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In the show ring Ivan and Louise Robinson’s Montgomery Mitage Zoe took the Jersey Championship at the Spring Fair in Southern Ireland. The Fleming Family’s Potterswalls Paramount Glamour and Connection Lady took the Interbreed titles at Royal Ulster and Ballymena respectively while Clandeboye Option Amethyst overcame the Holstein and Ayrshire challenge to win the Heifer Derby at Antrim. The last ever Royal Show Jersey Champion was Potterswalls Vindication Nikki, bred by the Flemings and exhibited by Carl Smith. At the Royal Welsh Clandeboye Jazzman Mabel took the Jersey Championship for the Wilson’s of Tregibby.
Northern Irish Jerseys haven’t just excelled on type.
Two of the Jersey UK production cups came to the province.
Marcus Grey’s Danish K Topmos won the John Ibbotson Memorial
Cup as the cow having produced the highest kilograms of milk
from a cow classified Excellent during the lactation. Potterswalls
Paramount Glamour brought the Foxbury Cup home to Seaforde
as the Excellent classified cow with the highest combined kilograms
of fat and protein.
Mr Lowry concluded by saying that during what has been a difficult year given the economic downturn and the severe weather conditions it was encouraging to see the many successes achieved by members of the club. He hope that with the continued enthusiasm there is for the Jersey cow, from pedigree and commercial milk producers alike, that the breed would continue to move forward and meet the challenges of the future.
Following the business of the AGM and presentation of Awards, which was carried out by John Henning from the Northern Bank, those in attendance enjoyed an excellent supper.
The evening was rounded off by Jersey Cattle Society Field Services Manager Roger Trewhella who gave members an update on JCS activities. Of particular interest was the genomic testing of young bulls and the possibility of breeders having testing done on their animals through JCS partner Igenity.
A lively discussion on topics such as show uniforms and attracting breeders to club events brought the evening to a close.