In 2014 a new girl entered the Foxhill record books when we purchased Glenrock Illusion from the Illingworth family in Carlisle for what is believed to be a World Limousin Record of 125,000gns.
By Goldies Comet out of the herd’s most successful breeding female, Glenrock Spangle, Illusion had been shown successfully in late 2013 when she stood junior and reserve interbreed champion at the Stars of the Future Calf Show before taking the junior and reserve junior interbreed championship at the Highland, the junior championship at Great Yorkshire and then the interbreed championship at Cumberland Show in 2014.
Illusion was purchased for her tremendous length and muscling and for the exciting prospect she brought to the herd. Following the sale, we sold a half share in her to Danny Sawrij for his Swalesmoor herd.
Her first progeny certainly helped to write the headlines with Foxhillfarm Mammamia topping our offering of the Foxhill Femme Fatales sale in Carlisle in May 2017 when she sold for 42,000gns.
Her full sister, Foxhillfarm Missworld was reserve junior heifer champion at the Royal Highland Show and second to Mammamia at the Great Yorkshire Show, as well as second and reserve junior champion to her at the Royal Welsh Show. .
Also selling at the 2017 sale for 10,000gns was Foxhillfarm Missmoneypenny, a full sister to Mammamia and Missworld.
At the Brecon Spring Sale in 2017 an Illusion son, Foxhillfarm Miami topped trade at 6000gns having taken the championship in the pre-sale show. This one is by Sympa. Then at the Carlisle May sale Foxhillfarm Montpellier sold for 6000gns. This is another by the home bred Foxhillfarm Irishlad.
Foxhillfarm Napoleon, a son of Illusion by Jagger stood first in his class at the Stars of the Future Calf Show in 2017 and reserve champion, while at Agrifest South West in the same month Foxhillfarm Nigella, a Neuf daughter out Illusion, stood first in her class, Limousin champion and reserve interbreed champion in the pedigree calf section of the event.
Napoleon took to the show circuit in 2018 when he stood male champion and junior interbreed at Devon County, was part of the junior interbreed winning pairs at Royal Cornwall, as well as standing reserve male champion at the same show. He was then a class winner at the Great Yorkshire Show and stood second at the Royal Welsh.
During the 2018 winter show season, another of Illusion’s progeny did incredibly well in the form of Foxhillfarm Obama. By our home bred bull Foxhillfarm Jasper, Obama won his class and stood junior male champion at the Stars of the Future Calf Show and then won his class and stood male and breed champion at Agrifest South West before standing reserve Continental interbreed champion, behind our British Blue heifer, Foxhill Nadiya. Obama was sold having stood junior and overall champion in Carlisle and then sold for 8000gns.
Foxhillfarm Limousins certainly kicked off the pedigree sale season, post Cover-19 restrictions, at Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Friday 31st July by selling to a top of 19,000gns for the 13-month old heifer, Foxhillfarm Primadonna.
Primadonna is a daughter of noted sire, Ampertaine Gigolo out of the highly successful show female, Foxhillfarm Mammamia, herself a daughter of the 125,000gns Glenrock Illusion. The dam, Mammamia, stood breed and interbreed champion at the Royal Highland Show. After spirited bidding, the fall of the hammer went to A Renton and HSB Redden Partners for the Meadowrig herd, Berwick Upon Tweed, Northumberland.
Foxhillfarm Royalty was the second highest priced unhaltered calf on the day. This one is full sister to Primadonna, being by Ampertaine Gigolo and out of Foxhillfarm Mammamia.