The Foxhillfarm Limousin herd was established in 2011 with the aim of creating an elite herd based on strong family lines to produce top quality males and females for sale in to pedigree herds.
Initial purchases included females sourced from the Bankdale dispersal sale, including Alice and Elizabeth who have already proved their worth time and time again with Alice to date grossing 500,000gns worth of progeny sales and Elizabeth grossing 250,000gns. Now their progeny are breeding exceedingly well in the herd and have been joined by choice female lines over the last seven years, such as the world record priced Limousin female, Glenrock Illusion and Corranhill Krystal.
Alice was purchased with a calf inside her, so the first calf born to carry the Foxhillfarm prefix was Foxhillfarm Gracie. This Wilodge Vantastic daughter was a stand out from the beginning and held her own as a baby heifer on her first outing at the Royal Welsh Show and then went on to have a coveted career in the show ring the following year at both regional and National level. She has also produced exceedingly well for us including the 20,000gns Louisvuitton and the 35,000gns Manhattan, both of which took Carlisle championships.
Alice’s progeny have also included the 14,000gns Impeccabull, the 12,500gns Inthegold, the highly successful 35,000gns Jasper, the 29,000gns Jupiter, the 19,000gns Jackflash, the 35,000gns Lordofthering and the 19,000gns Liberty.
Meanwhile, Elizabeth has produced the 38,000gns Irishlad, the 11,000gns Incredibull and the 9000gns Magregor, as well as successful show heifers.
In 2014, world records were set when the Alford family purchased Glenrock Illusion from the Illingworth family for 125,000gns and later sold a half share to Danny Sawrij of the Swalesmoor. She has then bred the 42,000gns Mammamia who’s show career in 2017 proved to be yet another phenomenal success story culminating in winning the interbreed at the Royal Highland Show. Full sisters include the 35,000gns Missworld and the 10,000gns Missmoneypenny.
In 2016 we entered the South West Limousin Breeders Club herd competition for the one and only time and came away with vast success including taking the reserve overall championship, as well as winning the small herd class and the award for the best new entrant.
In 2017 came the latest addition to the female line up at Foxhill in the form of Corranhill Krystal, a heifer purchased privately from Ireland as a new outcross dam line for the herd.
2018 saw a great run of success with a junior show team, featuring the likes of Foxhilllfarm Minesagin standing reserve female and reserve overall at the Royal Highland and Foxhillfarm Naomi starting what would be a great winning form at Devon County.
Naomi continued an unheard of dominance in 2019 winning the Triple Crown of the Royal Highland, Great Yorkshire and Royal Welsh, as well as the Scottish Grand Prix. This year also saw bull trade peak at 26,000gns for Foxhillfarm Our best at Carlisle in October.