THE Podehole herd of
Charles and Sally Hor-rell, Peterborough, Cam-
bridgeshire, has been named as the winner of the Beef Shorthorn Society’s inaugural National Herd Competition, which was launched as part of the breed’s 200th anniversary celebrations.
Alfie and James Shaw’s Gle-
befarm herd was the Northern Ireland regional winners.
Judged by George Somer-ville, former farm manager at Glenkiln Farms, Dumfries and Galloway, and sponsored by Pedigree Sales Online Livestock Auctions, the com-
petition pitted the winners of the regional herd com-petitions against each other for the first time.
Regional winners from 2021
competitions were assessed by Mr Somerville over the
summer with the judge com-menting on the exceptional quality he saw in every herd he visited across the UK.
“The depth of breeding evident in all the herds was exceptional and the quality of cows I saw was tremendous and bodes well for the future of the breed in every corner of the country.
“However, the Podehole herd stood out as the most complete and balanced herd of all those I visited and I congratulate the Horrell fam-ily on such a great herd of cows.
“In every herd I visited there were great examples of the breed and many, many cattle I’d be happy to have in a herd,” he added.
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