East Anglian Jersey Cattle Club
Another year has nearly gone, the club this year hasn’t
been very active, but our few gatherings are very sociable.
We are very grateful to Jonathon and Ann Tomkinson for hosting
our Committee and AGM at their farm, it is difficult to find
a venue, if we have them in a Pub, we generally have the Public
We had our Committee meeting at Punchards Farm in April, sorted
out Club matters, had a delicious lunch, prepared by one of
Mrs Tomkinson’s friends, then our AGM was held in the
afternoon, unfortunately we never have many people to the AGM
due to the decline of members in the club. We had as our guest
speaker Mr Richard Johnson from Genus to tell us about the
Jersey Breeders Club, before this, he presented the Club Cups.
RUGGLES BRISE CUP for the highest yielding
cow in 305 days. Mr and Mrs Mahon Upgate Khans Kuckoo 868 kgs
Fat and Protein.
Reserve Mr and Mrs Mahon Upgate Khans Kristmas
864 kgs Fat and Protein.
EGLINGTON CUP for the highest yielding herd
in 305 days also went to Mr and Mrs Mahon Upgate herd with
an excellent production performance of 666 kgs Fat and Protein.
Reserve Mr and Mrs Tomkinson 641 kgs Fat
POSTLETHWAITE CUP for the highest total %
Fat and Protein at 9.45 % was won again by Mr and Mrs Tomkinson
Reserve Mr and Mrs Roper Tetfor herd at 9.21%
Jerseys were shown at the Suffolk , Royal Norfolk and Alysham
Shows, at the Suffolk the Jerseys were in the Any other Dairy
Breed, the Champion Jersey was from John Cawston’s Poringland
herd Poringland Eve 6th . The Royal Norfolk Show Champion Jersey
was from A.Bolderston Marshview herd, Tetfor Hall Dani, reserve
from NW Moore and Sons Depwade herd, Depwade Ya Ya 2nd Aylsham
Show the best Jersey in the Any other Breed was from C W Cawston
Our herd visit this year was to Upgate Farm on Wednesday 14th
June in conjunction with the East Anglian Guernsey Breeders
Club. We held a small stock judging competition, the well know
Aryshire breeder Bill Doigh as our Master Judge. He had one
class of Guernsey’ s and one of Jerseys to deal with
We also held a competition to guess the combined predicted
305 day lactation yields for the class of 6 in milk Jerseys.
The actual total was 41,489 kgs Mr Ralph Moore guessed 41550
kgs and Mrs Ann Tomkinson got close at 39,000kgs, not bad!
The stock judging was won by Mrs Jane Parfitt a member of the
Jersey Club, the runner up was Mr Ronnie Smith a member of
the Guernsey Club. Unfortunately the weather was really cold
for the time of year and it was disappointing not to have more
members (busy time)? 15 members from both clubs attended. We
held a small raffle for the RABI and raised £36 which
I think was brilliant and thank everyone who brought a raffle
prize and also bought tickets.
Our last social function was our Dinner held at the Scole
Inn, attended by 25 members and friends, a most enjoyable evening.
Our raffle raised £59 for RABI
Congratulations to Louise and Tom Edwards on the birth of
their daughter Hannah born on Saturday 21st October, a sister
Let us hope that 2007 will be a healthy, happy and prosperous