Bull and heifer derby-
All the 1st and 2nd prize winners at shows held within the North East qualify to the bull and heifer derby. These animals must be born in 2012 and must be homebred. It is to be held on Monday the 23rd September at Nidderdale Show, Pately Bridge. Please call Susan Monk the secretary to book your place on 01969 650129.
Annual general meeting
This is to be held on Tuesday 8th October at 7.30pm at The Bay Horse, Goldsborough near Knaresborough. We would like as many members of the club to attend as possible with free supper and guest speaker Iain Kerr from the Society. This will give you all an opportunity to ask him as many questions as you would like!! Hope to see you there.
York pedigree sale
Thursday 10th October at York Auction Centre. This is a multi-breed pedigree cattle sale and if you are wishing to enter please contact auctioneer Scott Ferrie on 01904 489782.
Limousin Social Weekend 25th -27th October 2013
The first ever Society Social Weekend comes to the North East region in October, so please support the event by attending the Farm Walk and/or the Dinner Dance on the Saturday. 50 breeders from all parts of the UK have signed up to the full Social Weekend package and this number will be swelled at the Dinner Dance & Farm Walk with an invited audience of NE commercial buyers, press, sponsors – and of course BLCS members from the North East area!
The Farm Walk on the Saturday 11am – 2pm at the Tomschoice Herd of James & Sarah Cooper, sees trade stands and attractions including: catering and bar, stockjudging, farm walk, laser clay pigeon shooting, vintage machinery, as well as a focus on animal health, performance recording and use of CCTV to monitor calving. If you would like to attend, please telephone the BLCS in advance on 02476-696500, so that they have numbers for catering purposes. A light lunch will be provided and it is free of charge to attend. If you are able to help with refreshments, or with stewarding etc, please let Phyllis, Annabel, John or Karl know.
Saturday’s Dinner Dance at the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate will be held 7.30pm to 12.30am and also includes a pre-dinner Drinks Reception 6.30-7.30pm. We are anticipating a crowd of 150-200 made up of weekend attendees, NE Club and regional members, commercial buyers, sponsors and press. The three-course meal includes half a bottle of wine per person and is followed by coffee, after-dinner speaker and disco. If you would like to book for the Drinks Reception & Dinner Dance, tickets priced at £45.50 incl VAT are available by calling the Limousin office on 02476-696500. Please book early.
So, please turn out in force for the Farm Walk & Dinner Dance and make it a highlight of the year for the Club and region!
Once again it has come round to that social event of the year where the herd competition results are given. The dinner is to be held on Saturday 9th November at 7.30pm at The Bridge Inn at Walshford. Tickets are £22 per person with rooms available if required. Ticket numbers are limited so please get in touch with Phyllis as soon as possible on 07808916636.
Talk by Alison Glasgow
This is a talk from the Technical Manager of the Society who used to work for signet and is looking at breed development, it is to be held on the 26th November at 7.30pm at The Bay Horse, Goldsborough. With free supper, hope to see as many of you there as possible!!
Ideas for 2014 Programme
If anybody has any ideas of speakers or places for herd visits or where to hold judging competitions please let me know so that we can get organized for the future.