About the Society
Beef Shorthorn has a long and distinguished history featuring the world’s oldest herdbook established in 1822, referred to as Coates Herd Book (Beef).
Today, the Society’s main purpose is to maintain an accurate and up to date herdbook for the Beef Shorthorn population in the UK, promote the breed and manage its technical development which in turn will improve the profitability and sustainability of breeders and commercial producers’ herds alike.
The Society’s membership benefits include:
Registration of pedigree cattle
Organising, hosting and promoting pedigree sales
Facilitating performance recording via Breedplan
Offering linear classification
Developing breed improvement programmes
Promoting and marketing pedigree and commercial
Quarterly members updates and the annual journal
Regional club membership
Annual Development Day for new and young breeders
Members Road Show
Working with commercial partners to promote the sale of Shorthorn Beef
Your main contacts in our Warwickshire Office
T: 02477 103406
Rusmi Parekh, Office Manager — responsible for the day to day operations and assisting all staff members.
Sue Stenner, Communications Manager — Sue provides support and assistance to all staff members in the office.
Fiona Warner, Office Administrator — responsible for registrations, transfers, exports and imports.
Mandy Mooney, Office Administrator — responsible for DNA administration and queries.
Rebecca Fraser, Accounts Clerk — responsible for the day to day accounting activities, membership and embryo registrations.
Peter Phythian, Chief Executive — Peter has overall responsibility for the Warwickshire operation.
Cathryn Williamson, President — Cathryn is the current chair of the board and has been successfully breeding and showing Beef Shorthorns for over 10 years.
Joanna Bailey, Breed Secretary
T: 07399 452015
Ellie Doak, PA to Breed Secretary
T: 07487 514389
Morna Bell, Financial Controller — Morna is a qualified accountant, who supports the Society in its financial performance and reporting.