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Newsletter   December 2013  Photographs Mrs Sandra Fawcett, whose late Mother in Law was Secretary of the Northern Dairy Shorthorn Society has 3 boxes of old cattle pictures taken on farm and at shows with photographs of people receiving trophies etc. which she wishes to dispose of. Most of the pictures have the date and location written on the back. If anyone is interested in these photos please contact Mrs Fawcett on 0792 303 9500. Mrs Fawcett lives in Penrith Cumbria.

President’s Dinner The President’s dinner is again being combined with the South West Regions Annual dinner at the Oake Manor Golf Club, Oake, Taunton, Somerset TA4 1BA on Wednesday 9th April 2014. To book your tickets please contact Sally Mitchell on 07764817998 or email Accommodation is available close by at the Travelodge just off junction 26 of the M5 which is only 3 miles from the Oake Manor Golf Club. If you wish to make a booking please do so directly with the hotel.

WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR …..after 13 years The shorthorn office at last has its own Christmas tree! Events 2013 January 22nd: British Cattle Breeders Conference

March 8th: Dairy Expo Carlisle April 9th: Presidents Dinner Oake Manor Golf Club

June 2nd: Society show and sale at Chelford June 17th/18th: National Dairy Shorthorn Show at Cheshire Show

June 19th/22nd: Royal Highland Show June 28th: AGM and Judging Day at J Robinson’s, Strickley, Old Hutton, Kendall, Cumbria

July 2nd/3rd: Livestock 2014 at the NEC,

Judging Day The AGM and judging day will be held slightly later this year in order to give more people a chance to attend the judging day. It will be held on Saturday June 28th at Messrs Robinsons Strickley herd at Old Hutton, Kendal, Cumbria LA8 0LU. The AGM will be at 12 noon followed by lunch and then the judging day and farm walk.


July 21st/24th: Royal Welsh Show September


UK Dairy Day at Telford

International Centre


1st: Bath



and West Dairy Show

Society show and sale Chelford

The Shorthorn Society 4th Street, Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 2LG T: 02476 696549 E:

Wainwrights Wanderings As John Teasdale was away in New Zealand this Autumn, David Wainwright agreed to take on the job of organizing the annual Teasdale Tour. This year it will be a visit to the North East and the provisional itinerary provided by David is below. These trips are always very interesting and enjoyable so please book your places with David as soon as possible.

Visit to the Northeast 4 nights (Thursday 8th May - Monday 12th May) Staying at: Best Western Derwent Manor hotel, Allensford, nr Consett. Double occupancy £40 per person per night. Single occupancy £65 per person per night. 3star with pool.

Tour plan Thursday May 8th Meet at 1pm at G.G. Baynes and son (MARLEYCOTE).

Livestock Event The Livestock event takes place on 2nd/3rd at the NEC Birmingham. The organisers RABDF are again offering a refund of the cattle entry fees for all animals forward at the event and the feedback from exhibitors at last years event was very positive about the facilities for the Dairy cattle. It was very disappointing not to have any Dairy Shorthorn entries last year so hopefully we will have animals forward this year at this very important show.

Friday – travel by coach Herd visits to P and C.A Harrison (BRECKNEY). Then to D.H Craig (NEWPARK). Then to Tom Ripley (HAUXWELL). Saturday Visit to Beamish museum by car. Adult £17.50. Senior £13.00. Or group of 15 or more £11.00 each. Saturday night 7pm to Sunderland dogs by coach. Price TBC. Sunday Trip to Chillingham castle. £15.00 per person, includes castle and cattle tour.

Please ring:  David Wainwright   on 07968757956 before   20th January 2014 to  confirm numbers.

Monday Trip by car to Mr and Mrs C.A. Hall (WHITCHESTER). Then tour finished. (COACH PRICE TBC)

UK Dairy Day A new Dairy Show will be held on Wednesday 17th September 2014 at the Telford International Centre, organized by HUK. It is a multi-breed event specifically aimed at the dairy industry entitled UK Dairy Day and will have competitive classes for dairy cows for Heifer in milk, Junior cow in Milk, and Senior cow in milk. The event has been positively received by the trade with many trade exhibitors already having booked stand space. The Telford International Centre is centrally located and is a modern exhibition centre with 10000sq meters of undercover space.

TB Valuations We have been informed that some DEFRA offices are refusing to pay pedigree valuations for animals which are in the supplementary section of the herd book. This has also been a problem with some other breed societies. As far as we are aware the problem arises when the words supplementary register are printed on the certificate. In order to try and solve this problem as quickly as possible we have removed the words supplementary register for all new registrations with immediate effect. If anyone has a TB reactor we would be very happy to print a duplicate certificate which will not have the words supplementary register printed on the certificate. Whilst this may not be the total solution to the problem it may actually prevent some of the problems arising in the first instance, so if anyone has a reactor in the supplementary register please ask us for a duplicate certificate as soon as possible.

Dairy Shorthorn Newsletter December 2013