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The Commercial Showcattle Society has been officially launched at this week’s Great Yorkshire Show at Harrogate.

Explaining its intentions the Society’s new chairman Jim Hollingsworth said an opportunity had been identified to form a new society to develop and protect the interests of all involved in showing commercial cattle, along with those breeding animals suitable for exhibition and others who organise and stage such events throughout the UK.

“The new society is intended to be a ‘breed society’ for the commercials and will seek to improve their lot whenever the opportunity presents itelf.” The principles of the organisation revolve around the introduction of a recognised format and standard of etiquette for those both judging and exhibiting at commercial events.  

Mr Hollingsworth feels there should be some form of training and standardisation in the approach to judging commercial cattle. “We will meet this by arranging seminars and workshops on a continuing basis.”

Committee members:

Vice chairman – Neil Lloyd, Leominster.

Secretary – Nicola Hardy, Nottingham.

Treasurer – Alan Hall, Darlington.

Other directors – Michael Alford, Devon; Richard Bartle, Hereford; Mark Hallam, Derbyshire; Wendy Morgan, South Wales; Ian Pickup, Lancashire; Steven Pristley, Bradford; Phil Sellers, West Yorkshire; Elfed Williams, South Wales.

Anyone requesting a membership form should contact Alan Hall (07525 721306; alanhall13@live.co.uk).