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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.

Holstein AGM

Looking over the agenda for Holstein NI's 15th AGM are club secretary John Martin; sponsor Gary Watson, Dairy Herd Management; and outgoing chairman Sam McCormick. Picture: Columba O'Hare/Fotacol.


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Monday, April 7 - Holstein NI annual general meeting sponsored by Dairy Herd Management, at Ballinderry Inn (formerly Gil Good Lodge), Moira - 8pm.

Monday, April 14 - NI Holstein Young Breeders' Club stockjudging practice at the Lisnamuck Herd of P Fullerton, 42 Lisnamuck Road, Maghera, Co Londonderry, BT46 5LD - 8pm. Details from HYB co-ordinator Jonny Lyons mobile: 07709 430517

Wednesday, April 16 - Holstein NI bull and female show and sale sponsored by Fane Valley, at Pedigree Sales Arena, Moira - show 10.00am, sale at 11.30am. Catalogues from Taaffe Auctions on tel: 00353 41 9881288.

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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