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One down, but much more to play for!

Many will no doubt have been keenly following the fascinating events unfolding at Westminster and ultimately culminating with the demise of Prime Minister Boris Johnson. As the curtain was falling on his career, the now former leader of the Conservative Party visited last month’s Royal Cornwall Show, where two extremely enterprising members of the H&H auctioneers’ team, Messrs Mark Richardson and Joe Bowman, persuaded him to don a NEMSA baseball cap – and captured the occasion on video, since posted on our Facebook pages at https://www.facebook.com/NorthOfEnglandMuleSheepAssociation/photos/a.492547454098252/5485093214843626/

Here’s a still taken from the video, too.

Media coverage hit another high when NEMSA representative Ian Cousins conducted a radio interview – and there was more when Kirkby Stephen’s Shaun Procter, also sporting NEMSA baseball hat, was captured on video with our future king, HRH Prince Charles, again posted on FB at https://www.facebook.com/NorthOfEnglandMuleSheepAssociation/videos/6120828101326451

Other NEMSA officials and members were also out and about at the RCS, further promoting the breed to multiple end-users down south, many of who continue to make the annual pilgrimage north to buy quality North of England Mules at our annual autumn highlights.

Thanks must go to all who made the long journey south to represent our Association and to members of the H&H team who attended the Royal Cornwall to help promote both breed and Association.

It’s a real pleasure to get out and about again, attending summer agricultural shows and livestock events up and down the country, including, a little earlier, a first official NEMSA representation by invitation at Beef Expo in Darlington, as well as the NEMSA stand at Scotsheep 2022.

As the H&H team so rightly comment: “These shows and events play such an important role for agriculture and rural life, providing an opportunity to showcase the very best of livestock and produce to a range of audiences, while also providing a platform for demonstrating how important farming is to everyone’s health and well-being, as well as what, as custodians, our farmers do to enhance the countryside we live in.”

So say all of us. Needless to say, our breed-promoting journey continues – watch this space!


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