BARLOWS AIM TO BREED THE BEST SIMMENTALS

BARLOWS AIM TO BREED THE BEST SIMMENTALS

In the run up to the February 2024 Stirling Simmental Bull Sale please see here a feature on the Denizes Herd of Michael & John Barlow, Nr Leyland, Lancashire who have a team of five bulls entered. The feature was first published in the Scottish Farmer and is...

CENTRE WEST CLUB REPORT

CENTRE WEST CLUB REPORT

It has been a variable and challenging year for all our members, and we have seen a change round on the committee. Mark Sallis and David Savins stepped down from their roles as Chairman and Vice Chairman, which has been taken on by Josh Evans and me. We have...

EAST ANGLIAN CLUB REPORT

EAST ANGLIAN CLUB REPORT

It’s great to report that 2023 was a busy and successful year for the East Anglian Simmental group. With member numbers continuing to increase, and being at a record high, it is definitely a club that is thriving. With a great mix of youth and experience hopefully...

FIRST CLASS OF THE 2021 ‘VIRTUAL’ BRITISH SIMMENTAL SHOW OPENS THIS WEEK!

by | Jul 5, 2021

Back by highly popular demand, the 2021 ‘Virtual’ British Simmental Show gets underway this week! One of the highlights of the 2020 year for members, and for the ever-growing audience watching online around the world, last years ‘virtual’ show saw an incredible 745 pedigree British Simmental animals enter entered over ten classes by 161 breeders from all four corners of the UK. This ‘good fun’ competition proved to be a social media hit being the largest event of its type in the year, and proving to be a fantastic showcase of the breed highlighting some terrific British Simmental cattle and bloodlines.

So very much back by popular demand, here we go again and with the same simple principles as last year with just one or two tweaks. A picture-based competition, and with a video class introduced this year, the main aim continues to be the promotion of the wonderful Simmental breed, with pictures of quality cattle showcasing all the great attributes Simmentals have to offer. The first class is as follows:

Class 1: Autumn born bull calf, born between 1st July 2020 and 31st December 2020. Calf name and date of birth to be stated.

This first class will be formally opened this Friday, 25th June, and run for one week. The next class will then be opened, and so on, for the remaining weeks. Entries will be required in by Thursday Midnight for the respective classes. Thereafter the respective classes will be judged over the weekend with all photographs entered dripped out from the Monday on Facebook and with the ‘big reveal’ of results later in the same week. All entries are required to be emailed to kate@britishsimmental.co.uk or information@britishsimmental.co.uk

If you had a go in 2020 then please do so again. If you watched in from the outside last year then now’s your chance to have a crack in 2021! Your support is what will again make this event. We again very much hope that this competition can be a talking point and a bit of fun for everyone to take part in. Most important of all is the anticipation of the flood of wonderful pictures across social media promoting the British Simmental breed. British Simmental: The Breed That You Can Bank On #No1ContintentalBreedforAgeAtSlaughter Look out for updates on Facebook from here and if you have any queries to this competition then please phone 02476 696513 or email information@britishsimmental.co.uk

To see the full rules and schedule of dates and timings for this competition then please click to the Society’s website: https://britishsimmental.co.uk/virtualsimmentalshow