The new competition will be sponsored by Dairymaster and is the first year of the competition.
The KHFBC herd’s competition is based on production and conformation for autumn and spring calving herds.
Categories are subdivided into senior, intermediate and junior sections based on the points from production and conformation with 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes in each category.
This year’s prizes are given to the best overall cow based on kilograms of protein production, lifetime production cow, highest conformation herd and the highest production herd in Spring and
There will also be prizes given out for hers with the lowest SCC in each of the categories. While there will be 1st 2nd and 3rd prizes awarded for the best junior cow, best overall heifer, and best
senior cow in both sections. While a prize will also be given to the highest overall EBI herd.
A special prize ‘The Dairymaster perpetual cup’ will be awarded for the overall best cow/heifer between spring and autumn herds.
The competition is open to pedigree herds and judging will commence on the 19th June by Peter Ging, Chairman of the IHFA, while the awards ceremony will take place at a later date.
The clubs annual open evening and stock judging competition takes place on Thursday 22nd June on the farm of James Egan, Tarmons, Tarbert, Co. Kerry and everyone is welcome to attend.
Closing date for herd entries is 7th June. All entries are to be forwarded to Geraldine Harty, Club Secretary, Ballylongane, Ballyheigue, Co. Kerry.
For further information on this competition please contact Geraldine Harty on 087 8168281 or John Walsh on 087 6396648.