Purchased at Carlisle in February 2017 for 22000gns.
Lion is sired by Gunnerfleet Hicks out of Gunnerfleet Ilocks.
Lion has been described as one of the best bulls to come from the renowned Gunnerfleet herd for many years.
His calves are showing great potential in both bulls and heifers for the Whinfell Park herd. His first progeny has proven very successful throughout the 2019 show season receiving numerous overall and junior championships.
With his outstanding shape and style Lion gives an exciting breeding opportunity for both pedigree and commercial breeders alike.
Our first Lion son was offered for sale in October 2019 at the Society Sale, Carlisle. Whinfellpark Oz sold to the Thorndean herd for 11,000gns. Prior to this he was placed first in his class at the pre-sale show. He has a successful run on the 2019 show circuit and was crowned Junior Male Champion and Overall Male Champion at the Royal Highland Show 2019 at only 14 months old.
June 2020 marked the sale of our first home bred bull to be sold privately into France. Whinfellpark Oyo, sired by Gunnerfleet Lion and his dam is Whinfellpark Jewel.
The first Lion Daughters attended the Red Ladies Sale at Harrison & Hetherington Auction, Carlisle in December 2020 where they reached a top price of 10,000gns and an average of 6,500gns for the five sold.
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