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Holstein young breeders test judging skills at Annaghmore

THERE was a good turnout of young members at

the stockjudging comp-etition hosted by the Annaghmore herd.

Stockjudging Results include:

Junior section: 1, Max Watson; 2, James Patton; 3, Isabella Gregg and John Hamilton.

Intermediate section: 1, Harry Orr and Ryan McKnight; 2, Tom McKnight; 3, Callum Reid.

Senior section: 1, Robert Stew-art; 2, Desmond McCorry; 3, Conal Daly.

Linear results include:

Junior: 1, James Patton; 2, Max Watson; 3, Isabella Gregg.

Intermediate: 1, Harry Orr; 2, Ryan McKnight; 3, Callum Reid.

Senior: 1, Heather Martin; 2, John McLean and Conal Daly; 3, Desmond McCorry.

HYB co-ordinator Andrew Pat-

ton congratulated the prize winners, and thanked everyone for coming along to support the event.

“Thank you to herd owners Clive and Joel Richardson, and herd manager Josh Ebron for hosting the event and providing the supper.

He added: “Thanks also to master judges Geoffrey Patton and Andrew Kennedy for giving up their time to mentor the young members.”

During the recent competitions at Dunbanard and Annaghmore, HYB members were competing to qualify for a place on the Northern Ireland team at Holstein UK’s Competitions Day.

The event takes place on Saturday, August 14, at Hallon Farm, Bridnorth, in Shropshire.

The following HYB members have qualified for the NI stock-judging and linear judging teams:

Stockjudging;

Junior – Max Watson and James Patton;

Intermediate – Ryan McKnight and Tom McKnight;

Senior – Robert Stewart and Chris Heenan.

Linear:

Junior – James Patton and Max Watson;

Intermediate – Ryan McKnight and Harry Orr;

Senior – Heather Martin and John McLean.

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