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Reaping the rewards of high herd health

Keith Mitchell - Llanarth Beef ShorthornsBeing amongst the pioneers of a certified cattle health scheme has certainly paid off for Llanarth based breeder, Keith Mitchell who is finding a high demand for his replacement heifers as herd health becomes an increasingly dominant consideration for buyers.

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Beef Shorthorn drives suckler herd profit

Charles Russell - Glenapp Estate

Glenapp estate manager, Charlie Russell

Morrisons Beef Shorthorn Suckler Herd of the Year, Glenapp Estate

Beef Shorthorn is helping to drive profit on the 12,400 acre Glenapp Estate, Girvan, South Ayrshire by reducing fixed costs combined with the breed’s maternal qualities as a functional suckler cow, and its performance.

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Beef Shorthorn quickly earns its place in Northern Scotland

Alvie Beef Shorthorns

Beef Shorthorn has quickly proved its value for Jamie and Cathryn Williamson and their farm manager, Victor Watson on the Alvie Estate, Kincraig, Inverness-shire. While the breed has introduced much needed docility and hardiness into the 100 cow commercial suckler herd, within six short years the team has also established and developed, as a welcome afterthought, an award winning 26 cow pedigree herd.

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EBLEX Improved Herd Awards 2012

Lowther Herd wins Most Improved Herd Award for the Shorthorn breed

Breed: Shorthorn | Breeder: Charles Lowther | Herd: Lowther & LS Herd

The Lowther herd owned by Charles Lowther of Lowther near Penrith, Cumbria, has been recognised by EBLEX as the Most Improved Herd of Shorthorn cattle in England for 2012. The award is presented by the EBLEX Beef Better Returns Programme (Beef BRP) to the recorded herd that shows the greatest genetic gain for commercial characteristics over a 12-month period. There is a separate award for each of 11 UK breeds.

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