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NZ Dairy Event 2021

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HELD: 27th – 28th January, Manfeild – Feilding

COMBINED BREED JUDGE: Brian McDonald

Combined Breeds Dry Stock Section

Class Place Animal Owner
Junior Heifer Calf 1st Westell Supreme Abbie Westell Properties
Junior Heifer Calf 2nd Oliver Woods O Erina Oliver Woods
Junior Heifer Calf 3rd Northbrook Highway Northbrook Enterprises Limited
Senior Heifer Calf 1st Westell Supreme Nikki Molly Fletcher
Senior Heifer Calf 3rd Northbrook White Mello Northbrook Enterprises Limited
Junior Yearling Heifer 2nd Waiwera Elliot S1S Four Ways Farm LTD
Junior Yearling Heifer 3rd Waiwera Oliver Trixie Four Ways Farm LTD
Senior Yearling Heifer 1st Westell Jedi Saddie S1S Ella Pirie

Combined Breeds Intermediate In-Milk Section

Class Place Animal Owner
2 Year Old In-Milk 3rd Northbrook CR Tinsel Northbrook Enterprises Limited
3 Year Old In-Milk 2nd Northbrook Open Northbrook Enterprises Limited

Intermediate In-Milk Combine Breeds Reserve Champion

Northbrook Open – Northbrook Enterprises Limited

Combined Breeds Senior In-Milk Section

Class Place Animal Owner
4 Year Old In-Milk 1st Bekay Plato Marley-ET Northbrook Enterprises LTD
4 Year Old In-Milk 2nd Oliver Woods Pett Oliver Woods
4 Year Old In-Milk 3rd Oliver Woods Effie Oliver Woods
5 & 6 Years Old In-Milk 1st Westell Carbo Sami S0S Westell Properties
5 & 6 Years Old In-Milk 2nd Northbrook Whirlwind Northbrook Enterprises Limited
5 & 6 Years Old In-Milk 3rd Kowhai Lucy Kowhai
7 Years Old & Over In-Milk 2nd Northbrook Way Northbrook Enterprises Limited

Combined Breeds Best Uddered Senior Cow, Combined Breeds Senior In-Milk Champion, and Combined Breeds Supreme Champion:

Westell Carbo Sami SOS – Westell Properties

Enjoying the new Milking Shorthorns

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Josh and Kareena Sneddon from Tahau Jerseys 50/50 sharemilk 295 cows in Tokoroa. Josh brought an incalf shorthorn heifer from Norm and Del Atkinson at the Edenmore annual sale in 2018 for his daughter Olivia, because she wanted “the pink cow” from the catalogue. They have gone so well that they were repeat buyers in 2020 where they obtained another 3. Currently they have 7 milking shorthorns in the herd.

Josh was so impressed with how they’ve gone he plans to mate all his Ayrshires and cross breeds to polled Milking Shorthorn bulls. His main objective for future breeding is to breed polled, moderate sized cows with good components and efficiency. “I like their hardiness and so far fertility. They also have very nice natures in both the paddock and shed. Plus they also add some colour to a brown paddock”.

While the Shorthorns might look good in the paddock, Josh’s are delivering the goods too when it comes to putting milk in the vat. “My Carbo daughter is doing 2kgs on all grass and has done over 300kgs for season to date”.

Josh and Kareena have taken up the free associate membership offer.  They both enjoyed the annual magazine. They said “it was a really good magazine, a lot better than what other breeds magazines have become. It was full of a lot of interesting information”.

A few things Josh has to say about his two years olds by RBG bulls this year, in particular when it came to milking them for the first time “the Durango heifer didn’t even flinch, she is so placid. Tanas are awesome as well. They are tall, good natured animals with good udders. I’m very, very impressed by the Durango and Tanas. I will be mating a lot to them next season”.

Looking forward, Josh and Kareena are excited to milk their own heifers they have bred themselves and seeing what they can achieve with their breeding goals. Plus they tell me the kids enjoy seeing the “short hornicorns” in the paddock.

North Island Championship – Waikato A&P Show

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1st place HEIFER IN MILK, 2 years old
HONOURABLE MENTION
CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE MILKING SHORTHORN COW

Ella Pirie, Northbrook C Margo

1st place COW IN MILK, 3 years old
CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE COMBINE BREEDS COW​

RESERVE CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE MILKING SHORTHORN COW
Westell Properties, Westell Angelo Freya S1S

1st place COW IN MILK, 4 years old
Ella Pirie, Westell Pingerly Fleur S1S

1st place COW IN MILK, 7 years and over
Tauhei Farms Ltd, Kaiheree Ping Gwen

1st place COW IN MILK, 5 & 6 years old
SUPREME CHAMPION COMBINED BREEDS
BEST UDDERED MILKING SHORTHORN COW OR HEIFER​

Westell Properties, Westell Carbo Sami S0S

1st place TYPE AND PRODUCTION
NORTH ISLAND JUNIOR CHAMPION MILKING SHORTHORN​

Westell Properties, Westell Carbo Sami S0S

1st place JUNIOR HEIFER CALF
Ella Pirie, Laurendale Jazz Oakley

1st place SENIOR HEIFER CALF
CHAMPION JUNIOR COMBINED BREEDS FEMALE
Westell Properties, Westell Supreme Nikki SOS

1st place SENIOR YEARLING
RESERVE NORTH ISLAND JUNIOR CHAMPION MILKING SHORTHORN
RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR COMBINE BREEDS FEMALE​

Ella Pirie, Westell Jedi Saddie S1S

Stratford Royal Show 2020 Results

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On the 28th and 29th of November 2020, the Stratford A&P show hosted the Royal Event.

The Milking Shorthorn section held over 35 entries across 10 classes, Judged by Ryan Lett.

Junior Champion

Westell Jedi Saddie S1S – Ella Pirie (Pictured Below)

Reserve Junior Champion:

Westell Supreme Nikki – M Fletcher

Intermediate Champion

Brecon Rachael S1S – BJ & MT McDonald (Pictured Below)

Reserve Intermediate Champion:

Northbrook Open – Northbrook Enterprises

Senior Champion & Royal Event Supreme Milking Shorthorn Champion Cow

Westell Carbo Sami – Westell Properties (Pictured Below)

Reserve Senior Champion:

Oliver Woods P Pett SOS – R & J Soffe

Milking Shorthorn Section

Class Place Animal Owner
Heifer - 2 year old In Milk 1st Northbrook Cr Tinsel Northbrook Enterprises
Heifer - 2 year old In Milk 2nd Oliver Woods J Bell R & J Soffe
Heifer - 3 year old In Milk 1st Brecon Rachael S1S BJ & MT McDonald
Heifer - 3 year old In Milk 2nd Northbrook Open Northbrook Enterprises
Heifer - 3 year old In Milk 3rd Oliver Woods BPB Erin R & J Soffe
Cow - 4 & 5 year old In Milk 1st Westell Carbo Sami Westell Properties
Cow - 4 & 5 year old In Milk 2nd Oliver Woods P Pett SOS R & J Soffe
Cow - 4 & 5 year old In Milk 3rd Westell Pingerly Fleur Ella Pirie
Cow - 6 year old and over In Milk 1st Northbrook Whirlwind Northbrook Enterprises
Cow - 6 year old and over In Milk 2nd Oliver Woods BA Butta SOS R & J Soffe
Cow - 6 year old and over In Milk 3rd Arran Pring Beaujolais SOS Selwyn Donald
Cow or Heifer In Milk with Best Udder 1st Westell Carbo Sami Westell Properties
Cow or Heifer In Milk with Best Udder 2nd Oliver Woods P Pett SOS R & J Soffe
Cow or Heifer In Milk with Best Udder 3rd Northbrook Open Northbrook Enterprises
Heifer Senior Yearling 1st Westell Jedi saddie S1S Ella Pirie
Heifer Senior Yearling 2nd Oliver Woods VF Buta R & J Soffe
Heifer Junior Yearling 1st Oliver Woods K Car R & J Soffe
Heifer Junior Yearling 2nd Oliver Woods S Sandi-P SOS J & A Oakes
Heifer Senior Calf 1st Westell Supreme Nikki M Fletcher
Heifer Senior Calf 2nd Northbrook Iron Wave Northbrook Enterprises
Heifer Senior Calf 3rd Waiwera Jedi Buttercup Four Ways Farm Ltd
Heifer Junior Calf 1st Northbrook Amble Northbrook Enterprises
Heifer Junior Calf 2nd Snowline Freddy Zoe BJ & MT McDonald
Heifer Junior Calf 3rd Waiwera Noah Hermoine Four Ways Farm Ltd
Bull Calf 1st Northbrook Foster Northbrook Enterprises
Bull Calf 2nd Oliver Woods Carlos R & J Soffe

Photos From The Show

South Island Championship – South Otago A&P 2020

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Senior Champion: Burness EMP Phil  (12 yrs old Cow) Logan & Nicky Kelly (Photograph above) Phil, was also the All breeds Champion & Ravensdown Supreme Animal of the Show.

Reserve Champion: Burness EMP Maid  (Cow is on right in photo, with Stewart Kelly on halter, logan 1st cousin)

Logan & Phil leading the Grand Parade

All Breeds Judges Kate Cummings & Ray Dickie Judging with Logan & Phil in the background

Reserve Junior Champion: Lowburn Supreme Bear  (Simmons Family) Jack Simmons on halter

Junior Champion: Lowburn Supreme Sprinkles (Simmons Family) Kimberly Simmons on halter

(Photograph of Junior Champ)

The Shorthorn Calf Class had 9 Entries.

Central Districts field day

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The Central District branch invite all national Milking Shorthorn breeders and any interested Ayrshire breeders to their upcoming field day.

WHEN: 3 December 2020
WHERE: 582 Bridge road, Pahiatua (Waiwera,  Alan & Sue Moore, Steven &  Carla Marsden’s farm)

Come and see what is a great producing herd of Shorthorns
RSVP: Please let me know if can make it for catering – Mike Trederbros@inspire.net.nz  0273816099

PHOTO: Left to right is Lachie Treder, Lachie and Grace Coppell, Olivia Marsden (all 3 are Alan & Sue Grand kids)

Waikato Branch Field Day

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The Waikato Milking Shorthorn Branch invite you to their spring fielday and prize giving.

WHEN: Saturday 21st November at 11am

HELD AT: Dibbles “Kaihere” Milking Shorthorn herd at 316 Eastport Road, Elstow. Supply# 76354 (Near Te Aroha)

Pleae Note: Main home now occupied by Farm Manager Brendon, his fiancee Tracey and Family

Meet at the dairy farm, after looking at the herd, we will move to 94 Ngutumanga Road, Waihou (Jim’s house) for a shared lunch, please bring a plate. After lunch we will inspect the young stock.

The dibble family will be celebrating 100 years of the “Kaihere” stud started in the 1920 by RR Dibble.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

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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

Photo Competition Results

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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

(Photos in order, 1st – 3rd)

CLASS B - COW, 3 YEARS OLD

1st Place – Burness Emp Maid – Burness Milking Shorthorns
2nd Place – Grosvenor Arnie Flora S1S – SJ & TS Simmons

CLASS C - HEIFER, 2 YEARS OLD

1st Place – Lowburn Jedi Rose-Ann S1S – SJ & TS Simmons
2nd Place – Tiakitahuna 16-52 S1S – R & Z Tocker
3rd Place – Lowburn Carbo Ritared S1S – SJ & TS Simmons

CLASS D - HEIFER, 1 YEAR OLD

1st Place – Larendale Carbo Freya S1S – E Pirie
2nd Place – Lowburn Jedi Rose S1S – SJ & TS Simmons
3rd Place – Westell Butter Shelly S1S – Westell Properties

CLASS E - HEIFER CALF

1st Place – Burness Rose Quartz – Burness Milking Shorthorns
2nd Place – Burness Phillis – Burness Milking Shorthorns
3rd Place – Lowburn Jedi Rosa – SJ & TS Simmons

CLASS F - BULL 1 YEAR OLD & UNDER

1st Place – Westell Carbo Arlo S1S – Westell Properties
2nd Place – Lowburn Jedi Ros-Buddy – SJ & TS Simmons

CLASS G - BULL, 2 YEARS OLD & OVER

1st Place – BYXH-17-155 – R & Z Tocker
2nd Place – BYXH-18-160 – R & Z Tocker
3rd Place – Westell Butter Samson S1S – Westell Properties

CLASS H - HERD SCENE

1st Place – T & A Tocker
2nd Place – L Shannon
3rd Place – SJ & TS Simmons

CLASS I - SPECIAL CLASS (NOVELTY, FUN & SOCIAL)

1st Place – Westell Jedi Saddie S1S – E Pirie
2nd Place – L Simmons
3rd Place – Northbrook C Margo S1S – E Pirie

CONGRATULATIONS!