The new figure for 2012 reflects an increase of just under £850,000 in gross sales, up by 11% on the 2011 figure, and up by more than £1.8m (+28%) on the 2010 mark. Sales of pedigree Limousin cattle have now set a new sales gross record figure for four consecutive years. Within the last five years, official pedigree Limousin sales have grossed more than £33m.
In the 2012 year, more than 2000 pedigree Limousins were sold with the breakdown being 850 bulls and a 1219 females. At the society's February sale in Carlisle, 2012, a new all-breeds UK record average of £8243 was set for 131 bulls sold and was led by the 120,000gns Dolcorsllwyn Fabio. Over the year, exactly 90 animals sold for 10,000gns or more.