Bi-Weekly Update: 2nd November 2018

2 November 2018

With Guy Fawkes night just around the corner and the clocks having officially gone back, it means that the darker and colder nights are settling in across the UK and Ireland! We hope that you are prepared for the cold and windy weather conditions and if not, then head to our Merchandise section where we might be able to help!

This week marks the first of our new ‘style/format’ of our Bi-Weekly Updates which will hopefully make it easier for us to communicate all the great things that are going on in the Society and provide some more added value with input from all different areas within the office and Society! Check out what’s been going on in and around your Society over the past 14 days.

101st Aberdeen-Angus Review: Advertising Deadline Extension

The deadline for booking adverts for the Aberdeen-Angus 101st edition of the review has been extended to Friday 16th of November! We are keen to allow as many members as possible to advertise and due to several requests for some more time, we have decided to extend the deadline. Keep in mind that once booked, you have plenty of time after to have your artwork finalised.

Make sure to get your advert bookings in as soon as possible to Michael at Denvir Marketing. He can be contacted through email at or by phoning 01786 448160. A link to the booking form can be shown below. For those of you who have submitted your booking forms, please make sure to have your artwork sent in by the 30th of November – many thanks to all in advance.

Review social Post

News Roundup

The October Stirling Bull Sales was a great success for the breed which saw a top price of 22,000gns achieved. The main Aberdeen-Angus sale saw an 80% clearance rate reached with 47 bulls selling to an average of £5,737, an increase of £674 on last year, making it a great day for the breed. The sale of the Schivas herd seen great success, achieving a top price of 18,000gns, which was one of three five-figure sums achieved for Schivas on the day, and the renowned Moncur herd also went under the hammer and achieved a top price of 22,000gns, rounding off a wonderful few days for Aberdeen-Angus.

To keep up with all other news from the Society, including some great insight into our YDP winners, an update from one of our Future Leaders in Matthew Rollason and all the latest news from shows, sales and other events, just head over to the appropriate sections on our website:

News and features:

Show and Sales news:

News and notices from the CEO

Catalogue for the sale is available here.

News and notices from Angela Cumming in the Finance Department

News and Notices from the Registrations Department

News and Notices from the Pedigree Cattle Services Team

News and notices from the YDP

News and notices from Ireland


Make sure to head along to CCM Skipton Auction Mart as both Aberdeen-Angus and Beef Shorthorn will come together for a high-profile pedigree show and sale on Wednesday the 7th of November at Skipton Auction Mart – make sure to get yourself along to this first all-female sale at Skipton – certainly not to be missed.

We will also be attending this years Agrifest South West at Wespoint, Exeter Devon on Wednesday the 7th of November. Make sure to get yourself along and to come visit our stand!

Another highlight in the events calendar is the Black Beauty Bonanza which will take place at Thainstone Exchange in Inverurie on Friday 23rd November. As one of the most anticipated calf shows on the calendar, make sure to be there to see some of the very best our great breed has to offer. Entries have headed to over the 100 mark so a true spectacle for the breed in the North East. All you young handlers out there put yourselves forward for the competition and a big chance to show off your ring craft skills and make a name for yourself.

The Irish Premier Show and Sale of bulls and heifers will take place at Carrick-On-Shannon on Saturday 10th November, with the show taking place at 11.30am followed by the sale at 1pm. All animals present will be exhibitor bred, and for any further information you can contact the Irish Association on 071 9632099.

A full list of key upcoming events in the calendar is shown below:

Shows and Sales:

- 2nd November – Borderway Agri Expo, Carlisle

- 7th November - Agrifest South West

- 7th November – Female sale – CCM Auctions Skipton

- 10th November - Stars of the Future Calf Show Stirling Auction Centre

- 10th November - Carrick-on-Shannon, Republic of Ireland, Premier Show & Sale of Bulls & Heifers. Please contact Kathryn Bradshaw for further details – 071 9632099

-23rd of November: Black Beauty Bonanza - Thainstone Agricultural Centre


We have been looking into the options available in our merchandise range and are excited to be bringing you new branded car stickers which should be available for purchase very soon, branded in line with the Society’s new look and feel. Watch this space for some more developments!

In the meantime, why not wrap up warm for Guy Fawkes night with one of our stylish Aberdeen-Angus scarfs for only £25!? What better way to support the Breed whilst also staying warm this Autumn than with one of our cosy wool scarfs.

Wool Scarf

You can purchase one by phoning the office directly, speak to Yvonne who can deal with and dispatch your orders for all our merchandise where 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:

From all at the Society, have a great weekend!