Association News

Northbrook – Tender Sale 2020

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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


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.

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

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

Russell Joins the IRDBF Board

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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 :

You and your family can now apply for membership online!

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Thinking about getting a NZ Milking Shorthorn Membership?

We have made our membership process easier than ever! While it is still available in both options you no longer need to print out your application. You can now fill out our online membership form and submit it automatically!


Apply Now.

NZ Milking Shorthorn Getting Social!

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There is no denying Social Media is where we all have discussion!

We are pushing to make our social media presence increase and enable you all to have a place to chat about your cows and also the future of your cows. We are a mere link away. LIKE US ON FACEBOOK.