Club Officers 2020

President Noel Rothwell 087 2765981
Chairman Pat Kavanagh 086 8697119
Secretary Kathleen Watson 086 0529975
Treasurer Liz Atkinson 087 7440791
PRO Una Sinnott 087 6883813
YMA Coordinator Philip Jones 086 8497675


Club Notes – Winter 2020

Unfortunately Covid-19 is still very much present in our lives and like many clubs all over the country very little activities within in the Slaney club were able to take place this year. We should have had many events such as our Club Calf Show, Field Evenings, Club trip, our annual dinner dance etc. with many opportunities for club members to get together for some social gatherings.  However, we did manage to run our Club Herds competition albeit slightly altered to previous years.

IHFA Virtual Stock Judging
During the summer IHFA held a stock judging on line by video on their website and on Facebook.  Everyone was invited to participate, in submitting their placings in the four classes with 6 cows/heifers in each class. Hefyn Wilson from the Tregibby herd in Wales acted as master judge. Many will remember Hefyn from judging our club herd’s competition in 2016.  This was a great way to keep everyone occupied and to keep the judging eye in.  Those club members who supplied the animals/ videos are to be congratulated and thanked for their patience and for facilitating such a novel idea and new way of stockjudging. Notably, the Hurley’s Clonpaddin, Victor Jackson’s Crossnacole and Jones’ Hallow herds. Congratulations to John Watson, Anthony Kealy and Kathleen Watson who were placed 3rd, 4th and joint 5th overall.  Well done to those who were placed at the individual classes and got a mention. Those were Will and Kate Jones (under 16) Jane Mooney, (13-17yrs) and Tony Mooney, Louise Sinnott, Colin Stevenson, Mark Hurley (18-26yrs) and Laura Sinnott, Jim Sinnott and Michael O Regan(Over 27)

Silage Competition
We are running a silage competition sponsored by Agriking similar to the herds competition with no entry fee for members – a certificate of recognition for the winners – bales or/and Pit silage. A big thank you to Stephen Hughes for taking the samples.

Hopefully going forward into the New Year, things will improve for everyone with the COVID-19 restrictions and we will get back to all club activities as we know them. For now hope everyone stays safe and well.

Una Sinnott

Herds Competition
Thank you to all twenty five members who entered our Club Herds competition and congratulations to all the prize winners. We were unable to have an invited judge to place the herds on inspection, however the results were calculated from figures allocated by IHFA for production and herd classification. The results are as follows:

Junior Section
1st – Laurstown  Herd, Scott Mernagh
2nd­ – Ballinclay Herd, Kevin Goff
3rd – Raheenvarren Herd, David French

Intermediate Section
1st – Reynoldstown Herd, John & Amanda Mooney
2nd – Battlestown  Herd, Mark Murphy
3rd – Leudigan Herd, Denis Doran

Senior Section
1st – Clonder Herd, Jim & Derry Byrne
2nd – Grangecon Herd, Anthony Kealy
3rd – Cathu Herd, Noel & Michael Kehoe

Elite Section
1st – Clonpaddin Herd, John, Garry, Pat Hurley
2nd – Lask Herd, Thomas Byrne
3rd – Hallow Herd, Philip Jones

Highest Yielding Heifer
Knoxtown Atwood BreezeVG86  (832kgs milk solids)
Sean & Breda Murphy

Highest Yielding Cow
Crory Light Robin EX90 (1,121kgs milk solids)
Mick Cashin

Highest Lifetime Production Cow
Clonder ASI Guess 3  EX91 7E (8,145kgs milk solids)
Jim & Derry Byrne

Herd with Highest Total Milk Solids
Reynoldstown Herd (728kgs milk solids)
John & Amanda Mooney

Highest EBI Cow
Kiltrea Nuala 36 VG87  – John Joe Doyle (252)

Highest EBI Herd
Raheenvarren –  David French (163)