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AHDB Dairy Evaluation Updates April 2017

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April 5th, 2017 | Posted in News Updates | 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

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

Special offer to members on Nordic Tags from NMR

NMR are offering The English Guernsey Cattle Society a very competitive wholesale price on the full range of Nordic Tags, in particular BVD Tags which will then be tested by NML through NMR. If you are interested please contact the Office for more information.

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December 2nd, 2016 | Posted in News Updates | No Comments

All Britain All Breed Calf Show. Oct 14/16th.

  A reminder that the entries for the All Britain All Breed Calf Show at The Three Counties Showground, Malvern, on the weekend of Oct 14 th to 16th, will close on Monday October 3rd. All entries must have a current TB pre movement test.

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September 17th, 2016 | Posted in News Updates | No Comments

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