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The Hereford Breed Newsletter No. 84

June 2014

Issued by:

The Hereford Cattle Society Hereford House, 3 Offa Street, Hereford, HR1 2LL. Tel: 01432 272057 Fax: 01432 377529 Email: postroom@herefordcattle.org Website: www.herefordcattle.org

Breed Newsletter The Male Championship presentation at the Spring Show & Sale in Hereford. (From L to R) Judge Richard Mann, Showman Andrew Hughes with Lowesmoor 1 Jockey, Breeder Michael Clark & Sponsors; Mr John Gregson Agricultural PR Manager for Waitrose and Ms Rachael Ellis of Nordic Star Tags.

There were plenty of buyers in attendance at the sale which led to a 98.6 % clearance.

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THE “COMPLETENESS OF PERFORMANCE” Your Council have agreed to the introduction of a new “Star Rating” system in respect of those herds currently recording their herd performance through BREEDPLAN. The “Completeness of Performance” herd rating system assesses the quantity of pedigree and performance information that has been submitted to BREEDPLAN by an individual seedstock herd. While ultimately EBV accuracy values provide an indication of the reliability of animal’s EBVs, one of the key factors underpinning the accuracy of EBVs is the quantity of performance information that has been recorded with BREEDPLAN. The “Completeness of Performance” star rating provides both seedstock and commercial producers with an assessment of how much performance has been submitted to BREEDPLAN by a herd. The star rating for a herd is calculated based on the proportion of calves within the herd born in a fixed 5 year period that have performance recorded for each trait. Different criteria are used within each individual breed depending on the traits for which EBVs are calculated within the breed. Each herd receives a star rating on a 0 – 5 scale (including half stars) that summarises the relative “completeness” of their performance information. Following is a description of each star rating: Star Rating 5

4 or 4.5

3 or 3.5

2.5 or less

Description Herds with a star rating of “5” are gold standard. They are considered to be recording “complete” performance information with BREEDPLAN for all animals across all traits for which EBVs are available. Herds with a star rating of “4” or “4.5” are silver standard. They are considered to be recording comprehensive performance information with BREEDPLAN for most animals and traits, but are recording less performance than a 5 star herd. Herds with a star rating of “3” or “3.5” are considered bronze standard. They are considered to be recording performance information with BREEDPLAN for a reasonable number of traits or animals, but are recording less performance information than a 4 or 5 star herd. Herds with a rating of “2.5” or less are recording information with BREEDPLAN but not for all animals or traits. They are recording less performance information than a 3, 4 or 5 star herd.

It is hoped that the introduction of this System will encourage Members to record their animals submitting maximum information which will contribute to improving the accuracy of the EBVs reported – in turn providing breeders with improved information on the performance within their herds. ABRI are currently in the process of adding this facility to the Breed’s recording service and the “Star Rating” results should be available “on-line” in the very near future. ----------------------------------------------------------


AN INVITE TO AN INFORMAL BREED MEETING AT THE ROYAL THREE COUNTIES SHOW SATURDAY, 14th JUNE At the last Council Meeting it was agreed to hold an Informal Meeting at the above Show following the National Stock Judging Competition. The meeting will be held at the Breed Marquee at around 4.30 to 5.00 p.m. and all Members, Stockmen and Exhibitors are invited to attend and join in a general discussion on the Breed, raising any topics from Judging & Showing to ‘Breed Type’. Your Chairman, Richard Mann, will be on hand to lead the discussions along with those Council Members in attendance. ---------------------------------------------------------------------

HEREFORD HERD BOOK FOR CALVES BORN IN 2013

We are in the course of producing our next Herd Book which will consist of the following sections:1.

Horned Section - containing all Horned calves born in the United Kingdom in 2013.

2.

Poll Section - containing all Poll calves born in the United Kingdom in 2013.

3.

British Polled Section - containing all British Polled calves born in the United Kingdom in 2013.

The cost of the Book will be £31.00, inclusive of postage and packing, and members are asked to contact the Office to order their copy. It is only intended to print the number of volumes ordered, with no allowance for spare copies. Requests received after the closing date of 30th June cannot, therefore, be considered. ---------------------------------------------------------------------


AN ALTERNATIVE SYSTEM FOR PAYING YOUR ACCOUNTS - BACS (BANK AUTOMATED CLEARING SYSTEM) A number of Members using the Society’s On-line Registration System have now chosen to pay their accounts by “BACS”. “BACS” is ideal for making regular automated payments, helping reduce costs of administration and improve financial control. As the process is electronic, it removes the need to write cheques which can be costly and is often subject to human error. Payments can be made much later in a business day – up to 9 p.m. and are cleared within two business days to any Bank Account. Should you wish to pay your accounts using this method, you will need to approach your Bank who will require the following details:Society Bank: Account Name: Sort Code: Account Number:

-

National Westminster The Hereford Cattle Society 53 50 41 05613019

It would assist us that, when setting up your payments by this method, you request that your Bank use your Society Membership Number as a means of identification in addition to your name. You should also ensure that we are informed that you will be paying your accounts by “BACS” and that you advise us on each occasion a payment is being transmitted. This can simply be an email at the time your payment is made.

Details relating to “BACS” now appear on all Invoices being sent out from Hereford House


MAKE USE OF THE “ONLINE REGISTRATION SYSTEM” Members are encouraged to make use of the “ONLINE REGISTRATION” facility available on the Society’s Website under the heading “MEMBERS ONLY”. To access this facility for the first time you will need to contact the office to obtain an ‘access code’. Once you have entered “ONLINE” you will be requested to create your own “Password” for future access. You will find a number of facilities available to you as a Member of the Society which are all fully explained. Once logged onto the file you will have the ability to submit Calf Notifications/Registrations online and the basic instructions to do so are:● Click on the link that says ‘online transactions’. ● Then click on ‘create a new batch’. ● Then select the appropriate batch type (Calf Registration/Notification). At this stage Recording Members can also choose an option to submit their Performance data. ● When the batch has been created you will need to click on the ‘add button’ to record/register each animal that is included in the batch. ● Once created additional animals and information can be added/changed until such time that you submit the batch to the Society. The batch will remain in a holding file until you submit it. ● Please remember that, having created a batch, it must be submitted to the Society within 27 days of the oldest calf on the file otherwise late fees will automatically be imposed. ● The information available to you includes the Sire and Dam of each calf, details of which can be accessed by either – (A) Selecting the animal from a drop down list, OR (B) Manually entering the Identity Number (Tag No.) of the animal. The drop down list of Sires will include all those you have used in the last two years. The list of Dams will consist of active cows currently in your ownership, together with breeding age heifers.

Making use of this system will save on stationery, postage and time. Once online, take a look at the other facilities available:●

Mating predictor

Download PDF files

Ownership selection for animal/EBV enquiries


SOCIETY FEES FROM 1ST JULY, 2014 Your Council has reviewed the following Society Fees for 2014/2015 and have decided that no amendments are necessary. MEMBERSHIP The following fees are VAT Zero Rated

£

Entrance to Membership

40.00

Annual Subscription

65.00

The following fees are inclusive of VAT Herd Name

30.00

GENERAL Transfer of Ownership (Cows with calves under 6 months 1 Transfer Fee)

18.00

DNA Analysis

27.00

Initial Entry/Export

30.00

Duplicate/Amended Warranty Certificate

6.00

YOUNG HEREFORD BREEDERS (25 YEARS OF AGE AND UNDER) The following fees are VAT Zero Rated Entrance to Membership

40.00

Annual Subscription

10.00

The following fees are inclusive of VAT Herd Name

30.00

Calf Registration

13.20

A maximum of 4 calves per annum may be registered at the discounted fee of £13.20 (inclusive of VAT) Additional calves registered will be charged at the normal Registration fee of £26.40, inclusive of VAT. Calf Notification Transfer of Ownership Fee (Cows with calves under 6 months 1 Transfer Fee)

6.60 18.00


REGISTRATION ÂŁ The following fees are inclusive of VAT Calves Registered within 27 days

26.40

Calves Notified within 27 days

13.20

Embryo Calves Registered within 27 days

39.60

Any of the above three categories submitted between 28 and 60 days an extra

13.20

Subsequent registration of notified calves Any Calf previously Notified and subsequently submitted for full registration between 61 days and 18 months of age

92.40

Any Calf previously Notified and subsequently submitted for registration over 18 months of age

302.40

Subsequent registration of calves not notified Calves not previously Notified and submitted for registration between 61 days and 18 months of age

144.40

Calves not previously Notified and submitted for Registration over 18 months of age

354.40

In the case of these two categories, at the time of Registration a copy of the DEFRA Passport must be submitted together with Hair Samples of the animal being registered and its Dam, for DNA Parentage verification. The fees in both instances include the DNA Laboratory costs. For every two Heifers cancelled up to the age of 18 months, a credit will be given for one Registration. --------------------------------------


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY 2014 WINTER FAIRS English Winter Fair, Stafford Allams Christmas Show & Sale, Balmoral Royal Welsh Winter Fair, Builth Wells Smithfield Festival at East of England Showground, Peterborough

15th & 16th November 25th November 1st & 2nd December 4th & 5th December

SALE DATES Tuesday 14th October Monday, 20th October Friday 24th October Tuesday 18th November

Show & Sale, Hereford Market Stirling Agricultural Centre Show & Sale, Carlisle N. I. Sale, Dungannon Livestock Market

ANNUAL DINNER Monday 13th October

Three Counties Hotel, Hereford

OTHER EVENTS Saturday 14th June nd

rd

Wed. & Thurs., 2 & 3 July

Saturday 26th July Saturday 2nd August Saturday 6th September Friday 31st October Sunday 9th November Saturday 6th December

N.I. National Show, Armagh Livestock Event at N.E.C., Birmingham Scottish National Show, Kelso National Horned Show, Tenbury Wells National Poll Show, Moreton-in-Marsh National Calf Show and Agri Expo, Borderway Mart, Carlisle M. & E.A. Calf Show, Newark Showground Christmas Calf Show, Shrewsbury Livestock Centre, Shrewsbury

DATES OF REMAINING COUNCIL MEETINGS Tuesday, 16th September Tuesday, 18th November ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Tuesday, 18th November


NATIONAL HORNED SHOW 30th ANNIVERSARY

NATIONAL POLL SHOW

Saturday, 2nd August, 2014

Saturday, 6th September, 2014

Entries Close: 30th June

Entries Close: 25th July

Schedules available Tel: 01296 658310

Schedules available Tel: 01608 651908

SCOTTISH NATIONAL SHOW KELSO Saturday, 26th July, 2014

AGRI EXPO, CARLISLE INCORPORATING THE NATIONAL CALF SHOW

Entries Close: 23rd June, 2014

Friday, 31st October, 2014

Schedules available Tel: 01333 730877 or 07855 237474

Schedules available in due course

Tel: 01432 272057

BRIGHTWELLS IN CONJUNCTION WITH HEREFORD MARKET AUCTIONEERS SHOW & SALE of Hereford and Hereford Cross Store Cattle Sired by a Registered Hereford Bull, including Beef Type Cows in or with Calves and Feeding Bulls will be held at Hereford Livestock Market at 11.00am on Thursday, 19th June, 2014 Thursday, 18th September 2014 For further details contact: Michael Evans, Greg Christopher or Sara Hamer mike.evans@brightwells.com greg.christopher@brightwells.com sara.hamer@brightwells.com Tel: 01568 611166


THE

HEREFORD CATTLE SOCIETY ANNUAL DINNER at the Three Counties Hotel, Belmont Road, Hereford, HR2 7PB (Tel: 01432 299955)

on MONDAY, 13TH OCTOBER, 2014 7.00 P.M. FOR 8.00 P.M.

All Breeders and Friends are welcome to attend

(Dress Informal) Tickets - £30.00 per person available from Hereford House TEL: 01432 272057 Any Member requiring accommodation at the Three Counties Hotel should, when making their booking, mention that they are attending this function – the Hotel having offered a discount for those Members wishing to stay overnight. Accommodation is limited and therefore Members are advised that it will be upon a “First come first served” basis.


AUTUMN SHOW & SALE - TUESDAY, 14th OCTOBER, 2014 SHOW: 9.00 A.M. SALE: 12 NOON (Times are provisional and may change, dependent upon the number of entries) Entries Close: Monday, 1st September, 2014 - Entry Fee: £24.00 (Inc. VAT) SHOW SECTION RESTRICTED TO:  Females - born on or after 1st October, 2011  Bulls - born on or between 1st March, 2011 and 14th October, 2013  Classes - will be divided into appropriate age groups  Bulls - will be subject to an Upset Price of 1,500 gns. and must be DNA tested prior to the Sale FOR SALE ONLY SECTION  

Females entered “For Sale Only” will be sold in Breeder order decided by ballot. No Females born before 1st October, 2005 will be accepted. Exhibitors are asked to note that ALL cattle, including Non-Show MUST be Halter Tied for the Pre-Sale Inspection (when vendors MUST be present) and Washed and Groomed so as to improve overall presentation of the Breed. Herd Reductions and Dispersals will also be allowed but any Bulls (other than calves at foot) must be entered in the Show and sold in catalogue order within that section. In the case of Consignments, Reductions and Dispersals these will be subject to the pre-Sale inspection on the day before the Sale. Any considered to be below Breed Standard or not in an acceptable condition will be rejected. Exhibitors wishing to seek a second opinion prior to submitting their entries may call upon their Council Members for advice. However, the decision of the appointed Independent Inspector & Veterinary Surgeon carrying out the pre-Sale inspections will be final and binding on all parties.

GENERAL

    

All entries will be subject to the Society’s Pre-Sale Inspection on the day before the Sale, commencing 1.00 p.m. No cattle will be accepted after 2.00 p.m. Please ensure that all particulars relating to your entry/ies is the same on both the Pedigree Certificate and BCMS Passport. TB: All entries (including calves) must have been subjected to a Tuberculosis Test within 60 days of the Sale (i.e. on or after 17th August). BVD: All entries MUST be tested and vaccinated as per the instructions issued by the Society. All entries MUST be accompanied by the Society’s “Herd Health Declaration”. In the case of both TB & BVD a signed Animal Declaration Form issued by the Society MUST be submitted to the Office at least one week before the Sale.

All females born more than 24 months before the date of Sale must either have a calf at foot or be warranted in calf. Any female stated as served or running with more than 10 weeks prior to the Sale will be automatically warranted in calf irrespective of her age.  Exhibitors are requested to note that any animal(s) sold outside the Sale Ring at the Market MUST be booked through the Auctioneers and the relevant commission paid. AUCTIONEERS – BRIGHTWELLS, LEOMINSTER, HEREFORDSHIRE


HEREFORD BREED JOURNAL 2015 As usual the Annual Breed Journal will be in FULL COLOUR and in an endeavour to maintain and improve the high standard of this publication we ask advertisers to ensure that they submit photographs of the highest quality possible and, if required, a list of professional photographers can be obtained by contacting the office. We are highlighting this issue following comments from some Members who have expressed a view that past photographs that have been included in the Journal do not do justice to our Breed. In an endeavour to ensure publication of this Journal by the end of January, advertisers are requested to submit their adverts by the COPY DEADLINE of 31st OCTOBER.

FULL COLOUR ADVERTS FULL PAGE

£400.00

HALF PAGE

£250.00

QUARTER PAGE

£150.00

All rates are subject to 20% VAT.

PROOFS All advertisers will receive a proof of their advertisement for approval prior to final printing. PLEASE NOTE THAT MAJOR ALTERATIONS TO ORIGINAL COPY PROVIDED WILL BE SUBJECT TO AN AUTHOR’S CORRECTION CHARGE. Any advice or assistance in setting out adverts will be available if so required. -------------------------------

To make your booking please contact the Office and reserve your space. Email: postroom@herefordcattle.org Tel: 01432 272057 Fax: 01432 377529 FINAL DATE FOR ADVERTISEMENT COPY - 31st OCTOBER 2014


FISHER POLL HEREFORDS Reduction Sale 15 Quality Pedigree Females 5 Cows In-calf or with Calves at Foot 5 In-calf Heifers 5 Yearling Heifers

All Females In-calf to Bondes Hubert Imported from Denmark Hereford Champion & Reserve Inter-Breed Champion at Agromek Show, Herning Denmark – November 2013 Contact Reg Hutchings on Tel: 01243 262252 or Mobile: 07881 944394

2015 Breed Journal Advertising – Don’t miss out! Why should members consider advertising in the Breed Journal? It’s the Society’s flagship Promotional Publication Cost effective advertising with 3,500 copies produced Copies provided to Members & Prospective Members, Beef Farmers, Colleges, & General Beef Industry Range of sizes for Breeder Adverts Quarter, Half or Full Page (All colour) at Competitive Rates For further information please contact Hereford House: Tel: 01432 272057 Email: postroom@herefordcattle.org


RESULTS SPRING SHOW & SALE 2014 SHOW HEIFERS LOT CLASS 1 1 2

PURCHASER

3

R. Stott, Somerset G.E. & S.E. Jackson, Herefordshire B. Head, Birmingham

4 5 6 7

M.G. Adele Jones, Powys M.G. Adele Jones, Powys M. Whieldon, Staffordshire C.H. Arkinstall, Staffordshire

CLASS 2 8 9 10 12 13 14 15 16

Martel Herefords, Pembrokeshire E. Rees, Pembrokeshire A.J. Thomas, Pembrokeshire M.G. Adele Jones, Powys M. Whieldon, Staffordshire D.J. & J.M. Blaxell, Norfolk M. Ludgate, Oxfordshire D.J. & J.M. Blaxell, Norfolk

AWARD

GUINEAS

6th 2nd

1,600 2,000

1st & Reserve Champion 4th 3rd 5th 7th

4,200

4th 3rd 1st & Champion 8th 5th 6th 2nd 7th

4,500 2,400 2,450

2,100 3,000 2,050 1,550

2,000 1,000 2,100 2,900 2,100

15 Heifers sold for £37,747.50 to Average £2,516.00

THE HEREFORD CATTLE SOCIETY AUTUMN SHOW & SALE will be held at Hereford Livestock Market - HR4 7AN on th TUESDAY, 14 OCTOBER, 2014 The Society’s Annual Dinner will be held on the eve of the Sale at the Three Counties Hotel, Hereford. The awards presented at this Dinner will include the National Hereford Herd of the Year, Bull, Female, Show Herd and Sire of the Year and the Thomas Duckham Award to the most successful Area Association


BULLS LOT

PURCHASER

AWARD

WEIGHT SCROTAL GNS. KGS. CIRC.CM

CLASS 3 18 21 22 23 24

N.J. & B.A. Turner & Son, Monmouth J. Radcliffe, Shropshire Stratfield Saye Farms, Berkshire I.R. & I.W. Gleed & Son, Monmouth J.P. Powell & Son, Hereford

2nd 3rd 1st 5th 4th

1,010 960 870 885 1,015

37 37 39 38 38

4,100 3,400 4,000 2,000 2,100

CLASS 4 25 27 28 29 30 31

Portway Farm Partners, Gloucester G.R. & R.F. Norbury, Cheshire E.J. Thornhill, Shrewsbury L. Grainger & Son, Worcester Mr. & Mrs. M.G.S. Gibson, Wiltshire Mrs. J.A. Pudge, Herefordshire

2nd 4th 3rd 6th 1st 5th

900 910 895 845 895 830

41 41 38 35 48 41

3,700 2,800 4,000 2,750 5,800 2,900

CLASS 5 33 34 35

J. Jones & Co., Ceredigion J. Shayle, Gloucester M.J. Burton, Surrey

870 800 910

43 33 39

3,000 2,500 6,000

36 37 39

C.H. & C.M. Reid, Banffshire Heol Drw Farm, Powys O.M. Davies & Son, Pembrokeshire

2nd 6th 1st & Champion 4th 3rd 5th

800 840 815

37 40 36

2,900 2,000 2,550

CLASS 6 42 44 45 47 48

M. Sealey, Somerset O.M. Davies & Son, Pembrokeshire E.H. & M.B. Jones, Powys R. Archer, Derbyshire D.W. Walker, Worcester

855 720 740 710 790

39 39 39 36 40

1,700 2,450 2,300 3,000 3,900

49

Fir Farm Ltd., Gloucestershire

6th 7th 3rd 5th 1st & Res. Champion 2nd

760

43

4,500

CLASS 7 50 51 52

Cwrt Henri Farms Ltd., Carmarthen G.H. Cattell, W. Midlands P. & A.M. Riley, Northampton

2nd 3rd 1st

760 590 570

40 37 35

2,800 3,100 3,700

26 Bulls sold for £88,147.50 to Average £3,390.29


FOR SALE ONLY SECTION LOT

PURCHASER

GUINEAS

55

Messrs. Griffiths, Carmarthen

1,000

56

Messrs. Griffiths, Carmarthen

1,200

57

Messrs. Griffiths, Carmarthen

750

58

D.J. Makin, Herefordshire

59

M. Sealey, Somerset

60

R.L. Rees, Ceredigion

1,050

61

N.J. Griffiths, Staffordshire

3,600

62

P. & E. Williams, Shrewsbury

3,600

63

J. Murphy, Republic of Ireland

3,000

64

G.H. Morgan, Conwy

2,800

65

W.R. Henman & Son Ltd., Oxfordshire

2,100

66

A.J. Thomas, Pembrokeshire

2,550

67

B.J. Boulton, W. Yorkshire

2,700

68

Martel Herefords, Pembrokeshire

2,400

69

W. & P. Eccles, East Lothian

2,300

70

G.H. Morgan, Conwy

2,500

71

M. Sealey, Somerset

1,200

74

R. & S.E. Poole, Staffordshire

1,800

75

R. & S.E. Poole, Staffordshire

2,200

76

M. Sealey, Somerset

2.000

77

R. & S.E. Poole, Staffordshire

2,000

79

R. Stott, Somerset

1,900

82

T. Verdin, Herefordshire

1,550

83

E. Rees, Ceredigion

1,900

84

R. Temblett, Glamorgan

1,400

85

C. & R. Marsh, Shropshire

1,350

86

R. Temblett, Glamorgan

1,050

87

G.J. & E.M. Thomas, Ceredigion

2,600

28 Lots sold for £57,225.50 to Average £2,043.75

1,150 850


RANDOM CALF INSPECTIONS Your Council have agreed to employ the independent services of NMR to conduct future random calf inspections. Calves are selected on a monthly basis and Members will receive notice from the Society with a follow up call from the NMR Field Officer to arrange a date for the inspection. Calves selected will be DNA tested, along with their dams, to confirm parentage and weighed at the time of inspection.

SPONSORSHIP AT WINTER FAIRS English Winter Fair, Royal Welsh Winter Fair, Scottish Winter Fair, Allams Christmas Show, N.I. and East of England Smithfield Festival The Hereford Cattle Society will award £1,000 to the Exhibitor of the Overall Supreme Beef Champion if by a Registered Pedigree Hereford Sire. In the case of Class Entries at all the events, both Pure-Bred and Cross-Bred, £50 will be awarded to the first three Prize-Winners of each Class if by a Registered Pedigree Hereford Sire. In all instances proof of identity of the Sire, either in the form of a Pedigree Certificate, in the case of Pedigree entries, or a copy of the Passport in the case of Cross-Bred entries must be submitted to the Hereford Cattle Society for confirmation. The £1,000 will only be awarded subject to the winning animal being DNA tested and being verified by the sire stated.

CALF MANAGEMENT LETTER 1st JULY, 2014 – 30th JUNE, 2015 LETTER ‘M’ Those Members adopting a management letter as an additional means of identifying calves are advised that the letter “M” should be used in respect of calves born on or between 1.7.14 and 30.6.15.


GENETIC SCREENING RESULTS Your Council have agreed to adopt the same system as used by our North American counterparts to report the results on the Breed Website of those animals that have been “Genetically Screened”. The results will appear after the subject animal’s name using the following codes:HYF – Hypotrichosis Free DLF – Dilutor Free IEF – Idiopathic Epilepsy Free

HYC – Hypotrichosis Carrier DLC – Dilutor Carrier IEC – Idiopathic Epilepsy Carrier

The programme for reporting these results will be part of the package provided by ABRI in Australia. We are therefore not able to give a definite date as to when these results will appear on our Website as this will be dependent upon ABRI setting up the reporting facility which they are currently doing. Any member requiring further details on the subject can do so by contacting the Office. ------------------------------------

DNA TESTING HERD SIRES Your Council have agreed that commencing 1st July, 2014 all Herd Sires submitted for DNA testing must also include the tests for the three Genetic Defects – the cost of which will be £43.20 (Incl. VAT). ------------------------------------

GENETICALLY SCREENED ENTRIES FOR SHOWS & SALES Those Members who wish to Genetically Screen their animals entered in future Sales should ensure that “Hair Samples” are submitted to the Office allowing sufficient time for the analysis to take place and results received prior to the Sale. It is recommended that at least 6 weeks and preferably 8 weeks be allowed between submitting the samples and the date of the Sale. Again, any Member requiring further information should contact the Office.


SUPERIOR CARCASE SIRE SCHEME The above scheme, now in its fifth year, has been reviewed by your Council who have agreed to tighten the qualifications of Bulls achieving Superior Carcase Sire status. It has been recommended that the following traits be adjusted to a higher level - Calving Ease Direct, Eye Muscle Area, Retail Beef Yield and Terminal Sire Index. Before implementing these recommendations, advice is being sought from ABRI to ensure that such changes have no detrimental effects on future Breed Development. Subject to their advice, changes will be introduced and all Recording Members will be given prior notice of the new qualifications and the changeover date from the current scheme.

MIDLANDS & EAST ANGLIA H.B.A. CALF SHOW will be held at The Newark Vintage Tractor and Heritage Show Newark Showground on SUNDAY, 9th NOVEMBER, 2014

ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTIONS Annual Members who do not pay their subscriptions by Bankers Order are reminded that the fee of £65.00 for the year 2014/2015 becomes due on the 1st July, 2014.

For further details contact: Alan Pittam Tel: 01788 890702 Email: alan@herefords.org.uk

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NATIONAL HEREFORD CALF SHOW 2014 Will be jointly hosted by

The North of England and Scottish Hereford Breeders Associations at AGRI-EXPO, BORDERWAY MART, CARLISLE on FRIDAY, 31st OCTOBER, 2014 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Schedule and Entry Forms will be available from the Society’s Office in due course. Watch for details on the Society’s Website For further information contact either: Mrs. Jackie Cooper, Hon. Secretary, North of England Association Tel: 07960 994376 – Email: jackie@jcrecycling.co.uk or Mrs. P. Wason, Hon. Secretary, Scottish Association Tel: 01333 730877 - Mob: 07855 237474 Email: info@baldinnieherefords.co.uk


HCBA CHRISTMAS CALF SHOW 2014

Europe’s largest Show of Hereford Cattle Hosted by

THE HEREFORD CATTLE BREEDERS’ ASSOCIATION to be held at SHREWSBURY LIVESTOCK CENTRE on

SATURDAY, 6th DECEMBER Schedule and Entry Forms will be available from the Society’s Office in due course. Watch for details on the Society’s Website

For any further details contact: The Secretary – Hannah Braithwaite, Shropshire Farm, Dye Lane, Alveley, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV15 6HY. Mobile: 07854 801961 Email: hannahbraithwaite@yahoo.co.uk


MEMBERS ELECTED Armour , A. & A. Woodvale Herefords Woodvale, 75 Begny Hill Road, Dromara, Dromore, Co. Down, N. Ireland, BT25 2AP. Barber, J.P. & Mrs. H. Packington Herefords Brook Farm, Packington Lane, Meriden, Coventry, Warwickshire, CV7 7HN. Barnett & Son, M.R. & A.R. Pigeon House Herefords Pigeon House, Weston Beggard, Hereford, HR1 4BL. Bassett, Mr. & Mrs. J.W. Fairview Herefords Sennilow Farm, Hartington, Nr. Buxton, Derbys, SK17 0AW. Black, Ms. J. Killymoonan Herefords 14 Killyliss Road, Fintona, Co. Tyrone, N. Ireland, BT78 2DL. Brace, D., O.B.E. Dunraven Herefords Llanmihangel Farm, Pyle, Bridgend, CF33 6RL. Cambridge, B. Buryhill Herefords Bury Hill Farm, Cuckoo Lane, Winterbourne Down, Bristol, Avon, BS36 1AG. Crow, A. & G. Rudry Herefords Crow Marketing, Pant Glas Farm, Rudry, Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan, CF83 3EJ. Dixon, C. Great Goytre Herefords Great Goytre Farm, Pandy, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, NP7 8EB. Edwards, W.F.F. Upgate Herefords c/o F.M.S. Mahon & Ptnrs., Upgate Farm, Seething, Norwich, Norfolk, NR15 1EL Ellmers, Dr. S. St. Francis Herefords Primrose Hill Farm, Primrose Hill, Bath, BA1 2UT. Evans Farms, J.S. Greenwood Herefords Grange Farm, Empshott, Liss, Hampshire, GU33 6HT. Filby, K. Cattleya Herefords Rectory Farm, Aldborough, Norwich, Norfolk, NR11 7NT. Forsyth, R.D. & C.C. Hodghurst Herefords Hodghurst Farm, Lower Wood, Church Stretton, Shropshire, SY6 6LF. Graham, G.M. Gazanna Herefords Groes Faen Bach, Babell, Holywell, Flintshire, CH8 8QD. Grossmith, J. Osier Herefords Peacock Farm, 2 Peck Hill, Ropsley, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG33 4BL.


Harley, G. Bwlch-y-Gaer Herefords Gaer Farm, Hundred House, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 5RU. Hole, B.T. Sparkmoor Herefords 4 Danes Lea, Wedmore, Somerset, BS28 4AX. Howland, Miss. W. Tug Herefords 23 Gillingham Green, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 1SS. Jones, C.J.O. & J.S.O. Tyla Herefords Tyla Farm, Govilon, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, NP7 9RU. Jones, P. & S. Newfoundland Herefords Newfoundland, Ivy Lane, Great Brickhill, Buckinghamshire, MK17 9AH. Kinnish, R. & C. Kinaston Herefords Manor Farm, Aston Botterell, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV16 6QX. Lloyd, H.D. Dolhywan Herefords Awel-y-Mor, Ffosyffin, Aberaeron, Ceredigion, SA46 OEY. Morton, G. & T. Nancy Herefords 11A Madden Road, Armagh, Co. Armagh, N. Ireland, BT60 3LN. Paterson, J.O. Woodsfarm Herefords Woods Farm, Auchenheath, Lanark, ML11 9UX. Price, M. Gotham Herefords Gotham Farm, Gotham, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 5QY. Scott-Bowden, N. Alderley Herefords Alderley Farms Ltd., Park Farm, Alderley, Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucestershire, GL12 7QT. Snow, D. Ballintine Herefords The Hall, Pencoyd, Herefordshire, HR2 8NG. Stoddard & Hughes Otters Holt Herefords Oakleigh House, Tiers Cross, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA62 3BZ. Todd, Misses C. & J. Hatton Lodge Herefords Hatton Lodge, Nether Broughton, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 3EX. Webb, D. Bagley Herefords Ley Farm, Ley Lane, Minsterworth, Gloucester, GL2 8JU. White, S.E. Meadow Duke Herefords Dukes Meadow Farm, Grendon, Atherstone, Warwickshire, CV9 3DP. Williams, I.T. Scalding Herefords Scalding, Llyswen, Brecon, Powys, LD3 OAX. Wilson, J. Swillington Common Herefords Swillington Common Farm, Selby Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS15 4LG.


Visit the Hereford Breed Stand at one of the Major Summer Shows in 2014 Royal Three Counties Show 13th - 15th June (Incorporating the National Stockjudging Competition Saturday 14th June)

Royal Highland Show 19th – 22nd June (Ingliston, Edinburgh)

Royal Welsh Show 21st – 24th July (Builth Wells, Powys)

More Email Addresses wanted.... If members would like to receive regular NEWS UPDATES from the SOCIETY could they please send an email to: david.deakin@herefordcattle.org (Emails will help to save time, paper & postage)


Newsletter June 2014 No.84