Kerry

Club Committee 2020

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

Club Notes – Spring 2020

AI Night
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.

AGM
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
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

Upcoming events
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.

Ronan Siochru

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