The noted Popes herd of JH & VG Wood, Popes Farm, Clitheroe Road, Preston, lifted the Championship prizes at the British Simmental Calf Show held within the English Winter Fair at Staffordshire County Showground’s Bingley Hall, on Saturday 20th November. From a...
Thursday 2nd December Arrival of Stock 11.00am – 3.00pmInspection 3.00pm – 5.00pmPreview of Sale Cattle 5.00pm – 7.00pmHospitality will be served from 5.30pm – 7.00pm Friday 3rd December Judging 9.30amSale 11.30am
Islavale win Overall & Reserve Overall Senior, & Reserve Junior FemaleAnnick Memphis wins Overall Junior, & Junior Continental InterbreedBlackford wins Joe Watson Memorial Pairs Islavale Viva 8, Overall Senior Champion The Islavale herd of Mr WS Stronach,...
Simmental Society involved in trials in Cumbria and Yorkshire dales.
Monitoring the performance of different breeds of cattle on commons or rough grazing
The aims of which are to increase understanding of how grazing breeding or growing cattle on a common, allotment or other rough grazing affects:
• growth rates of the animals
• the quality and quantity of grass available in-bye for conservation or feeding other stock
• the rough grazing vegetation
And identify any problems with grazing rough ground or a common
We are monitoring:
• Growth rates or condition score changes
• Grass quality on rough ground
• Grass quality and some growth rates on in-bye
• Fertiliser inputs on in-bye
• Any health problems or management issues
• Cost/ benefit analysis
6 of the 12 farmers participating have some Simmentals or Simmental crosses in their herds.