Auto Trader Ltd
Farminguk
26 July 2016 | Online since 2003
Briefing Media - FG Classified


21 July 2014 13:52:46|Cattle,News,Shows and Events

Suckler herd of the year award launched


The search is on for the UK’s top suckler herd, an annual award organised by Beef Shorthorn Society and supported by Morrison with £1,500 at stake.

All producers using a registered Beef Shorthorn bull on 30 or more suckler cows within their herd will be eligible to enter the award. The top entrant will receive £500 cash plus a £250 voucher towards the purchase of a Beef Shorthorn bull at a society sale while the three runners up will also receive a £250 voucher.

Assessment criteria will include technical and financial management, genetics, herd health, marketing and particularly the performance and impact of Beef Shorthorn within the suckler herd. Entries close on 11 August and those short listed will be judged during September by EBLEX’s Mary Vickers and the Beef Shorthorn Society’s Mark Holmes.

“Once again we’re offering top UK commercial producers the opportunity to be recognised and rewarded for the performance of their suckler herds using Beef Shorthorn bulls to produce a functional suckler cow with natural foraging ability and the effect that these have on their enterprise,” says the society’s Frank Milnes.

Download

0 Comment

loginuserlogo
Name

Please enter your name


Email

Comment

Please enter your comment


Post Comment

Your comment submitted successfully.Please wait for admin approval.


Comments

No comments posted yet. Be the first to post a comment


USA | 26 July 2016
U.S. seek options as farm loan funds run out of cash

The U.S. government's $2.65 billion operating loan program to help farmers keep their businesses going has already run out of cash, as requests for federal financial assistance grow amid the worst agr...


Ireland | 26 July 2016
How will Ireland spend its €11m EU dairy package fund?

Last week, the European Commission announced that Ireland would receive €11.1m of ring-fenced funding from its new €500m dairy package. The funding also comes with the possibility of a 100% Governm...


Vietnam | 25 July 2016
Vietnam agriculture in ‘race to the bottom’

Consequently, Dr Banh, who is head of the Department of Agricultural, Forestry, and Fishery Products and Salt Production, said buyers view them as highly interchangeable with those of competitors. ...


USA | 25 July 2016
Debate over impact of beef production on environment needs realism

Denmark may be a small country, but a recent proposal there points to a challenge for the world’s beef industry. Its independent Council of Ethics has called on the Danish government to put a speci...


New Zealand | 25 July 2016
Ballance's new partnership to put more data at farmer's fingertips

A new partnership is set to give Manawatu farmers access to more data about their properties through their mobile phones. Ballance Agri-Nutrients and Hill Laboratories have joined together to creat...



Trending Now

Viewed
Discussed


Top stories you may have missed
closeicon
Username
Password