Friday Update: 23rd June

Friday Update: 23rd June


We’ve had an amazing first week of the World Angus Forum! We’ve loved having the opportunity to show our friends and colleagues from around the world some of the very best this incredible breed has to offer through our National Tour of England, the Three Counties Show and now on to the Royal Highland Show which we attended yesterday and today, and have seen a truly magnificent show of Aberdeen-Angus cattle as would be expected at such an event. Tomorrow, delegates have tickets for another day at the Royal Highland Show plus two fantastic farm visits to Mosshall and SRUC research facilities at Easter Howgate. If you’re at the Royal Highland Show, make sure to stop by the tent for a blether and a coffee!

Yesterday at the Royal Highland Show saw a fantastic show of Aberdeen-Angus cattle, with the dry and warm weather adding to a great day! We’ll be bringing a full report of results from the Show next week, but in the meantime, the highlights from yesterday’s Aberdeen-Angus section are as follows:

The overall Aberdeen-Angus champion was Carlhurlie Darcie S134 of Mr and Mrs A Cormack, sired by Skaill Dido K309 and out of Carlhurlie Dardanius G628. The reserve champion was Balmachie Rodger P190 of Messrs J F Lascelles, sired by Balmachie Ben Vorlich L105 and out of Balmachie Rachel K097.

We’ve been bringing you regular video updates of all the magnificent herds and places we’ve been visiting on the English Tour, and are looking forward to bringing you more footage of the last few days over the weekend, so make sure to keep a lookout to hear about our time at the Royal Highland Show, visits to herds such as Nightingale and Tofts, along with some great social events at the JCB Factory, the National Railway Museum and the wonderful Alnwick Castle.

The Technical Conference kicks off on Sunday, as well as the upcoming Irish and Scottish national tours, there really is so much more to look forward to on this World Angus Forum, we really have only just got started!

We’d like to thank Libby Creek and Peter Parnell of the Angus Association of Australia for kindly giving their time to speak to BBC Landward yesterday about the breed in their home country and much more. Don’t forget to tune in to BBC Landward tonight at 7pm where they’ll be discussing all things Aberdeen-Angus and World Angus Forum, hopefully accompanied by an impressive Aberdeen-Angus bull in the studio! A huge thank you also to the office staff and Hazel Baxter for all their work at this busy time, and Scotbeef and Marks and Spencer for all the great food and beef so far.

Shows and Sales:

The International Sale of Dunlouise Native Scottish Aberdeen-Angus cattle will take place on Kingston Farm in Forfar on Monday. We will be bringing you a full report from the sale next week.

Other news:

We were delighted to tell you the great news about Louis Byrne being co-opted on to Council across the water in Ireland. With the Irish Tour of the World Angus Forum just around the corner, it’s a really exciting time. You can read more about Louis and the other Irish members of Council in the following link:

We told you about a need for Aberdeen-Angus heifers and bulls by Lithuanian joint-stock company Lietuvos veislininkyste. For more information and how to get in contact, visit:

We hope everyone has a great weekend!