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April Proof Runs for Bulls & Cows are here

All Bulls April 2017 Proof Run Young Bulls April 2017 Proof Run Top GMI Cows December 2016 Proof Run

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April 20th, 2017 | Posted in News Updates | No Comments

EGCS Judges Workshop 2017

The EGCS held their Judges Workshop on Wednesday April 16th at Ponchydown Dairy, Blackborough, Devon, by kind invitation of The Greenslade family. There were six panel judges present and four probationers. Master judge was Colin Gleed and he and the other competitors had three classes to judge- Senior cow in milk, Junior cow in milk and Maiden heifers.

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April 13th, 2017 | Posted in News Updates | No Comments

AHDB Dairy Evaluation Updates April 2017

Evaluation Updates April 2017

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April 5th, 2017 | Posted in News Updates | No Comments

Upcoming Shows and Entry closing dates.

As the new show season approaches here is a reminder of the first three main show dates and when their entries close. Devon County Show- 18/19/20 May Entries close- 20th April Judging day-Friday 19th, 8.30am. Judge-Richard Norman. Royal Bath &West Show-May 31st-June 3rd.

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April 3rd, 2017 | Posted in Shows, Uncategorized | No Comments

Bickfield Venessa 37-Latest UK Guernsey to acheive EX 95.

Congratulations to the Durbin Family of Compton Martin, Near Bristol, whose 9 year old Guernsey cow has just been classified EX 95 4E. Bickfield Venessa 37 calved her seventh calves, she had twin heifers, in November 2016. She was inspected by classifier Mike Deakin in February who put her forward for the top ranking.

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March 23rd, 2017 | Posted in News Updates | No Comments

New TV series seeks rural singletons

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March 12th, 2017 | Posted in News Updates | No Comments

Classification Results Oct 2016 - March 2017

Total Classification Results Oct 2016 - March 2017

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March 4th, 2017 | Posted in Classification Results | No Comments

British Cattle Breeders’ Club Conference Dairy Day

British Cattle Breeders’ Club Conference Dairy Day Precision livestock farming was one of the subjects under discussion at the annual British Cattle Breeders Club (BCBC) Cattle Conference on Wednesday (25 January). One speaker, Professor Mark Rutter, described some of the technological advances that might be available to dairy farmers of the future.

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February 28th, 2017 | Posted in News Updates | No Comments

Guernsey Global Marketing Cow of the Year.

It is with great pleasure the EGCS can confirm that the Guernsey Global Marketing Cow of the Year is awarded to Briddlesford Laredos Bluebell EX 95. She was bred by the Griffin family of the Isle of Wight and is now owned by the Cox and Evans Families of Carmarthen, S.

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February 23rd, 2017 | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments

British Cattle Breeders Conference 2017

British Cattle Breeders’ Club Conference Presidential Handover I to r Iain Kerr Maurice Bichard Mike Coffey Andy Dodd The 2017 annual British Cattle Breeders Club (BCBC) Cattle Conference was declared a resounding success, with feedback from delegates confirming that the programme was both thought-provoking and insightful.

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February 2nd, 2017 | Posted in News Updates | No Comments