Congratulations and thanks to all who entered the Herd Photo Competition. We had 177 entries which was a great surprise to have so many people take the time to dodge the weather and take some really good pictures of their herd. It kept the judges busy!
Full results and winners will be in the next newsletter due out at the beginning of August. For results click here
As this years Herd Competition cannot take place a photographic competition will be held and is open to all RPCS members. There is no charge to enter and the competion start on 8th June and ends on 29th June. Please take your photos between those dates and send electronically to the office: email@example.com
Your photos will be judged between 30th June and 7th July.
Please find the attached form for the available classes. click here
For any information on the protocols for livestock farmers at this time the links below should have the answers.
Cattle that were for sale at Melton Mowbray on 4th April.
These cattle are still for sale – Please contact the vendors if you are interested in purchasing any of them.
N. P Foster & Ptnrs., Church farm, Blakesley, Towcester, Northants., NN12 8RA
Contact Julie Rattray on: 07834 529281
Young bull – Canute Knight M0 HBN: 27398. Born: 14.12.18. Sire: Chorlton Lane Fella M0 HBN 27316
Dam: Underhills Cloud HBN: 183825. Excellent young bull, ready to work especially on heifers.
Young bull – Canute Kip M1 HBN: 27397. Born: 10.12.18. Sire: Admergill Duke M1 HBN: 27290
Dam: Canute Faith HBN: 184319. Excellent young bull ready to work.
7 x bulling heifers Born: December 2017 – April 2018. 3 x sired by Seahawk Yukon M0, 4 x by Admergill Duke M1
TB1 area. Red Tractor Assured. The 2 bulls have been blood tested and are free form BVD, IBR, Leptospirosis & Johnnes.
Heathgate Livestock – Denis Jenkins. The Old Post Office, Shadwell, Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 2RU
Tel: 07876 748082
Proven sire Heathgate Gunther M1 HBN: 27339. Born: 04.03.16 Sire: Bridgham Lancelot M1 27105
Dam: Loudham Bramble HBN: 183176. Excellent 4yr old bull with numerous calves on the ground. Quiet and easy to handle. Out-wintered. TB4
Symon Bradney, Walnut Tree Farm, Fendyke Road, Outwell, Cambridge, PE14 8PL.
Tel: 07940 458522
Proven sire Nobodys Jupiter M0 HBN: 27330. Born: 02.02.16 Sire: Canute Orange Bombadier M1 HBN: 27123. Dam: Nobodys Freya HBN: 183442
Excellent 4yr old proven sire, numerous offspring on the ground. Very quiet and easy to handle.
2 x in-calf 4th calving cows May / June calving to Nobodys Jupiter M0. Born Jan & April 2013.
Both sired by Kemerton Sligo and bred in the Westfields Herd. TB4
Caddy & Reading – Moors Farm, East Knoyle, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP3 6BU. Tel: 07966 476810
2 x in-calf heifers from the East Knoyle Herd. Born February 2018. Sire: Appleton King Edward M0.
In calf to Red Aberdeen Angus bull Hawkley Red Poldark for August Calving
7 x bulling heifers. Born November 2017 – February 2018. Sire: Appleton King Edward M0.
This is an Organic herd with all stock forage fed only. TB1
Tony Barratt – 2 Sunderland Farm Cottages, Docking, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, PE31 8PF
Tel: 07545 394821
4 x yearling heifers from the Appleton Herd. Born January – March 2019. 2 x sired by Tatton Wily Jack M1 2 x sired by Lawford Gheorghe M1
Red Tractor Assured, these heifers have been out-wintered. TB4
Hirst Farms Ltd – Carr Farm, Ormsby, Gt. Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR29 3LG Tel: 07796 101130
3 x yearling heifers from the Ormesby Herd. Born March – April 2019. Sire Appleton Avalon M1
Red Tractor Assured, outdoor yarded in the winter. BVD free, IBR vaccinated, treated with Bimectin Plus. TB4
Coronavirus Statement – 23rd March 2020
As you will now be aware, due to the Coronavirus situation, the Government has stated all meetings, events, shows, in effect all public meeting places will be cancelled until further notice.
The Society therefore has no option but to adhere to this ruling.
It is with regret that we won't be able to exhibit at any of the County or local shows in the near future. The Suffolk Show in particular being disappointing as it was to be our National show, with the Australian Judge Ross Draper coming to officiate.
Committee meetings have been cancelled, the April Council meeting cancelled and the AGM postponed. According to our Articles of Association we have to hold the AGM within 15mths of the previous one, so it is hoped that we may be able to hold it in conjunction with the July Council meeting, however this will depend on Government advice at time.
As you will see there were more nominees than vacancies for Council this year which necessitate a vote. We intend to still hold the vote as stated in the forms that you have received with this letter, so please complete and return to the office by the date stated.
Unfortunately the Field day, which was to be held in Suffolk this year, has be postponed until 2021.
The Melton Mowbray Spring sale has been postponed, the stock that were entered are still for sale. These have been placed onto the website and a list included with this letter. If you are interested in purchasing then please contact the vendor or one of the Field Officers.
It is intended that the Regional and National Herd Competition will go ahead as usual but it will depend on Government advice nearer the time.
Stock for sale will be advertised on the Website and Regional Field Officers will operate as near to normal as is possible.
If you require young bulls to be inspected and registered then contact the office as usual and suitable arrangements will be made to carry out the inspection if at all possible.
The Society Office will be open as usual, in fact you could find me more available than usual as I won't be going to any shows. We will strive to provide the service you are used to, or as near to usual as is possible in these difficult times. If you have any questions or queries then please don't hesitate to contact either of us or Field Officers. If members can keep in touch with one another it will also help in these difficult times.
Best wishes and keep well
Ray Bowler – Society Secretary John Williams – Society Chairman