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Angus Society welcomes Neil Caul as Assistant Secretary

The Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society has announced the appointment of Neil Caul as the Society’s assistant breed secretary.

Neil Caul, a well known face in the cattle industry across the UK comes to the Society with a wealth of experience in all sectors of cattle breeding, both commercial and pedigree, explained Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society chief executive Ron McHattie.

Neil Caul

Neil Caul

“Neil is a widely respected cattleman and comes to the Society having worked at all levels of the industry and in a variety of roles. His experience in both breeding, buying and selling all types of cattle will be invaluable in this new role and his knowledge and contact with the retail trade will be vital as the Aberdeen-Angus brand continues to grow both at home and abroad.”

Mr Caul’s initial responsibilities will centre on shows, sales and breed promotion events with increasing involvement in herd health and performance recording, added Mr McHattie.

“The Society has been in a period of continual growth and expansion over the last decade, with more than 15,000 pedigree calves registered annually and a broad base of 2300 members across the UK and Ireland.

“On top of this, the Society’s wholly owned subsidiary company, Pedigree Cattle Services, continues to administer and develop the Society’s Certified Aberdeen Angus Beef (CAAB) Scheme as well as providing data entry services to seven other beef breed societies in the UK.”

As a result of this, the Society’s management has sought to strengthen the in-house management team to ensure further business expansion and deliver an extended and improved level of member services.

Speaking on his appointment Mr Caul said he was excited to be joining the team at the Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society and relished the new role. “I can see a strong future for the Aberdeen-Angus breed as both a terminal sire and importantly a maternal breed too.

“Increased focus on ease of management and lowering feed inputs in the commercial cattle sector means native breeds such as the Aberdeen-Angus are ideally placed to help farmers improve profitability.

“On top of that the Aberdeen-Angus brand is growing ever stronger at a retail level and more and more shoppers are seeking out Aberdeen-Angus beef for the breeds known quality attributes and consistency.”Mr Caul feels his involvement with both pedigree and commercial cattle throughout his working life has given a broad range of experience of all breeds of cattle and the Aberdeen-Angus is more than a match for any of them.

“I’ve worked with many breeds, but was brought up with Aberdeen-Angus and it feels good to be focusing my efforts on a breed I know has a strong future in the global beef industry,” he added.

Mr McHattie said he was sure the entire membership of the Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society would join him in welcoming Mr Caul to the management team and he looked forward to working with him on future projects to grow the breed even further.

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