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Club trip planned

Holstein NI is organising a trip to the inaugural UK Dairy Day at Telford International Centre in September.

The two-day trip takes place on Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th September. The itinerary also includes visits to the Wyndford, Woodmarsh and Helton herds (Helers Cheese).

Travel arrangements include return flights from Belfast International Airport (via Birmingham), and accommodation in the Telford International Hotel/Holiday Inn. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Contact club secretary John Martin on mobile: 07711 041128.

Club Judging

Announcing details of Holstein NI's annual stockjudging event on Saturday 10th May are, from left: club chairman Gaston Wallace; Jonny Lyons, assistant HYB co-ordinator; and sponsor Derek Nelson, Ecosyl from Volac. Looking on are host farmer Nathaniel McCollum, and herdsman Scott McLean from the 300-cow Bellemont Herd based at Coleraine.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday, April 28 - NI Holstein Young Breeders' Club AGM, Ballinderry Inn (formerly Gilgood Lodge), Moira - 8pm.

Tuesday, May 6 - Holstein NI bull show and sale sponsored by Smiths Daleside Feeds, at Kilrea Mart - show 11.00am, sale at noon. Catalogues from HA McIlrath and Sons on tel: 028 2954 0269

Saturday 10th May - Club Judging Day at the Bellemont Herd owned by Norman McCollum and Family, 2 Islandtasserty Road, Coleraine, County Londonderry, BT52 2PN.

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