Club Committee 2020
|Vice Chairperson||Graeme Taylor|
|Secretary||Oliver Costello||086 8598273|
|Pollagh, Newtowncashel, Longford, Co. Longford|
|Assistant Secretary||Avril Helen|
|Assistant Treasurer||John Stone|
Club Notes – Spring 2020
On the 12th November we had a good meeting in Ferrick’s Hotel. The guest speaker on the night was Joe Patton. Joe gave us the results of some research that has been completed comparing different types of cows’ performances across different calving times, e.g. solely spring, or solely autumn calving, or mixed calving times, taking in spring and autumn calving. There was a good attendance on the night of 35 to 40. An interactive question and answer session followed the talk.
On Wednesday 15th January we started off our 2020 year with a talk in Ferrick’s given by Declan McEvoy, Head of Taxation with IFAC. Declan covered the different types of farm accounts systems; the sole trader, the four different types of partnerships; and then companies. He explained the advantages and disadvantages of each system, and who is best suited to each system. While there were lots of questions throughout the presentation, the main interest seemed to be in companies. It was a very informative evening and well worth going to.
We hope to have our AGM around the end of March or early April. The guest speaker on the night was Martina, a Disease Lab Manager. She will give a presentation on the various disease testing that can be done.
Other events for the coming year which have to be confirmed is a field evening late May / early June on the farm of PJ, John & Emer Kelly and family and our Calf Show in Hayden’s on the 10th July. We hope to hold our Herds Competition towards the latter half of June. Our judge this year will be Liam Curran.
We would like to thank our sponsors for the coming year who, to date we know, are Lakeland Dairies and FBD Insurance.
Lastly but not least, we would like to congratulate the new Mr. Oliver & Mrs. Sarah Costello on their recent marriage.