One of the north east’s leading stockmen, Steven Nesbitt, of Alwent Hall, Winston, Darlington has been elected chairman of the British Charolais Cattle Society’s council of management. He succeeds Jimmy Wilson, of Barnyards, Mintlaw.

Steven has had an involvement breeding pedigree Charolais cattle on his family’s 200 acre mixed unit for more than 25 years since he established his Alwent pedigree herd which has grown to 25 breeding cows and produced a number of successful cattle at breed society official shows and sales, including the 13,000gns Royal Highland junior champion, Alwent Osprey and the Perth 2004 reserve champion, Alwent Ultimate.

Drew Adam, of Newhouse of Glamis, Forfar, Angus has been elected BCCS president. His noted 50 cow Newhouse pedigree Charolais herd which he farms in partnership with son, Bob is renowned for producing consistent entries for the official Perth bull sales and maintaining itself within the top 10 herd averages.

Iain Millar, Port of Menteith, Stirling is the society’s newly elected vice chairman. The latest members elected to BCCS Council are Martin Donaghy, Dungannon; Ben Harman, Chesham; Alasdair Houston, Gretna Green; and Alwyn Rees, Machynlleth.