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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)

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!

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.

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


    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