Chairman Michael Laffan 087 2941615 Michaellaffan@eircom.net
Vice chairman Michael McNamara 087 8163197
Secretary Edward Fitzgerald 087 2254702 Toberfort@hotmail.com
Treasurer John Curtin 087 1204334 Johncurtincows@hotmail.com
PRO Eoin Horgan 087 9849463 Coshmaholsteins@hotmail.com
Child Officer Michael McNamara 087 8163196
Spring 2017 – Club Notes
We held our AGM in the Woodlands House hotel on the 2nd March. The officers of the club are returning as was last year and the club positions are as follows:
President: Jimmy Hannon
Vice Predsident: Ted Boyce
Chairman: Michael Laffan
Secetary: Edward Fitzgerald
Treasurer: John Curtin
PRO: Eoin Horgan
Club Represntative on IHFA board: John Horgan
A schedule of events is for the year ahead is currently being prepared, details of which will be finalised shortly. Dessie Dunlevy has agreed to judge this year’s herds competition and judging will take place around the usual time in June. We plan to hold the field evening around this time and Michael and Margaret Laffan have agreed to host it this year. Having featured prominently in recent herds competitions clubs members will be looking forward to visiting this farm.
This year we selected the top 2 herds from last year’s herd competition.
Aidan and Sally-Ann Frawley milk around 120 cows near O’Rourke’s cross and last year had the best overall type in the herds competition. The herd is currently about 30% autumn calving supplying about 1.1 million litres to Kerry co-op. Herd average currently stands at 9,000 litres per cow. During the winter cows are fed a TMR of grass silage, wholecrop and a blend. Cows are fed to yield in the parlour. Sires of milking herd currently in the herd are include Goldchip, Dex, Ponder, Boxer and Sanchez. Madien heifers are sired by Uno, Golden Dreams, Mogul. Main cos family includePenny, Rolls, Goldrose, Shower and Grace. Classification is used to select sires.
Michael and Maragert Laffan milk 40 cows near Kilfinny and last year won best overall production in the herds competition. The herd is spring calving supplying milk to Kerry co op. Herds average is currently 9,600 litres produced from grass, grass silage and concentrates. Cows in the herd are currently sired by Ramos, Jerudo and Dundee among others. Cows families in the herd include Star (Glensillagh) Gypsy ( Breadale) and home bred pedigrees of Sarahs, Gails and Darinas. Average classification currently is 86.5 points and a combination of classification, EBI and aAa is used to select AI sires. Current Ai sires include Texel Beauty Debutante Red, Peak Mr Grey, Boldi Armour