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November 2010 - Silverware galore for Holstein NI members

Society president attends club’s 12th annual dinner in Templepatrick

Holstein Northern Ireland held its 12th annual dinner and presentation of awards recently in Templepatrick.

Club chairman, John Patterson, welcomed everyone to the event and said he was delighted to see a good turnout of members.
 

The chairman asked everyone to stand and observe a minute’s silence in memory of the club member and auctioneer, Willie Wilson, who passed away last month.
 

Mr Patterson welcomed newly elected Holstein UK president, Bernard Liddle, and his wife, Marnie.

Mr Liddle, who has managed the noted Dalesend Herd based at Bedale in North Yorkshire for over 40 years, thanked the club for its kind invitation. “This is my first trip to Northern Ireland since I was elected president in September.

“It’s a great honour to be president, and I am looking forward to travelling around the UK and meeting fellow breeders and enthusiasts.”

He congratulated the Northern Ireland Holstein Young Breeders’ Club on its national achievements.”The HYB is the jewel in the crown of the society. These young members are the future of our society.”

Mr Liddle concluded by wishing Holstein NI continued success for the coming year.

John Patterson’s address reflected on some of the club’s highlights throughout the year, including the three-day tour to herd’s in England; the annual judging day at Jay Warden’s farm; the launch of the Holstein NI website; Balmoral Show; and the Causeway Classic Sale II. Mr Patterson also praised the success of the HYB, and thanked Hilary Wilson for her dedication and enthusiasm in her role as co-ordinator.

Entertainment was provided by club member and part-time comedian, Wallace Gregg, from Cloughmills.

Awards at the 12th annual dinner were presented by Mrs Marnie Liddle:

Herds Inspection Competition:

Ulster Bank Perpetual Cup, awarded to the winner of the large herd section: Sam McCormick, Hilltara Herd, Bangor.

Ulster Bank Perpetual Cup, awarded to the winner of the medium herd section: Jim and Nicholas McCann, Simlahill Herd, Bangor.

Ulster Bank Perpetual Cup, awarded to the winner of the small herd section: Ian Watson, Majestic Herd, Macosquin, Coleraine.

Ulster Bank Perpetual Cup, awarded to the best junior herd: Stephen and Timothy Haffey, Kilvergan Herd, Lurgan.

Ulster Bank Shield, for the best senior cow: Sam McCormick.

Ulster Bank Award, for the best junior cow: John Patterson, Ballyginniff Herd, Crumlin.

Ulster Bank Sheild, for the best heifer: Philip and Simon Haffey, Glasson Herd, Portadown.

W A Armstrong Cup, for the best exhibitor-bred heifer: Sam McCormick.

Hydro Fertilisers Cup, for the best exhibitor-bred cow: Sam McCormick.

Trophy, awarded to the best cow family: Sam McCormick.

CBS (Silver Cow) Trophy, awarded to the winner of the bull progeny group: Iain and Joyce McLean, Priestland Herd, Bushmills.

RUAS May Show at Balmoral:

The Holstein Friesian Perpetual Challenge Cup, awarded to the supreme champion: John Patterson.

The Cooper Memorial Trophy, awarded to the junior female champion: Philip and Simon Haffey.

The Craigbet-Rosan Trophy, awarded to the winner of the production class: Sam McCormick.

The Barbican Crystal Award, awarded to the best group of three females bred by exhibitor: Sam McCormick.

The Wilson Cup, awarded to the exhibitor gaining the most points at Balmoral Show: Sam McCormick.

The Bibby Salver, awarded on a points system taking in the RUAS May show and selected Provincial shows: John Patterson.

RUAS Winter Fair at Balmoral:

The Channon Heenan Memorial Trophy, awarded to the breeder gaining the most points at the 2008 RUAS Winter Fair: Sam McCormick.

Joe Caddoo Memorial Award, for the exhibitor-bred champion at the 2009 RUAS Winter Fair: Wallace Gregg, Frocess Herd, Cloughmills.

20098/10 Club Shows and Sales:

John Thompson and Sons Ltd Perpetual Challenge Cup, awarded to the champion at the November bull show and sale at Kilrea: Robert and Stuart Smith, Prehen Herd, Londonderry.

The Ulster Bank Cup, for the champion female at the November show and sale at Moira: William Crawford, Ardmore Herd, Brookeborough.

The Magheralave Cup, for the female champion at the December show and sale at Moira: Brian Mawhinney, Laurelhill Herd, Doagh, Ballyclare.

The Bobby Gibney Perpetual Challenge Cup, for the exhibitor of the highest priced animal at the Causeway Classic Sale II: Iain and Joyce McClean.

Aubrey Patterson Cup, for the exhibitor of the second highest priced animal at the Causeway Classic Sale II: William and Andrew McCollum, Ballycairn Herd, Coleraine.

The Clogher Perpetual Cup, for the female champion at the March show and sale at Moira: David and Alan Wallace, Abercorn Herd, Antrim.

The McCall Salver, awarded on a points system over the club’s female shows and sale: Harry Patton and Sons, Ards Herd, Newtownards.

The Ravenhill Milk Quality Trophy, for the bull gaining the most points on PTA for fat and protein kilos at the November bull show and sale at Moira: Sam McCormick.

The Milk Quality Trophy, for the bull gaining the most points on PTA for fat and protein kilos at the February bull show and sale at Moira: William and Andrew McCollum.

The Norbrook Laboratories Perpetual Challenge Cup, for the champion bull at the February bull show and sale at Kilrea: Harry Patton and Sons.

Club Judging Competition:

The Kerr Cup, awarded to the best young judge at the club’s annual stockjudging competition: Andrew Patton, Newtownards.

The Smyth Shield, awarded to the overall winner of the club’s annual stockjudging competition: Geoffrey Patton, Carrowdore.

Holstein Young Breeders’ Club Awards:

The Ashgrove Cup, awarded to the highest placed competitor at the National competition: Mark Henry, Stranocum.

The Smiddiehill Trophy, awarded to the young breeder who contributed most to the success of the organisation during the past year: Paul Dunn, Bangor.

The Automart YMA Trophy, reserve award for the young breeder who contributed most to the success of the organisation during the past year: Jonathan Lyons, Coleraine.

The ND Berry Cup, awarded to the highest placed competitor (over 18) at the National Linear Assessment competition: Andrew Kennedy, Ballymena.
Cup, awarded to the highest placed competitor (under 18) at the National Linear Assessment competition: Andrew Patterson, Crumlin.
 



Mark Henry, Stranocum, receives the Ashgrove Cup, for the highest placed competitor at the National competition, from Mrs Marnie Liddle, at Holstein NI's 12th annual dinner, Templepatrick.



Holstein UK president, Bernard Liddle, and his wife, Marnie, congratulate John and Kate McCormick, Bangor, who collected an array of awards on behalf of the family's Hilltara Herd.



Mrs Marnie Liddle, wife of Holstein UK president, Bernard Liddle, presents awards to Paul Dunn, Bangor, and Jonathan Lyons, Coleraine, to mark their outstanding contribution to the HYB in the past year.



HYB members Andrew Kennedy, Ballymena, and Andrew Patterson, Crumlin, collected trophies won at the National Linear Competition, from Mrs Marnie Liddle.



Mrs Marnie Liddle presents the Joe Caddoo Memorial Award, for the exhibitor-bred champion at the RUAS Winter Fair, to Wallace Gregg, Cloughmills.



Mrs Marnie Liddle presents the Cooper Memorial Trophy, for the junior champion at Balmoral Show, to Philip Haffey, Portadown.



Mrs Marnie Liddle, centre, congratulates Balmoral Show prize winners who collected their awards at Holstein NI's annual dinner. Pictured, from left: Philip Haffey, Portadown; Kate McCormick, Bangor; John Patterson, Crumlin; and John McCormick, Bangor.


Herds Inspection Competition winners, from left: Iain McLean, Bushmills; Ian Watson, Coleraine; Nicholas McCann, Bangor; John McCormick, Bangor; Andrew Patterson, Crumlin; and Philip Haffey, Portadown, received awards at Holstein NI's 12th annual dinner. Included is Mrs Marnie Liddle who made the presentations.

Joyce McLean, Bushmills, and Andrew McCollum, Coleraine, receive trophies for the highest priced animals at the Causeway Classic Sale II, from Mrs Marnie Liddle.



David Wallace, Antrim, receives the Clogher Perpetual Cup, for the champion at the March show and sale, from Mrs Marnie Liddle.



Geoffrey Patton, Newtownards, receives the Smyth Shield, from Mrs Marnie Liddle, at Holstein NI's annual dinner.



Holstein UK president, Bernard Liddle, makes a presentation to John McCormick, Hilltara Herd, Bangor, runner-up in the national premier herd competition.



A hand painted weathervane donated by Billy McCaughern of Metal Imagineers, Portglenone, was auctioned at Holstein NI's annual dinner. The highest bidder was Alan Wallace from the Abercorn Herd in Antrim.

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