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Ulster Jersey Cattle Club

2009 AGM
Jersey Club celebrate a successful year


The Ulster Jersey Cattle Club held its Annual General meeting in the Chestnut Lodge, Moira. Chairman William McCaughern welcomed the members and friends who had come along to participate in the AGM and to hear Guest Speaker Richard Saxby from the Saxown Jersey Herd in Yorkshire.

The Chairman reported on another successful year for the breed congratulating the members on their achievements through out the year. The quality of the cattle which make up the Fleming Family’s Potterswalls herd saw them winning many Championships throughout the year and also retaining the title of best Jersey herd on conformation in the UK for the third successive time. Marcus Grey’s Fermanagh based Killadeas herd led the way on production with a top individual yield just short of 1000kgs combined fat and protein. Congratulations were also expressed to Lindsay and Lyndon Fleming on their success in the handling classes at the All Britain Calf Show.

Guest speaker Richard Saxby looks on as John Henning hands over a sponsorship cheque to new Chairman, Albert Lowry
Guest speaker Richard Saxby looks on as John Henning hands over a sponsorship cheque to new Chairman, Albert Lowry

Following the Treasurer’s report from Elizabeth Croskery John Henning from the evenings sponsor the Northern Bank conducted the election of office bearers for 2009. The new Chairman is Albert Lowry, Loughgiel. Mark Logan adds the role of Vice Chairman to that of Secretary with Elizabeth Croskery continuing as Treasurer. The newly elected committee members are Tom Martin, Moira, William Kerr, Cloughmills and Daniel Brady, Ballymoney. The club silverware was then presented by Mr Henning who thanked the club for inviting him along and congratulated all prize winners.

John Henning, Northern Bank, with Ashley and Lindsay Fleming, Potterswalls Jerseys, and a selection of the trophies they won in 2008
John Henning, Northern Bank, with Ashley and Lindsay Fleming, Potterswalls Jerseys, and a selection of the trophies they won in 2008

A very interesting talk by Richard Saxby rounded off the evening. Club members enjoyed hearing Richard’s progress from milking cows at weekends to spells with the noted Osberton and Ravenfield herds. All this time he was building up a small herd of his own which were milked in partnership with his employers. Today he is farming a tenanted farm in the Yorkshire Dales although he is the first to admit that in the current economic climate times are tough! As a sales rep for Jisex he also gave us an insight into some of the bulls he has used in the past and those available today. His impressions of the North American Jersey, the Louisville Jersey Show and Toronto Winter Fair also proved interesting.

Milk Production Competition

The Grey family from Killadeas were out in force to celebrate their awards in the production competition
The Grey family from Killadeas were out in force to celebrate their awards in the production competition

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