Scottish Club Spring News 2018

A very warm welcome to all club members and prospective members. We do hope to see you at some of the social events this year. Our members are very sociable!

Competition time

After the success of the 1st Scottish Beef Shorthorn Herds Competition last year, we plan to hold another this year. Judging will take place at the end of August or the beginning of September.

Classes
Stock Bull
Cow with calf at foot
2 year old heifer with or without calf at foot born in 2016
Yearling heifer born in 2017
Yearling bull born in 2017
Heifer calf born in 2018
Bull calf born in 2018

Rules
£10 entry fee per herd
£5 entry fee for any additional classes entered
Only 1 animal per class can be entered
Only Registered Pedigree Cattle in Scotland can be entered due to geographical limitations

There will be three sections, ie, Small, Medium and Large Herds. These will be sorted out once official entries are completed to make the sections approximately the same size. (This is only applicable to the actual herd.)

At this stage, we wish you to commit to entering the competition and entries will close on Friday 15 June 2018. Thereafter official entry forms will be sent out.

The Royal Highland Show (21-24 June)

Beef Shorthorn judging will be on Thursday 21 June with the Society BBQ held in the evening at the Shorthorn stand.

The Scottish Club BBQ will be held on the evening of Saturday 23 June also in the Shorthorn stand. Tickets will initially be available to Scottish Club members only but will be offered  to wider society members nearer the time.

2018 Day Visit

We are delighted to announce that Sir Michael and Lady Sally Nairn, Balnabroich and Major and Catriona Gibb, Glenisla have kindly agreed to host the day away 2018.

This will take place on Sunday 29 July.

Exact arrangements are still in the making but I’m sure it will be a great day out with some excellent cattle on view at both venues.

2018 Weekend Away

Friday 21 September – Sunday 23 September. This year we are heading just south of the border to visit four herds and staying at the Pooley Bridge Inn in Penrith.

Our exact schedule is not finalised yet but we are very grateful to the following for agreeing to host our trip:

Charles Lowther - Lowther Shorthorns
Caroline and Andrew Ivinson - Sandwick Shorthorns
Jim Holden- Morrisons - Barwood Shorthorns
Caroline and John Elliot - Farlam Shorthorns

The weekend away is for Scottish Shorthorn Club members only. Many thanks in advance to all our hosts for agreeing to be part of our 2018 trip.

Booking details for Pooley Bridge Inn, Penrith:

  • The rooms are all booked off until the end of July, after which the public will have access
  • 30% deposit is payable on booking, but rooms can be altered or cancelled up to one week before you arrive
  • Single occupancy £75, double occupancy £95, then £30pp for triple and quadruple occupancy; all for Bed & Breakfast per night

As rooms are limited, we suggest you book ASAP.

And finally

The Summer Shows Points Competition will go ahead as normal this year, with the qualifying shows being Ayr, Stirling, Black Isle, Dumfries, Perth, Orkney, Grantown, and the new addition of Turriff.

Please do your best to support these shows to keep the Shorthorn flag flying!

Any reader who would like to become a member of the Scottish Beef Shorthorn Club or has any queries please get in touch with Rosemary, our Secretary.