Mereside Limousins

One or two early purchases have certainly left a lasting impression on the herd and have helped establish some great families.

Tankersley Trixie

Purchased from the Tankersley herd sale in March 1986 for 3300, Trixie has provided us with a kind natured family to work with, fantastic milking abilities and breed character.

Her daughter Tankersley Altesse bred Mereside Fressa who bred Mereside Rantress, mother of Mereside Abbie and Mereside Madonna who bred Mereside Richelieu, who is still breeding exceptionally well within the herd. Over the years she has won best cow and calf in the herd competition 2006 with Mereside Alecia as well as producing bulls such as Mereside Achilles who had a successful show season before being sold at Carlisle.

Mereside Richelieu is also mother of Mereside Diamante by Objat and Mereside Elegance by Haltcliffe Vermount. She is currently suckling a tremendous bull calf sired by the new French AI sire Urville.

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Mereside Diamante

Mereside Elegance

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Mereside Richelieu

Mereside Abbie

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Mereside Dawnmarie






Uplands Tamara

Tamara was the star of the sale when purchased from Dan Haak at Carlisle in September 1985 for the sum of 8800 as a calved heifer with a Talent heifer calf at foot. The family has grown and gone from strength to strength from there.

A consistent breeding family right through, her daughters have volume and shape. Mereside Binky by Obus is the mother of Mereside Daytona who was sold privately last year for 9000 to the Coachouse herd of Messrs Heald and Co.

Last year’s bull calf Mereside Evolution by Haltcliffe Vermount will be sold in 2011. She is currently suckling a very stylish heifer calf by Millgate Caesar.

Mereside Amy bred Mereside Electra by Vagabond and she is currently suckling a heifer calf by the Wilodge Vantastic son Milbrook Dartagnan. Other outstanding descendants include Mereside Velvet  by Objat and Mereside Celine by Vagabond, who came second in the East Midlands 2010 herd competition best in-calf heifer.

Mereside Clover
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Mereside Clover

Mereside Celine

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Mereside Amy and Electra

Mereside Velvet





Lumbylaw Upside

Purchased from Banbury in October 1984, Upside is out of Liberte, an imported French cow that Richard Oates had tremendous success with in the show ring.

This cow family has tremendous growth rates with scope and volume. Mereside Primrose bred Mereside Santacruz sold to Brian Baker privately for 5000. Mereside Topman was sold for 9500 to Derek Frew’s Frewstown herd Northern Ireland. She is also the mother of Mereside Duchess, an 850kg in-calf heifer by Vagabond. She is also the mother of Mereside Empress by Objat who herself carries a beef value of LM+45 and was AI’d December 2010 to Plumtree Deus.

Mereside Anabel by Obus bred the Newark Limousin Day Show and Sale male champion 2010 and sold for 4500. She also bred Mereside Enabel by Vagabond. She is currently suckling a superb daughter of Mas Du Clo. Full sister to Mereside Anabel is Mereside Beau currently suckling a tremendous Millgate Caesar bull calf.

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Mereside Empress

Mereside Enabel

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Mereside Anabel

Mereside Boppy

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Mereside Carla

Mereside Beau

Mereside Promise
Mereside Emmajane

Mereside Promise

Mereside Emmajane






1992 saw the arrival of Ginette by Colibri from Pierre Gillet who bred the noted sire Talent. This is a very easy fleshing family with an abundance of milk. Ginette bred Mereside Minuet by the imported sire Imprudent who in turn bred Mereside Serena the dam of Mereside Bracken and daughter Mereside Elliemay by Tehix.

Mereside Serena also bred Mereside Urena by Malibu who produced our best heifer calf in 2007, Mereside Bambi who also won best in calf heifer in 2009 in the herd competition. Mereside Bambi is currently suckling a bull calf by our new stock bull Bolide

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Mereside Bambi

Mereside Bracken and Elliemay

Mereside Bambi

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Mereside Binuet

Mereside Urena