Society Announcement: The sad passing of Willie Robertson – Nightingale
It is with great sadness that we must bring you the news that Willie Robertson of the Nightingale Aberdeen-Angus herd, sadly passed away on the 13th Of October 2020.
Willie was a great advocate of Aberdeen-Angus and represented the breed at many levels throughout his life and his 60 years of dedication to the cause was acknowledged in 2019 when he received the President’s award for outstanding services to the breed from Angela McGregor the outgoing president that year pictured above, which he accepted and responded in his own fashion much to the amusement of the gathered crowd.
The Nightingale Herd is located in beautiful Worcestershire countryside where the family have farmed for 45 years plus now, having come from the Highlands of Scotland with the pedigree herd of Aberdeen-Angus cattle in 1971. The herd has been reduced in size over the last couple of years and the genetics have been distributed far and wide.
The Nightingale prefix appears in many pedigrees of the cattle in today’s herd which is testament to Willies philosophies on breeding that have attracted pedigree breeders to invest in their genetics.
We will be covering more about the contribution that Willie made to the breed and the Society in this year’s Review, but for now our thoughts and best wishes at this sad time go to the family.
Barrie L. Turner
Chief Executive Officer