News & Information

ARRAN TROPHY – AYRSHIRE YOUNG JUDGE COMPETITION

Ayrshire New Zealand is delighted to advise members that Arran Trophy for the Ayrshire Young Judge Competition will be held this season at the Stratford A & P Show on Saturday 29 November.  Stratford A & P are also hosting the Ayrshire North Island Championships this season. Entry Rules: The Arran Trophy is open to people 30 years of age …

Kiteroa 49th Annual Sale

The 49th Annual Kiteroa Sale was held on the 13th of November at 12:00 noon. With a massive turn out, the average sale price wrapped up to be: 13x Yearling Heifers averaged $1700 26x Calves averaged $1432 3x Bull Calves averaged $1283 Average overall (42 lots) was $1504 Congratulations to all purchasers

Ngarangi Yearling Bulls

Yearling Bulls for Sale (See pictures below) Dams were purchased from Ngarangi Herd Dispersal Sale.  Happy to provide production records of dams on request. Bulls are well grown and quiet – have been run as a group of 5 (with 2 Red Devon Bulls not for sale) on our farm (closed farm operation). Received all vaccinations as calves and drenched …

Production Awards

Congratulations to the following members for receiving these awards. These awards are based on production and herd statistics, showing the true hard work and perseverance these breeders put in. Production awards are receive annually at the Ayrshire AGM and Conference. Total Milksolids, Fat & Protein 2017/2018 Top Herd 50-100 Cows Goldwyn Enterprises Ltd – B T & L J Hayward …

Special Awards

The following Special Awards were presented at the recent Ayrshire New Zealand Annual Conference. The Bell Booth Achiever Award for persons who have made some notable achievement in the Ayrshire breed was presented to Matt Robinson.  It is with much pleasure that the Bay of Plenty Ayrshire Club would like  to nominate Matt Robinson for the Bell Booth Achievers Award. …

Board Announcement

At the Ayrshire New Zealand Annual Conference last week, Donald Green of Glenmore Ayrshires, Leeston was re-elected for a further term as President.  Donald has been on the Board since 2009, and President since 2014. The Board farewelled Stewart Riley of Riverlea Ayrshires, Collingwood, who has retired as a Director after 19 years service to the Board.  He was also …

UK Youth Tour Announcement

Ayrshire – International Youth Tour announcement At the Ayrshire New Zealand Annual Conference last week, Gabrielle Steiner of Brookview Genetics, Tokoroa, was announced as the successful candidate to attend the International Youth Tour to be hosted in the United Kingdom in October 2019.  Gabrielle is the daughter of Vince and Sheridan Steiner, and is currently on a gap year before …

Ayrshire Scenic Photo Competition 2019 – Results

Congratulations to all members who took part in the Scenic Photo Competition. We look forward to running this competition next year, so why not get a head start and begin taking photos now! This year, the competition was judged by the votes of members who attended last week’s Annual Conference.  This was a great success, and we anticipate that this …

Alltech Photo Competition Results 2019

All New Zealand Photo Competition Results 2019 Below are the 2019 results, In order 1st to last. Congratulations to all of you who entered. We look forward to doing it all again next year! Class 1 – 2 year olds   Class 2 – 3 year olds   Class 3 – 4 & 5 year olds   Class 4 – …

Taranaki Breeders Selection 2019

Taranaki Breeders’ Selection Photo Sale Including Complete Dispersal of the IWA Syndicate. Wednesday 5th June, 2019 at 7 pm Venue: The Plymouth International Hotel Corner Courtenay and Leach Streets, New Plymouth View catalogue here Taranaki Ayrshire Sale2_Part1 Taranaki Ayrshire Sale2_Part2 On behalf of the Taranaki Ayrshie Club we would like to say a big thank you to our club members …

Young Breeders Seminar 2019

Sunday, 14 April 2019 This year Ayrshire NZ are holding the Young Breeders Seminar 2019 in Northland. The even goes from Sunday 14th April  to  Wednesday 17th April. More details and schedule below: Sunday 14th April Noon Arrive in Whangarei Lunch Kauri TOP Workshop Dinner Kerikeri   Monday 15th April Catalogue Understanding Lodore sale Club Dinner   Tuesday 16th April Charmaine O’Shea Accountant Pa Hill sale …

Success at Southwind Dispersal Sale

Tuesday, 30 April 2019 The Southwind Ayrshires Ultimate Dispersal sale took place on Friday 26 April at Stratford, and set a number of new breed sale records. 100 lots averaged $4,041, with 56 cows averaging $4,234, 11 in-calf heifers averaging $3,918, 28 yearling heifers averaging $3,993 and 5 bulls averaging $2,420.  The New Zealand record cow price was broken twice …

Mycoplasma bovis

Monday, 13 May 2019 Biosecurity New Zealand have prepared a manual for Mycoplasma bovis and Biosecurity advice for cattle-showing events. It’s a great resource and a step towards a great outcome. DOWNLOAD MANUAL

UK Youth Tour 2019

Friday, 11 October 2019 Expressions of Interest are invited from Ayrshire New Zealand members aged 18 – 26 to attend the International Youth Tour in the UK from Friday 11 October – Monday 21 October 2019, hosted by the Ayrshire Cattle Society of Great Britain and Ireland.  The tour will start in Northern Ireland, travel across to Scotland and then …

Young Breeders Seminar 2019

Sunday, 14 April 2019 This year Ayrshire NZ are holding the Young Breeders Seminar 2019 in Northland. The even goes from Sunday 14th April  to  Wednesday 17th April. More details and schedule below: Sunday 14th April Noon Arrive in Whangarei Lunch Kauri TOP Workshop Dinner Kerikeri   Monday 15th April Catalogue Understanding Lodore sale Club Dinner   Tuesday 16th April Charmaine O’Shea Accountant Pa Hill sale …