Double Championship Win for
Izzy at All Britain!
Congratulations to all who took part in such
a successful weekend at the All Breeds All Britain Calf Show,
The standard in the showmanship classes was a real credit
to our breed, with our thanks to the judge Mr James Strachan who
took on the mammoth task of the Coloured Breed Classes. Congratulations
to all competitors and in particular to our Champion.
Handler Championship (L – R) Izzy Laird;
Reserve Champion Zoe Clear and Hon. Mention Douglas Buchanan
The quality of calves
forward was the talk of the show with Izzy Laird taking her second
Championship rosette of the weekend with Rapidbay-UK Grandest Rumour.
The Reserve ticket went to J & B
Hudson & B Ford with Rapidbay-UK Liquor JG Panama and Hon.
mention to JD Evans with Mydrim Tequilas Autumn Louise. Our thanks
to our Judge Mr Alan Timbrell.
Jersey Cattle Society Appoints Two New Field Officers
Jersey Cattle Society of the UK announces the appointment of two
new field service officers in a first step towards implementation
of new a strategy designed to improve service to members, grow
cattle registrations and increase the value and quality of the
Southern Field Service Officer
Rebecca Hurd, from Wiveliscombe, Somerset will cover southern
UK from Cornwall to Kent, up to the northern borders of Ceredigion,
Powys, Shropshire, The Midlands, Leicestershire, Cambridgeshire
Rebecca’s contact details are: Mob: 07814 497520
Northern Field Service Officer
Val Robinson, from Leyburn, North Yorkshire will cover northern
UK including Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man, down
to North Wales, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire.
Val can be contacted on: Mob: 07497 203555
Jersey Cattle Society of the UK chairman, Steven Bland, said: “There
is an exciting opportunity for the Jersey Cattle Society and as
a first step towards implementing a new strategy to develop the
breed, we have succeeded in appointing two very capable field officers.
Val and Rebecca have significant experience in UK agriculture,
with a strong practical background and are enthusiastically committed
to promoting the Jersey cow.
“They will play an important role in helping to deliver
our breed development plan, provide added service on existing and
prospective members’ farms, assist in genetic selection and
Rebecca Hurd, an agricultural management graduate from the University
of Plymouth, will operate from the family farm at Whitefield, near
Wiveliscombe and combine the new Jersey role with her existing
position as an agent for Cogent Breeding. Rebecca said: “I
have gained considerable experience in pedigree livestock, including
10 years as sales co-ordinator at Sedgemoor Auction Centre for
Greenslade Taylor Hunt, and will draw on this to improve service
to Society members and promote the great advantages of the Jersey
Val Robinson, a former chair of Wensleydale YFC and field worker
for Yorkshire YFC, brings 18 years’ experience of running
a tenanted dairy farm and will be based at the family home in Leyburn. “I
am fully committed to the dairy industry and know how hard it is
out there. I enjoy meeting people, am good at building relationships
and look forward to using my skills to help members develop the