Cork Committee 2017
|Chairman||Ursula Forrest||087 2044316|
|Secretary||Richard Forde,||087 8248381|
|Coole, Carrignavar, Co. Cork|
|PRO||Ivor Bryan||086 3871422|
Spring 2017 – Club Notes
We held our AGM on the 5th of December in The Oriel House Hotel, Ballincollig. On the night the club officers gave reports on the clubs activities and individual members successes for the past year. A number of awards/ prizes were given out on the night :
Under 18 Stockjudging Cup: Mark Kingston
18-26 years Stockjudging Cup: Jason Helen
Over 26 Stockjudging Cup: Joint Winners : George Kingston / Gerdy Lehane
Club Person of the year Award: Denis Kiely
Seamus Crowley was Nominated as our President Elect
John O Sullivan, Lisduff was made an Honorary Life Member of the CHFC. We’d like to thank John for his commitment and support of the club from the very beginning to the present day, John tells a nice story how he became the very first club secretary.
Guest speaker on the night was Mr Kevin Flynn of the Reary herd, Co Laois. Kevin gave us a very interesting presentation on how he has grown his business since he returned home to farm in the early 90s. How he has used Pedigree registration to increase the value of his stock sales, selling both breeding bulls and calved heifers. We would like to thank Kevin for his time in giving us a very open presentation on his business, which gave us of things to think about.
The Cork club held its annual AI night on the 17th of January. There was a large attendance to hear guest speaker Dr Margaret Kelleher of ICBF give a informative presentation on the EBI base change, she went into a-bit of detail on the health index element of the EBI, and also some of the areas they are looking to develop into the future.
A sincere thank you to the four AI companies in Attendance who presented us with their Spring 17 offerings, and also donated some free straws to be raffled off on the night. The four companies in attendance were DOVEA GENETICS, EUROGENE AI, MUNSTER AI & WORLD WIDE SIRES IRELAND.
We are delighted to announce that Mrs Ursula Forrest has been elected as our new chairperson, replacing Mr Joe Collins who had served his three year term, we’d like to thank Joe for his time and hard work for the club and we look forward to working with Ursula.
We’d like to congratulate all the prize winners especially the Cork winners at the recent All Ireland Awards.
As we look forward to the year ahead we would recommend that you check out our club facebook page to keep up with all that is happening within the club. Also we will be presenting both the Gold and Diamond awards for the Cork breeders at our field evenings again this year. We look forward to seeing you at our events throughout the year.
Ivor Bryan, PRO