Overall Champion Herd in the Midland Counties For The 19th Time!

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We’re very pleased to announce that the Blackbrook Longhorns won overall champion herd in the Midland Counties for the 19th time! John & Pat were delighted with the results from this year’s competition, our wins included:

Beef Innovator of the Year Finalist!

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John and Pat are very happy to announce they have been included as one of the finalists for the British Farming Awards Beef Innovator of the Year! Sponsored by the ABP Food Group, the winners will be announced Thursday 18th … Continue Reading

34th National Show of Hereford Cattle at Tenbury Wells

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Pat was honoured to be asked to judge the 34th National Show of Hereford Cattle at Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire on 4th August 2018. Left you can see Pat with the Hereford Society President Jonathan Moorhouse presenting the Breed Championship trophy … Continue Reading

Watch Our Gallery & Longhorns Short Film!

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John and Pat are very proud to present a beautiful video filmed by Cotswold TV of their Longhorn cattle and Gallery. Gracefully shot throughout the farm, you can see the majestic Longhorns cattle grazing. As well as shots within the … Continue Reading

A Passion For Longhorns Pays Off

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Chloe Palmer came to find out more about the Stanley family and their exceptional breed of Longhorns. The article can be found in the Farmers Guardian. Click the images below to enlarge.

Blackbrook Longhorns Achieve Remarkable Result

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For the first time ever the Longhorn Cattle society have decided to offer herd classification to the members. The ‘Blackbrook’ Herd was assessed on July 14th 2017 by two classifiers Mr Meurig James & Mr Andrew Spicer. The 23 cows … Continue Reading

Blackbrook Production Sale 2016

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John & Pat would like to thank customers old and new for their support at the Blackbrook Production sale. The Blackbrook Longhorn production Sale for John and Pat Stanley proved a resounding success with possibly some of the best genetics … Continue Reading

On Your Farm

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One of Britain’s oldest breed of cattle, the Blackbrook Longhorn are now on a farm on the other side of the world in Australia. Pat Stanley has been working with this rare breed since the late 1980s on her farm, … Continue Reading

Lord Plumb of Coleshill celebrates his 90th birthday at Springbarrow Lodge

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Lord Plumb of Coleshill celebrates his 90th birthday at Springbarrow Lodge the home of the ‘Blackbrook Longhorn’ herd. The day was enjoyed by many friends who helped raise funds for the ‘Plumb foundation’ to help young people into Agriculture.

Countryfile Visits Blackbrook

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In April BBC Country file’s  Adam Henson came to Springbarrow Lodge the home of ‘Blackbrook Longhorns’ to talk to Pat about his hero & hers the 18th Century Livestock Breeder ‘Robert Bakewell’. Bakewell (1725-1795) gave agriculture the blue print for improving … Continue Reading

Trip To Australia 2015

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In June John flew down to Australia to take a look at the Longhorns which are now wandering around down under. This is the third year of visiting Richard & Elizabeth Gunner to see how their new Longhorn enterprise is … Continue Reading

Blackbrook Longhorns – 11th March 2015

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The Blackbrook Herd of Pedigree Longhorns was established in 1989. Proven genetics in the showring/field and on the plate. Winners of 6 National Championships, 4 Longhorn Society ‘Bull of the year Champions’ and 14 times best herd in the Midlands. … Continue Reading

The Blackbrook Herd of Pedigree Longhorns – 1st March 2015

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The Blackbrook Herd of Pedigree Longhorns was established in 1989. Since that time our sole aim has been to produce animals of high genetic merit which combine conformation, longevity and good temperament. To that end we have consistently selected bulls … Continue Reading

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