Club Committee 2020
|Vice President||Tim Mc Ellistrim|
|Secretary||Geraldine Harty||087 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Vice Chairperson||Leo O'Connor|
|Club P.R.O.||Ronan Siochru||086-8523867|
|YMA Coordinator||Jack Walsh||087 3535004|
|YMA Secretary||Padraig Broderick|
Club Notes – Spring 2020
We had our annual AI Night on Wednesday Jan 15th 8pm at The Rose Hotel, Tralee. There was a wide variety of bulls for the upcoming breeding season discussed. Thanks to Dovea, Munster Bovine, Eurogene and World Wide Sires for their continued breeding advice and presentations. Our guest speaker on the night was our very own club member Karol Kissane. Returning to Kerry and starting milking in 2013, Karol has an interesting story to tell on his road to being a dairy farmer. A Nuffield scholar in 2018 he presented his paper entitled “Perception of Agriculture in Primary School Students and opportunities for developments” as well as speaking about his return to dairy farming.
Silage competition and soil fertility
We had a very interesting presentation on the 10th of December at the Rose Hotel, Tralee in conjunction with Agriking entitled “Efficiency in Farming”. Speakers on the night were Nicholas Leen of Agriking – “The cost and value of silage”, Pat Lambert of Watson seeds – “From soil to forage, where are we ?”
Ann Maree Manley of AgriNet was the next invited speaker who provided an update on all the latest technology of their HerdApp. Our silage competition results were also be presented by Nicholas.
Our annual AGM took place on December 3rd in Tralee. Our guest speaker was Dr John Cooke of World Wide Sires. John spoke about maximising genetic potential through management. New officers were elected on the night and we would all like to thank the out going officers for all there work.
Annual Awards Night
Thank you to everyone who came to our annual awards night for the Kerry herds competition. 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
1 Michael & Noreen Maunsell
2 Maurice & Geraldine Harty
3 Kieran Harty
1 Johnny O Hanlon
2 John Dillon
3 Kieran Savage
1 James Egan
2 William horgan
3 Richard Langford
1 Donal O’Connell
2 Paul Dowd
3 Colm Diggins
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
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
Our Heifer sale will take place on march 28th at Gortatlea mart. Our bull sale will take place on the 8th of aril at Gortatlea mart.
Our field evening will take place in June.
We will also be planning a summer tour visiting several farms and annual silage competition.
Our YMA club is very active and has numerous events throughout the year.
Other relevant events and presentations organised throughout the year.