28 May 1998
Improvement committee for Aberdeen Angus

THE Aberdeen Angus Cattle Society has formed an “improvement committee” whose job will be to increase the quality of the breed.

The committee will identify the top bulls and create an elite register of the ten superior sires.

Demand for Aberdeen Angus is soaring, reports The Scotsman. At least 50,000 cattle are being handled each year through the four big marketing initiatives which promote the products. Farmers are said to be earning a premium of £80 a head on a typical steer.

But a lack of sufficient bulls with adequate conformation and fleshing is causing concern. There are fears that some first-time buyers of bulls might become disillusioned.

  • The Scotsman 28/05/98 page 28