Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society launches charity tie

Sam McCollum, Bushmills, pictured with Ron McHattie, chief executive of the Aberdeen Angus Cattle Society during the spring bull sales at Stirling. Picture: Julie Hazelton
Sam McCollum, Bushmills, pictured with Ron McHattie, chief executive of the Aberdeen Angus Cattle Society during the spring bull sales at Stirling. Picture: Julie Hazelton

The Chief Executive of the Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society, Ron McHattie, died at the age of 63, in September, only a month before his planned early retirement. In his honour the Society has launched a charity tie with 100% of proceeds going to Ron’s family’s chosen charities MacMillan Cancer Research and Marie Curie.

David Evans, President of the Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society, said: “Ron’s untimely passing is still very raw in all of our hearts and this charity tie is a symbol of our respect and loyalty to a man who over the last 18 years’ was responsible for the phenomenal development and expansion of the Aberdeen-Angus breed in the UK and Ireland. These charities are very close to Ron’s family and we are delighted to be supporting them with the sale of the ties.”

Orders are now being taken for the commemorative ties at a cost of £10 each, 100% of the proceeds will be divided equally between MacMillan Cancer Research and Marie Curie.

Visit www.aberdeen-angus.co.uk for more information.

The Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society is the regulator of Aberdeen-Angus cattle in the UK, ensuring the provenance, quality and progression of the breed.

The Society, established in 1879, prides itself in developing the Aberdeen-Angus breed to be world-beating through leading the sector with an innovative approach and a world renowned brand. The meat is now in high demand from retailers, restaurants, butchers and consumers.