The South Western Hereford Association

The Hereford Cattle Society

  New members always welcome


Chairman: Mrs Isobel Jennings 01823 480321
Secretary:       Angela Kerslake 01884 849121 / 07973 452403
                     Nicholashayne Farm, Sampford Arundel, Wellington, Somerset. TA21 9QY
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Treasurer:  Mrs Isobel Jennings 01823 480321

Council Representatives:        Jonathan Moorhouse 01984 656292
                                            Mike Harris 01308 482837
£10 per year. Please see Membership page for details

Minutes of the last meeting of AGM Oct 2015.pdf


Severnvale and Appleridge Herd Visit 2014

This year the SWHA were invited to visit the Severnvale herd for the annual herd visit where they saw a young herd of cows mostly sired by Ervie Express rearing this years crop of spring born calves (mostly sired by Venen Hotspur) under the rules of the CSSS. Hotspur was in residence and next years calves well on their way! A couple of in-calf heifers running with the home bred bull Severnvale Mack were admired by the group.

Members also saw a small group of traditional cows and calves, showing the type of animal today's Hereford derived from.

A ploughmans lunch was then served giving everyone a chance to socialise.

In the afternoon, we travelled 10 miles north where members were welcomed by Martin and Deb to see their Appleridge herd near Berkeley. They have some strong cow families established showing much milk and capacity. The animal that stood out to me was the stylish home bred sire Appleridge Envoy, enhanced by a group of bulling heifers sired by him.

Tea and cakes were served outside in the evening sunshine.

Both hosts for the day were thanked in the usual manner.

Edward G. Mills

Chairman SWHA




On Saturday 22nd September 2012 the SWHA visited Moor Farm in Shropshire,  by kind permission of Mrs Hazel Timmis and family. Hazel runs a very successful show herd 'Shraden' as well as a commercial herd of herefords. Twelve members were welcomed to their new farm shop and restaurant. Hazel and her daughter Melissa gave a very informative talk before setting out on the walk. Lunch was provided (and well needed!) and their own delicious hereford beef was sampled. Thank you to the Timmis family.


Thank you so much Mr & Mrs Ayres and family of Frenchstone Herefords for showing us their herd on 14th April. This was well attended by members travelling from all counties from within the South West Association Area. Andrew Hughes (professional showman) kindly gave a clipping demonstration and advice on preparing for the show ring on the newly acquired bull Dorepoll 1499 High Society. David Pascoe talked about what the judge looks for when judging best of breed. A fun judging competition was held and a superb afternoon tea on the lawn of the farmhouse with home made scones and Devon clotted cream!


Points towards the Cauldicott Cup (show animal with the highest number of points) and the Barclay Cup (show animal with the highest number of points being the opposite sex to the Cauldicott Cup winner)  are accumulated from the  following shows-


Double points from any 2 of the 4 major shows which are The Royal Cornwall Show, Devon County, The Royal Bath and West or Gillingham and Shaftsbury Shows. (6 points for 1st place, 4 points for 2nd place and 2 points for 3rd place.)

Single points from any other 5 shows (held within Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset) which hold Pedigree Hereford classes. (3 points for 1st place, 2 points for 2nd place and 1 point for 3rd place.)

Please forward your winning results to the S.W.H.A. Secretary. Trophy presentation at the AGM.