English Guernsey Cattle Society Blog

April 2013 Bull Proofs

UK Guernsey bull proofs have been released by Dairy Co and Tredinney Yogis Prince has improved all of his Proof figures and with +£141 PLI is the No I bull in the UK. Beechgroves Ezekiel appears at No 7 (+£119 PLI) with 14 dtrs in 5 herds but as yet it is only his 9 dtrs at Beechgroves that have been classified and they are 7 GP, 1 G and 1 F.

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April 9th, 2013 | Posted in Archive | No Comments

Jaap's Cheese Tour of the West Midlands

Interesting day Carol and I joined Ernie Durose on a tour of 3 Cheese Dairies in the West Midlands, Fowlers of Earlswood,  near Solihull ,Warks, The Fowlers have been making Cheese for 14 generations and Adrian Fowler who showed us around was a really excellent guide to the history of cheeses and is still prepared to try and develop new cheeses, The Cheese operation is on a dairy farm which they rent to those trying to get a start in dairying.

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March 26th, 2013 | Posted in Archive | No Comments

Yoghurt processing equipment for sale.

Robert and Sarah Cole are offering their Yoghurt processing equipment for sale. They have a 90 litre batch pasteuriser (also suitable for milk and cream) A Elacream Model 215 separator A Shear head mixer and a Planetory mixer Incubator cupboards 6Ft x 7Ft walk in Fridge/Cold Room Cotswold Hand Wash Station Various Stainless Steel Tables and Sinks.

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March 22nd, 2013 | Posted in Milk Development | No Comments

EGCS Judges Conference 11th April 2013

The Judges Conference will be held at Bickfield Farm , Compton Martin , Bristol on 11th April by kind permission of the Durbin family, invitations will be going out shortly, but if any others with a particular interest in the Guernsey breed would like to attend please let Caroline Cox know beforehand  on 01822 870727.

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March 5th, 2013 | Posted in Archive | No Comments

Mr J A C Brown

John Brown from Henfield in Sussex has passed away recently, he was the Manager of the Nuthurst herd of Guernseys for firstly Prince Littler, and then when the Estate was sold for Blyth Model Dairies. John was also EGCS Treasurer and supervised the introduction of the headage levy that was a novel scheme, latterly adopted by HUK.

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February 23rd, 2013 | Posted in News Updates | No Comments

Guernsey Heifer Calves for the Netherlands

EGCS have received an enquiry for 60 heifer calves for export to the Netherlands to form a new milking herd in 2015. The enquiry was made because of the high natural level of Beta Casein A2 within the breed. EGCS are trying to establish the health protocols required before export and have invited the prospective buyer to come to the UK to visit some of our herds.

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February 20th, 2013 | Posted in News Updates | 2 Comments

2012 Show Season Report by Kim Sales

2012 SHOW SEASON ROUND UP BY KIM SALES. The 2012 showing season was dogged once again by TB restrictions on some of our members, notably The Warren family from Penzance who missed the entire year. Thankfully the Tredinney herd is now clear and we hope this will continue for them.

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

Positive comments about A2 Milk by UK Doctor

“I sent a rapid response dated 15 January 2013, drawing attention to the level of diabetes in different countries being proportional to the level of A1 milk consumption. I said there was no hope of improving UK the level of type 1 diabetes due to the unavailability of A2 milk.

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February 12th, 2013 | Posted in Milk Development | No Comments

14th World Guernsey Conference and Tours

30th June – 13th July 2013 The 14th World Guernsey Conference and Tours will be held in Guernsey, Channel Islands. More information www.worldguernseys.org

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January 21st, 2013 | Posted in News Updates | 1 Comment

The 2013 Show Season

The 2013 Show Season starts in May with North Somerset, Devon County.Heathfield, Surrey County,Suffolk and the Bath & West. June sees the Royal Cornwall, Cheshire and the Royal Norfolk. July has the Livestock Show , the World Conference Show Guernsey Island,Kent County ,Nantwich  and Stithians August sees Honiton, Okehampton, Edenbridge and the All Breeds Cornwall Calf show Finally October has the South West Dairy Show, The All Breeds All Britain Calf Show and the Welsh Dairy Show.

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December 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Archive | No Comments