11th JULY 2019 - Page 26



26 FARM WEEK
PEDIGREENEWS
NOVEMBER 09 2017
SUPREME: Steven Robinson and Gillian Brown receive the Holstein Friesian
Perpetual Challenge Cup for the supreme champion at Balmoral Show from Holstein
NI chairman Tommy Henry and IHFA president Kathleen Watson.

PICTURES: Kevin McAuley Photography Multimedia
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LUB members and guests travelled
from throughout the Province to
attend Holstein NI’s annual dinner
and presentation of awards held in
Portrush.
Chairman Tommy Henry extended a warm
welcome and said he was delighted to see such
a large turnout.
Tommy gave a resume of the club’s activities
throughout the year, reflecting on the highly
successful Open Day at the Smyth family’s
Ballyweany Herd which raised £34,000 for the
regional Neonatal Unit at the Royal Maternity
Hospital in Belfast.
“It has been a busy year for Holstein NI and
I am privileged to be chairman. This year we
hosted the Holstein Celebration and the HYB
Weekend Rally, which attracted hundreds of
visitors from throughout the UK and Ireland.
Both events gave us an opportunity to showcase
the best that Northern Ireland has to offer.
“Holstein NI members were delighted to see
David Perry elected to the position of Holstein
UK president. It’s a great honour for David, and
his wife Beatrice.
“The monthly sales in Dungannon have really
taken off with good numbers of heifers and
cows forward, and I’m pleased to say that trade
remains buoyant.”
Guest speaker was Irish Holstein Friesian
Association president Kathleen Watson from
County Wexford.
Mrs Watson thanked Holstein NI for its
invitation. “I have visited numerous local herds
and made many valued friendships over the
years. I’d like to thank the club for its excellent
hospitality during my recent trip to the Holstein
Celebration in June. I was very impressed
with the Abercorn and Simlahill Herds, and
the beautiful Galgorm Resort, as well as the
picturesque north Antrim coast.
“I’d like to take this opportunity to
congratulate the McCormick family on winning
this year’s Bailey’s championship with their
AWARDS: The Hilltara Herd picked up a number of awards
at Holstein NI’s annual dinner in Portrush. John and Kathryn
McCormick are pictured with cluib chairman Tommy Henry and
special guest Kathleen Watson, IHFA president.
Holstein breeders collect awards
WELL DONE: Philip and Shirley Haffey, Portadown, were presented with
Norbrook Perpetual Challenge Cup by IHFA president Kathleen Watson and
Holstein NI chairman Tommy Henry.
great cow Hilltara L’authority Echo 2. Well done!
“On behalf of IFHA I wish all Holstein NI
members every success in the future, and safe
farming!”
A special presentation was made to Holstein
NI secretary and treasurer John Martin in
recognition of his outstanding contribution to
the club over the past 20 years.
Making the presentation Tommy Henry said:
“A former milk recorder with the MMB, John
Martin joined the Holstein Friesian Society
in 1997 as a field development officer. A few
months later he took on the temporary role
of club secretary and treasurer. In 1999 John
HAUL: The McLean family Iain, Joyce, John, Matthew and Ellie from the Priestland Herd in Bushmills
collected an array of crystal and silverware at Holstein NI’s annual dinner.
FUTURE: John McLean, Bushmills, received the Future
Genetics Cup for his contribution to the HYB. He was
congratulated by IHFA president Kathleen Watson and HYB
co-ordinator Andrew Kennedy.
was instrumental in the amalgamation of the
Holstein Friesian Club and the British Holstein
Club. He did such a good job that his role
became permanent.
“John’s dedication to Holstein NI and its
members is exceptional, and I have pleasure
in presenting him with a small token of
appreciation to mark the 20th anniversary of
his invaluable role within the club.”
Award winners include:
HERDS INSPECTION COMPETITION:
Willie Wilson Award, for the best junior herd:
William and James Crawford, Ardmore Herd.
Ulster Bank Perpetual Cup, for the best large
herd in premier section: Cyril and Martin
Millar, Millars Herd.
SPEAKER: IHFA president Kathleen Watson was
the guest speaker at Holstein NI’s annual dinner in
Portrush. She received a token of appreciation from
Holstein NI chairman Tommy Henry and Holstein UK
president David Perry.
Ulster Bank Perpetual Cup, for the best
medium herd in premier section: Jim and
Nicholas McCann, Simlahill Herd.
Ulster Bank Perpetual Cup, for the best small
herd in premier section: Inch Genetics, Inch
Herd.
Aubrey Patterson Cup, for the best large herd
in senior section: James Lowe, Lowesdale Herd.
Bobby Gibney Perpetual Challenge Cup,
for the best medium herd in senior section:
Dermot Johnston, Deona Herd.
Holstein NI Cup, for the best small herd in
senior section: Willard and Adam Watson,
Derrydorragh Herd.
Ulster Bank Perpetual Cup, for the best new
entrant in the junior section: George Mitchell,
Edenordinary Herd.
John Thompson and Sons Cup, for the best
small herd in junior section: William and
James Crawford, Ardmore Herd.
Holstein NI Trophy, for the best medium herd
in junior section: George Mitchell.
John Thompson and Sons Cup, for the best
large herd in junior section: Stephen and Mark
Montgomery, Gortree Herd.
Ulster Bank Shield, for the best senior cow:
Jim and Nicholas McCann.
Ulster Bank Award, for the best junior cow:
William Kerr.
Ulster Bank Shield, for the best heifer: Inch
Genetics.
W A Armstrong Cup, for the best exhibitorbred heifer: Inch Genetics.
Ballybeeny Crystal, awarded to the overall
winner of the annual herds’ inspection
competition: Jim and Nicholas McCann.
Hydro Fertilisers Cup, for the best exhibitorbred cow: Jim and Nicholas McCann.
Trophy, awarded to the best cow family:
Norman and Nancy McCollum.
CBS (Silver Cow) Trophy, awarded to the
winner of the bull progeny group: Ronald
McLean and Sons.

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