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
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.