The Beef Shorthorn Cattle Society UK has reported yet another record uptake, with registrations up 64% since 2012, reflecting commercial producers’ continuing demand for a modern functional suckler cow.

Those trends are similarly mirrored in the latest British Cattle Movement Service (BCMS) published data. Over the last six years, UK beef Shorthorn and beef Shorthorn-cross populations have increased by a total of 45%, the highest percentage increase of any beef breed, both native and continental, the society’s president Sally Horrell reported at its annual general meeting.