Western Holstein Club Update

Very sadly, since the last news article, the Club has to report not only the cancellation of the Nantwich Show due to heavy rainfall but also the demise of our own Cheshire livestock market and Fine Art team when Wright Marshall went into administration. 


Midland Herd Competition

The Midland Herd Competition was held in June and kindly judged by Nick Sercombe of Knaptoft Farm, Lutterworth.  Our overall winner was Rob Chilman, Old House Farm, Tibberton and his Alcath herd went through to represent the club in the next round.


Yorkshire Summer Herd Competition

Summer Herd Competition results as follows, Many thanks to judge Malcolm Hutchinson for stepping at short notice.


Derbyshire Coach Trip

Our coach trip this year took us to Shropshire visiting the Woodmarsh herd of Mick and Catherine Gould farming 550 acres milking 300 cows three times a day. They showed us several family groups of cows including the Zandra, Melody and Neoma families before walking into the shed to look at the rest. The Dry Cow shed as now been taken over by a new Pedigree Limousin herd, but plans are there to put up a new shed and numbers going up to 350.


Shropshire Holstein Club News update August 2019

These are exciting times in Shropshire, building up to hosting the HYB 2020 Rally and we are now also planning the 2020 HUK Celebration following the election of Mr Robert Clare from Hawksmoor Holsteins as Vice President of HUK who will take on the presidency at next year’s AGM.

South & Wiltshire

South & Wiltshire Aug 2019 Update

In July we had a very informative and interesting Farm Walk and Talk at Longmoor Holsteins, Gillingham, Dorset with Colin and Stuart Rogers this was a follow up to the talk given by Stuart to our members earlier in this year. 


Cornwall Summer Roundup

It’s been yet another busy period for the Cornish Holstein Club. We’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate all members on their success as numerous local shows, it’s great to see the club being represented in such a positive way throughout the county. 

Northern Ireland

Priestland crowned ‘cream of the crop’

The McLean family’s noted Priestland prefix has been crowned ‘cream of the crop’ in Holstein NI’s annual Herds Inspection Competition. Owned by Iain, Joyce, John, Matthew and Ellie McLean, the Bushmills-based Priestland Herd is home to 100 pedigree Holstein cows, which are managed alongside 30 coloured breeds. The herd is currently averaging 11,000 litres at 4.23% butterfat and 3.36% protein, and more than 75% is classified VG or EX.

Northern Ireland

Holstein NI raises £22,500 to aid three cancer charities

Holstein NI’s 4thannual open day has raised £22,500 for charity. The money has been divided equally between three nominated beneficiaries – Friends of the Cancer Centre; Cancer Fund for Children; and CCRCB (Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology at Queen’s University in Belfast).