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 11.15 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.
Click here for the entry forms. Entries close on 20 October
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