A NEW world record price of 250,000gns has been paid for a Limousin heifer at a joint herd sale at Carlisle.

The November-2019 born Wilodge Poshspice, from Shropshire breeders Christine Williams and Paul Tippetts, smashed the previous record for 125,000gn when she sold at Harrison and Hetherington’s Borderway Mart in Carlisle.

Doubling the previous record of 125,000gns paid for Glenrock Illusion at the Illingworth's Glenrock dispersal in 2014 at Carlisle, Poshspice sold in a two-way split to Messrs Jenkinson, buying for the Whinfellpark herd from Penrith, and Charlie Boden of the Sportsmans herd from Stockport.

The maiden heifer is a 14-month-old ET bred from Millbrook Gingerspice, a multi-award winning Wilodge Vantastic-sired female that boasts several inter-breed titles at national events. The sire is the equally well known Ampertaine Elgin.

The British Limousin Cattle Society congratulated the team at Wilodge."We would like to wish the new owners the very best with their purchase," the society said.

The joint sale of females from the Wilodge and Brockhurst herds, saw a further eight females from the former sell at five figures with Doug Mash's unit from Buckinghamshire producing three five-figure sales which peaked at 15,000gns for Brockhurst Prudence.

The last Limousin world record price of 125,000gns was set when the Illingworth family, from Eaglesfield, sold their maiden heifer Glenrock Illusion at Borderway Mart.

The family took the decision to disperse herd, with the exception of the herd’s matriarch Glenrock Spangle, to help fund the purchase their tenanted farm at Howgillside, Eaglesfield.