Many congratulations to the Saxby family from Buxton for their first
and second prizes in the native classes with their Longhorns at English
Winter Fair, Staffordshire this weekend. They showed two 19 month old
steers, Wellhead Quince who weighed 590kg and made £2.82 per kg and
homebred Litton Quip who weighed 620kg and made £2.72 per kg. They both graded R4L with a killing out percentage of 60%
Both animals were bought by Ben Stanley for Tori and Ben's Butchery, Kings Newton, Derbyshire. The beef is now maturing, ready for Christmas!
Eileen Hallifield, Tom Mills and Charlie Smith also had Longhorns at the event
The results are below:
Purebred Longhorn class
Wellhead Quince, 24.04.16 Harry
2nd Litton Quip, 15.04.16 Harry Saxby
3rd Wheatlands steer 02.10.15 Mr T Mills
4th Wheatlands steer 09.03.16 Mr T Mills
5th Settrington Vanilla 22.04.16 Mr C Smith
6th Dunstall Q10 21.02.16 Mrs EM Hallfield
The Mid West Longhorn Breeders' Group held their awards lunch on Sunday 19 November.
Click here for the results of the herd competition. Many congratulations to all those who took part!
Special mention must go to Peter Guest who was the first recipient of 'The Ashton Award', nominated by herd competition judge Bernard Stamp. This is a new award which is a model of a Longhorn bull, commissioned and produced by David Hitchings of the Ashton herd. It will be awarded at the judge's discretion to a person within the Club rather than one of the animals. David has generously had enough models made to provide one to each regional group, to be awarded in the same manner each year.
The Longhorn Cattle Society survey is now available for members to complete online. Please go to the Herdbook to complete your survey. If you don't have your user name and password to hand please contact the office.