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March 2011: Welsh judge hails 2011 Irish National  Holstein Show as a ‘fantastic event’

Braedale Goldwyn daughters collect supreme and reserve overall championship honours

By Julie Hazelton

A fantastic event with an awesome second calver class was how Welsh judge, Bev Baker, described the 2011 Irish National Holstein Show, held at the Pedigree Sales Arena, Moira.

The evening event attracted over 250 spectators and an entry of almost 90 pedigree Holsteins from over 20 exhibitors.

“I’m privileged to have been asked to judge such a wonderful show,” said Mr Baker, owner of the noted 300-cow BB Holstein herd based in the Usk Valley, south east Wales. “The quality of cattle from start to finish has been fantastic, but the second calver class was the highlight of the show. It’s been an honour to judge a class with 15 tremendous animals. Quality and numbers were in abundance, and the top placed animals in each class exhibited extra quality.”

“Holstein NI should be proud of its event, and the breeders are to be congratulated on their achievements. A lot of work has went on behind the scenes, and both my wife, Theresa, and I, have enjoyed the show and the hospitality.”

 A popular choice for the supreme championship ribbons, sponsored by Cookstown Dairy Services, was the EX92 Wiltor Goldwyn Lausine owned by veterinary student, James Patterson, whose family own the 120-cow Ballyginniff herd based at Crumlin, County Antrim. Sired by the noted Braedale Goldwyn, and bred from Ridgefield Cousteau Lausine, she calved her third - a bull calf by Duplex - in mid January and is currently giving 55 litres daily.

James Patterson bought this cow at the Stars of Sahara sale in September last year. “I was attracted to her show style, and the fact that she has high components with yields over 5% butterfat and protein to 3.6%. She also has a super pedigree – her dam comes from the famous Canadian-bred Comestar Laurie Shiek family.”

Wiltor Goldwyn Lausine was champion heifer in-milk at the Royal Welsh Show in 2009, and third prize senior three-year-old at the National All Breeds Show in 2010.

The judge described the overall champion as an outstanding individual. “She displays superior quality throughout, and has a super mammary system – high and wide with tremendous veination.”

Claiming the reserve championship award was the much admired Copywood Goldwyn Sara 2 EX90, brought out by the father and son team of Philip and Simon Haffey, Portadown, County Armagh. She was class leader in the hotly contested second calver class. “This is a capacious dairy cow with super depth and sweep of rib,” added Bev Baker.

Also by Goldwyn, she was bred from Copywood KJ Sara 2 EX92, and was purchased privately by the Haffey duo as a six-week-old heifer calf. Copywood Goldwyn Sara 2 EX90 is no stranger to show success, and has never been beaten in her class. She was reserve intermediate heifer champion at the Centenary Causeway Classic in 2009; junior champion at the RUAS Winter Fair in 2009, and reserve interbreed champion at the RUAS Winter Fair in 2010; Reserve All-Britain junior heifer in-milk in 2009; and best overall heifer in Holstein NI’s 2010 Herds Inspection Competition.

She calved at the end of October and peaked at 65 litres per day. Copywood Goldwyn Sara 2 EX90 has contract interest from leading AI companies throughout the world, and has been flushed extensively to bulls such as Shottle, Jasper, Man O Man and Windbrook. She has three Canon Breeze Allen daughters and one Damion daughter milking in the Glasson herd.

Honourable mention in the overall championship line-up went to the senior heifer in-milk class winner, Clandeboye Champion Francesca VG86 owned by Clandeboye Estates based at Bangor, County Down. This was her first outing on the local show circuit. She calved in mid November and is projected to produce 11,500 kilos in her first lactation.

Clandeboye Champion Francesca VG86 also scooped the intermediate championship, sponsored by Genus ABS, and the exhibitor-bred championship, sponsored by Animax.  “This animal is a super heifer. She has a high and wide rear udder and is carrying a tremendous volume of milk,” explained the judge.

The reserve intermediate championship and reserve exhibitor-bred championship went to Hilltara Bolivia Dawn, the junior heifer in-milk class winner, shown by the father and son team of Sam and John McCormick, Bangor, County Down – three times winner of Holstein NI’s Premier Herd award.

Honourable mention in the intermediate line-up was the second prize winning junior heifer-in-milk, Derrydorragh Shottle Kimo, owned by Gareth Smyth from Cloughmills, County Antrim.

The junior championship, sponsored by McLarnon Feeds, was won by first-time exhibitor, Neal Pepper from Dromore, County Down. He exhibited the in-calf Braedale Goldwyn daughter, Sahara Goldwyn Ambrosia 4 ET – purchased last year at the Stars of Sahara sale.

“The junior winner oozes dairy strength and is one to watch out for in the future.”

David Wilson, Newtownabbey, scored a double in the junior championship line-up, taking both the reserve and honourable mention awards with home-bred heifers. The reserve champion was Gravelhill Auntie Nell, a May 2009 born daughter of the home-bred sire, Gravelhill Correspondent. Taking the honourable mention was the Glen Valley BW Captain daughter, Gravelhill Glen-Lyn.

Sam and John McCormick claimed the premier breeder and premier exhibitor awards, sponsored by John Thompson and Sons.

Holstein NI chairman, John Patterson said:”I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who supported of the 2011 Irish National Holstein Show. A special word of thanks to our judge, Bev Baker, and to our valued sponsors, without whom this event would not have been possible.

 “Thanks also to our commentator, Michael Taaffe; Northern Bank, who supplied caps for the exhibitors; and to Tom Leeman who provided the backing music for the show.

The event boasted a total prize fund of almost 4,700 and sponsors included: Cookstown Dairy Services, Genus ABS, Animax, McLarnon Feeds, Volac, FT Products, Tulivin Laboratories, Trouw Nutrition, Global Genetics Ltd, Moore Animal Feeds, Sloan Sawdust, FarmGate Nutrition, SC Feeds, Trioliet, Clandeboye Yoghurt, Crystalyx, John Thompson and Sons and Northern Bank.

Gilgood Lodge, Moira, is the venue for Holstein NI’s Annual General Meeting on Monday, April 4. Sponsored by United Dairy Farmers Ltd, the event commences at 8pm. Guest speaker is pedigree breeder and embryologist, Mark Knutsford, owner of the noted Riverdane herd.

Results from the judging ring include....

Supreme Champion, sponsored by Cookstown Dairy Services: James Patterson’s Wiltor Goldwyn Lausine. Reserve Champion: Philip and Simon Haffey’s Copywood Goldwyn Sara 2. Honourable Mention: Clandeboye Estate’s Clandeboye Champion Francesca.

Exhibitor-Bred Champion, sponsored by Animax: Clandeboye Estate’s Clandeboye Champion Francesca. Reserve Champion: Sam and John McCormick’s Hilltara Bolivia Dawn. Honourable Mention: Sam and John McCormick’s Hilltara Damion Reann VG89.

Junior Champion, sponsored by McLarnon Feeds: Neal Pepper’s Sahara Goldwyn Ambrosia 4ET. Reserve Champion: David Wilson’s Gravelhill Auntie Nell. Honourable Mention: David Wilson’s Gravelhill Glen-Lyn.

Intermediate Champion, sponsored by Genus ABS: Clandeboye Estate’s Clandeboye Champion Francesca. Reserve Champion: Sam and John McCormick’s Hilltara Bolivia Dawn. Honourable Mention: Gareth Smyth’s Derrydorragh Shottle Kimo.

Premier Breeder and Premier Exhibitor, sponsored by Thompsons: Sam and John McCormick, Hilltara Herd, Bangor.

Class 1 - Heifer, born on or after 18/03/10, Sponsored by Volac – 1, and exhibitor-bred award, Andrew Magowan’s Bannwater Len Sheba 63 by Pine Shelter Lennon Der; 2, Tommy Henry’s Mostragee Ellena Red by Jerudo.

Class 2 - Heifer, born between 18/09/09 and 17/03/10, Sponsored by FT Products, Antrim – 1, and exhibitor-bred award, David Wilson’s Gravelhill Glen-Lyn by Glen Valley BW Captain; 2, Conor McAufield’s Sahara Jasper Regenia by Wilcoxview Jasper; 3, I and J McLean’s Priestland 4934 Goldwyn Ambrosia by Braedale Goldwyn; 4, J Patterson and Sons, Ballyginniff Laurin Jasmine by Den K Marshall LL Laurin; 5, Conor McAulfield’s Derrydorragh Jee Joy by Ked Outside Jeeves; 6, Martin Millar’s Millars Ross Annie by Plain O Durham Ross.

Class 3 - Heifer, born between 18/09/08 and 17/09/09, Sponsored by Tulivin Laboratories – 1, Neal Pepper’s Sahara Goldwyn Ambrosia 4 ET by Braedale Goldwyn; 2, and exhibitor-bred award, David Wilson’s Gravelhill Auntie Nell by Gravelhill Correspondent; 3, Martin Millar’s Willsbro Atlas Maeve by MD Delight Durham Atlas; 4, I and J McLean’s Priestland Goldwyn Karen by Braedale Goldwyn; 5, P and S Haffey’s Glasson KJ Jasper Sara by Wilcoxview Jasper.

Class 4 – Dry Cow, Sponsored by Trouw Nutrition – 1, and exhibitor-bred award, Gareth Smyth’s Bannford Paul Julia VG89 by Valentein Paul; 2, G and J Wallace’s Printshop Eddie Nifty 17 EX92 by Weaverline Bench Eddie ET; 3, I and J McLean’s Weeton Echelon Celicia 62 EX94 by Weeton Echelon; 4, Andrew Magowan’s Bannwater Free Laucot Nancy 74 by Braedale Freelance; 5, I and J McLean’s Derrydorragh PS Chanel EX91 by Picston Shottle.

Class 5 – Junior heifer in-milk, Sponsored by Global Genetics – 1, exhibitor-bred award and best udder award, S and J McCormick’s Hilltara Bolivia Dawn by Magor Bolivia Allen; 2, Gareth Smyth’s Derrydorragh Shottle Kimo by Picston Shottle; 3, G and J Wallace’s Printshop Ferrari Belle 30 VG87 by Holmland Ferrari 18 EX92; 4, Martin Millar’s Hycrest Baxter Melody by Emerald Acres SA T Baxter; 5, SJ, C and JR Stevenson’s Newry Dundee Merry by Regancrest Dundee.

Class 6 – Senior heifer in-milk, Sponsored by Moores Animal Feeds – 1, exhibitor-bred award and best udder award, Clandeboye Estate’s Clandeboye Champion Francesca by Calbrett IHH Champion; 2, Norman McCollum’s Bellemont Baxter Phyl by Emerald Acr SA T Baxter; 3, Conor McAulfield’s Sahara Dundee Azeri by Regancrest Dundee; 4, Martin Millar’s Ardmore Goldwyn Burgandy by Braedale Goldwyn; 5, SJ, C and JR Stevenson’s Newry Goldrun Margaret by Newry Goldrun; 6, Wallace Gregg’s Frocess SK Queen VG88 by Smiddiehill Knightrider.

Class 7 – Cow in-milk, having had two calvings, Sponsored by FarmGate Nutrition – 1, and best udder award, P and S Haffey’s Copywood Goldwyn Sara 2 EX90 by Braedale Goldwyn; 2, and exhibitor-bred award, S and J McCormick’s Hilltara Damion Reann VG89 by ERB Acres Damion; 3, S and J McCormick’s Hilltara Zenith Echo VG89 by Ocean View Zenith; 4, Ronald McLean and Sons Relough Deuce Danna 2 VG89 by Scientific SS Deuce; 5, LA McMurray’s Smiddiehill Goldwyn Melanie VG89 by Braedale Goldwyn; 6, LA McMurray’s Matfield Shottle Gladys VG88 by Picston Shottle.

Class 8 – Cow in-milk, having had three calvings, Sponsored by SC Feeds – 1, and best udder award, James Patterson’s Wiltor Goldwyn Lausine by Braedale Goldwyn; 2, and exhibitor-bred award, S and J McCormick’s Hilltara Allen Edwina EX92 by Canyon Breeze Allen; 3, Ronald McLean and Sons Hyland CB Allen Iris EX93 by Canyon Breeze Allen; 4, G and J Wallace’s Printshop BT Dissi 8 by Printshop BB Terrason; 5, SJ, C and JR Stevenson’s Newry Lee Hellen EX93 by Comestar Lee; 6, George Mitchell’s Wedgewood Talent Inez by Ladino Park Talent.

Class 9 – Cow in-milk, having had four or more calvings, Sponsored by Trioliet, 1, exhibitor-bred award and best udder award, S and J McCormick’s Hilltara Champion Maude EX93 by Calbrett IHH Champion; 2, S and J McCormick’s Hilltara Merchant Tippy 2 EX93 by Altagen Merchant; 3, Gareth Smyth’s Bannford Hotshot Protem by Castletru Hotshot; 4, I and J McLean’s Priestland Dusty Lucia by Priestland Brea Stardust.

Class 10 – Cow, in-milk or in-calf, having produced a minimum of 50,000kgs, Sponsored by Clandeboye Yoghurt, 1, exhibitor-bred award and best udder award, S and J McCormick’s Hilltara Merchant Tippy 2 EX93 by Altagen Merchant; 2, I and J McLean’s Priestland Dusty Lucia by Priestland Brea Stardust; 3, G and J Wallace’s Printshop Eddie Nifty 17 EX92 by Weaverline Bench Eddie ET; 4, I and J McLean’s Priestland Echelon Celcia 62 EX94 by Weeton Echelon.

Class 11 – Novice class, Sponsored by Crystalyx, exhibitor-bred award and best udder award, Norman McCollum’s Bellemont Baxter Phyl by Emerald Acr Sa T Baxter; 2, Neal Pepper’s Sahara Goldwyn Ambrosia 4 ET by Braedale Goldwyn; 3, SJ, C and JR Stevenson’s Newry Goldrun Margaret by Newry Goldrun; 4, Richard Charles’ Beltonanean Damion Leola by ERB Acres Damion; 5, SJ, C and JR Stevenson’s Newry Dundee Merry by Regancrest Dundee.

HOLSTEIN SHOW 1

Cameron Magowan, Rathfriland, exhibited the Bannwater Len Sheba 63, winner of Class 1 at the Irish National Holstein Show. Adding his congratulations is Alistair Sampson, Volac, sponsor.

HOLSTEIN SHOW 2

Allison Wilson exhibited Gravelhill Glen-Lyn, winner of Class 2 at the Irish National Holstein Show.

HOLSTEIN SHOW 3

Winner of Class 3 at the Irish National Holstein Show was Sahara Goldwyn Ambrosia 4ET, owned by Neal Pepper, Dromore, and shown by Andrew Kennedy. The award was presented by sponsor, John Gribbin of Tulivin Laboratories.

HOLSTEIN SHOW 4

The junior champion at the Irish National Holstein Show was Sahara Goldwyn Ambrosia 4ET, owned by Neal Pepper, Dromore, and shown by Andrew Kennedy. Adding his congratulations is David Mawhinney, McLarnon Feeds, sponsor.

HOLSTEIN SHOW 5

David Wilson's Gravelhill herd, Newtownabbey, claimed the reserve and honourable mention awards in the junior championship line-up at the Irish National Holstein Show.  Sponsors, Michael Copeland and Harold Stevenson, McLarnon Feeds, congratulate Allison and Rachael Wilson.

HOLSTEIN SHOW 6

Gareth Smyth, Cloughmills, exhibited Bannford Paul Julia VG89, winner of Class 4 at the Irish National Holstein Show. Included is Jim Uprichard, Trouw Nutrition, sponsor.

HOLSTEIN SHOW 7

David McAuley, Global Genetics, presents first prize in class 5, junior heifer in-milk, to Hilltara Bolivia Dawn, exhibited by John McCormick, Bangor.

HOLSTEIN SHOW 8

The senior heifer in-milk award winner, Clandeboye Champion Francesca, was shown by Richard Jones on behalf of Clandeboye Estate, Bangor. Adding his congratulations is Gareth Moore, Moore Animal Feeds, sponsor.

HOLSTEIN SHOW 9

The intermediate champion was Clandeboye Champion Francesca, owned by Clandeboye Estate, Bangor, and exhibited by Mark Logan, farm manager, and Richard Jones. Adding his congratulations is sponsor, Brian McCarron, Genus ABS.

HOLSTEIN SHOW 10

The winner of the second calver class was Copywood Goldwyn Sara 2 EX90, owned by Philip and Simon Haffey, Portadown, and shown by Andrew Kennedy. Presenting the award are sponsors, Gareth Anderson and Lyle Hamilton, FarmGate Nutrition.

HOLSTEIN SHOW 11

The winner of the third calver class was Wiltor Goldwyn Lausine, owned by James Patterson, Crumlin, and shown by his brother, Andrew. The award was presented by Stephen Crawford of SC Feeds

HOLSTEIN SHOW 12

John McCormick, Bangor, exhibited Hilltara Champion Maude EX93 (2), winner of the fourth calver class at the Irish National Holstein Show. Included is sponsor, Padraig O'Kane, Trioliet.

HOLSTEIN SHOW 13

The production class was won by Hilltara Merchant Tippy 2 EX93, owned by John McCormick, Bangor, and shown by Gavin O'Hagan. Included is Mark Logan of Clandeboye Yoghurt, sponsor.

HOLSTEIN SHOW 14

The novice class was won by Bellemont Baxter Phyl shown by Nathaniel McCollum, Coleraine. The award was handed over by Ian Cummins who was representing Crystalyx.

HOLSTEIN SHOW 15

The reserve intermediate champion was Hilltara Bolivia Dawn, shown by John McCormick, Bangor. Adding his congratulations is Brian McCarron, Genus ABS.

HOLSTEIN SHOW 16

The exhibitor-bred champion at the Irish National Holstein Show was Clandeboye Champion Francesca shown by Richard Jones. Sam Thompson, Animax, sponsor, presented the award to Mark Logan of Clandeboye Estate, Bangor.

HOLSTEIN SHOW 17

The reserve supreme champion at the Irish National Holstein Show was Copywood Goldwyn Sara 2 EX90, owned by Philip and Simon Haffey, Portadown, and shown by Andrew Kennedy.

HOLSTEIN SHOW 18

The reserve exhibitor-bred champion at the Irish National Holstein Show was Hilltara Damion Reanne VG89 shown by John McCormick, Bangor. Adding his congratulations is Sam Thompson, Animax, sponsor.

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The McCormick family's Hilltara herd from Bangor was awarded the premier breeder and premier exhibitor awards at the Irish National Holstein Show. John and Kate McCormick, and their dedicated team of helpers, received the awards from Gordon Donaldson, John Thompson and Sons Ltd, sponsor.

HOLSTEIN SHOW 20

The supreme overall champion at the 2011 Irish National Holstein Show was Wiltor Goldwyn Lausine, owned by James Patterson, Crumlin, who was congratulated by sponsors, Sean Reid and Gavin Connaughty, Cookstown Dairy Services. Looking on are handler, Andrew Patterson, and judge, Bev Baker.

HOLSTEIN SHOW 21

Holstein NI's chairman, John Patterson, and vice-chairman, Alan Cleland, make a presentation to Irish National Holstein Show judge, Bev Baker, and his wife, Theresa.

HOLSTEIN SHOW 22

Niall McMullan of FT Products, Antrim, was one of the sponsors of the Irish National Holstein Show. He highlights some of the products in the company's portfolio to Holstein NI vice-chairman, Alan Cleland

HOLSTEIN SHOW 23

Hats the way! Northern Bank provided caps for exhibitors at the Irish National Holstein Show. Showing off the caps are, from left: Ashley Fleming, chief steward; John Henning, head of Agriculture, Northern Bank; and Holsteins NI's chaiman, John Patterson, and vice-chairman, Alan Cleland.

HOLSTEIN SHOW 24

Judge, Bev Baker, outlines his reasons during one of the classes at the Irish National Holstein Show, Moira.

March 2011: Countdown is on for Irish National Holstein Show

Moira venue for evening event on Friday, March 18

The countdown is on with less than a week to go before the 2011 Irish National Holstein Show.

The evening-event, organised by Holstein NI, takes place at the Pedigree Sales Arena, Moira, on Friday, March 18. Judging commences at 6.30pm, and is in the capable hands of Mr Bev Baker, who runs the noted 300-cow BB Holstein herds based in the Usk Valley, south east Wales.

Mr Baker is no stranger to breeders in Northern Ireland, having judged Holstein NI’s Herds Inspection Competition in 2009. BB Holsteins was one of the herd’s visited last year by over 40 members who participated in the club’s three-day tour.

Holstein NI secretary, John Martin, said: “This is the club’s first major show since the Centenary Anniversary Causeway Classic held at Balmoral in 2009. The catalogue for next week’s Irish National Holstein Show represents the cream of the Province’s black and white cattle, and boasts some of the top genetics available throughout the world.  There are almost 90 entries from over 25 exhibitors, and the event looks set to be one of the highlights of the club’s calendar.”

“Many of the classes in the schedule have attracted an unprecedented number of entries. The second calver class has been the most popular and boasts a tremendous entry of 18 animals, while the third calver class has attracted 10 entries.

“Entries are certainly on a par with national shows, and competition will be fierce amongst the exhibitors for the top places in each class.”

Herds participating in the Irish National Holstein Show include: Ballyginniff, Ballyweaney, Bannwater, Bavan, Bellemont, Beltonanean, Clandeboye, Edenordinary, Frocess, Glasson, Gravelhill, Hilltara, Lissue, Matfield, Millar, Mostragee, Newry, Potterswalls/Drumcorn, Potterswalls/Ernevale, Priestland, Printshop, Relough and Utopian.

John Patterson, chairman of Holstein NI added:”We are indebted to our sponsors for their generous financial support. Many of the sponsors are new to Holstein NI, and I would like to take this opportunity to welcome them and personally thank them for their contribution.

“I would also like to extend an open invitation to all Holstein enthusiasts to come along and watch the judging, and meet and mingle with breeders, exhibitors and sponsors. It promises to be an enjoyable evening.”

T he 2011 Irish National Holstein Show boasts a total prize fund of almost 4,700.

The championship line-up, which includes the overall champion, reserve and honourable mention award winners, is sponsored by Dairymaster agent, Cookstown Dairy Services Ltd. The supreme champion will receive a 300 cash award and a commemorative sash.

Based at Ardee in County Louth, Cookstown Dairy Services Ltd was founded by Sean Reid in the mid 1980s, and is recognised as one of the leading milking equipment suppliers.

Dairymaster  is known throughout the world, and its success hinges on the company’s unfaltering commitment to ongoing research and development in the milking equipment sector; pioneering advances in areas such as milking parlours, automatic scrapers, automated cow feeding systems and farm management computer packages.

Cookstown Dairy Services Ltd prides itself in offering sales and service to dairy farmers throughout Northern Ireland, and the north east of the country. The company’s dedicated team boasts an in-depth knowledge of the industry, and provides expertise on sales, planning, drawings, installation, and an unrivalled after care services 365 days per annum.

World cattle breeding giant, Genus ABS, has weighed in to sponsor the intermediate championship.

Genus ABS is part of the world wide company, ABS Global, a world leader in bovine genetics which offers a comprehensive package of product and technical services including semen from world-class beef and dairy sires; Genomate, a mating service which can go back for seven generations to avoid in breeding and RMS (Reproductive Management Service) which has enabled dairy farmers to increase fertility rate and thus profit margins.

Genus ABS also sells a selection of products which have contributed to animal welfare and on- farm efficiency. These include a large range of Valiant Teat dips, Powerstart silage and Acti-maize inoculants and Bootmaker footbath products.

The junior championship line-up is sponsored by McLarnon Feeds based at Toomebridge in County Antrim – recognised as a leading manufacturer of high quality ruminant and poultry feed.

McLarnon Feeds was founded nearly a century ago, and over the years has invested heavily to ensure that its mill is one of the largest and most efficient in Europe. The company is dedicated to satisfying food-safety, quality and value demands of both large multiples and individual farmers.

McLarnon Feeds prides itself in incorporating superior on-farm technical advice, a controlled and strategic use of locally proven innovative feed technologies, coupled with high quality feed ingredients, resulting in improved feed efficiency and animal performance.

The exhibitor-bred championship will also be hotly contested throughout the evening, and this is generously sponsored by Animax.  The best exhibitor-bred animal in each class will receive 25, while the overall winner will win 150, with 100 for the runner-up.

Animax manufactures the Tracesure bolus range. Recent scientific studies on the impact of iodine deficiency in dairy herds have shown that cows supplemented with Animax boluses produced an extra 327 litres of milk during their lactation. Animax boluses contain three trace elements - iodine, selenium and cobalt – which are released slowly over a six month period.  The study also highlighted a 70 per cent reduction in retained foetal membranes in cows treated with Tracesure.

Class sponsors include: Volac; FT Products; Tulivin Laboratories; Trouw Nutrition; Global Genetics; Moore Animal Feeds; FarmGate Nutrition; Stephen Crawford Feeds; Trioliet; Clandeboye Yoghurt and Crystalyx.

Representatives from the various sponsors will be present on the evening to offer advice and assistance on a wide range of topics such as calf rearing, nutrition and breeding.

Northern Bank are kindly providing caps for the exhibitors, and John Thompson and Sons Ltd are sponsoring the premier breeder and premier exhibitor awards.

Entry to the Irish National Holstein Show is free, and Holstein NI extends a warm welcome to all black and white enthusiasts to come along and view the cream of the Province’s Holsteins on parade.  Judging commences at 6.30pm, and commentator, Michael Taaffe will keep visitors informed as the judging progresses throughout the evening.

The Pedigree Sales Arena is situated off Junction 9 on the M1 Motorway. Follow the Lisburn Road exit off the roundabout and turn right into Meadow Road. The Pedigree Sales Arena is on the right. The entrance is directly beside the tile showroom.

Mar INHS 1

Sean Reid, centre, Cookstown Dairy Services, has the trophy ready to present to the overall champion at the Irish National Holstein Show. He is pictured with event organisers, Gaston Wallace, and Alan Cleland, vice-chairman, Holstein NI.

Mar INHS 2

Genus ABS are sponsoring the intermediate championship at the Irish National Holstein Show. Brian McCarron met up with Holstein NI chairman, John Patterson, and vice-chairman, Alan Cleland.

Mar INHS 3

Launching the Irish National Holstein Show are John Patterson, chairman, Holstein NI, and Sam Thompson, Animax, sponsor of the exhibitor-bred championship.

Mar INHS 4

McLarnons Feeds is sponsoring the junior championship at the Irish National Holstein. Harold Stevenson and Holstein NI secretary, John Martin, have the rosettes ready for the prize winning line-up
 

February 2011 - March 4 closing date for Irish  National Holstein Show entries

Plans are well underway for the 2011 Irish National Holstein Show which takes place at the Pedigree Sales Arena, Moira on Friday, March 18.

With less than three weeks to go before the evening event, organisers are urging exhibitors to remember that the closing date for entries is strictly Friday, March 4.

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Entries have been flooding in for the 2011 Irish National Holstein Show, and event organisers Julie Wallace and John Martin, want to remind exhibitors that entry forms must be returned by Friday, March 4.

“Entries have been flooding in, and with the deadline for entries just around the corner, I want to remind breeders that completed entry forms must returned to me by next Friday,” said Holstein NI secretary, John Martin. This is a major event in the club’s calendar, and it has attracted a bumper prize fund of almost 4,700.”

The schedule includes 11 classes for maiden heifers, in-calf heifers, dry cows, in-milk heifers and in-milk cows. There is also a production class for cows which have produced a minimum lifetime yield of 50,000kgs; and a novice class confined to exhibitors who have not shown at any major show (Balmoral, Winter Fair, Causeway Classic Centenary Show) in the last three years.

The evening event commences at 6.30pm, and Welsh breeder, Mr Bev Baker, who runs the noted BB Holstein herd in Monmouthshire, will be officiating in the judging ring.

Holstein NI chairman, John Patterson added:”We have been overwhelmed by the financial support received from sponsors, without whom this event would not be possible. I would like to extend a warm welcome to all black and white enthusiasts come along and see the cream of the Province’s Holsteins on show.”

Class sponsors include: Volac, FT Products, Tulivin, Trouw Nutrition, Global Genetics, Moores Animal Feeds, FarmGate Nutrition, SC Feeds, Trioliet, Clandeboye Yoghurt and Crystalyx. The premier breeder and premier exhibitor awards are sponsored by John Thompson and Sons Ltd, while Northern Bank is providing caps for the exhibitors.The junior

 is sponsored by McLarnon Feeds, while the intermediate championship is supported by Genus ABS. The best exhibitor-bred animal in each class (1 – 11) will receive a 25 cash award, and the exhibitor champion will win 150, with 100 for the reserve. The exhibitor-bred championship is sponsored by Animax.

The supreme championship line-up boasts a total prize fund of 600, and is generously sponsored by Dairymaster agents, Cookstown Dairy Services based at County Meath.

Entry forms and show schedules can be downloaded from the club’s website: www.holstein-ni.co.uk. Alternatively, contact club secretary, John Martin on mobile: 07711 041128, or Julie Wallace on mobile: 07845 919597. The entry fee is 15 per animal.

February 2011-Moira venue for Irish National Holstein Show on March 18

Evening event attracts prize fund of almost 4,700

Holstein NI has announced details of its forthcoming Irish National Holstein Show. The evening event takes place at the Pedigree Sales Arena, Moira on Friday, March 18.

INHS Launch

Launching the 2011 Irish National Holstein Show are Holstein NI officials, John Martin, Alan Cleland and John Patterson, with championship sponsors of the event, Sam Thompson, Animax; Brian McCarron, Genus ABS, Sean Reid, Cookstown Dairy Services, and David Mawhinney, McLarnon Feeds. The evening event takes place at Moira on Friday, March 18.

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Super Models: Award winning fashion enthusiast, Hannah Lilburn, Moira, is dressed to impress, while her Holstein heifer, Moyrah Empire Gondula, will be one of the models competing at the Irish National Holstein Show taking place at Moira on Friday, 18th March.

The show commences at 6.30pm and judging is in the capable hands of Mr Bev Baker who runs the BB Holstein herd based at Monmouthshire in Wales.

The schedule includes 11 classes for maiden heifers, in-calf heifers, dry cows, in-milk heifers and in-milk cows. There is also a production class for cows which have produced a minimum lifetime yield of 50,000kgs.

Also included in this year’s show schedule is a novice class, confined to exhibitors who have not shown at any major event such as Balmoral Show, Winter Fair, Irish National Holstein Show, or Causeway Classic Centenary Show, in the last three years.

The prize fund comprises of almost 4,700. “We have been overwhelmed by the positive response received from sponsors, many of which are new sponsors of Holstein NI,” explained club chairman, John Patterson.

The junior championship is sponsored by McLarnon Feeds, while the intermediate championship is supported by Genus ABS. The best exhibitor-bred animal in each class (1 – 11) will receive a 25 cash award, and the exhibitor champion will win 150, with 100 for the reserve. The exhibitor-bred championship is sponsored by Animax.

The supreme championship line-up boasts a total prize fund of 600, and is generously sponsored by Dairymaster agents, Cookstown Dairy Services based at County Meath.

John Patterson added:” This is a major event in the club’s calendar for 2011. Our last big show was the Centenary Causeway Classic held at Balmoral in 2009. I would like to take this opportunity to encourage new and experienced exhibitors to support the Irish National Holstein Show, and thank our sponsors, without who the event would not be possible.”

The entry fee is 15 per animal, and completed entry forms must be returned on or before Friday, March 4. Late entries will not be accepted.

Entry forms and show schedules can be downloaded from the club’s website: www.holstein-ni.co.uk. Alternatively, contact club secretary, John Martin on mobile: 07711 041128, or Julie Wallace on mobile: 07845 919597.

 

 

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