The Society had a fantastic turnout of cattle at the Royal Three Counties Show, Malvern on 15 - 17 June for the National Show.
Click here for the results of the National Show classes and the Rare & Minority Breed day classes.
Many congratulations to David and Angela Blockley who took the National Show Breed Championship with Southfield Qnard
and to Bertie Facon and stockman Ben Bellew for the Reserve Breed Champion Gentons Q
Ian Snape from the Astwood herd sold a number of store cattle at
Worcester on Saturday 11 June, getting top price in the market for a
heifer, against both native and continental crosses.
The cattle were fed and well presented and showed that an investment in feed and good management paid dividends when it came to sale time!
Here's a summary of the prices.
Heifers, to 197ppk, average 192ppk
1 x Mar 2016 565kg £1040 184ppk
1 x May 2017 470g £925 197ppk
2 x Feb/May 2017 410kg £810 197ppk
Steers, to 212ppk, average 200ppk
1 x Feb 2017 545kg £1055 193ppk
4 x Feb/March 2017 495kg £1050 212ppk
2 x Mar/June 2017 430kg £840 195ppk
AHDB Beef and Lamb organise practical events to help farmers with the production and marketing of their livestock. There is always something to learn from practical events such as these.An event in Burton on Trent on 18 June focuses on hitting market spec and using performance data.
An event in Warwickshire on 2 July focuses on marketing prime beef cattle including production, knowing your market, selection for slaughter and hitting market specification. There will also be a butchery demo looking at new ways of butchering beef in order to meet changing consumer demands.Click here for the full calendar, including 'live to dead' events.
There are photos of Suffolk County and Royal Bath and West Shows in the Gallery!