Club Committee 2019
|Vice President||Michael Maunsell|
|Secretary||Geraldine Harty||087 email@example.com|
|Vice Chairperson||Seamus Curran|
|Club P.R.O.||Ronan Siochru||086-8523867|
|YMA Coordinator||Christopher Heffernan||086-2307879|
|Ballylongane, Ballyheigue Co. Kerry|
|YMA Secretary||Aisling Harty||087-3495767|
Club Notes – Winter 2018
Our annual Heifer sale took place in Gortatlea Mart in March 2018. The entries were strong and the demand for heifers was good. Champion heifer was won by William Horgan and reserve Champion went to Sean Egan.
Our annual Bull sale was held April 2018 in Castleisland Mart. The Champion Bull sponsored by Lee Strand Co-Op, Creamery Ltd., was exhibited by Brendan Cremins and Reserve Champion on the day was exhibited by Kieran Harty . The continued support from our sponsors and catalogue advertisers is greatly appreciated; also we would like to show our appreciation to Gortatlea Mart for facilitating both sales.
Our annual field evening took place on the farm of Maurice and Eva Costello Kilgulbin, Ardfert Co. Kerry. The club would like to thank Maurice and Eva for the hospitality shown to the club on the night, great credit is due to the standard of the cows on show. A great evening was had by all in attendance and continued support from our sponsors Kerry Agri Business is greatly appreciated.
Summer Evening/ Presentation Night
Our Summer Evening was held in August in O’ Riadas Bar Castleisland. We were blessed with a fine evening. The continued support of our sponsors, ‘Dairymaster’ with recognition all over the world is so greatly appreciated, without this sponsorship our herd’s competition would not take place. Each year has proven to bring many new entrants and energised interest to the club. The Club would like to thank our Master Judge, Michael Laffan, for his time and effort given over the duration of the judging. His knowledge and advice to the herds he judged was appreciated by all. We would also like to thank all the drivers who so diligently transferred Michael to each farm.
The club organised a tour to Denmark in late November 2018. We are very much looking forward to the trip at the time of writing.
Election of President
It is with great pleasure that in May of this year one of our members was elected President of the I.H.F.A . Peter Kennelly of the Akeragh Herd whom has a long standing with the Holstein Friesian Association along with his family, continually promoting the breed. The club wishes Peter every success in his new role and it is a great honour for Peter and his family.
The club encouraged all members to purchase herd signs to promote the Holstein Pedigree Breed and their herds, members uptake was very good and Pedigree breeders and clubs have to do more to promote the benefits of the breed.
The club would like to extend its deepest sympathy to any club members who lost loved ones during the year.
Our AGM will take place in The Ballyroe Heights Hotel. All new members are welcome to the club and we would like to thank all existing members for their participation and co – operation at club events throughout the year. A big thank you to all the people who worked behind the scene to help organise all of the club events, especially our club secretary Geraldine Harty and Chairperson John Dillon
The Club is looking forward to another excellent year in 2019