Alice was purchased at Gordon Wilson’s dispersal sale for 15,000gns. She is by the noted Sympa and is out of the Nickel daughter, Princesse. She had already produced the 38,000gns Carlisle May 2011 champion, Bankdale Exfactor and the 65,000gns Bankdale Erin, as well as the 35,000gns Elizabeth, who we also purchased as a foundation cow for the Foxhillfarm herd.
Her first calf, Foxhillfarm Gracie, was inside her when we bought her. She started her showing career as a calf at the Royal Welsh Show in 2012 when she stood second in a strong class and then went on to win six breed championships, a Continental interbreed title, a reserve interbreed and two interbreed titles at both regional and national level.
As a result of various successful flushing programmes a number of full siblings to Gracie are now in the herd with many bulls selling for high figure prices at the Carlisle sales.
Foxhillfarm Izzy has proved to be one of the most successful of the ET-bred full sisters to Gracie. She was Limousin champion at the Cornwall Calf Show, reserve Limousin champion at the Scottish Winter Fair, Limousin and reserve interbreed champion at Smithfield all in 2013. Then in 2014 she stood reserve female and reserve overall champion at Devon County Show, reserve breed champion at the Royal Three Counties and first in her class at the Royal Welsh Show.
Izzy’s first progeny to hit the sale ring include Foxhillfarm Naughtybutnice, a Neuf daughter who sold at the 2017 Red Ladies weaned calf sale and a full brother, Foxhillfarm Nottonight, who sold for 5200gns in Brecon 2018.
Foxhillfarm Ivy stood second to her sister on her first outing at the Cornwall Calf Show and the Scottish Winter Fair and then second again in 2014 at Devon County Show. Together Izzy and Ivy have proved a formidable force winning various pairs championships.
Then in 2015 she was reserve female champion at Devon County, reserve champion to her brother Foxhillfarm Jasper at Royal Bath and West, reserve breed champion and winner of the coveted Burke Trophy at Royal Cornwall, again with Jasper.
She also stood female and reserve breed champion at the Royal Highland Show, champion at Great Yorkshire Show and a member of the interbreed pairs and interbreed group of three team at the Royal Welsh Show.
Ivy was then shown in 2018 when she was a cow and calf winner at both the Devon County and Royal Cornwall Shows, as well as interbreed cow and calf at Royal Cornwall.
The March 2013-born full sister, Foxhillfarm Isla, won her class at the Cornwall Calf Show, stood third at the Stars of the Future Calf Show and was part of the winning Duke of Norfolk Trophy group at Smithfield, alongside Izzy.
Isla’s first successful daughter, Foxhillfarm Naomi, a Trueman Jagger daughter won her class at the Stars of the Future Calf Show in November 2017 and went on to take the reserve junior female championship in the Limousin section. In 2018 Naomi won Devon County Show as a yearling heifer and then came out with a bang in 2019 winning seven breed championships, including the Royal Welsh and she also claimed six interbreed titles. By winning the Welsh, Yorkshire and Highland, she secured the coveted Triple Crown title.
The May 2018 Carlisle sale saw us offer a number of Isla daughters by Trueman Jagger, firstly Foxhillfarm Natalie who sold for 9000gns; Nicola sold for 7000gns; Nellie at 7000gns, Nannymcphee at 5500gns and Noleen at 4500gns.
In 2018, Naomi took to the summer show circuit and started in style winning the female and overall championship at Devon County, as well as the local interbreed championship. She was also a class winner at the Royal Highland and Great Yorkshire, where she also stood reserve junior champion and female and junior champion at the Royal Welsh Show.
Meanwhile, Foxhillfarm Iola stood second to Isla at the Cornwall Calf Show and third at Stars of the Future.
Iola’s daughter, Foxhillfarm Natasha, who is a Trueman Jagger daughter, was part of the 2018 show team and was a class winner at the Great Yorkshire Show and stood junior female and junior overall champion.
Of the bulls in the full sibling flush, the first to hit the headlines for us was Foxhillfarm Impeccabull. He started his show career by taking the Limousin and interbreed championship at the Cornwall Calf Show in 2013 and the junior male championship at the Stars of the Future Calf Show. In May 2014 he took the junior and overall championship at the Carlisle Bull Sale and sold for 14,000gns. At the same sale his full ET-bred brother, Foxhillfarm Inthegold sold for 12,500gns.
May 2015 saw us return to Carlisle and secure yet another junior and overall championship, this time with another Loosebeare Fantastic x Alice son, Foxhillfarm Jasper, making it a breed first for Alice having produced three Carlisle champions. Jasper sold the following day for 35,000gns, but returned to Foxhill for summer showing, where he notched up a significant prize haul including Limousin and interbreed champion at Devon County, Limousin, interbreed bull and interbreed junior champion at Bath and West, Limousin and interbreed title as well as the Burke Trophy alongside his sister Ivy at the Royal Cornwall, Limousin champion at the Royal Highland, male champion at the Great Yorkshire Show and reserve male champion at the Royal Welsh Show, as well as interbreed pairs and group of three champion alongside his sisters Ivy and Izzy.
At the same Carlisle sale we secured the reserve junior champion with yet another Alice son, this time by Loosebeare Fantastic in the form of Foxhillfarm Jupiter. He went on to sell for 29,000gns, while his full brother, Foxhillfarm Jackflash, stood second in his class and sold for 19,000gns.
Having been shown as a calf when he secured the Limousin championship and interbreed championship at the National Limousin Calf Show at the English Winter Fair and champion at the East of England Smithfield Festival, Foxhillfarm Justhtejob, sold at the same sale for 14,000gns to the Knock herd. This one is full brother to Jupiter and Jackflash. A further sister to these, Foxhillfarm Joslyn, has also been shown successfully taking interbreed group of three at the Royal Welsh in 2015.
In the back end of 2015, another Alice son, Foxhillfarm Lionking, by Ionesco, stood calf champion and reserve male champion at Frome Show.
Another huge success story for Alice progeny is the Guards Boomer son, Foxhillfarm Lordofthering who in 2016 stood breed and interbreed champion at Devon County and male champion and reserve interbreed champion at the Royal Highland Show.
In the same year he was also reserve male champion at the 45th Limousin Anniversary Show in Carlisle, behind the herd’s main stock sire Trueman Jagger.
He was sold in Carlisle, October 2016, having stood supreme champion, for 35,000gns and returned home for the 2017 show season.
His successes included taking the male championship at the Royal Cornwall Show, the male championship at the Royal Highland, breed and reserve interbreed champion at the Great Yorkshire Show as well as the Blythewood Pairs championship at Great Yorkshire and interbreed group of four and junior male championship at the Royal Welsh, as well as being an exhibitor bred group of three winner.
At the Femme Fatale sale in Carlisle in May 2017, Foxhillfarm Liberty sold for 19,000gns. This June-15 born Alice daughter is by the noted sire Broadmeadows Cannon. Then making 15,000gns was Foxhillfarm Mary. This one is by Vantastic making her a full sister to Gracie.
In May 2018 we offered a daughter of Alice, Foxhillfarm Nextmillion, by Trueman Jagger, at Carlisle and were delighted when she sold for 7000gns to Gordon and Helen Wilson, breeders of Alice. At the same sale we sold her full sister, Foxhillfarm Narnia for 4500gns.
The summer of 2018 saw an Alice grand daughter take to the show circuit and bring home numerous awards. Foxhillfarm Minesagin is a Jagger daughter out of Foxhillfarm Justtheone, herself a Loosebeare Fantastic daughter.
She started her career by clinching the reserve female championship behind Foxhillfarm Naomi at the Devon County Show and also took the reserve Burke Trophy award. She was also breed and reserve interbreed champion at the Royal Cornwall , reserve female and reserve breed champion at the Royal Highland Show, as well as reserve in the interbreed group of three. She was then a class winner at the Great Yorkshire and then stood reserve female and reserve breed champion at the Royal Welsh, as well as part of the interbreed group of five.
In July 2020 Foxhill Rebecca a Haltcliffe Dancer daughter sold for 14,000gns, her dam being Foxhillfarm Isla, a Wilodge Vantastic daughter out of the foundation female Alice. She found a new home with Gareth Corrie of the Drumhilla herd, Newtownards.