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Milk your Moments

Milk Your Moments The Holstein UK Group, which organises UK Dairy Day, has signed up as a principal contributor of the Milk Your Moments Campaign.  The £1m dairy industry marketing campaign is aimed at driving consumption of milk and other dairy products, by inspiring moments of connection as people stay apart due to coronavirus. PleaseContinue reading

Addington Fund

The Society has had a close relationship with The Addington Fund in the past, in particular the calf raffle supported by John Berry and made possible by Bryan and Sheila Adams and their family. I have therefore posted the latest update from them so our members can keep up to date with their very worthyContinue reading

Get Well Soon Tracy Marshall

At this time our thoughts go out to Tracy Marshall who is currently in hospital following a stroke. I have just spoken to Abi, her daughter, who tells me that Tracy hopes to be out of hospital after the weekend but is currently having trouble walking, which will take time and physio to correct. PreviousContinue reading

Semen from Island of Guernsey

Very welcome news that conventional semen only from Island bulls will now be available from UK Sires Direct. The Society can also accept orders for the following two bulls that are currently available, De Garis Chieftain Storm and Meadow Court Dellas Sundance @ £10 per straw + £15 handling + £40 delivery. In the past before the exportContinue reading

Lady Evadne Guinness R.I.P.

Lady Evadne Guinness passed away on Sunday 7th June. The Society sends our condolences to her family and friends at this time.

Guernseys in Chile

Back in the autumn of 2018 after many false starts the Society was finally able to export semen to Chile for the first time. One of the main requirements for exports to the Americas is that the bull should repeatedly test negative for Smallenberg (at least 3 times during and after semen collection) and thisContinue reading

R.I.P. John Benham-Crosswell (Selborne Herd)

We have just been informed, by his wife Joan, that long time Associate member and past member of Council, John Benham-Crosswell has passed away from stomach cancer, his funeral was held yesterday under Covid 19 restrictions. Even in later years he and Joan regularly attended the AGM  and any local shows they were able toContinue reading

Oliver Bowden R.I.P.

The deepest condolences of the Society go out to the family and friends of former member Oliver Bowden of Mill End Farm, Hambleden, who was killed in a farm accident involving cattle yesterday, 11th May.