The Society Annual General Meeting will take place on Saturday 17th November at the Shrewton Sports and Social Club, Wiltshire and will be open to all Members of the Society.
£85.00 per room per night - room only.
£90.00 per room per night, bed & breakfast.
Holiday Inn Salisbury-Stonehenge,
Salisbury SP4 7SQ.
Hotel Reservations: 0870 400 9093
Hotel Front Desk: 0845 241 3535
Hotel Fax: 0845 241 3536
A full weekend programme is being arranged. The preliminary iterinary is set out below.
LONGHORN CATTLE SOCIETY
FRIDAY 16th NOVEMBER
Arrive at Hotel and have informal dinner.
SATURDAY 17th NOVEMBER
By kind invitation of Natural England
09.30 Meet at Cherry Lodge Farm, Shrewton. View the Stoke Herd of Longhorn cattle and then travel by tractor to visit the Big Field of ancient chalk downland to look at the management of such an important habitat.
13.00 LUNCH at Shrewton Sports and Social Club
14.30 AGM and Presentation of the Bull of the Year Award and the President's Award.
7.30 for 8pm DINNER at the Holiday Inn Salisbury-Stonehenge Hotel.
Our after dinner speaker will be Poul Christensen, Deputy Chair of Natural England. Poul farms in a family partnership at Kingston Farm, in Oxfordshire. Founder of the Tenant Farmers’ Association in 1981, he is committed to tenant farming and has a keen interest in conservation. He is currently a Board Member of Agricultural Central Trading and has served as a Chair of many agricultural organisations. He is Chair of the Defra Sustainable Livestock Production Link programme, and a Board Member of the DTI South East England Regional Development Agency. He was Chair of the Rural Development Service before taking up the appointment of Deputy Chair for Natural England.
Poul received the Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen's Birthday Honours List in 1991 for services to agriculture and the commercial development of the Agricultural Development Advisory Service (ADAS).
SUNDAY 18th NOVEMBER
Three options are available to members
1. Visit Stonehenge
2. Visit the Homington Herd of Longhorns at Homington Farm, Salisbury.
Courtesy of Sir Haydon Phillips
3. Visit the Tripps Herd of Longhorns at Sherborne, Dorset.
Courtesy of Mr & Mrs DA Lawrence
Directions to the AGM venues:
· The Holiday Inn Stonehenge is on the A303 at Amesbury. Take the exit for
Solstice Park—the Hotel is easily seen from the road.
· For Cherry Lodge Farm head to Winterborne Stoke on the A303. If coming from
Stonehenge direction turn right to Shrewton. Look for a long line of beech trees on the
ridge; these trees line the farm approach drive. Directional signs will also be up.
· Shrewton Sports and Social Club is in Shrewton Village. From Cherry Lodge Farm turn
left, then turn left into the village. Go left at the roundabout and the Social Club is
about 1/4 mile on the left.
Directions to Homington and Tripps herds will be available at the AGM