Kerry

Club Committee 2018

PresidentRichard Langford
Vice PresidentMichael Maunsell
SecretaryGeraldine Harty,087–8168281 geraldineharty@gmail.com
Ballylongane, Ballyheigue, Co. Kerry.
ChairpersonJohn Dillon087-6864034
Vice ChairpersonSeamus Curran
TreasurerLeo O'Connor
Club P.R.O.John Barrett086-8523867
YMA CoordinatorChristopher Heffernan086-2307879
Ballylongane, Ballyheigue Co. Kerry
YMA SecretaryAisling Harty 087-3495767

Club Notes – Spring 2018

Silage Competition
In mid-November, the club held a silage competition kindly sponsored by Agri-King. Agri-King is an annual nutrition company known for its precise feed analyses, highly fortified products and it strives to help livestock producers to get the most out of feed and each head of livestock. The club was delighted that Agri-King sponsored this competition. The results of the competition were presented at our annual A.G.M. by representatives Nicholas Leen and Michael O’Neill, who gave a presentation on the night. The knowledge gained on the night was valuable to all present. Results of pit silage:
1st John Barrett, Ardfert
2nd Johnny Hanlon, Ballyduff
3rd Sean Egan, Ballyheigue
Results of Round Bales
1st John Dillion, Duagh
2nd Ronan Sugrue, Dingle
3rd Karol Kissane, Ballylongford
Well done to all competitors!

A.G.M.
We held our A.G.M. in December in Ballyroe Heights Hotel. The following officers were elected:
President: Richard Langford Vice President: Michael Maunsell Chairperson: John Dillion Vice Chairperson: Seamus Curran Secretary: Geraldine Harty
Treasurer: Leo O’Connor PRO: John Barrett
National Council Rep: William Horgan YMA Coordinator: Christopher Heffernan

Club Meeting
To kick start the New Year our first club meeting took place on the 25th of January 2018 at Ballyroe Heights Hotel. The club were honoured that the chief executive of the I.H.F.A Charlie Gallagher was in attendance, he made a presentation outlining the events for breed promotion of the Holstein Friesian Breed and the adaptability of the breed in these changing times, both, with production and fertility. A healthy debate ensued, and club members spoke frankly about the promotion of the Holstein Friesian Breed. Charlie Gallagher listened intently to their concerns and reassured the club members that their concerns would be addressed.
It is great to see a healthy debate taking place benefitting all members in the club.

Breeders Meeting
The club hosted an A.I night on the 29th of January 2018 at the Rose Hotel, this is becoming an annual event growing in popularity each year. In attendance were four A.I. companies, each company gave a presentation on the night. The companies were:
– Munster A.I., represented by Jerome Leen
– Dovea, represented by Tim Fitzmaurice
– World Wide Sires, represented by Conor Morley
– Eurogene, represented by Tom Baker
All questions from the floor were addressed and a good night was had by all.

Sympathy
The club would like to extend its deepest sympathies to club members who lost family members during the year.

Upcoming Events
The club’s annual heifer sale of both in calf and calved heifers will be held on Saturday the 31st of March 2018 at Gortatlea mart. The annual bull sale will take place on Saturday the 14th of April 2018 at Gortatlea mart. Our annual field evening will take place in mid-June, venue to be confirmed. The herds competition will be held in early July.
Looking forward to 2018,

John Barrett, PRO

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