Annual General Meeting
Jersey Cattle Society members were treated to exceptional Northern Ireland hospitality over two days at the 140th Jersey Cattle Society AGM. Starting on the 31st July by kind permission of the Clandeboye Estate and concluding on the 1st August with a visit to the Potterswalls herd of the Fleming family….
Following a warm welcome to the Clandeboye Estate from Society Chairman Mark Logan, the 140th AGM was the first event on the program.
Following the AGM was the presentation of the Milk Production Competition, full listing of results available on the Milk Production page - Milk Production Competitions page
Following the AGM, presentation of the Weydown Trophy was made to John Stubb’s of Coldeaton Jerseys for his contribution to the breed.
Retiring Director Steven Bland was commended on his long service to the Board and the presentation of a Kate Simpson framed picture.
With the formal part of proceedings complete members were then treated to a full insight into the Clandeboye Estate.
Clandeboye Estate, set in the heart of County Down is a historic estate extending to over 2000 acres of farmland and woodland and is one the last and largest privately owned estates in Northern Ireland.
The dairy herd is a central part of life at Clandeboye and their milk is all used in the production of their award winning yoghurts.
Amongst the 2000 acres of the estate in addition to the woodlands and 250 hectares of farmland, there are also formal and walled gardens, lawns and a lake.
The following day members enjoyed a visit to the Potterswalls herd where Ashley Fleming and the family welcomed everyone and provided an introduction to the herd and it’s history. The Potterswalls herd is home to a number of the UK and Ireland’s most prestigious Jersey bloodlines. The herd didn’t disappoint and showcased the 50 plus years of careful and successful breeding at Potterswalls.
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Are you passionate about the future of the breed? Would you like to help improve the range of services the Society offers? Or is your passion more in marketing and would you be able to help to promote the Jersey Breed ? If so, then we would love to hear from you.
As we are looking for members who are passionate about the Jersey breed and in helping to promote the strength of the breed, her commercial versatility and quality produce.
To find out more about how you can get involved please contact Mark Logan on 07889 532280. We look forward to hearing from you.