News and Features

A snap shot of the latest news from the society including shows, sales, our youth development programme and from our regional clubs. 

09 Jul 2014 DNA tissue sampling - your questions answered

Following the Society’s press launch of its ground breaking DNA initiative, the Society has received a number of enquiries from members as to how it will operate and what they will need to do.  In response to enquiries, Assistant Breed Secretary Neil Caul has updated the previous information on the website and offers the following: Do I have to sample all calves?  It is proposed that a tissue sample will be taken from every pedigree calf when it is tagged and sent to Identigen, the Society’s service provider, at regular intervals for storage.

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23 Jun 2014 Angus steak wins McIntosh/Donald best Scotch steak competition

An Aberdeen-Angus yesterday won the McIntosh/Donald best Scotch steak competition at the Royal Highland Show for the first time in 10 years.

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20 Jun 2014 Aberdeen-Angus team wins interbreed native group at Royal Highland

The representative Aberdeen-Angus team in today’s native interbreed group competition found favour with judge Friar Thomson, Forfar, to win the title ahead of some stiff competition from the Highland team. Their winning group was headed by the breed champion from yesterday, Rawburn Jester Eric J034 from Alistair Clark and family, the reserve breed champion Haughton Laura L026 from Whittaker and Co Farms and the first prize winning Cardona Evon M804 from Donald Rankin.

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20 Jun 2014 Rawburn Jester Eric J034 scoops 2014 Royal Highland Show title

Having come through as the winner of the senior bull class then male championship, Alistair and Brian Clark’s April 2009-born bull Rawburn Jester Eric J034 clinched the overall championship honours at this year’s Royal Highland Show under judge Albert De Cogan of the Mogeely herd, co Cork.

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19 Jun 2014 DNA technology to sample every pedigree Aberdeen-Angus at the Royal Highland Show today

We were delighted to announce the implementation of the latest DNA technology to sample every pedigree Aberdeen-Angus at the Royal Highland Show today.

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14 Jun 2014 Highland Wagyu secures world famous Netherton herd

Highland Wagyu has announced a groundbreaking partnership with internationally renowned Aberdeen Angus breeders W & D McLaren Ltd of Netherton Angus that will create a game-changing Angus super herd.

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11 Jun 2014 June NADIS webinars

Please find the link to the June Parasite Forecast and Disease Alert webinars:

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The Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society is backing BVD Free England
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