With the World Angus Forum just three weeks away, life at the Society is as busy as it’s ever been. We’ve had a lot going on in the last seven days, so here’s your weekly news round-up, including the key outcomes from the Sale and Show at Carlisle:
Show and Sale news:
A great day was had today at the Carlisle Show and Sale where the weather wasn’t the only thing that was sizzling, with a very upbeat sale taking place and some great prices being achieved, with a top price of 12,000 guineas for the Reserve Champion Gretnahouse Jack Eric R832. The sale also saw the complete dispersal of the Blelack Autumn calving portion of the herd, which presented buyers with the chance to purchase some of the best quality female genetics available. The Blelack sale was a great success, with 100% clearance and selling to a top of 16,000gns. We look forward to bringing you a full account of the day at Carlisle early next week.
The Kincardine Castle dispersal: As a result of owner Robert McNeil’s retirement, the decision has been made to reduce the estate’s size and its activities. This will include the full dispersal of the Auchterarder-based herd, you can find out more about it here: http://www.aberdeen-angus.co.uk/news/kincardine-cattle-dispersal/
World Angus Forum:
With the Forum just around the corner, we heard from Tom Arnott of the Haymount Herd. Tom and Wendy’s herd is one of those that will be visited during the 17 day event, and it was brilliant to learn a bit about the history and current operation before we get a real insight on the day. If you missed it, you can hear from Tom here: http://www.aberdeen-angus.co.uk/news/herd-profile-the-haymount-herd-tom-and-wendy-arnott/
Hannah Baldwin was the next member of the World Angus Forum 2017 youth team for the UK and Ireland that we heard from prior to the much anticipated competition. You can read our piece on Hannah here: http://www.aberdeen-angus.co.uk/news/world-angus-forum-youth-competition-team-member-profile-hannah-baldwin/. With just 3 weeks to go, we’ll be profiling the other team members over the next couple of weeks, starting with Andrew Adam early next week.
Jess Elliman was one of the participants at the YDP South-East England workshop on the 13th May which was hosted by Rob and Alan Bishop of the Warrenho Aberdeen-Angus Herd. A great day was had by all at the Workshop, and Jess was kind enough to write a brilliant account of the day for us. If you missed it the first time, you can read it here: http://www.aberdeen-angus.co.uk/news/youth-development-programme-south-east-england-workshop/
The West Mercia and Wales Aberdeen-Angus Club have organised a farm walk that is taking place this Sunday 28th May from 10.30am to 2pm. We’d encourage you to get involved in what will be a great day! You can find out more about the walk here: http://www.aberdeen-angus.co.uk/news/west-mercia-and-wales-aberdeen-angus-club-farm-walk/
We’ve been doing a lot of work behind the scenes to pull together a Society Summer Update magazine for 2017. This publication will include full information on the World Angus Forum, and will give members a full update on everything that’s been going on in the Society recently, from major sales to YDP activity and many more great features. The publication is set for release in mid-June on time for the Forum, and all members will receive a copy of the publication by post.