Patron: HRH Prince Charles

Herd Competition 2018 - Winners’ Farm Walk



A beautiful Autumn day in October with warm sunshine and a cloudless sky, glorious scenery set against the North York moorland, and an excellent herd of South Devon cattle – what more could we ask for!  The event attracted members and guests from across the country – 15 counties were represented, from the far west of Cornwall to East Sussex and Essex, and up through the country into Scotland.

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Autumn Show & Sale Cancellation

The Society’s Council have taken the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Autumn Show & Sale which would have been held at Cirencester on 2nd October, because of low entry numbers. Exceptional management circumstances this year arising from the very late spring and the long hot summer continue to cause shortages of grass and other fodder, which are the underlying reasons for the cancellation.

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Winner of Herd Competition

The winner of this year’s Herd Competition is Sir John Bell, Arncliffe Farms, Northallerton, Yorkshire. Sir John and Lady Venetia Bell and their son Jack manage this commercially run pedigree herd of 100 South Devon cows and their followers, and they were judged the best of 14 herds from across the country by judges Mark Thomas, Colin Edwards and Julian White.

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National Herd Competition 2018

If you would like to enter this year’s National Herd Competition please complete and return the entry form below.  The closing date is Friday 17th August – and please note strict adherence to the Rules.  Judging will take place during the first two weeks of September.

Judges: Mr Colin Edwards, Mr Mark Thomas, Mr Julian White

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