Have you thought about standing for Council? A range of talents are required such as marketing and PR skills and business management experience so please don't think you just need to know about cows! Most members have real world experience outside their love of Longhorn cattle and it's these skills that will benefit Council and the Society as a whole.
Click here for a nomination form - give it some thought. The current Trustees would be more than happy to discuss the role with you as well.
The booking form for this year's Society AGM weekend is now available. We will be staying at the Priest House Hotel, Castle Donington, and our visit on Saturday 12 October will be to the Blackbrook Herd of Longhorns, by kind invitation of John and Pat Stanley.
We will return to the Blackbrook herd on Sunday 13 October for a morning of technical demonstrations and another opportunity to look round the cattle.
Click here for more information and the booking form
Click here for the link to the Priest House Hotel for more information on the variety of rooms available for members to book direct.
Many congratulations to Blackbrook Sabrina and her owner Bertie Stanley (ably assisted by his parents Ben and Tori) who took both the Breed and Interbreed Championship at Ashby Show on Sunday 14 July.
Full results to follow when they are received from the show.
(photo (c) Farmers Guardian)
The Longhorns at the Great Yorkshire Show had some excellent TV coverage which really helped raise the profile of the breed and its members.
David, Angela, Harry & Clark Blockley were filmed both at home and at the Show by Channel 5 and were a major part of the Channel's two, hour long programmes made at the Show. Click here to watch the second programme on My5. You might spot yourself if you were at the show!
Graham Walker also featured on the local BBC news but the broadcast is no longer available so we're not able to see his moment of fame!