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Charles keeps “Lazy Man’s Cows” that are Cheap to Keep

Charles HortonBeef Shorthorns are key to the low-input system on a Wiltshire farm which supplies local butchers with quality traditional breed meat.

Charles Horton and his wife Margaret opted for traditional breeds of cattle, sheep and pigs when they took Nell Farm, Hannington, near Swindon on the upper reaches of the Thames back in hand five years ago.

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EBLEX Improved Herd Awards 2011

Charles Russell - Glenapp Estate

The Hodson Walker family with the Caldwell Shorthorn bull, ‘Tofts Prince Xavier.’

Caldwell Herd wins Most Improved Award for Shorthorn breed

The Caldwell Herd owned by the Hodson Walker family of Caldwell, Derbyshire, has been recognised by EBLEX as the Most Improved Herd of Shorthorn cattle for 2011.

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First Beef Shorthorn sire selected for YBPS

Dunsyre Cavalier

Dunsyre Cavalier is the first Beef Shorthorn bull to be selected for the EBLEX’s Young Bull Promotion Scheme following nomination by the Beef Shorthorn Cattle Society’s council.

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Searching for the functional suckler cow

Continental cross Beef Shorthorn leads at Kincraigie Farms

If you are still searching for that functional suckler cow, then the Marshall family, Robert, his father, Robbie and uncle, Norman are able to offer a solution. Farming Kincraigie, Lumphanan, home to one of Scotland’s largest herds with 550 cows plus heifer replacements on 2,000 acres of Aberdeenshire LFA, they are finding their damline in a blend of Continental cross Beef Shorthorn genetics.

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