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October 2014: Holstein NI events for 2014/15 outlined

Holstein Northern Ireland has unveiled its members’ Activities Card for 2014/15.

Generously sponsored by John Thompson and Sons Ltd, the Activities Card highlights important dates in the club’s annual calendar, including shows and sales, annual dinner and AGM.

The Activities Card, which will be posted to all club members, also contains useful information such as the club’s website address, and the contact details of club office bearers.

Holstein NI Activities for 2014/15 include:
2014
Wednesday, October 15 – Female show and sale, Pedigree Sales Arena, Moira.
Wednesday, November 5 – Premier Autumn Bull show and sale, Pedigree Sales Arena, Moira.
Friday, November 7 – Annual dinner and presentation of awards, Hilton Hotel, Templepatrick – 8pm.
Wednesday, November 19 – Female show and sale, Pedigree Sales Arena, Moira.
Tuesday, December 2 – Bull show and sale, Kilrea Mart.
Wednesday, December 17 – Female show and sale, Pedigree Sales Arena, Moira.
2015
Friday, January  16 – Bull show and sale, Ballymena Mart.
Wednesday, January 21 – Female show and sale, Pedigree Sales Arena, Moira.
Wednesday, February 4 – Premier Spring Bull show and sale, Pedigree Sales Arena, Moira.
Wednesday, February 18 – Female show and sale, Pedigree Sales Arena, Moira.
Tuesday, March 3 Bull show and sale, Kilrea Mart.
Friday, March 13 – Irish National Holstein Show, Pedigree Sales Arena, Moira.
Wednesday, March 18 – Female show and sale, Pedigree Sales Arena, Moira.
Monday, April 13 – Annual General Meeting, Ballinderry Inn, Moira.
Wednesday, April 15 – Bull and female show and sale, Pedigree Sales Arena, Moira.
Tuesday, May 5 – Bull show and sale, Kilrea Mart.

Schedules for the pedigree bull sales at Moira, Kilrea and Ballymena can be downloaded from the club’s website. Prospective purchasers should note that all bulls offered for sale at the three venues will be tested for BVD with a negative PI (Persistent Infection) result and will be fully vaccinated for BVD.

Watch press for further details of forthcoming events, or log on to the club’s website: www.holstein-ni.co.uk

Membership of Holstein NI costs 20 per annum, and anyone interested in joining Holstein NI should contact secretary, John Martin on mobile: 07711 041128.

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Launching Holstein NI's Activities Card for 2014/15 are the club's PRO and events co-ordinator Julie Wallace, secretary John Martin, and sponsor Gordon Donaldson, John Thompson and Sons Ltd. Picture: Columba O'Hare/Fotacol

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