17th – 19th June
Three Counties Showground, Malvern.
Visit the GCS stand on the show ground this year, where we will be showcasing the breed & selling merchandise. Remember to watch Gloucester cattle competing on Saturday & again on Sunday for the National Rare & Minority Breeds Show (ring numbers & times tbc). Gloucesters will also proudly feature in the Grand Parade of Livestock in the Main Arena at approximately 4pm each day.
Under 16s now go free!
More information about the show on the Three Counties Website: www.royalthreecounties.co.uk/
19 August, 2014
A drop in numbers of Gloucester cattle have led to increased fears the breed could once again face extinction.
The Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST) has listed the breed as vulnerable saying there are now fewer than 450 breeding cows left.
Intensive farming pressures and TB regulations have been given as possible reasons for the reduction in numbers.
Joe Henson, who helped launch the RBST in 1973, said he was “heartbroken” about the risk of losing the breed.
If the breed became extinct the protected cheese
associated with it – single Gloucester – and the trademark-protected
“Gloucester beef” would also be lost.