The Society's National Show was held at Lincoln Show on 21 June 2017. Exhibitors and visitors were treated to the hottest day of the year but that did not stop a superb display of cattle being shown to their absolute best.
Danny Wyllie found his Champion in Richard and Vicki Burton's three year old bull Riverlands Oink, and the Reserve Champion was Peter Close's cow Fishwick Kanara. On the second day Oink went on to be best Native in the Beef Interbreed and the team of Southfield Lace (Harry Blockley), Carreg Quartet (Bernard Llewellyn) and Riverlands Oink stood best Native team in the Interbreed Teams of Three.
Click here for the full set of results.
Click here for some photos
The Society AGM will be held on Saturday 14 October 2017. The weekend will be based in Derbyshire.
We will be staying at the Hilton Hotel, St Georges Park, Burton on Trent, DE13 9PD. Please book your accommodation direct with the hotel using the link below. Please return the booking form to the Secretary for meals. Thank you!
Click here for details of the Hilton Hotel, St Georges Park.
Click here to book your accommodation direct with Hilton Hotel at the Society's preferential rate. Please note all accommodation must be booked by 15 September 2017 in order to take advantage of this offer.
Click here for the booking form to be returned to the Society.
Click here for an article in Farmers Guardian about Ben and Tori Stanley's enterprises. Last year they won the 'Beef Innovator of the Year Award' category at the Farmers Guardian Awards.
Members will be saddened to hear of the passing of Alan Dunsheath. Along with a partner Jim Swindon he took up breeding Longhorn cattle as a retirement project. The Clinton herd became well known in the show-ring taking many Championships with their foundation cow Fishwick Kestrel.
He was ably supported by his wife Bridget, a cake baker of extraordinary ability, who helped to ease long show days & host the Midland Longhorn Breeders wonderfully with her culinary skills. The Clinton herd was dispersed in the 1990's, bought in it's entirety by John and Pat Stanley of the Blackbrook herd.
Alan's funeral takes place on 21 June at St Marks Church, West Markham, Notts at 1.30pm.
The Northern Longhorn Breeders' Group visited the Kirklan herd at HMP Kirkham, Preston on Sunday 4 June 2017.
The Chairman's report is below, click here for photos on Flickr.
'On 4 June 2017 the Northern Longhorn Breeders' Club had a herd visit to HMP Kirkham. 15 members plus guests had a great day in Preston ‘behind the fence' in the sun viewing some good looking Longhorns. They are a real credit to Keith and Peter who look after the herd on a day to day basis. The new stock bull Stoke Mudlark got a lot of attention and admiration from breeders.
A light lunch was supplied from the Prison kitchen and a really good day was had by all. Luckily all members made it out from behind the fence and a visit into the farm shop ended the day.
I would like to thank Keith, Peter and Judy and everyone else who helped make the visit a great day'
Graham Walker, Northern Breeders Club Chairman