Plans for the 2022 Shorthorn World Conference & Study Tour are now being finalised. The UK Shorthorn Society is proud to be hosting this historic Conference to celebrate the bi-centenary of the Coates Herd Book; the oldest Herd Book in the world. “Our plan is to provide an exciting, interesting, and insightful look at our heritage and bring delegates bang up to date with the progress being made in the breed’s homeland”.
The 14-day conference tour will begin into London on 7th July, 2022. Following an overnight stay in the Castle Hotel in Windsor, overlooking Windsor Castle, the tour will then take us to visit some of the top Beef & Dairy Shorthorn herds in the UK. This will also include technical and cultural visits to the Cogent Bull Stud and Chatsworth House, respectively, before arriving at one of the UK’s largest and most popular agricultural events, the Great Yorkshire Show, on Tuesday, 12th July, where we will formally celebrate the bi-centenary. The tour will then proceed to the outstanding Lumley Castle Hotel, where the Conference will take place. The 14-day trip will end on Wednesday, 20th July, with delegates departing from Glasgow Airport. The main theme of the conference is “Progression of Data, Genomics and The Next Generation”.
The organising committee are considering adding a post-tour to Scotland, to visit some of the oldest beef herds in the herd book and we would be interested in knowing how many delegates would be interested in staying for the extended tour, to enable us to produce an exciting itinerary in Scotland.
We are hopeful that our patron HRH The Princess Royal, will be in attendance at some point during the tour.
NOTE: Due to COVID and travel restrictions the organising committee will be making a final decision in October 2021 as to whether the Conference & Tour will go ahead in 2022 or be postponed until 2023