Breed Societies - Cattle






BRITISH LIMOUSIN
CATTLE SOCIETY LTD

Concorde House, 24 Warwick New Road,
Royal Leamington Spa, Warks CV32 5JG
Tel: +44 (0)2476 696500 | Fax: +44 (0)2476 696716
Email: info@limousin.co.uk

LIMOUSIN: FUTURE PROOFING FOR THE COMMERCIAL MARKET

British Limousin is the UK’s most numerical beef breed according to figures published annually by the British Cattle Movement Service (BCMS).

Breeds that adapt to changing markets are those that will best serve the commercial sector in the years to come. That's why over the next 10 years the British Limousin Cattle Society and its members are investing in a number of important technical initiatives through a published Breed Improvement Plan (BIP).

Work is already underway:

New Carcase Trait ‘GBVs’: Later in 2015, new Limousin Carcase Trait ‘GBV’s’ (Genomic Breeding Values) will be available for seven primal cuts that relate directly to renewed abattoir price grids*
LIMOUSIN FUTURE: PROVIDING GREATER OPPORTUNITY TO DIFFERENTIATE AND REWARD QUALITY CARCASES

Feed Efficiency: Limousin is the key breed in Defra’s new £1.5 million project that will identify the most feed efficient breeding stock
LIMOUSIN FUTURE: PROVIDING MEASURABLE OPPORTUNITY TO REDUCE FEED COSTS IN RELATION TO OUTPUT

Enhanced Maternal Performance: 70% of sucklers in the UK are influenced by Limousin genetics. In 2016, work is planned to widen the range of maternal trait EBVs and increase their accuracy to further increase cow efficiency and grow this market share
LIMOUSIN FUTURE: SUCKLER COWS THAT RETURN POSITIVE VALUE TO HERDS IN AN ENVIRONMENT OF TIGHTENING MARGINS

LIMOUSIN: FUTURE-PROOFED FOR A CHANGING WORLD

* Carcase Traits Project is Government TSB funded with BLCS, SRUC and ABP Food Group as Partners




BRITISH SIMMENTAL CATTLE SOCIETY

National Agric. Centre, Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 2LR
Tel: +44 (0) 2476 696513 | Fax: +44 (0) 2476 696 724
Email: info@britishsimmental.co.uk

British Simmental whose origins go back several hundred years to the Simmen valley in Switzerland were first introduced into the UK in 1970. Since then the breed has grown to be the 4th largest beef breed in the UK, and leads the way on the promotion of health in beef breeding cattle. Simmental are probably the most genuine "dual" purpose breed that can be crossed successfully with any other breed, and produces cows which are extremely milky, fertile, docile and with great natural mothering instincts. The breed also possesses tremendous terminal genetics, with excellent growth rates and daily live weight gains of in excess of 2.0 kilos per day are achievable in an intensive beef finishing system. Weight pays, always has and always will. Simmental cattle are further increasing in popularity at the moment, their ability to rear a calf on milk and not on concentrates, coupled with high growth rates and carbon efficiencies provide that competitive edge and increased profitability required in the present climate, where cattle numbers are low and feed costs are high.




THE HEREFORD CATTLE SOCIETY

Hereford House, 3 Offa Street, Hereford, HR1 2LL
Tel: +44 (0) 1432 272057

The famous white faced Hereford is renowned for its good temperament, easy fleshing, longevity and great fertility. Hereford Cattle have been bred for feed conversion efficiency without adversely affecting growth or carcase quality. Beef traits and ancestry are recorded in Breedplan, the universally recognised beef performance programme and can be viewed on the Society's website. Great phenotype variability means that the Hereford is an animal capable of adapting to all types of production systems and environmental conditions. Due to its distinctive flavour, natural marbling and renowned eating quality, Hereford beef is in strong demand from beef processors and major retailers. For details of why Hereford beef tastes so good and where it can be purchased visit our website - www.herefordbeef.org.uk






Patron: Her Majesty The Queen

THE HIGHLAND CATTLE SOCIETY

Stirling Agricultural Centre, Stirling, FK9 4RN
Tel: +44 (0) 1786 446866 | Email: info@highlandcattlesociety.com

Why Choose Highland Cattle?

Highland Cattle have a variety of Characteristics that make them suitable for many different types of breeders & beef producers, and many different farming systems.

• Low Input
• Hardy
• Versatile
• Docile
• Longevity
• They play an important role in conservation.
• Beef from Highland Cattle is low in cholesterol, high in protein & minerals and its taste is unsurpassed.

Become a member and help preserve and safeguard the heritage of the unique Highland Breed.