Picture: Robert Crank with Supreme Interbreed Heifer in Milk 2022
The UK Shorthorn Society is custodian of the world’s oldest cattle herd book, the Coates Herd book, and as we enter our third century the breed is well equipped to meet the challenges facing modern dairy farming.
Dairy Shorthorns have all the credentials for sustainable systems that utilise grazed grass and minimise carbon footprint. The breed is noted for high fertility, excellent mobility and a robust constitution which all adds up to an animal with enhanced longevity, lower veterinary inputs and lower replacement costs. The Dairy Shorthorn is docile and easily handled. She is highly adaptable to a range of farming systems and is particularly well suited to organic and low input regimes.
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We are proud to celebrate the 12thNational Dairy Shorthorn Show at the Royal Cheshire County Show. We thank the show committee for the continued support and hope that 2023 show is roaring success.
Picture: Paige Jepson with Cheshire Show Dairy Shorthorn Champion Calf 2022
NB: 2022 National Show was held at GYS to coincide with our 200-year celebration and World Conference Tour