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Victoria Poolman talks Beef Shorthorn to Rob Paisley

Rob Paisley - Westmoor Herd

Rob has lived on West Moor Farm all his life and The Paisley family have been there since Rob's father took over fifty years ago. The farm has 320 acres in by-ground and 540 acres of moorland and is situated in the idyllic village of Middleton, just a couple of miles out of Ilkley, West Yorkshire. West Moor has a landrise of 750 to 1100 feet, giving a spectacular panoramic view of the surrounding landscape.

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Slow-grown Native Beef Proves Healthier

Slow-grown Native Beef Proves Healthier

Native breed beef cattle, grown on biodiverse pastures produce beef with health benefits, according to trial data.

Finishers of traditional breeds of beef cattle who graze their stock on natural pastures could be producing some of the healthiest beef in the UK - and it could earn them a significant market share if they capitalise on the findings of a five-year trial undertaken by Bristol University.

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Scottish bulls leave their mark upon German Shorthorns

Glenisla Yeelanna in Summer 2010In February 2007, two Glenisla bulls were purchased by two German Shorthorn breeders at the Perth Bull Sales. Since then, Glenisla Yeelanna, a son of Belmore Fuel Injected V12 out of Glenisla Flower L68, is doing a very good job at the Hever Shorthorn herd owned by the Eggers & Kohrs GbR in Osterhever / Schleswig-Holstein, and is still in use as senior stock bull. The second bull is Glenisla Yorker, a son of Eionmore Mr. Gus 80C out of Glenisla Rosebud L63. He was purchased by Andreas Kuehnapfel for his herd “Shorthorns vom Osterbruch” in Rullstorf / Niedersachsen. In summer 2010, Yorker was sold to Annegien and Harm Oostenbrink from Dagun in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

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Shorthorn Strategy

John Scott

The Scott family are set on further developing their successful pedigree and commercial beef enterprises in the coming years, with a clear focus on buyers’ needs rather than the glamour of the show ring. Farmers Weekly’s Business editor, Ian Ashbridge, visited them earlier this year.

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Mark's Winning Combinations

Mark Holmes - HolmeereEase of management and low input requirements coupled with the eating quality of the beef are among the attributes which give the Beef Shorthorn a good future in current production systems.

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