Regional Club News

Western Club Meeting April 8th

Western Simmental Club Meeting
Friday, April 8th in the Dalton Inn, Claremorris at 9pm

Agenda:

Minutes
Matters Arising
Correspondence
Calf Day/Shows
Council Report
A.O.B.

 

Western Simmental Club AGM, Friday, February 5th

Western Simmental Club AGM
on Friday night, February 5th
in the Dalton Claremorris at 8.30pm

Agenda

  • Minutes
  • Matters Arising
  • Chairman’s Report
  • Secretary’s Report
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Election of Club Officers
  • A.O.B.

 

Year Letter for 2016 is ‘H’

Year Letter For 2016  ( H )

The name of all calves born in 2016 must begin with the letter ( H ) i.e. Henry, Hannah, etc.

 

Pedigree Name Length

Please note that for any calves born in 2016 the number of Digits possible in the full name is 26. Please note that in the case of ET calves, the ET accounts for 3 digits including the dash. Names of greater than 26 characters will be edited by the office.

 

Ballymote Sale 2016

Ballymote Sale 2016

Arising out of a routine review of our Ballymote Sale by the Western Simmental Club it was agreed to put in place a plan that would ensure that the sale maintains it’s much coveted position as the leading Breeding Heifer Sale. Following this review a further meeting was held on December 9th, at which sellers joined Club members to agree on measures to achieve the above outcome.

1.       Inspections – Over the last number of years there has been calls for increased pre sale inspections and therefore it has been agreed that all heifers entered will be subject to inspection by an independent inspector. This inspector will be appointed by the Committee and will be charged with the task of achieving a more uniform standard. Exhibitors will enter on the condition that they will be subject to a pre sale inspection and that they will accept the inspector’s decision as final.

2.       Sale Day Inspection – There is a view which has developed over the years that some sellers has allowed heifers lose condition getting close to the sale and to counteract this it has been agreed to re inspect all heifers on the morning of the sale.

3.       DNA – As a result of the BDGP scheme and subsequent Genomic / DNA sampling, it has been agreed to randomly sample a selection of heifers. These samples will be taken at inspection. This is seen as a move to give increased integrity to the sale and also give increased confidence to purchasers.

As it is not possible to determine how the agreed inspection criteria will affect entry and accepted numbers, the following was agreed in relation to entry criteria.

It was agreed to continue with the present policy of allowing 10 entries plus an additional 10 which would be accepted/declined depending on overall entry level.

It was also agreed to open entries to farmers using A.I. Simmental. The criteria here are that at least 5 (or 100 % in the case of a farmer will less than five inseminations) animals within the herd must be inseminated to Simmental within the previous 9 months and that these A.I. records must be recorded on ICBF system. These entrants will be subject to a minimum €50 entry fee which would cover up to 5 animals and the standard €10 per animal thereafter.

It is hoped that we can all work together to maintain and improve the overall Ballymote package and ensure that this highly recognisable sale goes from strength to strength.

Strokestown Show 2015

Celtic Sires National Simmental Calf Finals Strokestown 2015

 

Strokestown National Senior Heifer Champion 'Fearna Gucci'

National Senior Heifer Champion ‘Fearna Gucci’

Strokestown National Senior Bull Champion 'Corbally Gino'

National Senior Bull Champion ‘Corbally Gino’

Strokestown National Junior Bull Champion 'Barnattin George'

National Junior Bull Champion ‘Barnattin George’

Strokestown National Junior Heifer Champion 'Lochview Gael Homemaker'

National Junior Heifer Champion ‘Lochview Gael Homemaker’

Strokestown National Senior Heifer Reserve Champion 'Seaview Gabby'

National Senior Heifer Reserve Champion ‘Seaview Gabby’

Strokestown National Senior Bull Reserve Champion 'Clonagh Foot Loose Willow'

National Senior Bull Reserve Champion ‘Clonagh Foot Loose Willow’

Strokestown National Junior Bull Reserve Champion 'Clonagh General Almighty'

National Junior Bull Reserve Champion ‘Clonagh General Almighty’

Strokestown National Junior Heifer Reserve Champion 'Carrickview Grace'

National Junior Heifer Reserve Champion ‘Carrickview Grace’

Bantry Show 2015

Bantry Show September 6th 2015

Bantry Overall Champion & Southern Simmental Club Senior Heifer Champion 'Seaview Gabby'

Overall Champion & Southern Simmental Club Senior Heifer Champion ‘Seaview Gabby’

Bantry Show Southern Simmental Club Senior Bull Calf Champion 'Corbally Gino ET'

Southern Simmental Club Senior Bull Calf Champion ‘Corbally Gino ET’

Bantry Show Southern Simmental Club Junior Heifer Calf Champion 'Brideland Geisha'

Southern Simmental Club Junior Heifer Calf Champion ‘Brideland Geisha’

Bantry Show Southern Simmental Club Junior Bull Calf Champion 'Corbally Groover'

Southern Simmental Club Junior Bull Calf Champion ‘Corbally Groover’

 

Ballinrobe Show 2015

Ballinrobe Show September 6th 2015

Ballinrobe Champion 'Fearna Destiny'

Champion ‘Fearna Destiny’

Ballinrobe Show Reserve Champion 'Tawley Gretta'

Reserve Champion ‘Tawley Gretta’

 

Limerick Show 2015

Limerick Show August 22nd & 23rd 2015

Limerick Female & Overall Champion 'Clonagh Absolutely Fabulous'

Female Champion & Overall Champion ‘Clonagh Absolutely Fabulous’

Limerick Male Champion & Reserve Overall Champion 'Towerhill Freaky Friday'

Male Champion & Reserve Overall Champion ‘Towerhill Freaky Friday’

Virginia Show 2015

Virginia Show August 19th 2015

Virginia Yearling Bull Overall Champion 'Barnattin Flash'

North Eastern Club Yearling Bull Champion, Overall Calf Champion and Overall Simmental Champion ‘Barnattin Flash’

Virginia NE Club Yearling Heifer Champion 'Brookwood Fancy Lady'

North Eastern Club Yearling Heifer Champion ‘Brookwood Fancy Lady’

Virginia NE Club Bull Calf Champion 'Barnattin George'

North Eastern Club Bull Calf Champion ‘Barnattin George’

Virginia NE Club Heifer Calf Champion 'Lismoy Gracie'

North Eastern Club Heifer Calf Champion ‘Lismoy Gracie’

 

Swinford Show 2015

Swinford Show August 15th 2o15

Swinford Champion & Reserve Interbreed Champion 'Fearna Destiny'

Champion & Reserve Interbreed Champion ‘Fearna Destiny’