The World Angus Forum at the Royal Highland Show

The World Angus Forum at the Royal Highland Show


One of the hallmark attractions during this year’s World Angus Forum is the attendance at the Royal Highland Show, one of the biggest agricultural events on the whole UK calendar. Our global delegates attending the Show will be treated to upwards of 150 Aberdeen-Angus cattle from across the UK and Ireland competing at the world-famous event.

The event will give attendees a great opportunity to see the calibre of cattle on offer in the UK and quality of genetics we have to offer. Not only will the show be a spectacular event in terms of competition but the delegates will be hosted in the World Angus Forum 2017 hospitality tent supported by Marks & Spencer, adjacent to the cattle arena to enjoy the more relaxed and social aspect of the show that it’s become so famous for.

The competition will be fierce with many breeders eager to be crowned Champion Aberdeen-Angus in the year of the World Angus Forum’s homecoming to the UK. The judging will be down to Harry Emslie from Mintlaw, Peterhead who will be in the hot seat for the female judging and Michael Alford from Colompton, Devon who is heading up the male judging.

Michael Alford and wife Melanie own and manage Stillmans Somerset Ltd, an abattoir based in Taunton.  The Alford family also have a proven track record in the show ring winning high profile summer and winter primestock shows.

Harry Emslie and his wife Lynwen have a passion for pedigree and commercial cattle.  Having been farming all their lives they have immersed themselves in to the pedigree world of Limousin and more recently Aberdeen-Angus. They have enjoyed great success in the show ring including a male and reserve breed championship at the Royal Highland Show and a breed championship and interbreed championship at the Royal Welsh Show.  

It will be a very busy and exciting show with so much to see and do including the World Angus Forum Youth teams stock judging competition, a great chance to see the up and coming talent in the world of cattle farming with youth teams from across the world competing.

You can still register to attend the World Forum leg of the full tour in Edinburgh, with a great package available including a three-day Royal Highland Show pass, three-day local tram ticket to the Royal Highland Show, access to all Tours and social events and full access to the two-day Conference. For further information and registration details, visit:

The show will be topped off for attendees with a big social evening at Murrayfield Stadium which isn’t to be missed!