Cork Committee 2020

ChairmanIvor Bryan086 3871422
SecretaryMichael O’ Sullivan087
TreasurerMatthew Walsh087 1390342
PROAlan Buttimer 086
PresidentPat Ahern

Club Notes – Winter 2019

Bull Show and Sale
The Cork Holstein Friesian Club held its annual pedigree bull show and sale on Wednesday 3rd April at Bandon Mart. There was a great selection of bulls on show, with a total of 29 for sale. Of the 29 bulls entered, 23 sold, representing a clearance rate of 79%. The average price paid was €2,102. Champion bull on the day was bred by John O’Callaghan with his bull, Mountfarna Futuristic, which received the top price of €3,600. Reserve champion went to Roovesmore Iris Miracle, bred by Donal Murphy. The club would like to thank Rickey Barrett for judging on the day.

Farm Walk
The club held a farm walk at the end of April on the farm of Kevin and Bernie Downing, Whitechurch. The 68 hectare farm, under the ‘Parkduv’ prefix, consists of 150 pedigree holstein cows. Currently the herd is averaging 7,309 kgs milk at 4.27% fat and 3.68% protein (595 kg MS). The Parkduv herd is ranked in the top 25 herds in Ireland with herd EBI of €178. The club thanks both Kevin and Bernie Downing, farm manager, Tom Carr and farm assistant, James Wycherley for hosting the club on a very impressive farm.

Club Tour
On June 19th, the club held its annual club tour. This years destination was the Royal Highland Show in Scotland. The 4 day tour also included sightseeing and a number of farm visits. Everyone that travelled thoroughly enjoyed the trip. Thank you and well done to club president, Seamus Crowley for organising a great tour.

Field Evenings
The club held two field evenings in June. The first on the Roovesmore Herd of Donal Murphy and the second at the Glenrea Herd of Martin and Michael Kennedy. Both evenings were well attended. Top quality herds and a superb line up of cows on show at each event, just highlighted the excellent level of management on each farm. At each field evening, an open stock judging competition took place and also presentations were made to herd owners cows that were awarded the IHFA Gold & Diamond Awards. The club would like to thank master judges, Michael O’Sullivan and Ivor Bryan for their expertise on both evenings. The club would also like to thank and congratulate both the Murphy and Kennedy families for organising two enjoyable events.

National Open Day
There was great excitement in the club in the lead up to this years IHFA national open day. The open day was held by club members, Henry and Liam O’Keeffe of Radney Holsteins in Freemount. Club members were out in force in the lead up preparing for the event and on the day itself. The event was hugely successful and very enjoyable for all. Well done to the O’Keeffe family and IHFA for organising a great day.

National Dairy Show
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 19th of October, you’ll agree it was a great success. Congratulations to all involved.

Finally, the clubs AGM will be held in December. Also preparations are well underway for the annual AI Night in the new year. For further details of upcoming events and a review of past events, check out the clubs Facebook page, Cork Holstein.

Cork Club Herds Competition and BBQ
This years club herds competition was held during the month of June, with judges visiting a total of 62 herds. The competition was divided into five different sections. This years judges were Paul Flanagan, Michelle McGrath, John O’Flynn, John Dillon and Ivan Nagle. After judging was complete and scores totted up, results were announced at the annual club BBQ in the Vienna Woods Hotel, on Thursday 15th of August. The results were as follows;

Autumn/Spring A
Overall Herd; 1st Laurelelm -Rickey Barrett. 2nd Ryefarm -Eddie O’Flynn. 3rd Eedy -Robert & Sylvia Helen.
Best Cow; 1st Laurelelm Jerrick Daffodil -Rickey Barrett. 2nd Eedy Armani Acclaim -Robert & Sylvia Helen.
Best Heifer; 1st Eedy Solomon Fame -Robert & Sylvia Helen. 2nd Ryefarm Halogen Gaerchop -Eddie O’Flynn.
Cow Family; 1st Gaerchop -Eddie O’Flynn. 2nd Missy -Denis & Claire White.
3 Cows; 1st Laurelelm -Rickey Barrett. 2nd Seaview -Denis & Claire White.
Conformation Herd; Eedy -Robert & Sylvia Helen.
Production Herd; Laurelelm -Rickey Barrett.
Protein % Herd; Ballydehob -Robert Shannon. (3.65%)
EBI Herd; Ballydehob -Robert Shannon. (EBI 171)
EBI Cow; Ballydehob Trixi GZY (EBI 261) -Robert Shannon.
Lifetime Production Cow; Laurelelm Ruben Sassy (10461kg MS) -Rickey Barrett.
Lowest SCC Herd; Ringleader -Noel O’Donovan. (SCC 56)
Judges Prize; Michael White.

Autumn/Spring B
Overall Herd; 1st Coolehill -Richard Forde. 2nd Castleroberts -John Bourke. 3rd Ibane -Michael Coleman.
Best Cow; 1st Clongowes Sid Almeric 2 -Bryan O’Connor. 2nd Ibane Seven Patsy -Michael Coleman.
Best Heifer; 1st Yardgrove Atwood Jeanette -Bryan O’Connor. 2nd Sallybank Adventure Red 2 ET -Ivor Bryan.
Cow Family; 1st Flora -Donal Murphy. 2nd Leulla -Bryan O’Connor.
3 Cows; 1st Coolehill -Richard Forde. 2nd Whelfarm -Kieran Whelton.
Conformation Herd; Coolehill -Richard Forde.
Production Herd; Castleroberts -John Bourke.
Protein % Herd; Currabride -Ivan Buttimer. (3.54%)
EBI Herd; Castleroberts -John Bourke. (EBI 110)
EBI Cow; Castleroberts Oman Gina (EBI 218) -John Bourke.
Lifetime Production Cow; Castleroberts LCX Emblem (7262kg MS) -John Bourke.
Lowest SCC Herd; Currabride -Ivan Buttimer. (SCC 45)
Judges Prize; Ivan Buttimer.

Autumn/Spring C
Overall Herd; 1st Bolomore -Seamus Bourke. 2nd Glencarin -Cal Hennessy. 3rd Massrock -Gerard Lehane.
Best Cow; 1st Glencarin Truly Scrumptious -Cal Hennessy. 2nd Snipevale Hebe 19 -Richard & Michael White.
Best Heifer; 1st Massrock Crossnacole Dempsey Janeck -Gerard Lehane. 2nd Ballintotas Fraiko Julia -John Shanahan.
Cow Family; 1st Ellen -Seamus Bourke. 2nd Lady -Barry O’Mahony.
3 Cows; 1st Geraghtown -Jerry & Daniel O’Leary. 2nd Lakemarsh -Diarmuid & Daniel Collins.
Conformation Herd; Glencarin -Cal Hennessy.
Production Herd; Bolomore -Seamus Bourke.
Protein % Herd; Berell -Barry O’Mahony. (3.57%)
EBI Herd; Massrock -Gerard Lehane. (EBI 114)
EBI Cow; Lakemarsh WWT Buttercup (EBI 207) -Diarmuid & Daniel Collins.
Lifetime Production Cow; Berell CIX Marina 1026 (6385kg MS) -Barry O’Mahony.
Lowest SCC Herd; Bolomore -Seamus Bourke. (SCC 51)
Best New Entrant; Ballintotas -John Shanahan.
Judges Prize; Seamus Bourke.

Spring A
Overall Herd; 1st Glenrea -Martin & Michael Kennedy. 2nd Millstreet -Denis Kiely. 3rd Glenny -Daniel O’Leary.
Best Cow; 1st Millstreet Dewberry -Denis Kiely. 2nd Foxrose Daisy -John Hurley.
Best Heifer; 1st Glenrea S2173 Malissa -Martin & Michael Kennedy. 2nd Coppeenrua Massey Berta -Noel Crowley.
Cow Family; 1st Candy -Martin & Michael Kennedy. 2nd Linda -Noel Shinnick.
3 Cows; 1st Coppeenrua -Noel Crowley. 2nd Ballyanihan -Noel Shinnick.
Conformation Herd; Glenrea -Martin & Michael Kennedy.
Production Herd; Glenny -Daniel O’Leary.
Protein % Herd; Coolmahon -Pat Flynn. (3.80%)
EBI Herd; Coolmahon -Pat Flynn. (EBI 137)
EBI Cow; Coolmahon Lily YBG (EBI 226) -Pat Flynn.
Lifetime Production Cow; Coolmahon Petula Image 1 (8317kg MS) -Pat Flynn.
Lowest SCC Herd; Foxrose -John Hurley. (SCC 52)
Judges Prize; Daniel O’Leary.

Spring B
Overall Herd; 1st Mylawn -Michael Healy. 2nd Windyhill -Denis O’Donoughue. 3rd Carrigeen -William O’Sullivan.
Best Cow; 1st Mountcarmel Duplex Darkie -Mark Kelleher. 2nd Kilbrennan K ASI Primal -Tom O’Driscoll.
Best Heifer; 1st Springpark Mogul Laurie -Mark Kelleher. 2nd Mylawn Seabreeze 2457 -Michael Healy.
Cow Family; 1st Ivory -Michael Healy. 2nd Sensation -Tom O’Driscoll.
3 Cows; 1st Mylawn -Michael Healy. 2nd Leestar -Sean McSweeney.
Production Herd; Carrigeen -William O’Sullivan.
Conformation Herd; Mylawn -Michael Healy.
Protein % Herd; Leachtneill -Tom O’Sullivan. (3.76%) & Carrigeen -William O’Sullivan. (3.76%)
EBI Herd; Browney -Thomas Kearney. (EBI 162)
EBI Cow; Browney LWR Alice 1539 (EBI 253) -Thomas Kearney.
Lifetime Production Cow; Kilbreennan Sensation 20 (6034kg MS) -Tom O’Driscoll.
Lowest SCC Herd; Springpark -Mark Kelleher. (SCC 54)
Best New Entrant; Carrigeen -William O’Sullivan.
Judges Prize; Patrick Fitzgerald.

The club would like to thank Dairygold Post Calver Gold for their continuing support of the competition again this year. Also a special thank you to this years five judges. Well done to all that took part and congratulations to the winners.

Alan Buttimer, PRO

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