English Guernsey Cattle Society Blog

Lincolnshire Show 2019

I have been notified by The Lincolnshire Show Society that in order to celebrate their 135th year they are thinking of introducing an Any Other Dairy Breed Class to their schedule in 2019. If this is of any interest to our members and they would be willing to compete at the Show, can you please contact the EGCS Office and I can keep them informed.

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August 16th, 2018 | Posted in Shows | No Comments

Classification Results March - June 2018

Classification Results March - June 2018

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August 16th, 2018 | Posted in Classification Results | No Comments

Harland View Sale. Monday August 6th 2018.

Trade was excellent at Andrew and Debbie Lewis’ Channel Island Sale. their Jerseys sold extremely well with almost all lots selling at well over 1000gns. The Guernseys also sold well with over 40 lots selling at 1000gns plus. Top price was lot 289, Hartland View Katapult Puccinellia selling for 2000gns to the Durbin Family of Bristol.

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August 15th, 2018 | Posted in News Updates, Uncategorized | No Comments

Stithians Show 2018

Stithians Show 2018 was held on Monday 16th July. Guernsey entries were severely affected by the number of farms down with TB in the area, but congratulations to the Mann family for their success. Photo – David Mann with the Guernsey Breed Champion.

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July 22nd, 2018 | Posted in Shows | No Comments

Chris Watson R.I.P.

Very sad to have to report to our members that Chris Watson passed away last evening. He had fought courageously against illness for some months and  had been in hospital last week but he died peacefully at home. Lt Col Chris Watson has been an integral part of The English Guernsey Cattle Society for many years.

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July 22nd, 2018 | Posted in News Updates, Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Hartland View Dispersal Sale

The Hartland View herd of pedigree Guernseys belonging to Andrew and Debbie Lewis will be sold on Monday 6th August at Hartland View Farm, Shirwell, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 4LA. Kivells have the Society mailing list but further information is available on 01409 253275 or dairy@kivells.com

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July 16th, 2018 | Posted in Stock for Sale | No Comments

2 bulling heifers for sale

For sale – genuine reason, these heifers have fallen out of the member’s calving pattern. Lee Hunter has two bulling heifers for sale, both by sired by Tredinney Grumpys Echo EX90, GMI 138 out of cows from the renowned, multiple prize winning  Oxlynch herd of Andrew Payling.

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July 9th, 2018 | Posted in Stock for Sale | No Comments

Beechgroves Excalibur for Sale

Are you looking for an excellent stock bull? Then look no further than Beechgroves Excalibur. At present he is on Centre at Cogent where conventional and sexed semen is being collected for both the home and international market, but in a couple of month’s time he will be looking for a new home.

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July 9th, 2018 | Posted in Stock for Sale | No Comments

Royal Cornwall Show June 7th-9th 2018. Judges Comments now available.

There were 10 animals forward from 5 Exhibitors at the this year’s Royal Cornwall Show. Judging was Mr Colin Evans from Carmarthen S. Wales and he found his Champion in Trewey Bruce Plum Crazy 23 from David Mann. In Reserve was Lucky Cow Princess Annabelle from Pollard and Coryn.

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June 15th, 2018 | Posted in Shows, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Royal Bath & West Show May 30th-June 2nd 2018. Judges Comments now available.

There were 16 cattle from 8 exhibitors forward at this years Royal Bath & West Show. Unfortunately, only three of these were in milk and the Show Society had decided to amalgamate these into one class and they also did the same to the Heifer in Calf and Cow in Calf.

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June 3rd, 2018 | Posted in Shows | No Comments