The ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the New Zealand Milking Shorthorn Assn (Inc) will now be held as follows:
Date – Friday 31 July 2020 Location – Willow Park Tavern, 820 Tremaine Avenue, Palmerston North
Members can arrive from 12pm and purchase a pub lunch before the meeting commences at 1.15 pm. This meeting replaces the AGM that was originally scheduled for March 2020 and was postponed due to the Covid-19 global pandemic lockdown. The agenda will remain the same as that contained in the Annual Report that was issued in early March. A copy of this is attached, hard copies can be posted on request to the office and will be available at the meeting.
It would be helpful for meeting arrangements if you would notify the office by Wednesday 29 July if you are going to attend so that voting cards can be prepared.
This is an Annual General Meeting only to complete the constitutional requirements for the Association for the 2019 financial year. There will be no Conference component. Please feel free to contact Pam Goodin if you have any questions
For the first time ever, the NZ Milking Shorthorn Association held it’s annual Photo Competition online. Traditionally this competition is held at our annual conference, where members bring along photos and compete against each other.
Due to covid, the Association and our members adapted to the new method in the span of a month, by submitting photos to the office digitally.
Congratulations to all members who entered the Photo Competition. All entries are of high quality and really show how proud we all are of our Milking Shorthorns.
Judge: Ross Morton
“Thanks to the exhibitors and organizors. Enjoyed judging this competition.” Ross.
Below are the Results for the 2020 Photo Competition
CLASS A - MATURE COW, 4 YEARS & OVER
1st Place – Arran Pring Beaujolais S0S – S Donald 2nd Place – Bekay Gilham Angel – Westell Properties
3rd Place – Lowburn Blitz Rose S0S – SJ & TS Simmons
The competition to consist of the following classes:
(A) Mature Cow, 4 years and over
(B) Cow, 3 years old
(C) Heifer, 2 years old
(D) Heifer, 1 year old
(E) Heifer Calf
(F) Bull, one year or under
(G) Bull, two years and over
(H) Herd Scene
(I) Special Class, for photographs depicting a Milking Shorthorn activity or personality (Novelty, fun or social)
The judge to be appointed by the organisers and may be a judge of any breed.
Animals in individual photographs to be registered or eligible for registration.
Photographs which have won first or second prize in a previous competition are ineligible for from further competition. A photograph of the same animal can be resubmitted if in a different photograph. Present season photographs are preferred.
The quality of the animal is to be judged as well as the whole photograph being taken into consideration.
Photographs submitted can be used for promotion by NZMSA.
Photographs are to be submitted electronically to email@example.com or posted to NZ Milking Shorthorn Assn, 595 Ruakura Rd, R D 6 Hamilton 3296. All entries must be accompanied by the entry form.
Pure and Blended Milking Shorthorn Sale
In conjunction with the PGG Wrightson
To be held via tender process: David and Johanna Wood – “Northbrook”
806 Reid Line East, RD 11, Palmerston North 4481 (Dairy No. 44643) Ph: (06) 329 2648 Cell: 0272 744 279 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Offering 50 Head
50 Rising 2 Year old In-Calf Heifers
Heifers have been split into two (2) lines of twenty five (25) each
• Line A – 25 heifers to be offered via tender on individuals or on 1st pick of a number of animals.
• Line B – 25 heifers at $1750 each (for the line) with the ability to reject 3 heifers. If you wish to purchase Line B, please contact a PGG agent directly.
All cattle are E.B.L. Free – T.B status C10 Accreditation – Inoculated against Leptospirosis
Purchasers wishing to inspect stock prior to sale are welcome to do so, provided the Level 4 Alert is lifted and we move to an Alert Level that allows this. Please ring David on 0272 744 279 to arrange a time.
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
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.
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.
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