The British Cattle Breeders Club recently invited students to design a new BCBC logo with a fresh and exciting look, that appeals to all ages of our industry and keeps the values of the club at heart.
We are pleased to announce our winner is Annie Stones with her logo consisting of the union jack within a cow’s head. Annie recently graduated from Harper Adams University with a BSc. Honours degree in Animal Production Science. Her passion for agriculture comes from living on the family farm where they farm around 90 commercial suckler cows and 420 breeding ewes. She takes enormous pride in showing her homebred sheep at local shows, which she admits has certainly brought out her competitive side. She currently works for a local feed company and explained how she enjoys getting out onto different types of farms, seeing how similar people farm successfully, in very different ways.
“I am delighted that my design impressed the judging panel and that they felt I had encapsulated what the club stands for” said Annie, “my thinking behind the logo was to keep it simple and to merge Britain and cattle together without making it too complicated, which I think reflects how cattle breeders in Britain, like myself, can achieve a high standard of cattle by farming in the simplest of ways” explained Annie.
The BCBC Club Chair, Dr Karen Wonnacott stated that “The standard of submissions for our logo competition was extremely high and we are very grateful to everyone that took the time to enter. The panel chose Annie’s logo as the winner as we all felt that it embodied the British Cattle Breeders Club in a clean and professional format and will help to raise the profile of the Club ensuring that we remain progressive and relevant to all.”
The two runners up were Niamh McGrath and William Awan, congratulations to them both for making the final and for submitting their fantastic designs.
The Club provides a forum for exchange between scientists and breeders of beef and dairy cattle. We are a unique ‘family’ of farmers, researchers, industry, and young people – all dedicated to the advancement of breeding and genetics within the British cattle industry. We pride ourselves on an unrivalled camaraderie that welcomes all and encourages lively debate and discussion in a relaxed and enjoyable way. Continuing to move with the times and remain relevant to the huge diversity of our members remains at the forefront of what we as a Club strive to do.
The BCBC Virtual Conference will be held on Tuesday 25th January 2022, the full programme and online registration will be available shortly.