Club Committee 2020

PresidentMichael Maunsell
Vice PresidentTim Mc Ellistrim
ChairpersonJohn Dillon087-6864034
SecretaryGeraldine Harty087 8168281
Vice ChairpersonLeo O'Connor
TreasurerMichael Griffin
Club P.R.O.Ronan Siochru086-8523867
YMA CoordinatorJack Walsh087 3535004
YMA SecretaryPadraig Broderick

Club Notes – Winter 2019

AGM & Silage competition
Thanks to everyone who attended our AGM and silage competition in December. Well done to Seamus Curran (pit) and Johnny Hanlon (bales) on winning the silage competition. A special thanks to outgoing club treasurer Leo O’Connor for all his work and Nicholas Leen of Agriking (sponsor of silage competition).

Fertility event
Our year started in January at the rose hotel, Tralee, with guest speaker Dr Dan Ryan. The main topic on the night was preparing cows to go back in calf. The take home message was that “cow comfort, and the transition period is critical for future optimum reproductive performance of the cow”. Many thanks to Dr Dan and all who attended.

AI Night
Our annual AI night was held on Tuesday January 29th also at The Rose Hotel Tralee – 5 AI companies were present and gave a presentation on a wide selection of bulls for the upcoming breeding season. Guest Speaker Dr Karina Pierce UCD was also present on the night giving a presentation on the ongoing studies at Lyons Estate on higher input/higher output system.

Heifer sale
Our annual heifer sale took place at gortatlea mart in March. There were 45 heifers in total for sale on the day.
Congratulations to John Dillon who had the champion heifer on the day, Richard Langford reserve champion and 3rd place to Maurice Harty.The sale was a great success and thanks to Jack Walsh for judging, all at Gortatlea mart, those who attended and everyone who put in such a great effort.

Bull sale
Our annual bull sale took place in April again at Gortatlea mart.
Congratulations to Maurice Harty who had the champion bull at our annual sale. Special thanks to all our sponsors and Gortatlea Mart For their continued support. Best of luck to all the new bull owners and thank you to everyone who attended

Field evening & stock judging
In June we held our annual field evening, Thank you to John, Nora and Jack Walsh for hosting a great field evening and to everyone for attended. Many thanks also to Kerry agribusiness for sponsoring the event. There was great quality stock on display and we all received a very warm welcome.

Stock judging results from Walsh field evening presented by Maurice Reilly of Kerry agribusiness.

Emer Kennelly
Daniel Curtin
Kieran Savage
Visitor. David Coppinger

18 to 26:
Jack Goulding
Padraig Broderick
Katie Kennelly
visitor Donal Coppinger

12 to 18:
Muiris Harty
Ronan O Mahoney
Oisin Cronin
Visitor. Aimee O Donovan

Under 12:
Faith I O Connor
Muiris Kearney
Nora O Carroll
Well done to all

Herds competition
We had a large number of entries for our annual herd’s competition. Thank you to everyone who came to our awards night. The club would especially like to thank our sponsor Dairymaster, Kerins O’Rahillys Clubhouse for the lovely food and hospitality and our two judges John Sullivan and Damien Storan. Well done to all the winners

Herds Competition 2019 results
Autumn Senior
1 Michael & Noreen Maunsell
2 Maurice & Geraldine Harty
3 Kieran Harty

Autumn Intermediate
1 Johnny O Hanlon
2 John Dillon
3 Kieran Savage

Spring Senior
1 James Egan
2 William horgan
3 Richard Langford

Spring Intermediate
1 Donal O’Connell
2 Paul Dowd
3 Colm Diggins

Spring Junior
1 Ronan Siochru
2 John Joe Dillon
3 John Galvin

Spring Junior A
1 Liam Quilter
2 Owen O’Sullivan
3 Patrick Hanrahan

Best Overall Cow: John & Nora Walsh

Lowest S.C.C.
Autumn Padraig Healy
Spring Liam Quilter

Lifetime Production cow
Autumn Maurice & Geraldine Harty
Spring Richard Langford

Highest Cow Kgs Protein
Autumn Johnny O Hanlon
Spring James Egan

Highest Conformation Herd
Autumn John Dillon
Spring John & Nora Walsh

Highest Production Herd
Autumn Michael & Noreen Maunsell
Spring James Egan

Highest Overall EBI
John Galvin

Kerry summer farm tour:
During the summer we organised several farm visits. We started with world wide sires open day in Tipperary and moved on to west Cork to the Mountfarna herd of John O’Callaghan, the Eddy herd of Robert, Sylvia and Jason Helen and finally onto the Kilgarriffe herd of Richard, Marion and Mervyn Helen near Clonakilty. It was a pleasure visiting these well run herds and we would like to thank them all for having us.

National Open Day:
Also, Congratulations to James Egan, Tobermartin herd Tarbert who came third in the spring section of the National Herds Competition
The club would like to offer its condolences to any members who lost a loved one during the year.

We are a very active club with many events during the year.
New members very welcome.

Safe farming,
Ronan Siochru Club PRO

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Events Calendar

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Thu 02

CANCELLED – Knowthfarm Dispersal Sale

April 2 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wed 22

Donegal Club Show & Sale of Calved Heifers

April 22 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 25

CANCELLED – Emerald Expo 2020

April 25 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm