By Royal Appointment
The Jersey breed were by Royal Appointment at the opening
of the new Devon YFC Centre on Thursday 20th July. Mark and
Emily Davis took Bluegrass Excitations Suzanna to meet Prince
Charles, pictured here with Claire Bellew, Devon YFC Chairman.
John Stubbs awarded his "Towns Ultimate Honour"
Following in the footsteps of his Grandfather and Great Grandfather,
John Stubbs will toss the ball away from the plinth at Shaw
Croft, Ashbourne Royal Shrovetide Football match on Ash Wednesday.
John's career showing his "Coldeaton" Jersey herd
spans some 50 years during which he has had great success.
With sport being his other passion in life it is all the more
appropriate that John has been recognised with this honour
for his contribution to the community.
Below is a photograph of the ball personalised especially
for John, depicting his beloved Jersey breed. Congratulations
John, we very much hope you enjoy your day.
The Jersey Cattle Society’s 133rd Annual
General Meeting and Herd Visit
The Society’s 133rd AGM took place on Tuesday 23rd August
2016 in Devon with a herd visit to Sowden Jerseys, who were
celebrating their Herd's Diamond Jubilee. It was great to share
this celebration with Malcolm, Ann and Ian Huxtable on such
a glorious days sunshine, before heading to the Best Western
Hotel in Tiverton for lunch and the AGM.
The AGM saw the welcome of two new board members, Mark Davis & Mark
Logan, and the re-election of existing board Member, Helen
Cox. Lena Lewis was welcomed as President Elect to support
Su Mahon as President.
The Society Awards for the Milk Production Competition (year
2014-2015) then featured highly with the following Jersey Herds
taking home awards for their milk production. Congratulations
to Wisteria, Bluegrass, Ritherdens, Fourcrosses, Berwick, Elmdon,
Winkland and Blodwell Jerseys. The Weydown Trophy, awarded
to the member who has contributed the most to the breed in
the past year, was awarded to Mr David Shaw (Greyleys) for
his tremendous work and time given as past Society President,
Chairman of the Organising Committee for the 2016 WJCB tour
and as hosts of the 2016 Young Members Weekend.
Following the AGM the focus changed to the future strategy
and direction for the Society, including two excellent talks
on genomics and genomic testing for Society Members from Marco
Winters (AHDB) and Dr Jack Behan (Bio-genesys).
Following the AGM the new Board met to appoint the Chairman
and Director Roles. The following appointments were made: Society
Chairman - Steven Bland, Finance - John Whitby, Herdbook & Breed
Development - Ashley Fleming, Commercial - John Dickinson,
Membership - Helen Cox, Judges, Shows & Sales - Mark Logan
and Youth - Mark Davis.
A big thank you needs to go too Members who attended this year’s
AGM, our hosts Malcolm and Ann Huxtable, and of course to our
kind supporters and sponsors: Kivells Auctioneers, Crediton
Milling, Natwest Banking and Page Concrete & Steel. Thank
A full update will follow in next edition of the Society’s
publication ‘The UKJT’.
Milk Production Competition Results
for the year 2014-2015 (Awarded at the 2016 AGM)
At the farm
At the farm
Mark & Ian Gulley - Crediton Milling
Milk Production Awards - Andrew Wright
Milk Production Awards - William Venn
Milk Production Awards - Mrs Jean Wadman
Weydown Trophy - David Shaw
Gift to Andrew Wright for Director Services
Malcolm and Ann Huxtable
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