Awards presented at AGM
BWCS welomes new Breed Secretary
Semen exported to Hungary
Melton Mowbray Market 8th & 9th September
A top quality selection of British White breeding cattle met superb trade at Melton Mowbray, with an overall average of £1436 - an increase of £406 on the year. The top price of £2415 was paid for maiden heifer Woodbastwick Lauren from Rotac Farms, selling to Mr J Atreidees, Devon.
Semen from four British White bulls is on the way to a cattle producer in Hungary for use in a breeding programme with predominantly Angus females. Straws in the shipment will be from Castleton Kerfuffle (pictured), Hevingham Polaris, Smarden Trident and De Beauvoir Huckleberry Finn. The Society looks forward to seeing new British White progeny in Central Europe!
Trophies for the BWCS bull, cow, senior heifer and junior heifer of the year were presented at the AGM on 14th October, as well as an array of awards for the BWCS herd competition, judged this year by Mr Paul Pennington, Shropshire.
Upon her retirement, Ruth Mawer thanks the membership, who have been wonderfully helpful and supportive throughout her term as Breed Secretary. Taking over from Ruth is former BWCS Marketing and Publicity Officer Sarah Cook, who began secretarial duties at the Annual General Meeting on 14th October 2017. Her new role will combine the promotion of the breed with administration of the membership and processing registrations.
Cows with calves at foot (2 sold): £1706
Senior heifers (3 sold - 1 with calf at foot): £1428
Junior heifers (4 sold): £1404
Bulls (1 sold): £1050
Overall average (10 sold): £1436
Woodbastwick Lauren sold for £2415
to J Atreidees, Devon
Woodland Berry's Felice sold for £2205 also to J Atreidees, Devon
Templar Firethorn sold for £1785
to DA Elliott, Staffordshire