Ronick Limousin
Ronick Limousin
Ronick Limousin
Ronick Limousin
Ronick Limousin

Rive was purchased as an in-calf heifer in 1981 from Albert Howie who had imported her from Monsieur Guy Defaye. She can easily be regarded as the second most prolific breeder in Ronick herd next to Broadmeadows Ainsi. Rive now has a number of relatives in the herd principally from five daughters that were retained in the herd:

Rive is also grand-dam of Ronick Cosmos senior herd sire for Peter Henshall.

Ronick Tracy proved to be a star of the herd not only in the show ring but also as an outstanding breeder. She is dam of Ronick Beauty by Oakley Tavy who won her class at the Royal Highland Show and the Royal Show in 1989 and went on at the Royal that year to become Reserve Breed Champion and Reserve Female Champion to Usabelle. Tracy is also dam of Ronick Gertrude by Talent who was sold privately to David Freer and who has went on to breed many high priced animals for him:

  • Croft Napoleon- Reserve Overall Champion at Carlisle Feb 1999 and sold for 3600gns.
  • Croft Orielle – Sold for 3200gns at Carlisle Red Ladies Day in November 2000.
  • Croftlimousin Spencer – Overall Champion at Carlisle May 2003 and sold for 8000gns.
  • Croftlimousin Squire – Sold for 9000gns at Carlisle May 2003 to S.J. Jessop & D. McBeath.

Another daughter out of Ronick Tracy retained in the herd was Ronick Eve who has bred a number of females who have been sold on to many different pedigree herds as well as being the mother of Ronick Merit who won 4th in her class at the Royal Highland show 1998 and has been retained in the herd. A granddaughter Ronick Tanache is included in the show team for 2004.

Ronick Vivian has also bred exceptionally well and was flushed in 1993 to Ami producing 3 daughters:

  • Ronick Iris was sold to the Lyvennet herd owned by Fenton Brass.
  • Ronick Ivy was sold to the Smithston herd owned by John Smillie. At the Smithston dispersal sale Ivy was sold for 2000gns at 10 years old and a daughter by Ronick Idol was sold for 4800gns.
  • Ronick Innes was retained in the herd for a number of years prior to being sold privately to Mr K Donald.
Ronick Bluebell was shown as a heifer winning 3 rd prize in her class at the Royal Highland Show in 1988. She has bred mostly bulls with the exception of Ronick Geranium who was sold privately to the Lyvennet herd and Ronick Orleans who is retained in the herd. Ronick Emerald is still breeding in the herd today at 15 years old making her the oldest cow in the herd. In that time she has had 12 calves her top priced bull being Ronick Icon by Broadmeadows Cannon who sold for 6300gns. She has a number of younger daughters retained in the herd.
Ronick Ivy
Ronick Ivy at 10 years of age.
Ronick Limousin
© Ronick Limousin 2003