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Cato Poll warms up for Dunster Show

Cato Poll is preparing to attend its most local country show in August. The Dunster Show, which takes place on Friday 17 August, is West Somerset’s premier agricultural shows and one of the major shows in the West country.  Alongside a host of family entertainment offered on the day, there is a very competitive show …..

Cato Poll hosts Hereford Youth Workshop

Cato Poll hosted the third UK Hereford Youth workshop on Saturday 5 May at Cheddarmarsh Farm, which was supported by the South Western Hereford Association. 27 young people of varying ages attended the event and were very ably marshalled by Emma Smith of UK Hereford Youth, alongside a number of enthusiastic parents, who enjoyed good …..

Hereford Herd

New Stockman for Cato Poll Herefords

Since November 2017, John Richmond has been the Resident Stockman at Cheddarmarsh Farm, the home of Cato Poll Herefords. Having previously run his own herd of Herefords in Northern Ireland, he was well qualified to take on the running of Jonathan Moorhouse’s established and successful herd in Somerset. John set up home with his partner Gill …..

Jonthan Moorhouse takes Hereford Breed President’s role for 2018

Owner and founder of the Cato Poll Herefords herd, Jonathan Moorhouse, has been elected President of the Hereford Cattle Society for 2018. The role, which is a huge privilege for Jonathan, will require great commitment during 2018 judging at shows, visiting herds and providing support for owners and handlers of Hereford Cattle across the UK. He …..

Our Hereford Beef

Cato Poll is renowned for breeding the highest quality Hereford Cattle and helping to preserve and promote this strong pedigree. We invest years in developing cattle that take the best attributes from our herds and can contribute to the Hereford name in the future. From spotting a suitable heifer and allowing her to run with …..

Upcoming events for Cato Poll

Cato Poll Herefords will be attending a number of shows during August and September 2017 and look forward to meeting many of our friends and colleagues over the coming months, especially at our local show in Dunster on 18th August!   Upcoming Shows: North Devon Show – 2 August 2017 Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show – 16 August …..

One in one out for Cato Poll at Hereford Autumn Show and Sale!

Cato Poll Herefords has sold one of its pedigree bulls to Nick & Lucy Holdsworth of Pebworth Herefords, Stratford upon Avon, at the Hereford Autumn Show and Sale. Cato 1 Miller, who has been an excellent bull in the Cato Poll herd, sold for 4,000 guineas at the sale, which was held on 11th October 2016. “Miller …..

Cato Poll Herd wins best in South West

Cato Poll Herefords has won the regional finals for the best Hereford Herd in the South West. The National Hereford Herd of the Year Competition runs every other year, and a herd is selected from eight areas of the UK including: Midlands & East Anglia, South of England, North of England, South West of England, Northern Ireland, …..

Cato Poll young handler triumphs at National Show

A fledgling young handler for Cato Poll Herefords has gained an award for his performance at a prestigious cattle show. Tom Dixon, age 13, took part in the competition for Young Hereford Members, organised by the Hereford Cattle Society at the National Poll Show on 2 September 2016.  Tom competed against other young handlers under the age of 15 …..

Cato Poll to enter National Poll Show

Cato Poll Herefords will be attending the Moreton in Marsh Show this weekend and entering its Hereford cattle into one of the major events for the herd. The National Poll Show, a key feature of the Moreton-in Marsh Show,  is the largest show for Hereford cattle in the country and is marking its 60th anniversary this year. “It is very exciting for …..