Friday update: 3rd November 2017

3 November 2017

Now that the clocks have gone back and the dark nights have drawn in, Winter is well and truly on its way but we’re just as busy as always. This is your Friday update of all the activity and news from the Society in the last seven days.

Show and Sale news:

We’ve been coming to you live from the ring today at the Agri Expo in Carlisle for what has been a great day with an excellent show of cattle in all Aberdeen-Angus classes. Mr Alan Lawson from the Hallington Aberdeen-Angus Herd has been casting his careful eye over all entries as judge on the day, and taking top honours as overall male Champion was Lot 602 - McCornick Kerry's Boy S215 from Martin McCornick. Martin has had a great couple of weeks after taking the Reserve Champion at Stirling last week too. We hope you've enjoyed seeing highlights from the classes which have been shared throughout the day on the Facebook page, and we look forward to bringing you a full report next week. The full presidential team were present at the Agri Expo today, and President Alex Sanger had the following to say: ‘’From a Society point of view, all exhibitors can be very proud after today, with what was among the best shows of cattle we’ve had from Aberdeenshire to Cornwall. I’d also like to commend Alan Lawson who has done an excellent job judging today.’’ For now, you can see the results from the classes on the Harrison & Hetherington website at: https://harrisonandhetherington.co.uk/agri-expo/agri-expo-2017/.

The Cornwall Pedigree Calf Show took place in the last week at Royal Cornwall Showground. The overall Aberdeen-Angus champion was awarded to I D & D Rowe’s heifer Bosullow Pride T453 born 28th January 2017 out of Bosullow Pride G208 and by Bosullow Balck Ryual N355. Mr & Mrs Rowe also took the overall Reserve Breed Champion with their bull calf Bosullow Blackpendra.

We also brought you the results and the full report from the Southern England Aberdeen-Angus Calf Show. On the day, it was our YDP co-ordinator Gayle Bersey of the Lynher Valley Aberdeen Angus herd in Cornwall who took the Supreme Championship with Lynher Valley Enymeenyminymow T088, by Idvies Euris B112 and out of Round House Elma M281. You can view the full report from the show at: http://www.aberdeen-angus.co.uk/news/show-news/full-report-the-southern-england-aberdeen-angus-calf-show/.

Ireland:

The full sale catalogue for the Autumn Premier Sale on 11th November at Carrick-on-Shannon is now available on the Irish website. More information and full details of lots can be found at: http://irishaberdeenangus.com/assets/Catalogue-for-Premier-Sale-Carrick-on-Shannon-11-Nov-2017.pdf.

The NAAC Calf Show takes place this Saturday 4th November at Dungannon Mart in Co Tyrone, and the full report will be shared next week after what will be a competitive show with great entries across the board.

The Review advert booking – reminder:

There’s one week to go until the deadline to submit your advertising booking form for the 100th edition of the Review, so please be sure to send your forms to Denvir to secure your booking. If you require another booking form, then please get in touch with Rob at Denvir on robert@denvirmarketing.com or 01786 435185. This landmark edition is not one to be missed and we’re sure you are all looking forward to receiving it and keeping it for years to come, so be sure to submit your forms to avoid disappointment. Please note that the 10th November is the deadline for submitting the forms to secure your booking – once the form is submitted, there is still plenty of time to organise the design and submission of advert content.

Other news:

Yesterday we shared some fantastic Aberdeen-Angus recipes which were brought to us by Andrew Shuffflebotham, a member of our Council who owns the Cheerbrook Herd and Farm Shop with his wife Sarah. We’re sure a lot of you will be keen to try out the recipes over the weekend, but now we want to know what your favourite recipes are! We’re looking to share them out on social media, use them on the website and even feature the best ones in the 100th edition of the Review. If you would like the chance to have your recipes featured, please get in touch with Leanne on leanne@denvirmarketing.com.

We’re currently in the process of securing our prospective new CEO, and the interview process is getting underway with the first round of interviews starting in the next couple of weeks. We look forward to keeping you posted with any developments!

Society Senior Vice President Angela McGregor’s Newcairnie herd welcomed its newest herd member, a yearling Aberdeen-Angus Heifer from the Wedderlie herd, won by Angela in a prize draw at Scotland’s Beef Event at Fans, Earlston. You can read more about it and hear Angela’s thoughts on the heifer at: http://www.aberdeen-angus.co.uk/news/prize-wedderlie-heifer-joins-newcairnie-herd/

We hope you all have a nice weekend, and look forward to bringing you more news and updates next week!