The office will be closed from Tuesday 25 April and will reopen on Tuesday 2 May.
Thank you to the eagle eyed members who spotted that the year letter for 2017 should be R, not P as published in the latest newsletter.
In time for the upcoming Show season Society ties are back in stock. Available in navy blue or burgundy with the classic Longhorn head motif. £12 each.
The Society's National Show is at the Lincolnshire Show this year and we will be holding a lunch reception after the judging on Wednesday 21 June.
An experimental disbudded Longhorn class is being held for the first time which will be open to steers, bulls and any age females which have been disbudded. The cattle must be registered (bulls and females) or notified (steers) to the Society in accordance with current registration regulations. There is no entry fee and the winner does not qualify for any Championships. Cattle forward cannot be entered into any of the other Longhorn classes but must be entered in advance of the Show for penning purposes.
Click here for the link to the schedule and show website.
Three agricultural shows in the Midlands are joining forces to stage a new 'Triple Crown' competition for showing cattle. Hanbury Show, Burwarton Show and Moreton in Marsh Show will award the Three Shires Trophy to the exhibitor gaining the most points across the three shows.
Click here for more information
Members will be sadded to hear the news that Cathy Miller of the Ponsonby herd passed away on 21 February.
Her service of remembrance will take place in Ponsonby Church on Friday, 3rd March at 11am. Joyous attire to reflect a service of celebration.
Family flowers only please.
Charitable donations to:
Rare Breeds Survival Trust, RNLI, West Lakes Music Centre
c/o Adams, Read & Hocking
Bridge End Funeral Home
Egremont, Cumbria, CA22 2RE
Cathy's Ponsonby herd is now for sale in it's entirety. See the listing in 'For Sale and Wanted'
Bernard Llewellyn's Carreg herd of Longhorn cattle will feature on the Sunday's BBC Countryfile.
The programme will be broadcast at 7pm on BBC 1 on Sunday 12 February and then will be available for 28 days on BBC I player
Click here for the link to the BBC website
Some members' cattle have started calving and many more will start in the next few weeks.
NADIS, the National Animal Disease Information Service, produce information on a comprehensive range of conditions and diseases. Very timely for this time of year are 3 articles on calving and the problems that may arise.
Click here for calving - the basics
Click here for calving - dystocia
Click here for calving - nerve damage
Click here for the AHDB Better Returns Programme 'Minimising Calving Difficulties' leaflet in the Knowledge Base
Longhorn member Susan Aglionby from Cumbria has been awarded an OBE in the Queen's New Year's Honours list for her services to young people and the community.
The Society's congratulations go to Susan, who registers cattle under the Houghton prefix.