisle, by Fedneyhouse Nelson out of a Shire Handsome dam. Three heifers are retained in the herd Kingshaugh Edee and Gail, both by Ananas Ben and Kingshaugh Helen by Goldies Fusilier.
Goldies Tiara bought with Goldies Fusilier at foot, Tiara by Lino out of a Lisette dam and Fusilier is by Wilodge Tonka.
Dentox Double Seven has proved to be a very good purchase by Toupet out of a Heathlands Harvester; she bred Kingshaugh Goldfinger who sold at the weaned calf sale Carlisle for 1700gns in December 2011 to DA Geary, Keady, Co Armagh.

Home bred cows breeding well in the herd include Kingshaugh Classy by Vivaldi out of Tamise, two other heifers by Tamise have also been retained in the herd Kingshaugh Flower and Glimmer both by Ananas Ben.
 Kingshaugh Acer by Newhouse Lordship out of Aldwyck Theresa, she bred Kingshaugh Emma sold at Carlisle May 2010 for 1900gns. Another heifer retained in the herd out of Theresa is Kingshaugh Casee by Newhouse Lordship, and she in turn has bred Kingshaugh Fern by Ursule.
Kingshaugh  Amazon by Newhouse Lordship out of Richmonds Hopeful. Amazon has bred us three good bull calves Kingshaugh Ernest by Salomon, Kingshaugh Fred by Ursule sold into Ireland and Kingshaugh Granvil by Ananas Ben a shapely bull calf sold to AH Hunter, Alnwick.




Picture of Ananas Ben 2011

Newhouse Lordship by Newhouse Innes who in turn was by Broadmeadows Cannon. The chance to buy Lordship came through working for Latterford Farm where he was breeding exceptionally well. He was offered to us due to his daughters coming into the herd. Latterford had purchased Lordship from the Haltcliffe herd, where he had bred very well including Haltcliffe Novel and Nijinski. He has subsequently been sold onto a herd in Inverness.
In 2006 during a trip to France Michael Davison from the Latterford herd came across a good yearling bull at the Beniot Herd, his name Ananas Ben, we purchased a half share. He has proven to be a very good breeder with heifer calves to £2000 and bull calves to £2200 from our small herd of 7-10 pedigree calves a year. He has also bred some extreme cross bred calves including Champion Bullock at Middleton-in-Teesdale, which went onto win Reserve Champion on the hoof and Overall Champion Carcase at The Scottish Winter Fair in 2011. Considering our limited calves numbers he has delivered us exceptional quality calves.
Ursule another French bred bull imported via Latterford Farm. The chance came to purchase a new and different bloodline and it was not to be missed. We gave him a handful of cows and his calves proved to be very good and easily calved. Unfortunately having only 100 acres, two bulls and a group of maiden heifers all to be kept separate proved too difficult, so when we were approached by Willy Barron to purchase him, we could not hold onto him.
Goldies Fusilier was bought at Carlisle with his mother. He was a thick shapely, well grown calf with good bloodlines and he was worth a chance. He got two heifers the first year both by Ananas Ben and both have good heifer calves at foot, that were born unassisted but while being a good size. He looks very promising.

More information on the Limousin breed can be found at the link below

British Limousin Cattle Society