Galway

Club Committee 2019

Joint Presidents Brother William and Jackie Freeney
Chairperson Michael Freeney 087 9684472
Secretary Teresa Roche 083 8455272teresaroche1@gmail.com
Treasurer James & Mary Trayers
P.R.O Tommy Cahill 086 8098623

Club Notes – Spring 2019

Liquid Milk Workshop
On the 6th of December our chairman Michael Freeney hosted an Arrabawn/Teagasc liquid milk workshop. Speakers present were George Ramsbottom and Joe Patton. George discussed aspects of cow breeding, while Joe gave a presentation on Quality Silage.

It was a good refresher course, as we cannot be reminded often enough the role good quality silage has to play in    profitable liquid milk production. Thanks to Michael and Sylvia for once again opening their doors and hosting this.

IHFA Awards Night
The IHFA awards night took place at the Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise on Friday January 25th with a number of club members receiving awards. 

Well done to Kane Boal who won honourable mention for his All Ireland heifer born after 1st Jan ’18 “Sprucegrove Dougal Colleen”

Well done to Megan Boal who won honourable mention for her All Ireland Heifer born between 1st July and 31st Dec ’17 “Sprucegrove Awesome Peggy”.

Well done to Michael Freeney who won reserve All Ireland 3 year old cow in milk born between 1st Jan and 31 Dec 2015 “Mirah AXN Elle”

It was great to have three of our club members honoured.

Kane also went on to win the 18 – 26 All Ireland Stockjudging awards and Megan went on to win the U-18 section – completing the double!

Well done to Megan, Kane and Michael. Ye have done the Galway Club proud.

Calf Health Workshop
On the 11th of January, Tommy Screene hosted a calf health workshop. Topic’s included: Management of the newborn dairy calf, disease prevention and treatment, scour in calves, pneumonia and ventilation problem solving. Speakers included: Conor Beirne (Zoetis), Conor Geraghty, Seamus Finnegan and Killian Farrell.

2019 Events
I hope everyone had a decent start to 2019 with trouble free and lucky calving. The weather has been kind to us up to now with a slight downturn to open March. Hope to see ye at the meetings in 2019 where we will plan some events for the 2019.

Club Presentation/Awards Night
Our annual awards night was held on Saturday January 26th at the Raheen Woods Hotel Athenry. A lovely evening was enjoyed by all, with prizes presented for our stockjudging evening at the Massmore herd of the Martyn family and also the prizes given out for our club show ran during the year at Corrandulla.

All the best

Tommy Cahill

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