Burgeoning interest in the Aberdeen-Angus breed is reflected in
an increased entry for the second National Aberdeen-Angus Show
at Westmorland Show next Thursday at Kendal (September 14).
Annual calf registrations in the Aberdeen-Angus Herd Book have
doubled in the past decade and are the second highest of any beef
breed in the UK and Ireland.
“The continued expansion of the Aberdeen-Angus breed is
a measure of the strong demand from leading multiple retailers
for quality Aberdeen-Angus beef and consequent premium prices for
Aberdeen-Angus cattle, coupled with the well-known easy-keep, low-cost
advantages of the breed,” said Ron McHattie, chief executive
of the Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society.
A total of 81 cattle, compared with 63 last year, have been entered
for the National Show from herds from Norfolk to Aberdeenshire.
One of Canada’s leading breeders, Barry Young, owner of the
renowned Youngdale herd in Alberta, has accepted the invitation
of the Society to judge the show.
“We are absolutely delighted with the response to this year’s
National Aberdeen-Angus Show and look forward to welcoming Aberdeen-Angus
breeders from all over the country to the Westmorland Show,” said
Christine Knipe, chief executive of the Westmorland County Agricultural
Exhibitors will be competing for a prize fund of £5000 plus
the Certified Aberdeen-Angus Beef Trophy for the champion. Major
sponsors are the Society’s Certified Aberdeen Angus Beef
Programme, Farmers Guardian and the Westmorland Show.
The championship awards will be presented by Lucy Husband of AK
Stoddard principal suppliers of Certified Aberdeen-Angus beef to
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