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Classification Results June - September 2016

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November 7th, 2016 | Posted in Archive | No Comments

Draft documents for CHeCS bTB Herd Status Accreditation

Draft documents for CHeCS bTB Herd Status Accreditation – these are Draft documents and can be changed – any queries or suggestions, please put in writing to EGCS at office@guernseycattle.com to be passed on to the Accreditation Team prior to the formal launch of the Scheme  by DEFRA on the 28th November.

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October 31st, 2016 | Posted in Archive | No Comments

All Breeds All Britain Calf Show 2016. Judges comments now available.

The ABAB Calf Show was held over the weekend of October 15th/16th, at the Three Counties Showground near Malvern. Eleven Exhibitors had 26 calves forward for Judge Colin Gleed to Inspect. In the Handling Classes, the champion Guernsey Handler was Emma Greenslade who was competing in her last ABAB.

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October 17th, 2016 | Posted in Archive | No Comments

S.W. Dairy Show/ National Guernsey Show 2016

The S. W. Dairy Show incorporating the National Guernsey Show was held at the Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet on Wednesday October 5th. Six Exhibitors had 23 cattle forward for Judge Meurig James to inspect. Returning to the show after an absence of 3 years, were the Warren Family from Penzance and this proved to be an excellent day for their Tredinney Herd.

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October 5th, 2016 | Posted in Archive | No Comments

2016 S.W. Dairy Show, Calf Show Champion Lucky Cow Princess Annabelle.

The South West Dairy Show Calf Classes held on Tuesday, evening saw the Guernsey Breed triumphing over all breeds with Lucky Cow Princess Annabelle owned and bred by Pam and Dawn Coryn and John Pollard taking the Supreme Championship Calf. Annabelle had previously won the Coloured Breed Championship and she was tapped out Supreme Champion calf by Judge Wendy Young beating Clare Miles’ impressive Holstein Champion.

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October 4th, 2016 | Posted in Archive | 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

Round up of Summer Shows in South and West 2016

Melplash Show Thursday August 25th. Richard Norman and Laura Barnes took two of the Avalon Herd to Melplash Show.They were entered in the Any Other Dairy Breed classes. Bickfield Indus 9 by Phonze won the Heifer in milk class and Bourton Fiona 13 by Double LL,  the cow in Milk class.

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September 15th, 2016 | Posted in Archive | No Comments

AHDB Dairy Statistics

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September 14th, 2016 | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments

Frome Show 2016.

Frome Show was held on Saturday September 10th 2016. Four Exhibitors had 9 animals forward for Judge Iwan Thomas (who was standing in for an incapacitated Oggie Smith! Get well soon.) to inspect. A very wet start to the day made showing conditions difficult but exhibitors carried on despite the weather.

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September 10th, 2016 | Posted in Archive | 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