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The vital link in the beef production chain
The Whitebred Shorthorn is a completely separate breed from the Beef Shorthorn or Dairy Shorthorn. Whitebred Shorthorns are bred mainly in the border counties of England and Scotland, and although the origin of the breed is somewhat obscure, it is likely that they were derived from the white dual purpose Shorthorn cattle, locally known as the Cumberland Shorthorn.
The Whitebred Shorthorn bull is bred primarily as a crossing bull to mate with any breed of female, but principally with the Galloway to produce the noted Blue Grey, and the Highland producing a Cross Highlander, the progeny being well suited to the full range of British climatic conditions.
The Whitebred Shorthorn Association is a member of the National Beef Association and is supported by the Rare Breed Survival Trust.
Annual Blue Grey Sale
17th October 2023
Harrison & Hetherington, Carlisle
27th October 2023
Annual Autumn Show
3rd November 2023
North East - Jonjo Pattinson 01434 344 716
South West - Karen Wall 01598 741604
Scotland - June Taylor 01644 440551
About The Breed
The Whitebred Shorthorn (often refered to as the White Shorthorn) is bred primarily as a crossing bull to mate with any breed of female, but principally with the Galloway to produce the noted Bluegrey, and the Highland producing a Cross Highlander, the progeny from both these crosses being well suited to the full range of British climatic conditions, and able to utilise the poorest of grazing land.
A good entry of animals were forward for the annual Spring sale of Whitebred Shorthorns expertly judged by Mr R Lund of East Clough Farm, Sedburgh.
2023 Sales dates for Spring & Autumn are now available.
A pleasing total of 17 animals were forward for the Autumn sale of Whitebred Shorthorns, and a further 11 animals for the dispersal sale from Messers Robinson, Ottercops.
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Meet Our Committee
Mr Ian C Robinson
Elected to council 1979
Mr John Whitfield
Mrs Anna Pattinson
Mr Simon Redman
Mr John Pattinson
Mr John Atkinson (2017), Mr Ian Bell (2013), Miss Helen Chard (2017), Mr Brian Crawshaw (1999), Mr C Graham (2020), Mr D Hamer (2019), Mr Andrew Hewson (2017), Mr Andrew Hogg (2010), Mr Gordon Jackson (1997), Mr Chris Jefferey (2019), Mr Gordon Kyle (2013), Mr Keith Laurie (1983), Mr J J Pattinson (2020), Mrs June Taylor (2018), Mr Robert Telford (2010), Mr Trevor Wallace (2010)