The Kildare Holstein Friesian Club (KHFC) held its Annual Herds Competition recently.
This competition, one of the club’s major events, is sub-divided into four divisions: Premier, Senior, Intermediate and Junior. The awards were presented by Brian Scully and Kenny Garry of sponsors FBD.
Nearly 40 herds participated from the club area, covering Kildare, West Wicklow, Offaly, Meath, and Dublin. Judge this year was Mark Logan, well known in Holstein circles, from the Clandeboy Estate, Co Down.
The organiser and excellent co-ordinator of the competition was Mrs Joan Lambert, the Club’s long time Secretary. The overall winner once again was the Kilwarden Herd from Kill, owned by the Cocoman family.
KHFC HERDS COMPETITION 2016— RESULTS
Production: 1st John Coakley; 2nd Brian Gray; 3rd Shane O’Loughlin.
Inspection: 1st Brian Gray; 2nd John Coakley; 3rd Wm. Boothman.
Overall winner: Brian Gray.
Production: 1st Lyons Estate; 2nd Dermot Doherty; Derek Tierney.
Inspection: 1st Tony Kavanagh; Derek. Tierney; P Travers.
Overall Winner: Derek Tierney.
Production: 1st Joe Doran; 2nd John Murphy; Pat Loughlin.
Inspection: 1st Joe Doran; Pat Loughlin; Knockmaroon Estate.
Overall Winner: Joe Doran.
Production: 1st Dermot Jackson; 2nd Cyril Dowling; 3rd Anthony Healy.
Inspection: 1st Brochan Cocoman; 2nd Cyril Dowling; 3rd Dermot Jackson.
Overall Winner: Brochan Cocoman.
Best Heifer: Brochan Cocoman.
Best Cow: Cyril Dowling.
Progeny Group: Cyril Dowling.
Best Family: Brochan Cocoman.
PHOTOS: TONY KEANE