Tipperary Waterford

Club Committee 2020

ChairmanGordon Nicholson086 4020771
Springmount,
Youghal,
Co. Cork.
gordon.nicholson@hotmail.com
SecretaryAilbe Ryan087 2726980
P.R.OKathleen Kelly086 8340976, skkelly@eircom.net
TreasurerAidan Power

Club Notes – Spring 2020

AGM
We held our AGM 22nd January in the Minella Hotel in Clonmel a good crowd attended we had a very good guest speaker Charles Chavasse. Charles gave a excellent run down on calf rearing and especially in the first 60 days of our heifer calves life. The most important feed of any of our replacement heifers is the first feed in the first two hours of her life. Colostrum must be of high quality from the first milking. Charles advises that holstein calves could need up to 5 litres in the first feed. Charles also said that pneumonia can have a detrimental affect on the performance of our heifers. He spoke at great length on the topic of calf housing which is very important. Also present on the night was our local vet Tom Julian who contributed greatly to the discussion also giving much information on calf rearing

We elected our new officers

Secretary Ailbe Ryan, treasurer, Phil Cusack best of luck to both. Chairman Gordon Nicholson was re elected.

Chairman, Gordon is organising a club trip to France in September to take in the Space Show

Many thanks to our out-going secretary David Murphy and treasurer Aidan Power for all their work over the past years.

Our sympathy to Philip Kinnane and family on the death of his mother.

Kathleen Kelly

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