Catalogued at short notice, the dispersal of the Arndilly herd will be at Melton Mowbray Market on Wednesday 29 September.
Click here for the catalogue. More details will be added if they become available.
Messrs M&M Madders and SW Johnson are holding a production sale of the Kingslow Herd of pedigree Longhorns, with the cattle removed to Worcester Market for convenience.
The catalogue is being prepared and will be available soon.
The booking form for the Society AGM is now available. The format is slightly different this year, with a visit on Saturday, but free time for members to arrange a visit to a local attraction of interest on Sunday.
Whilst nothing formal has been organised for Sunday 17 October, the Society is recommending Belvoir Castle as an informal visit. Members should book their own tickets and then meet up with friends and members to continue catching up as I'm sure there won't be enough time on Saturday to speak to everyone!
The AGM will be held 'in person' at Melton Mowbray Market. We have reserved the Banqueting Suite which can potentially seat 400 people so there will be plenty of room for social distancing.
Our after-dinner speaker on Saturday evening will be Alastair Sneddon, Senior Partner at Bagshaws Auctioneers.
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The Royal Smithfield Club has agreed that the Duke of Norfolk Competition will be hosted by the English Winter Fair again this year. Breed societies will be invited to put forward a purebred Team of Three to represent their breed. The team can come from either the English Winter Fair pedigree classes or the National Pedigree Calf Show.
This year the English Winter Fair is on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 November, with the Duke of Norfolk Award being competed for at around 12noon on Sunday.
The National Pedigree Calf Show will also be held again - further details to follow.
The Society offers £1000 to the Supreme Champion if a purebred Longhorn, £500 if it is a halfbred Longhorn, £25 to any first prize winner if out or and/or by a purebred Longhorn, £20 for all purebred entries forward in both the live and carcase competitions.
The Society has had a strong turnout of Longhorns at the English Winter Fair in recent years and would like to consolidate that presence by having more cattle forward this year as well as having a presence with a small stand. Please consider entering your prime cattle and your calves for this excellent event. Entry forms will be available soon and more information can be found on the English Winter Fair website.
The South Eastern Primestock Winter Fayre takes place on Thursday 25 November at the South of England Showground.
The Fayre includes a Cattle Show, Sheep Show, Pig Show, Calf Show, Carcass Show, Sausage and Meat Pie Making Competition, Young Farmers classes and Children's competitions and the South Eastern Charolais Association Calf Show.
An attendance fee is payable to all Longhorns forward.
Click here for the event website