Borderway Agriexpo - Longhorn Cattle Society

The Longhorn Cattle Society is a registered Charity in the UK and was founded in 1878 to promote and improve the breeding of the ancient and magnificent English Longhorn Cattle, and to maintain their purity.

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A busy Autumn, culminating in a farm visit as part of the Longhorn Cattle Society's Annual General Meeting Weekend on Sunday. 11th October. Our cattle receiving very complimentary comments from the 90 or so visitors. We took the opportunityto celebrate the 50th anniversary of the herd. At the AGM the day before, our junior bull, Gentons 007 James Bond, owned jointly with the breeder, Bertie Facon, and shown by us throughout the season was crowned Bull of the Year. Bertie and John are seen holding the trophy at the AGM and James Bond is in the middle of the group of heifers in the second photograph above.

Although we normally sell the Oxford Down rams as shearlings, all 5 have been snapped up as lambs. Dare we say that the breed seems on the cusp of a revival? There certainly seems to be more interest in the breed again.

All the Wiltshire yearling ewes and rams have been sold, some ewe lambs and a few ram lambs that we are keeping for shearlings, we could sell if anyone wants lambs this Autumn.

The Wiltshire x Suffolk and Suffolk x Wiltshire finished lams have sold extremely well considering the generally depressed lamb trade. They seem to be what the market wants and are easy to keep and finish at the

Newsletter No. 76 - Longhorn Cattle Society

The Longhorn Cattle Society is the oldest cattle society in the world. The Longhorn Cattle Society is a registered Charity in the U.K. and was founded in 1878 to promote and improve the breeding of the ancient and magnificent English Longhorn Cattle, and to maintain their purity.

News 77 cover - Longhorn Cattle Society

The Longhorn Cattle Society is a registered Charity in the U.K. and was founded in 1878 to promote and improve the breeding of the ancient and magnificent English Longhorn Cattle, and to maintain their purity.

Secretary at Longhorn Cattle Society


2012 - May Day at Heolfawr Cross In April Chris Chapman was asked by Pat Quinn, a prominent member of the Longhorn Cattle Society, to make a documentary about a Welsh farmer, Dai Bevan, who was facing the imminent culling of his Pedigree Longhorn Cattle due to Bovine TB. Although the subject was covered by Adam Henson on BBC Countryfile, the Society felt that an independent film maker would cover the subject in greater depth. The film is now on YouTube and has been widely acclaimed. John Stanley, Chairman of the Longhorn Cattle Society said, ‘Longhorns are not just a pretty face; they produce superior quality beef that commands premium prices. Once you’ve tasted Longhorn beef you’ve tasted real beef – nothing else compares!’