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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, Malvern.

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
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.

Calf Championship
Calf Championship

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 Jersey breed.

Rebecca Hurd Southern Field Service Officer
Rebecca Hurd
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 and Norfolk.
Rebecca’s contact details are: Mob: 07814 497520

Val Robinson Northern Field Service Officer
Val Robinson
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 drive registrations.”

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 breed.”

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 Jersey breed.”

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