News Updates

EGCS Annual Field Days and AGM.

The EGCS had its Annual Field Days and AGM on September 7th/8th 2016. A very interesting tour of Thatchers Cider Plant on Wednesday morning was followed by a farm visit to Chew Moos Ice Cream and the Graylands herd by kind invitation of the Parfitt Family of Dundry near Bristol, Members were very impressed with the business that has been created by Suzanne Hobbs and the rest of the Parfitt family who are utilising their excellent Guernsey milk to produce quality multi flavoured ice creams.

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September 9th, 2016 | Posted in News Updates | No Comments

Judges List 2016 - 2017

ENGLISH GUERNSEY CATTLE SOCIETY OFFICIAL PANEL OF JUDGES 2016 – 2017. Judges for Major Shows and Interbreed Competitions. Mr Richard Emm,  6 Lyme Close, Lyme Regis, Dorset, DT7 3DE. Mr Colin Evans, Gwarwenallt, Bancyfelin, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, Wales, SA33 5NG. Mr Colin Gleed, 11 Albert Road, Priestwood, Bracknell, Berks, RG42 2AG.

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July 12th, 2016 | Posted in News Updates | No Comments

New Inbreeding Tool

AHDB – NEW INBREEDING TOOL TO BE LAUNCHED AT THE LIVESTOCK EVENT. Following on from the article by Sue Staples in our Spring Newsletter a helpful aid from AHDB to be launched next month; A new inbreeding tool has been developed by AHDB Dairy which checks how closely any sire is to another animal in the herd.

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June 19th, 2016 | Posted in News Updates, Uncategorized | No Comments

Bovine TB Information Note 02/16 Robust Approach in HRA

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March 10th, 2016 | Posted in News Updates | No Comments

Bovine TB Information Note 01/16 Compulsory post-movement testing in the Low Risk Area

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March 10th, 2016 | Posted in News Updates | No Comments

Bovine TB Information Note 03/16 Pre Sale TB Check Test

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March 10th, 2016 | Posted in News Updates | No Comments

Bovine TB Information Note 04/16 Gamma Testing

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March 10th, 2016 | Posted in News Updates | No Comments

Sponsorship of Calf Classes by GLW Feeds at the 2015 Shows

The generous sponsorship of Calf Classes by GLW Feeds of Loughborough Leicestershire at the 2015 shows has come to its conclusion, and the allocation of bags of calf feed has been made. Fourteen exhibitors have qualified to share the feed  awarded at Shows up and down the country.

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October 23rd, 2015 | Posted in Archive, News Updates | No Comments

Brymor Maiden Heifer sale average £840 at Exeter Market

23 well grown maiden heifers moved from Yorkshire to Exeter Market found a tremendous trade on 11th September. The average was £840 with a top price of £1100 for Lot 245 for Brymor Graceful 22 she was by bought by Emma Murray who has high quality Jerseys and Holsteins on the farm in Wolverhampton.

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September 15th, 2015 | Posted in News Updates | No Comments

New PLI Formula launched 12th August 14

  Dairy Co are introducing a new PLI formula with the August proofs due out today, with more emphasis on health and fertility traits at the expense of Production and with the introduction of a “Maintenance ” factor which will penalise larger cows, this is calculated from Stature, Body Depth and Chest Width, and will lead to a reduction in these traits.

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August 12th, 2014 | Posted in Classification Results, Uncategorized | No Comments