Charolais and Salers Joint Herd Visit

On the 13th August and 3rd September 2022, the British Charolais Cattle Society and the Salers Cattle Society of the UK will host two visits to showcase how this unsurpassed cross can command a profit within any management system.

The first visit will take place in County Durham, England, by kind permission of Paul Allison and Tanya Devereux on the 13th August 2022. The second visit will be hosted in Gwynedd, North Wales, by kind permission of Anita & Alun Thomas on the 3rd September 2022.

The visit will be showcasing how the “golden cross” can create profits for any farmer 👨‍🌾🍽️🌎
There’ll be many speakers and events hosted during these two days so here’s a glimpse into the activities:

DateSaturday 13th August 2022
LocationAllison Devereaux Farms, Co. Durham
HostPaul Allison & Tanya Devereux
9.30amTea & Coffee
10.30amIntroduction to the farm, cattle and breeding policy – Paul Allison
10.45amIntroduction to both breeds and myostatin briefing – Terence Pye
11.15amGroup 1 Commence farm tour
11.15amGroup 2 – AHDB Maternal Matters & Terminal Importance – *Sarah Pick, AHDB – 2019 Nuffield Scholar
11.45amGroup 2 – Bess Jowsey – Rotational grazing on beef and sheep farms; how to make it work ***
12.15pmGroup 2 – Outwintering systems on beef and sheep farms – Rhidian Jones**
12.45pmGuess the weight of the Stock Bull – £1 Charity – Durham City of Sanctuary
13.15pmLunch – CH X SA BBQ –Lyndsey Atkinson
14.15pmGroups swap
Raffle in aid of Charity
* Sarah Pick (AHDB) – Nuffield Scholar 2019

*** Bess Jowsey

Rotational grazing on beef and sheep farms; how to make it work
Although born in Zimbabwe, Bess considers herself to be an international Kiwi. Moving from New Zealand to the northern hemisphere in 2008, she swapped from full time secondary school teacher/part time farmer to working alongside northern English and Scottish farmers as a grassland consultant. Her role as an LIC Pasture to Profit Consultant sees her facilitating several farmer discussion groups and working one to one with individual clients. Bess believes optimising the growth and utilisation of pasture is key to a long-term resilient farming model in the UK, when combined with quality stock, and financial and people management skills. She has a keen interest in regenerative approaches and how these can be successfully applied in commercial farming.

** Rhidian Jones

Rhidian Jones is an independent livestock and grassland consultant with RJ Livestock Systems and 5 Agri. He set up RJ Livestock Systems in 2016 after 9 years as a beef and sheep specialist with SAC Consulting. Prior to that he managed an upland farm in the Cheviot Hills with 2,400 ewes and 60 beef cows.

To register your attendance, please fill out the entry form here: Entry Form Joint Herd Visit

Once the full programme of events has been finalised further details will be posted here so make sure you check back to see what these two days have in store. You can also view these details from the Salers website:

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