News - 2016

Nirevalley Charlie claims second at Olympia

Rounding off a busy year for all at Foxhill was this week’s trip to Olympia with Nirevalley Charlie. Having qualified for Olympia back in October he did us proud this week, with Charlotte and Charlie coming second in their section to the Connemara breed champion.

We are delighted with this result which wraps up a fabulous year for us all at Foxhill. Once again our thanks go to Vicky Hesford for all her work helping get Charlie to this standard.

Clean sweep at English National Calf Show

This weekend’s English National Calf Show at the English Winter Fair saw our Limousin team achieve a clean sweep of top awards, picking up the overall interbreed championship and reserve championship, the female interbreed championship, the male interbreed championship and the reserve male interbreed championship in addition to all the championships in the breed classes.

Topping the awards for the team was Foxhillfarm Limitededition who picked up a first in the senior heifer class before going on to be female champion and overall Limousin champion. She was then tapped out as female interbreed champion and overall interbreed champion under judge Alastair Smith. Limited Edition is by Kype Interrogate and out of Bankdale Elizabeth.

Foxhillfarm Limitededition

Foxhillfarm Limitededition

Taking the reserve interbreed championship as well as the male interbreed championship and the reserve Limousin championship was Foxhillfarm Manhattan. This Guards Boomer son is out of Foxhillfarm Gracie and was also male champion in the Limousins.

Foxhillfarm Manhattan

Foxhillfarm Manhattan

Reserve male interbreed honours then fell to Foxhillfarm LouisVitton who had come through as winner of the senior bull class and reserve male Limousin champion. He is a full ET brother Manhattan.

Foxhillfarm Mammamia, our January 2016-born heifer by Foxhillfarm Irishlad and out of Glenrock Illusion also enjoyed a good day.. She is owned jointly with Danny Sawrij and was first in the junior heifer class before being tapped out as reserve female champion.

Also faring well were Foxhillfarm Looksthepart, who was second in the senior heifer class behind Limited Edition, and Foxhillfarm Montreal who was second to Manhattan in the junior bull class.

British Blue heifer Rhymil Kylie joins Foxhill

We are delighted to announce the purchase of British Blue heifer Rhymil Kylie as a foundation female for a new British Blue herd at Foxhill Farm.

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Rhymil Kylie

Having admired Kylie throughout the summer at a number of shows we were lucky to be able to secure her in a private deal with Rhys Millichap as an 18th birthday present for Charlotte.

Kylie is by Gitan Du PT’it Mayeur out of Lakeview Dancer, herself an Empire D’Ochain daughter. She was overall champion and interbreed junior heifer champion at this year’s Royal Welsh as well as being breed champion and reserve interbreed at Royal Cornwall. Earlier in the season she had been breed and interbreed champion at North Somerset Show and also stood reserve breed champion at Royal Three Counties Show and was part of the reserve female stars of the future pair at the Royal Welsh Show.

Since arriving at Foxhill Kylie has been flushed to Park Daimler and Bringlee Freemand and will now be put in calve. She was bought for her strong pedigree coupled with her squareness and width, coupled with great breed character and style. We look forward to seeing her progeny in due course and believe she is an exceptional foundation animal for Charlotte’s Foxhill herd.

Limousin team shines at Stars of the Future

The long trip to the Stars of the Future Calf Show, Stirling, was once again a worthwhile one for the Foxhillfarm team, with a number of top tickets collected.

Leading the way was our exciting young heifer Foxhillfarm Mammamia in the junior section. Owned in partnership with Danny Sawrij of the Swalesmoor herd, this Foxhillfarm Irishlad daughter out of Glenrock Illusion was first in her class before going on to be junior breed champion and reserve Continental interbreed champion.

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Foxhillfarm Mammamia

She then teamed up with Foxhillfarm Manhattan, a Guards Boomer son out of Foxhillfarm Gracie, to take the Continental interbreed pairs championship under interbreed judge Philip Halhead.

Foxhillfarm Manhattan and Foxhillfarm Mammamia

Foxhillfarm Manhattan and Foxhillfarm Mammamia

Manhattan himself had earlier stood first in his class under judge Ian Nattress before going on to claim the junior male championship in the Limousins. His full ET brother Foxhillfarm Montreal stood second to him in his class.

Foxhillfarm Manhattan

Foxhillfarm Manhattan

Then in the senior section Foxhillfarm Limitededition was the star of the team, being first in her class and senior female champion, before then also being reserve senior breed champion. She is by Kype Interrogate and out of Bankdale Elizabeth.

Foxhillfarm Limitededition

Foxhillfarm Limitededition

Her team mate Foxhillfarm Looksthepart, a Guards Boomer daughter out of Foxhillfarm Gracie, was third in the same class as Limitededition.

Not to be outdone, Foxhillfarm Louisvitton was first in his class as well as being reserve senior male champion. He’s a full ET brother to Looksthepart.

Foxhillfarm Louisvitton

Foxhillfarm Louisvitton

Black Gem sparkles at Beef South West

Last week’s Beef South West event, Exeter, saw our commercial heifer Black Gem shine in the primestock section, winning her class and going on to win the reserve supreme championship.

This British Blue cross heifer was on her first outing, having been bought at Brecon in May and now heads to the East of England Smithfield Festival, Peterborough.

Black Gem

Black Gem

Meanwhile, in the pedigree calf show our Limousin bull calf, Foxhillfarm Montreal, a Guards Boomer son out of Foxhillfarm Gracie, won his class and was then tapped out as pedigree champion.

Team mates Foxhillfarm Manhattan and Foxhillfarm Mammamia were both second in their classes, with Manhatten standing second to Montreal. Manhattan is a full ET brother to Montreal, while Mammamia is by the homebred sire Foxhillfarm Irishlad out of the 125,000gns Glenrock Illusion.

Nirevalley Charlie qualifies for Olympia and Royal International Horse Show

At the same time as the Limousin team were in Carlisle, Charlotte and Nirevalley Charlie were at the British Show Pony Society’s Heritage championships at Arena UK, Grantham.

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The weekend was a huge success with Charlotte and Charlie qualifying for both Olympia later this year and also next year’s Royal International Horse Show, Hickstead, in July.

We are delighted to have qualified Charlie for two such prestigious shows and to have achieved both in the same weekend in tremendous. Our thanks go to Vicky Hesford for all her work helping get Charlie to this standard.

Foxhillfarm Lordofthering tops Carlisle Limousin trade

Having stood junior and overall champion in the pre-sale show under judge Charlie Boden of the Sportsmans herd, Foxhillfarm Lordofthering lived up to his name when leading the trade at the Limousin Society’s Autumn Show and Sale, Carlisle, selling for 35,000gns.

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Possibly the best bull to be offered to date from the Foxhillfarm herd, Lordofthering was reserve male champion at the National Limousin Show earlier in the year.

He is by Guards Boomer and out of our exceptional brood cow Bankdale Alice. Other show success for Lordofthering includes being interbreed champion at Devon County, male champion and junior champion at the Royal Highland and reserve junior champion at the Royal Welsh. 

He has a beef value of +43, with a 400 day growth figure of +105 in the top 1% of the breed and a muscle depth of +5.5 in the top 10% of the breed.

He sold after a bout of strong bidding, with the eventual buy being Danny Sawrij for the Swalesmoor herd. Lordofthering has returned to Foxhill to have semen collected before joining the Swalesmoor herd next spring, with  semen from Lordofthering will be available in 2017.

Next best were two bulls at 5500gns, with the first of these being Foxhillfarm Lorenzo, another by Guards Boomer and out of Alice. He is a great thick bull with superb muscle and exceptional breed character. He sold to Jack Stevens.

At the same money was Foxhillfarm Leon, an Objat son out of the Wilodge Vantastic daughter Bankdale Elizabeth. Again bred from the best of the herd, he is a maternal brother to the 38,000gns Foxhillfarm Irishlad.

Selling for 5000gns was Foxhillfarm Lucas, a a son of the renowned Wilodge Tonka out of Bankdale Chanel, herself a Sarkley Volt daughter. Lucas sold with a beef value of +31.

Both Foxhillfarm Lionheart and Foxhillfarm Lookout then sold at the same price, with Lionhearted being a Broadmeadows Cannon son out of Bankdale Alice and Lookout being by the 38,000gns Foxhillfarm Irishlad and out of Foxhillfarm Gracie.

We wish all buyers the very best of luck with their purchases and are now busily preparing for the winter show season, including the pedigree calf shows.

Charollais flock picks up top flock competition places

Rounding off the month was the South West Charollais Sheep group’s flock competition which was another successful one for the Foxhill flock.

The recent prize giving saw the flock take the overall championship in the small flock class as well as picking up first in the senior ewes and first in the ewe lambs. Our stock ram, Logie Durno Olympian was placed first in the stock ram class as well as being named male of the year in the region.

We are delighted with these results and look forward to a successful lambing with the Charollais and more quality lambs by Olympian.

Texel ewes sell well at Solway and Tyne Sale

Continuing a busy September, the second Solway and Tyne Texel Club sale at Carlisle saw us offer nine ewes for sale. Best of the day was a 1600gns sale for one from Charlotte’s Wayside flock, with this being a one-crop ewe by Strathbogie Terminator, out of an Ettrick Rainbow Warrior ewe. She sold to Charlie Boden for the Sportsmans flock, with Charlotte’s first in the ring the same way bred selling for 1500gns to Paul Delves, Churchstoke.

A two crop ewe from the Foxhill flock then sold at 1250gns, with this one being a Douganhill McFly daughter. She was bought by James Runciman and Sons, Galashiels, with Charlotte then selling a two-crop ewe the same was bred as the last at 1000gns to R Mitcheson, Belsay.

Paul Delves then paid 900gns for a Strathbogie Terminator daughter from the Foxhill flock. Overall the nine ewes offered averaged £982.

Carlisle bulls on form at Frome Show

Once again we took a team of youngsters to Frome Show, with the team comprising five bulls all of whom are destined for this October’s Carlisle Sale on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th October.

All five bulls were on their first outing and were shown in the same class, taking the top five places in the class, with Foxhillfarm Lionheart being tapped out as male and breed champion under judge Brian Jones of the Bailea herd.

Lionheart is a son of the noted Broadmeadows Cannon out of our exceptional brood cow Bankdale Alice. Standing second behind Lionheart was Foxhillfarm Lucas, a son of Wilodge Tonka out of Bankdale Channel, herself a Sarkley Volt daughter out of Alice.

Then in third spot was Foxhillfarm Leon. This one is by Objat and out of another Alice daughter, Bankdale Elizabeth. Guards Boomer was the sire of the next, fourth placed Foxhillfarm Lookout. He’s out of Bankdale Alice.

And wrapping things up in fifth place was Foxhillfarm Lookout. This one is homebred on both sides, being by the 38,000gns Foxhillfarm Irishlad, he is out of the multi award winning Foxhillfarm Gracie, herself a Wilodge Vantastic daughter. He is the first bull to be offered from Gracie.

Great success in South West Limousin herd competition

The Foxhillfarm herd had a great year in the South West Limousin Breeders Club herd competition, taking the reserve overall championship as well as winning the small herd class and the award for the best new entrant.

Alongside this the herd also won the prize for the best bull born in 2015 with Foxhillfarm Lordofthering and the best heifer born in 2015 with Foxhillfarm Looksthepart.

Lordofthering is by Guards Boomer and out of Bankdale Alice, while Looksthepart is by Guards Boomer out of Foxhillfarm Gracie, the multi-award winning homebred dam which was breed champion at the Royal Highland, Royal Welsh and Great Yorkshire in 2014.

Then first in the bull born in 2016 was Foxhillfarm Manhatten, a Guards Boomer son out of Foxhillfarm Gracie. Foxhillfarm Mammamia then took second in the best heifer born in 2016 competition, with this one being a daughter of our homebred sire Foxhillfarm Irishlad out of Glenrock Illusion.

Jagger moves to top spot at National Limousin Show

The 45th anniversary National Limousin Show, Carlisle, was a highly successful event for the Foxhillfarm team, with every animal shown gaining a top two placing and stock bull Trueman Jagger taking the event’s male and overall championship titles.

Jagger, owned in partnership with the Whinfellpark, Dinmore and Swalesmoor herds, was purchased in October last year for the world record price of 145,000gns and has been used extensively across all four herds. He is by Ampertaine Gigolo and out of Trueman Grazia, a Haltcliffe Vermount daughter.

Trueman Jagger - Male and Overall Champion

Following close behind Jagger was Foxhillfarm Lord Of The Ring, a Guards Boomer son out of Bankdale Alice. He was male champion at the Royal Highland as well as reserve junior male at the Royal Welsh.

Foxhillfarm Lordof the ring - Junior Champion and Res Overall Male

Also picking up a red ticket was Foxhillfarm Louis Vuitton, another by Guards Boomer and this time out of Foxhillfarm Gracie, the multi-award winning homebred dam which was breed champion at the Royal Highland, Royal Welsh and Great Yorkshire in 2014.

Foxhillfarm Louisvuitton - 1st Class 9d. Limousin National Show 2016. Wayne Hutchinson / www.farm-images.co.uk

Then in the female section the team’s young heifers, Foxhillfarm Looks The Part and Limited Edition were not to be out down by their male counterparts, taking first and second in the same class. Looks The Part is a full ET sister to Louis Vuitton, while Limited Edition is a Kype Interrogate daughter out of Bankdale Elizabeth.

Juniors fare well at Royal Welsh

The Limousin team had another successful outing to the Royal Welsh, with our team of junior cattle faring well in some strong classes.

Foxhillfarm Looks The Part, a Guards Boomer daughter out of the muti award winning Foxhillfarm Gracie, was first in her class before going on to be reserve junior female champion.

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She then teamed up with Foxhillfarm Limited Edition to lift the interbreed Females of the Future championship, with Limited Edition being a Kype Interrogate daughter out of Bankdale Elizabeth. She had previously stood second in her class to Looks The Part.

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Then in the males Foxhillfarm Lord Of The Ring picked up the reserve junior male title having stood first in his class. He is by Guards Boomer and out of Bankdale Alice.

Foxhillfarm Lord Of The Ring lives up to his name at Royal Highland

The long trip to the Royal Highland Show was once again a worthwhile one for the Foxhillfarm team, with great results in the Limousin classes.

Taking the top spot for the team as junior male and overall male champion was Foxhillfarm Lord Of The Ring. He is a 2015-born bull by Guards Boomer and is out of Bankdale Alice. He then went on to stand reserve champion in the junior interbreed championship.

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Lord Of The Ring added to Alice’s progeny’s successful show record at the Highland, with his maternal brother, Foxhillfarm Jasper having been champion at the show in 2015 and his maternal sister, Foxhillfarm Ivy, reserve champion in the same year.

Adding to the honours was August 2015-born heifer Foxhillfarm Limited Edition. She picked up second in her class before going on to be reserve junior female champion.

This one is by Kype Interrogate and is out of Bankdale Elizabeth, with her dam also standing first in her class at the show.

Our other entry, August 2015-born heifer Foxhillfarm Looks The Part then stood fourth in the same class as Limited Edition, with this heifer being by Guards Boomer and out of Foxhillfarm Gracie, the herd’s Royal Highland champion from 2014.

Meanwhile, across in the sheep rings, our Charolais senior ram, Logie Durno Olympian picked up third in his class, while our ewe lamb stood sixth in a strong class.

Successful Royal Cornwall Show for Foxhill team

The Foxhill team had another successful show outing at Royal Cornwall Show last week, with both the Limousins and the Charollais gaining top placings.

In the cattle lines it was our successful foundation cow Bankdale Elizabeth which led the way, taking the female and breed championship in the Limousin classes under judge Stephen Illingworth.

Following on close behind was Foxhillfarm Lordofthering, a Guards Boomer son out of Bankdale Alice, when he took the male championship and reserve breed championship.

And Elizabeth’s August 2015-born ET bred heifer calf Foxhillfarm Limited Edition then completed a successful show, by picking up the reserve female championship.

Across in the sheep rings our Charollais senior stock ram Logie Durno Olympian picked up his second breed championship of the season, before going on to be part of the interbreed pairs winning duo.

Logie Durno Olympian

Logie Durno Olympian

The team now heads for the Royal Highland in 10 days time, we look forward to seeing you there.

Statement from Michael and Melanie Alford following Devon County Show

Following the controversy surrounding the interbreed sheep championship at Devon County Show the Alford family feel it is important to set out the events as they happened and limit the circulation of incorrect rumours which have taken hold over the last few days.

Melanie Alford said: “Our sheep were sprayed before arrival at the show and were subsequently sprayed again on arrival at the showground with Jobson’s Biscuit Brown bloom. This product is an entirely natural product containing plant extracts & minerals and does not contain acrylic artificial dyes.

“Soon after our sheep had been unloaded on Wednesday 18 May we were approached by the chief livestock steward, Edward Darke, who asked us if our sheep had been coloured, pointing out that under new rules this year artificially coloured sheep were not allowed at the show. We informed him that they had been sprayed with natural product and he never mentioned the matter to us again.

“The following day (Thursday 19 May) we took part in the Charollais breed classes without incident and were awarded the breed championship with our ram Logie Durno Olympian, as well as winning other classes.

“On the Friday (20 May) we took part in the relevant interbreed classes, including the interbreed ram lamb, the interbreed pairs and individual overall interbreed championships. Being part of the reserve interbreed pair, reserve interbreed ram lamb and winning the supreme sheep championship.

“We understand that the interbreed judge, Geoff Watson, had been requested by the chief livestock steward not to award prizes to coloured sheep, but declined to follow this instruction as he felt it wasn’t his job to police the show’s rules for them.

“This is a position we entirely agree with and had Devon County Show had an issue with our sheep it should have been raised long before the sheep got as far as the interbreed championship.

“On Friday afternoon I received a phone call from Edward Darke asking if Michael & myself would come to the livestock office. We were called into a meeting with the show secretary, livestock co-ordinator, chief livestock steward and one other.

“Edward Darke then announced that we were not going to be awarded the interbreed championship nor were the pairs, or the Ryeland as an objection had been lodged (we since have been informed the objection was lodges by Aimee Mogford and Paul Osmond on behalf of the South West Suffolk Sheep Club).

“On Saturday (21 May) afternoon, just as we were loading the sheep on to our vehicle to leave the show we were approached by the show vet to ask if we would mind the sheep being wool sampled. We declined as there had been ample opportunity to sample our sheep during the three days of the show and we felt leaving it until we were loading was inappropriate. We understand that no Charollais or Texel breeders at the Show allowed their sheep to be wool sampled and many more exhibitors declined.

“Subsequently there have been a number of negative comments about both ourselves and our sheep on social media and elsewhere. While not going in to detail of these comments we would respectively ask that if anyone has any evidence to back up their claims that they produce it immediately or retract their comments.

“It is a great shame that two experienced judges, Charollais Judge Tim Prichard and interbreed judge Geoff Watson, have been drawn in to this matter. They did their jobs and judged the sheep presented to them without prejudice and their decisions and actions should have been respected by the stewards at Devon County Show. To have their decisions revoked after the event is highly disrespectful and discourteous.”

Mrs Alford added that it was important that the integrity of shows was maintained as they were a key shop window for pedigree breeders and important in educating the public about modern farming and food production. “We are passionate supporters of shows across the UK and strongly believe in their role in the industry. The events of the last week are very unfortunate and have marred what should have been a great show for both us as exhibitors and also the judges involved.”

Double interbreed for Foxhill at Devon County Show

The summer show season kick started with a successful Devon County Show. Foxhillfarm Lordofthering was unbeaten at the show, in the Limousin section judge Jamie Cooper from the Tomschoice herd selected him as winner of the yearling bull class, male championship and overall breed championship.

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Foxhillfarm Lordofthering

Sired by Guards Boomer he is out of  the noted brood cow Bankdale Alice. He then went on to win the local and junior bull interbreed championships under interbreed judge Charlie MacLean, Hampshire.

He then paired with A K and J K Smith’s Smithy Lacey to win the interbreed pairs championship, before securing the overall beef interbreed title.

Also picking up a red rosette in the Limousin classes was Amande, a French import, with her Erable sired heifer calf, Laplubelle, at foot.

Charlotte secured three class wins in the Young Farmers section to finish champion Young Farmer, as well as standing first senior young handler.

In the Charollais ring judge Tim Pritchard tapped out Logie Durno Olympian to win the aged ram class, before taking the male and overall breed championships.

Logie Durno Olympian

Logie Durno Olympian

A son of Logie Durno Olympian stood top of the ram lamb class and went on to be reserve interbreed ram lamb. While the shearling ewe stood second and ewe lamb fifth.

Logie Durno Olympian was purchased at Worcester Premier Sale in 2015 for 7000gns from the Ingram family. His dam was a greatly admired show ewe.

He went on to stand reserve interbreed pair with the champion female from Carol Irwin, before he finally claimed the overall sheep interbreed championship under Geoff Watson.

Successful sales for Limousins

Our entries for Brecon are both off to new homes, Foxhillfarm Juventas sold privately before the sale for an undisclosed five figure sum. He is a July 2014-born Objat son out of Bankdale Elizabeth. He is maternal brother to the 38,000gns Foxhillfarm Irishlad.

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Foxhillfarm Juventus

At the sale Corridan Chelsea sold for 4000gns to David Thomas, Ludlow, as a foundation cow to start a new pedigree herd. Chelsea is a 2007-born Goldies Terence daughter out of Corridan Trinket. She sold in-calf to Ampertaine Gigolo, the sire of the world record-breaking bull Trueman Jagger.

Corridon Chelsea

Corridon Chelsea

We wish both purchasers the very best with their purchases and hope they breed well for them.

Black Gem joins the show team

We are pleased to have purchased the black heifer Black Gem for £3050 from J A V Mills and Son, Llanafan, Powys. This 10-month old heifer is by a British Blue bull and out of a Limousin cross British Blue dam.

We look forward to showing her over the summer and winter seasons.

Aberdeen-Angus back at Foxhillfarm

October also saw us buy a brace of foundation females for a new Aberdeen-Angus herd. It has always been Mike’s passion to go back in to Aberdeen-Angus since his grandfather sold off the Staplegrove herd.

But, while there have been a number of opportunities to buy Aberdeen-Angus in the last few years, we have been waiting to find a proven cow to start the herd with. In selecting our foundation females we were looking for correct, natural fleshing cattle with no fat briskets and we found this in Weeton Diamond Mist M351 and purchased her for 13,000gns at the Weston total herd sale in Stirling.

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As well as Diamond Mist were also liked her bull calf and full sister, the bull calf Weeton Diamond Mine P444 sold to the Deveron herd of the sclater family and  and we were lucky enough to secure her full sister Weeton Diamond Mist N383 for 7000gns.

Both females were bought in-calf to Rayburn Edge and are sired by GH Coverboy Eric 110R and out of Big Sky Diamond Mist 350, an Aberan DMM Decision 26H daughter.

Trueman Jagger joins Foxhillfarm portfolio

At the October Limousin sale at Carlisle we were pleased to be part of the consortium which  purchased the world record priced Limousin bull, 140,000gns Trueman Jagger.

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This outstanding bull stood champion in the pre-sale show and was an easy choice for our first stock bull and will, thanks to his exceptional breeding and muscling add extra shape to our already strong females which carry outstanding breed character. Jagger is now resident at Foxhill and there will be semen available for sale in spring 2016.

Foxhillfarm leads Newark Limousin Day male and female trade

Securing the championship today under Karl Suddes of the Cornsay herd was Foxhillfarm Jobsworth. By Loosebeare Fantastic, he is out of our fantastic foundation female Bankdale Alice, making him full brother to this year’s successful show bull and 35,000gns Foxhillfarm Jasper. He was knocked down on a very steady day’s trade in Newark for 5000gns.

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Foxhillfarm Jobsworth

Foxhillfarm Jobsworth

Foxhillfarm Jobsworth

Next best from our bulls on the day was Foxhillfarm Jaffa who was second in the same class as Jobsworth. This one is by Wilodge Tonka and out of Ravenelle, making him full brother to the noted Wilodge Fantastic. He sold for 3800gns.

Foxhillfarm Jaffa

Foxhillfarm Jaffa

Next up were our females who went on to top the female trade today, the first being Foxhillfarm Jasmine, a full sister to Jaffa and, therefore, full sister to Wilodge Fantastic. She sold for 4000gns to Gary Patterson for his Aultmore herd.

Foxhillfarm Jasmine

Foxhillfarm Jasmine

Next up was Foxhillfarm Jade, selling for 3800gns. By Objat, Jade is out of Sarkley Fadajen, whose dam, Sarkley Adajen, has bred a number of bull champions.

Foxhillfarm Jade

Foxhillfarm Jade

We’d like to wish all our purchasers on the day the best of luck with their new stock and we look forward to hearing how they perform in their new herds.

Blue Texel success at Carlisle

Charlotte’s Foxhill flock of Blue Texels enjoyed a successful day at the Blue Texel Society Sale at Carlisle in late September, taking the reserve male championship with a ram lamb and selling both ram lamb entries at 950gns and 450gns.

(lot 638) First prize ram lamb and Reserve Male Champion sold for 950 gns from Charlotte Alford - Foxhill

These were Foxhole Yahoo and Foxhole Yogie, a pair of twin-born ram lambs by Viewforth Vitorio and out of Viewforth Wanda, a Shearastone Peter daughter. Both these lambs sold to Stuart and Wendy Hunter, Aberdeenshire.

We also bought a new stock sire at the sale, buying  the second prize shearling ram Cleenagh XXX from Adrian Richardson, Maguiresbridge, Co.Fermanagh, at 1000gns. He is by CJ’s Will-I-Am.

First outing for the winter show team

Frome Show was the first chance we’ve had this year to give our baby winter team a test run at a show before the major pedigree calf show circuit and they certainly did Foxhill proud.

Leading the way for us in the youngest of the calf classes was Foxhillfarm Logan, who stood top of the line ahead of his full sister Foxhillfarm Lola. These full siblings are by Ionesco out of our fantastic foundation female Bankdale Alice.

Next up in the January-born calf class was Foxhillfarm Lionking, full brother to Logan and Lola. Logan and Lola then went on to take the breed pairs championship, while Lionking went on to take the reserve breed championship at just eight months of age.

In the native commercial section, our home bred Galloway steer Foxhillfarm Supersonic took the native championship, while in the Continental section, Look At Me, a Limousin cross by Liscon Big Show which was purchased at Ruthin after he took the reserve overall championship on the day.

First outing for the winter show team

Frome Show was the first chance we’ve had this year to give our baby winter team a test run at a show before the major pedigree calf show circuit and they certainly did Foxhill proud.

Leading the way for us in the youngest of the calf classes was Foxhillfarm Logan, who stood top of the line ahead of his full sister Foxhillfarm Lola. These full siblings are by Ionesco out of our fantastic foundation female Bankdale Alice.

Next up in the January-born calf class was Foxhillfarm Lionking, full brother to Logan and Lola. Logan and Lola then went on to take the breed pairs championship, while Lionking went on to take the reserve breed championship at just eight months of age.

In the native commercial section, our home bred Galloway steer Foxhillfarm Supersonic took the native championship, while in the Continental section, Look At Me, a Limousin cross by Liscon Big Show which was purchased at Ruthin after he took the reserve overall championship on the day.