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Dairy Shorthorn News

A warm welcome to Ros Rimmer

To all members

We are very pleased to say that Ros Rimmer has begun her role as the societies Breed Secretary this week and has already worked long hours in the office at Stoneleigh, making a good impact on the financial paperwork.

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SHORTHORN SOCIETY TO CLOSE HERDBOOK

Following consultation with the members and Regional Associations the Shorthorn Society Council decided at its meeting on 3rd March that with effect from January 1st 2018 registrations in Coates’s Herd book (dairy) will only be accepted for calves whose sire and dam are already registered as Shorthorns in Coates’s Herd book (dairy) and will be registered with no mention of percentage purity. Animals whose sire or dam are not registered in Coates’s Herd book will be eligible to enter the herdbook through the grading up scheme. Full details will be circulated with the next newsletter.

This decision will consolidate the huge improvements made to the breed through the Shorthorn Breed Improvement Scheme whilst retaining the inherent Shorthorn traits of good fertility, mobility and longevity.