English Guernsey Cattle Society Blog

The Addington Fund Draw 2013

John Berry met with Ian Bell of the Addington Fund this morning (23rd December) to draw the winning ticket for Hamps Valley Annabelle 7th, the winner was Mrs Pam Coryn from Cornwall who with Partner John and daughter Dawn have top quality Holstein and Ayrshires.

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December 23rd, 2013 | Posted in Archive | No Comments

BBC Radio 4 Farming Today 4/12/13

Farming Today featured a report today on the sucessful export of Guernsey’s to the Netherlands and interviewed Pieter Kluijver on the reasons for introducing Guernsey’s to his country   https://audioboo.fm/boos/1780038-the-first-herd-of-guernsey-cows-arrive-on-dutch-soil The link should take you to the recording with thanks to the BBC for making it avaiable

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December 4th, 2013 | Posted in Archive | No Comments

Export of Guernseys to the Netherlands

24 in calf and served Guernsey heifers and a yearling Guernsey bull were exported on 29th November to the Netherlands, a first export to the Netherlands. They have gone to Mr Haan who milks his herd robotically and will supply the milk and cream to Pieter Kluyver who has been importing butter from Guernsey Island to re-sell to Dutch Ice Cream makers to add colour and improve the quality of their ice cream.

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December 2nd, 2013 | Posted in Archive | No Comments

Commercial Guernseys sell to 1950gns 2013

Thirty commercial Guernseys were sold at Sedgemoor Market, Nr. Bridgewater on Tuesday November 19th, a consignment from R.H.Mabbutt from Somerset. Top price was 1950gns for a september calved second lactation cow by Andante. The 30 animals averaged £925.40.

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November 21st, 2013 | Posted in Archive | No Comments

Top price of 2000gns at Exeter Market on Friday November 15th .

The reduction sale of  Pedigree Guernseys for Philip and Caroline Cox saw a top price of 2000gns for a 1st calf heifer Bourton Clover 37 by Oak Knob Maxie Laredo. She has two generations of VG behind her and joins the Hillcol Herd of Colin and Hillary Evans of Carmarthen, S.

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November 16th, 2013 | Posted in Archive | 1 Comment

Congratulations to James and Shelley Warren.

Sophia Rose Warren was born on Friday 11th October to James and Shelley Warren of Tredinney Farm, Penznance.  Sophia is their first child and is a welcome Granddaughter for Dennis and Rosemary. We wish all the family our best wishes at this happy time.

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October 14th, 2013 | Posted in Archive | No Comments

Young Guernsey member awarded the Dick Stapleton Trophy at the ABAB 2013

Martyn Dean was singled out by the organisers of the All Britain All Breeds Show as the young person who did the most for others at the show, I can vouch for his worthiness for this award as when my truck had broken down on route, I called out EGCS President John Berry to take the trailer on whilst I waited for roadside assistance and repair.

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October 8th, 2013 | Posted in Archive | No Comments

All Britain All Breeds Showmanship 2013

Six young handlers were representing the Guernsey breed in the ABAB at Stoneleigh, with Ayrshire. British Friesian, Dairy Shorthorn and Jersey young handlers with 123 in the catalogue, the U12 class drew 39 and was split into 2 and Margaret Thomas and Shannon Dawes both did very well .

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October 6th, 2013 | Posted in Archive | No Comments

Overseas visitors at the Dairy Show 2013

There are 21 farmers from Finland, 2 from Tipperary,Eire and 2 from Taranaki NZ at the Dairy Show on Wednesday October 2nd and the party will be visitng the Bickfield, Hartland View ,Hinton and Kenvin herds while here. The leader of the Finnish group has Guernsey calves born from imported US embryos, and Mr O’Connor from Tipperary is wanting to buy 40 spring calving A2xA2 heifers.

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September 28th, 2013 | Posted in Archive | No Comments

Colin Gleed's Frome Show Judges Report.

FROME SHOW 2013 Click on the link above to open report.

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September 20th, 2013 | Posted in Archive | No Comments