Bi-Weekly Update: 14th December 2018

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14 December 2018

We hope you are all in the festive spirit with it only being 11 days until Christmas! Keep an eye out on Facebook next week as we will be bringing you our very own #FestiveFarming competition where you will have an opportunity to win a luxury bag of Aberdeen-Angus goodies! As this will be the last Bi-Weekly update until after the Christmas period, we wish you all a very Happy Christmas in advance and we look forward to bringing you more updates in the New Year!

We have been very busy here at the Society with final preparation for the 101st edition of the Aberdeen-Angus review taking place which we look forward to sharing with you in January – a big thank you to all of those involved! Additionally, the December Council Meetings took place at the start of the month with lots of positive and progressive conversations taking place – news of which we are excited to share with all of our membership. Take a look at what’s been happening in and around the Society over the past 14 days.

News Roundup

The Irish Aberdeen-Angus Association held a social evening and dinner at the Mullingar Park Hotel on the first weekend of December with the presentation of the President’s Medal taking place. The Medal was presented by Irish Aberdeen-Angus President, Mr. Mack Crowe and was awarded to Louis Byrne of the Tomriland Aberdeen-Angus Herd, Annamoe, Bray, Co. Wicklow.

The Society’s Dungannon show and sale took place where price peaked at 3,300gns twice with auctioneer Trevor Wylie confirming that 17 lots were traded in a 73% clearance to average £2,588 per head. Sharing the day’s top bid of 3,300gns were Denamona Jetstream T393 bred by Moses Irwin Jnr from Fintona; and Coolermoney Samson T725 from Adrian and Graeme Parke, Strabane.

The Smithfield Stock Festival also took place on the first weekend in December and was a great success. The Breed Champion was Retties Pam by Richard Rettie and the Reserve Champion was Glenade Elba by Tina Russell – the judge at the show was Andrew Shufflebotham.

We’d like to send our congratulations to the Bishop family on securing the Warren Trophy for their Warrenho Herd of Aberdeen-Angus. The trophy is awarded to the herd receiving the greatest tally of points across all shows with Aberdeen-Angus classes throughout England and Wales, and this marks the second consecutive year that this has been won by the Warrenho Herd – a great achievement!

To keep up with all other news from the Society as well as all the latest updates from shows, sales and other events, just head over to the appropriate sections on our website:

News and features: http://aberdeen-angus.co.uk/news/

Show and Sales news: http://aberdeen-angus.co.uk/news/show-and-sales/

News and notices from the CEO

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Notes and actions from Laura Stewart

News and notices from Angela Cumming in the Finance Department

News and Notices from the Registrations Department

News and Notices from Gayle Bersey YDP Co Ordinator

Shows, Sales and Events

The Smithfield Stock Festival marked the last event of the Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society calendar year. It’s been a great year with many great events happening up and down the country – we look forward to the upcoming events, shows and sales in 2019!

Merchandise

We are excited to be bringing you a new merchandise range which will be available to order in the coming weeks. Keep your eyes peeled as we will be bringing you a range of new sizes, colours and embroidery options which you can order!

XMAS COUNTDOWN – 11 days

We’ve all been there, leaving your Christmas shopping until the last minute, not knowing what to get your friends or family. Well this year why not purchase one of our Aberdeen-Angus travel mugs for only £8 – perfect for your loved ones and those cold winter days!

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You can purchase by phoning the office directly, speak to Yvonne who can deal with and dispatch your orders for all our merchandise. You can pay over the phone by card or simply add it to your next invoice. Full range of merchandise available to view online at: http://www.aberdeen-angus.co.uk/assets/2018/Merchandise-poster-2018-web.pdf

From all at the Society, have a great weekend!