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NZ Milking Shorthorn Sale

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Covid 19 Cancelled the Conference but not the Sale!

With the utilization of modern technology in the form of the Bidr On Line Auction Platform, Link Livestock Limited was able to hold the NZ Milking Shorthorn AGM Sale in spite of Covid 19 ,on Thursday 26th March at 8pm with a busy bench of registered buyers and watchers. A simple press on the mouse replaced a nod of the head or a wave of the catalogue resulting in a good clearance of the offering.

The audience was presented with a 3GP, photo/video and footnote of each animal as well as some herd information. A dummy lot was offered first to get buyers familiar with the process, then the real auction began of a well presented offering.

17 of the 20 incalf heifers sold at an average price of $1649-00, 1 pick of the herd $2500, 3 yearling heifers averaged $1183, 1 R2 Bull $2150 and 2 R1 Bulls at $550.

This is a relatively new sales concept particularly for stud dairy cattle but one which we believe will play an important part in future stock transactions. This is also an additional option to promote the Milking Shorthorn Breed to dairy farmers.

Link Livestock Ltd appreciates the opportunity given to us. Paddock or Auction we are here to help.

Ross Riddell – Link Livestock – 027 211 1112

COVID-19 RESPONSE

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Effective immediately, the Jersey NZ team will all be working from home due to the Covid-19 pandemic until further notice. As we are situated within the LIC Campus, we must abide with their decision to restrict access to essential personnel only. This means that the way we work is going to change quite dramatically. The important message for members is that for the most part our activities will be business as usual, but we ask that you bear with us as we adapt to our new reality over the next few weeks.

Otago/Southland Branch on Farm Competition

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Judged on the 17th January 2019
Judge: Mark McDonald

Class 1             In milk 2-year-old
5th – Hughes Farms – Northbrook Mack
4th – L & N Kelly – Brecon Maurice Minor
3rd – D & P Murphy – Treeton Pingerley                                                                    2nd – L & N Kelly – Pinedale Oliver
1st – S & T Simmons – Roslyn Arnie

Class 2             In milk 3-year-old
4th Equal – L & N Kelly – Oliver Woods Carbo
4th Equal – S & T Simmons – Oliver Woods Carbo
3rd – L & N Kelly – L. Jinnys Empire
2nd – D & P Murphy – Sorby
1st – L & N Kelly – Brecon Egmont

Class 3             In milk 4 and 5-year-old
5th – D & P Murphy – Clarefield Mocha
4th – D & p Murphy – St. Hallebo
3rd – S & T Simmons – Blackwood Park Blitz
2nd – N Muller – Bekay Angelo Blitz                                       
1st – N Muller – Brecon Jamiriquoi

Class 4             In milk 6 – 9-year-old
5th – L & N Kelly – L. Jinnys Empire 
4th – Hughes Farms
3rd – L & N Kelly – Treeton Pingerley
2nd – D & P Murphy – Treeton Pingerley
1st – L & N Kelly – Burness Wai Felicity

Class 5             In milk 10-year-old and over
2nd – L & N Kelly – Pinedale Oliver
1st – L & N Kelly – K. Lens

Best Udder
N Muller – Brecon Jamiriquoi

Champion Cow
L & N Kelly – Burness Wai Felicity

Reserve Champion
N Muller – Brecon Jamiriquoi

Honourable Mention
L & N Kelly – Brecon Egmont

Class 6             Yearling Heifer
3rd – N Muller – Bekay Blitz Angelo
2nd – N Muller – Bekay Blitz Angelo
1st – S & T Simmons – Glencliffe Jedi

Class 7             Heifer Calf
5th – S & T Simmons – Glencliffe Jedi
4th – L & N Kelly – Brecon Encore
3rd – S & T Simmons – Northbrook Plato
2nd – N Muller – Brecon Antonio
1st – S & T Simmons – Glencliffe Jedi

Junior Champion
S & T Simmons – Glencliffe Jedi

Reserve Junior Champion
S & T Simmons – Glencliffe Jedi

Supreme Champion 
L & N Kelly – Burness Wai Felicity

Supreme Champion – Burness Wai Felicity
Reserve Champion & Best Udder – Brecon Jamiriquoi
Reserve Champion & Best Udder – Brecon Jamiriquoi
Honourable Mention – Brecon Egmont

Spring Fielday & Prize Giving

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Waikato Branch NZ Milking Shorthorn Assn Invite you to their Spring Fielday and Prize Giving.

When: Saturday 21st September
Where: David & Wendy Harker’s farm (Westell herd)
193 Kakepuku Road, Te Awamutu

Please bring a plate for lunch

NOTE: PLEASE wear clean farm footwear

Milking Shorthorn Farm Signs

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“Look out for the Milking Shorthorn Sign on the Left”
What better way to give out directions to your visitors, friends and family, than with a Milking Shorthorn Farm Sign at your gate.

Introduce everyone to your farm, with your Farm Name and Family name alongside the breed we all love. 
The sign is 841 x 594mm and printed on a durable Aluminium Core. They are built to last!

To order your sign, fill out the form below or get in touch with the office. 

Single Sided - $178 excl GSTDouble Sided - $210 excl GST


Russell Joins the IRDBF Board

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INTRODUCING THE NEW LOOK BOARD

The International Red Dairy Breeds Federation held its official meeting during the Mount Gambier based conference days.  News from that meeting is that two new members join the Board.  Russell Tocker of New Zealand brings young blood to the team.  Morten Hansen of Denmark brings experience of the European scene.

Left to right: Russell Tocker of New Zealand, Graeme Hamilton of Australia (Vice President), Christina Paulsen-Schlueter of Germany (President), Tanel Bulitko of Estonia, and Morten Hansen of Denmark – stepping out in unity and strength. – extract from The International Red Dairy Breeds Federation.

Full read available here :
https://shoutout.wix.com/so/dcMdCaJPI?cid=d8414b68-e825-453d-859b-d0a41f360ccb#/main

Joint Judging School

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A joint Judging school is underway.
The information has been released for the remaining lower North Island schools.

Confirmed dates for the two remaining Judging Schools follow:

  • Canterbury – Wednesday 20 March – Farm of Peter Gilbert, 1648 Pole Rd, RD 6, Ashburton
  • Taranaki – Thursday 21 March – Commencing at Snowline Ayrshires, 92 Nash Rd, R D 21, Stratford then moving on to farm of Paul Vanner, 228 Rowan Rd, Hawera

Add at the bottom – All current and prospective judges are welcome, please RSVP to info@nzmilkingshorthorn.nz