Kerry Holstein Friesian Breeders and Dairymaster Partnership Going Strong

Dairymaster representatives with members of the Kerry Holstein Friesian Breeders Club on the farm of Maurice and Eva Costello, Kilgulbin Ardfert to announce details of the club’s herds competition. Included are from left: Jack Walsh, chairman of the club’s young members association; Noel Scanlon, Dairymaster Sales; John Dillon, club chairman; Patrick Stokes, Dairymaster technology communications engineer and Maurice Costello, host farmer. Photograph: John Reidy

The Kerry Holstein Friesian Breeders Club (KHFBC) annual herds’ competition for 2019 has grown substantially over the last number of years.

This had been attributed to the dedication and commitment of the Kerry member of the breedeers’ club and its partnership with Dairymaster – a world leader in hi-tech dairy farm equipment.

Top Quality Animals

“We are delighted to support the great work of the Kerry Holstein Friesian Breeders Club.

Many are known country wide for their top-quality animals. The KHFBC does great work in encouraging and educating the next generation of farmers which is a great fit with what we do here in Dairymaster,” said a spokesperson for the world renowned, Causeway based firm.

Generous Support Appreciated

“Its brilliant having Dairymaster a local business and worldwide leaders in the agri tech area sponsoring this competition and we very much appreciate their generous support.,” said club Chairman John Dillon. The KHFBC herds competition is based on production and conformation divided into both autumn and spring calving herds.

Several Prizes Available

Both the spring and autumn categories are subdivided into: senior, intermediate and junior sections based on the points from production and conformation with three prizes in each category.

There are several prizes available this year comprising of the best overall cow based on kg’s of protein production, lifetime production cow, the highest conformation herd and the highest production herd in the spring and autumn categories.

Open to Pedigree Herds

There is a prize for a herd with the lowest SCC in each category. There are first, second and third prizes for the best overall heifer, junior cow and senior cow in both sections.

A prize for the highest overall EBI herd in the competition is also up for grabs.

The competition was open to pedigree herds and judging occurred recently by John O’Sullivan, Lisduff, Co. Cork and Damien Storan, Ballyagran, Co. Limerick.

Dairymaster Perpetual Cup

The prize giving will take place later in the club’s calendar of events.

The Dairymaster Perpetual Cup will be awarded for the overall best cow/heifer between spring and autumn herds. information

For further on the Kerry Holstein Friesian Breeders’ Club herd’s competition you’re advised to contact Geraldine Harty on 087 8168281.

For further information on Dairymaster you can contact Mary Mulvihill on 066 7131124 or see

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