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BREAKING NEWS: BRITISH SIMMENTAL ‘VIRTUAL’ SHOW IS BACK!
2023 Competition to be held from July – mid August
Back with a summer bang, the fourth staging of the British Simmental ‘Virtual’ Show has been announced and will take place over a six-week period through July to mid-August.
Initiated in 2020 when there were no summer shows, this picture-based competition has caught the imagination and proved to be hugely popular with participating breeders having a go, and through the power of social media, an audience stretching across the UK and around the globe.
To date the competition has attracted some spectacular entries and with the 2021 edition seeing a remarkable 754 animals entered from breeders across the four home nations. Class and Championship winners have reflected the strength in depth of British Simmental cattle across the country and with he first three overall winners being from Cheshire, Moray, and Cornwall!
First and foremost it’s a fun competition and an opportunity for Simmental herds, large and small, to participate. We again hope that the ‘Virtual’ Show provides a very visible window through which to promote British Simmental genetics to fellow breeders, potential buyers, commercial producers, the UK industry in all its parts, and to a global online audience interested in good cattle. Previous editions of the event, and now in harness with the summer shows, have also highlighted animals with forward Simmental sales potential.
Last year, and in recognition of the live summer show season being back, the classes were tightened to six in all, and followed by the Overall Championships. We’ve stuck with that again this year and with the schedule as follows:
2023 BRITISH SIMMENTAL ‘VIRTUAL’ SHOW
Class 1: Bull Calf born on or after 1st August 2022. Calf name and date of birth to be stated.
Entries Open: 30th June Entries Close: 7th July
Class 2: Heifer Calf born on or after 1st August 2022. Calf name and date of birth to be stated.
Entries Open: 8th July Entries Close: 14th July
Class 3: Bull born between 1st January 2021 to 31st July 2022. Bull name and date of birth to be stated.
Entries Open: 15th July Entries Close: 21st July
Class 4: Heifer born between 1st January 2021 – 31st July 2022. Calf name and date of birth to be stated.
Entries Open: 22nd July Entries Close: 28th July
Class 5: Bull born before 1st January 2021. Bull name and date of birth to be stated.
Entries Open: 29th July Entries Close: 4th August
Class 6: Cow any age, In milk. Udder must be seen in picture, no calf to be seen in picture. Cow name and date of birth to be stated.
Entries Open: 5th August Entries Close: 11th August
Special 1: Male Champion Announced w/c 15th August.
Special 2: Female Champion Announced w/c 15th August.
Special 3: Overall Champion Announced w/c 15th August.
So, the sun is presently shining, the die is cast, and it’s now over to you! We very much hope you’ll take full aim at the 2023 British Simmental ‘Virtual’ Show and once again, let’s see if we can ‘wow the online crowds’ with another showcase of quality British Simmental genetics.
Keep an eye on Facebook for updates and reminders of the respective classes.