Whitlow family host Annual General Meeting and herd visit
The National Hereford Club were delighted to be able to hold their AGM and herd visit in person once again on Saturday 4th June, following a couple of years of online meetings! Members were treated to a day of exceptional hospitality courtesy of the Whitlow family, Abbots Morton, who put in months of hard work to provide the Club with a truly superb venue, meal and tour of their High House herd of pedigree Hereford cattle.
At the Annual General Meeting, the elections of officers of the Club took place as follows; President Mr Nick Hewer, Chairman Mr Tony Bradstock, Vice-Chairman Mr David Makin, Secretary Miss Sarah Cook, Treasurer and Entries Secretary Mrs Sarah Cowle. Mr Michael Church would be retiring from his current role as Show Organiser following the 2022 National Hereford Show and his duties would be allocated to other members accordingly, whilst Mr Edward Lewis, Mr Richard Mann and Mr David Makin would also continue to provide their help with the organisation and running of the event.
Following the meeting, members enjoyed a two-course lunch with roast beef provided by Risbury Court Farm, before moving on to view the High House herd of John & Helen Whitlow and family. The cattle looked tremendous at grass with some impressive and consistent youngstock coming through, a true testament to the keen eye and dedication to the breeding program that the family have worked on since establishing their herd only just over a decade ago, and the farm walk was also peppered with some spectacular aerial visits from the nearby air show! Afternoon tea was served whilst members joined in with a 'Guess the Weight of the Bull' competition, raising over £200 for the British Heart Foundation as the winner Edward Righton very kindly also donated the proceeds of the sale of his prize - a High House Christmas turkey - to the competition entry fees collected on the day.
On behalf of its membership, the NHC would like to sincerely thank the Whitlow family and all who helped bring together such a wonderful day, as well as the many members who attended.