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Increased Entry For National Aberdeen-Angus Show

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).

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Westmorland County Agricultural Society Ltd

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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 Society.

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 CostCo, the UK’s largest retailer of Certified Aberdeen-Angus Beef.

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