Matt Cullen of the Kent herd won the Kent Herdsman's Club Beef Farmer of the Year Award in 2017 and hosted a visit of the Club to see his Longhorns in May 2018. Here are a few photos from the visit showing some of the herd, along with the new shed that is being erected for the Longhorns.
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The Society is sad to announce the sudden death of Mick Girling of the Judemik Herd of Longhorns who died suddenly on February 14, aged 75 years.
Michael will be dearly missed by his family and friends and our condolences go to his partner Judith Green.
The small Judemik herd is being dispersed on Monday 26 March at Darlington Farmers' Auction Mart. Click here for the list of cattle.
Two visits have been recently arranged that are open to all Society members and friends.
The Society's summer visit is to the Gupworthy herd, Chepstow on 8 July. Click here for more information
The Northern Longhorn Breeders' Group visit is to the Aberdeen herd, Aberdeen on 15 September. Click here for more information
Get these dates in your diary now!
The Society has been informed of the death of Bill Lupton aged 80. He and his wife Helen had the Lupat herd of Longhorns in the 1980's and 1990's and were very successful in the showring during those years. Due to ill health, in 1997 the entire Lupat herd was sold to David and Angela Blockley as the Luptons did not want the herd split up on it's dispersal. The Luptons were from Ripon, North Yorkshire and donated the Econ salver for the Champion Longhorn at the Great Yorkshire show, named after the company they ran building road gritters.
Mike Tisdale adds that he was also a philanthropist, donating a piece of equipment for cancer research at Aston University, Birmingham.
A private burial will take place, and there will be a memorial service at St Johns Church, Sharow, Ripon, HG4 5BJ on 16th March at 1pm.
The consigment of store steers and heifers aged 10 - 24 months at Worcester Market on 10 February 2017 sold to 231ppk which was the best pence per kilo price of the day. The steers were dehorned and all the cattle had been fed, demonstrating the cost effectiveness of feeding Longhorn finishing stock.
Click here for the market report
The Little Greave herd was dispersed at Holmfirth Market on 13 February. Most of the registered cattle were bought by local member Tim Garside.
Click here for a basic report - further details to follow
The 'Gorse' herd of pedigree Longhorns - the oldest privately owned herd in the country - will be almost completely dispersed on Saturday 18 August 2018, removed to Worcester Market for the convenience of sale. Approximately 50 head will be offered for sale.
There is a requirement by the Brigg family to reduce the herd as Joshua is having major surgery to replace damaged vertebrae in his neck which will mean a long recuperation.Further details will be announced in due course via the website, newsletters and McCartneys but put the date in your diaries to secure bloodlines from this special herd
Due to bereavement the Little Greave Herd of Longhorns is being dispersed at Holmfirth Auction Mart, Riverside, Woodhead Road, Holmfirth, HD9 2PR on Tuesday 13 February 2018.
Included in the sale will be the pedigree registered bull Blackbrook Vanguard along with registered and pure bred cows, registered and purebred served heifers and registered and purebred maiden heifers along with a number of steers.
All in calf females will be PD'd prior to sale.Click here for the Holmfirth Auction Mart website where further details will be posted