Cork Committee 2018
|Chairman||Ursula Forrest||087 2044316|
|Secretary||Michael O’ Sullivan||087 2067532|
|Cloughduv East, Crookstown, Co. Cork|
|PRO||Alan Buttimer||086 4012687|
Club Notes – Winter 2018
Bull Show and Sale
The annual Pedigree Holstein Friesian Bull Show and Sale was held in Bandon Mart on the 4th of April. Of the 26 bulls that were presented on the day, 19 sold to represent a 73% clearance. The average price on the day was €2,162. The show was judged by Peter Kennelly. Mountfarna Reliant, bred by John O’Callaghan took top prize of champion bull. Ryefarm Hardy Buck, bred by Eddie O’Flynn was named reserve champion. The club would like to congratulate all exhibitors on the quality of stock presented, and wish all buyers the very best with their new purchases. The club would also like to thank Peter Kennelly for judging the event.
The club held two field evenings during the month of June. The first was held at the Moneygurran Herd of James and Seamus Crowley on Friday 15th June. The second was held at the Ballyroberts Herd of Mathew Walsh on Wednesday 27th June. Both field evenings were very well attended. Each event had an open stock judging competition and also included presentations to recipients of Gold and Diamond awarded cows. The club would like to thank both the Crowley and Walsh families for making their farms available for the field evenings. Also thanks to the judges of the open stock judging competition of each event; Joe Collins, Jerry Hegarty and John Kirby.
Herds Competition and Club BBQ
This years Herd Competition was held over the first two weeks of June, with judges visiting a total of 65 herds, divided into 5 different sections. This year judges included; Donal Osbourne, Richard Forde, Alan Dorian, Philip Jones and Michael Coleman. A very special thank you to all judges for their time and interest when judging the competition. The results of the Herds Competition, (which are available on our Facebook page, Cork Holstein) were announced at the clubs annual BBQ night, at the Vienna Woods hotel on Tuesday 14th August. A great night was had by all. Congratulations to all prize winners and thank you to everyone that took part. Once again, the club would like to acknowledge and thank Dairygold, Post Calver Gold, for their continuing support and sponsorship of this years competition.
This years club tour, organised by club president Seamus Crowley, was held from the 24th to 27th July. The fully booked tour visited the Royal Welsh Show this year. Also included in the tour were a number of Welsh farm visits and a trip to the Principality Stadium, Cardiff (formally the Millennium Stadium). Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the tour. A special thank you to Seamus Crowley for a well organised and enjoyable tour.
National Dairy Show
Finally, the club were delighted to be involved with the National Dairy Show in setting up and helping out on the day. For anyone who attended the event, on Saturday 20th October, you’ll agree it was a great success. Congratulations to all involved.
The clubs AGM will be held in December. For more details on this and all the clubs activities during the year, check out our Facebook page, Cork Holstein.
Alan Buttimer PRO