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Breed Society Secretaries Celebrate Over 40 Years In the Hot Seat

Tue 28 October 2014

The Longhorn Cattle Society was founded in 1878 and the intervening years have seen the fortunes of the breed rise and fall and currently it is seeing something of a resurgence in popularity.


From near-extinction in the 1970’s the Longhorn breed was taken off the RBST watchlist in 2004 and now numbers around 7500 females of breeding age owned by just over 550 members distributed nationally.

Since it’s foundation only ten Breed Secretaries have been in post so it was quite an occasion when four of them got together for an historic photograph, representing over 40 years of continuous administration of the Longhorn breed.

The photograph shows (l-r) Clive Roads, Partner & Chairman of the Agricultural Dept. of McCartneys LLP (Breed Secretary 1975-1984), Debbie Dann (2007- present), Libby Henson (1984-2007) and John Brigg (1972-1975) Inset is Sarah Slade who shared duties with Libby Henson between 2004 and 2007.


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