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2021 South Island Champs – Gore A&P Show

The 2021 Ayrshire South Island Champs was held at the Gore A&P Show.Andrew Thomson kindly judged the Ayrshire Section. We send a big thank you to Katy Button,  Anglo Ayrshires for sharing her photos from the show. Results & Photos as follows.   Ayrshire Section Champion Ayrshire Inglecorner Kates Violet - CNRAYR Ltd, Merv Livingstone Reserve Champion Cow:Inglecorner Real Violet ...

NZ Dairy Event 2021

NZ Dairy Event 2021 was held over the 27th and 28th January at Manfeild, Fielding. Due to Covid and M.Bovis this was the first time the show was held since 2018. The Ayrshire section was kindly judged by Derek Hayward, with the help of an associate judge Alannah Skedgwell. History was made, with an Ayrshire taking out the Supreme Exhibit ...

Veteran Cow 9+ years Regional Results – Ayrshire On Farm Challenge 2020/21

9 Years and Older Below are the Regional results for the Veteran Cow 9+ Years class in the 2020/21 Ayrshire On Farm Challenge. Congratulations to all those who have placed.  Overall National Age Group winners will be announced and presented at the Ayrshire New Zealand AGM in June. More results can be found here:2 Year Old – https://ayrshire.org.nz/2yo-2020/3 Year Old ...

6 to 8 YO Regional Results – Ayrshire On Farm Challenge 2020/21

Below are the Regional results for the 6 to 8 Year Old class in the 2020/21 Ayrshire On Farm Challenge. Congratulations to all those who have placed.  Overall National Age Group winners will be announced and presented at the Ayrshire New Zealand AGM in June. More results can be found here:2 Year Old – https://ayrshire.org.nz/2yo-2020/3 Year Old - https://ayrshire.org.nz/3yo-2020/4 & ...

4&5 YO Regional Results – Ayrshire On Farm Challenge 2020/21

Below are the Regional results for the 4 & 5 Year Old class in the 2020/21 Ayrshire On Farm Challenge. Congratulations to all those who have placed.  Overall National Age Group winners will be announced and presented at the Ayrshire New Zealand AGM in June. More results can be found here:2 Year Old – https://ayrshire.org.nz/2yo-2020/3 Year Old - https://ayrshire.org.nz/3yo-2020/4 & ...

3YO Regional Results – Ayrshire On Farm Challenge 2020/21

Below are the Regional results for the 3 Year Old class in the 2020/21 Ayrshire On Farm Challenge. Congratulations to all those who have placed.  Overall National Age Group winners will be announced and presented at the Ayrshire New Zealand AGM in June. More results can be found here:2 Year Old – https://ayrshire.org.nz/2yo-2020/3 Year Old - https://ayrshire.org.nz/3yo-2020/4 & 5 Year ...

2YO Regional Results – Ayrshire On Farm Challenge 2020/21

Below are the Regional results for the 2 Year Old class in the 2020/21 Ayrshire On Farm Challenge. Congratulations to all those who have placed.  Overall National Age Group winners will be announced and presented at the Ayrshire New Zealand AGM in June. More results can be found here:2 Year Old – https://ayrshire.org.nz/2yo-2020/3 Year Old - https://ayrshire.org.nz/3yo-2020/4 & 5 Year ...

Stratford Royal A&P Show 2020

Over the weekend of Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 November 2020, the Royal Event was held at Stratford A&P Show. The show saw an outstanding amount of Ayrshires, with over 30 entries across the five age groups. The Gilbert family finished with an outstanding result after the equally impressive journey they took to get their prize animals to the show. …

Special Awards 2020

At the 2020 AGM, the following Special Awards were made.  Congratulations to those members honored with Special Awards. Kiteroa Trophy & Distinguished Member Award For the person or persons who contributed the most effort in promoting the progress within the Ayrshire breed in the last 12 months both club wise and breed wise. Awarded to Roger Hancock. Roger’s association with …

Kiteroa’s 50th Annual Sale

Kiteroa Ayrshires held their 50th Annual sale on the 18 November 2020 at 12noon. This sale demonstrated just how much work Wally, Zane, and the Kite family have put into their breeding. A huge congratulations and thank you goes out to the Kite family for the amazing representation you all have within and outside the Ayrshire breed. Thank you to …

Alltech Photo Competition – Member Voting

The Alltech All New Zealand Photo Competitions is one of our most successful competitions. 2020 entries have passed and yet again we received a large number of entries.  Members are invited to place their vote in all Classes of this competition. Your vote will then be judged against the final aggregate score of the three official judges. When voting for …

Ayrshire Scenic Photo Competition

PUBLIC VOTING IS NOW OPEN! The Ayrshire Scenic Photo Competition changes in 2019 were highly successful. Unfortunately due to COVID19 this competition needs to adapt, this year voting will take place online. HOW TO VOTE: Below are 25 photos entered by anonymous Ayrshire New Zealand Members. In the corner of each photo is a letter. View your options and note somewhere your …

COVID-19 RESPONSE

Effective immediately, the Jersey NZ team will all be working from home due to the Covid-19 pandemic until further notice. As we are situated within the LIC Campus, we must abide with their decision to restrict access to essential personnel only. This means that the way we work is going to change quite dramatically. The important message for members is …

Morrinsville A&P Show 2020

The Morrinsville A&P show schedule is now available.Held on Saturday the 7th March 2020, at the Morrinsville Recreation Grounds (Anzac Avenue)Both Beef and Dairy sections will be running again this year.Check the schedule for rules and information.For enquiries contact:027 294 3153 morrinsvilleshow@gmail.comMorrinsville A & P Society, P O Box 284, Morrinsville  3340   VIEW SCHEDULE BEEF ENTRY FORM DAIRY ENTRY FORM

Ayrshire On Farm Competition – Veteran Cow Regional+

Below are the 1st and 2nd place regional results. Full results will be live after the Ayrshire New Zealand Annual Conference 2020. Congratulations to all those of you who placed in your region. South Island Champion: Fairleigh Burdette Annalva, Port Molyneux Dairies Ltd South Island Reserve Champion: Glenmore B Lara, Brookton Farm Honorable Mention: Glenalla Rockstar Rosa, Glenalla Farm Ltd   Veteran …

Ayrshire On Farm Competition – Class 4 Regional

Below are the 1st and 2nd place regional results. Full results will be live after the Ayrshire New Zealand Annual Conference 2020. Congratulations to all those of you who placed in your region.   Class 4 – 6, 7 & 8 Year Olds Ward 1: 1st Place – Pa Hill Rata Jennilee, G J Travers 2nd Place – Lodore Hugs Royally ET, …

Ayrshire On Farm Competition – Class 3 Regional

Below are the 1st and 2nd place regional results. Full results will be live after the Ayrshire New Zealand Annual Conference 2020. Congratulations to all those of you who placed in your region.   Class 3 – 4 & 5 Year Olds Ward 1: 1st Place – Pa Hill Salt Jennilee, G J Travers 2nd Place – Lodore Blake Polly, Lodore Farm …

On Farm Competition – Class 2

Below are the 1st and 2nd place regional results. Full results will be live after the Ayrshire New Zealand Annual Conference 2020. Congratulations to all those of you who placed in your region.   Class 2 – Three Year Olds Ward 1: 1st Place – Thornton Park Decaf Calm, M & S Booth 2nd Place – Lodore Ivo Nicky, Lodore Farm Ltd Ward 2 …

Ayrshire On Farm Competition – Class 1 Regional

Below are the 1st and 2nd place regional results. Full results will be live after the Ayrshire New Zealand Annual Conference 2020. Congratulations to all those of you who placed in your region.   Class 1 – Two Year Olds Ward 1 – 1st Place – Pa Hill Rata May, G J Travers Ward 1 – 2nd Place – Rose Bloom …

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 …