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REGISTERING A JOINTLY OWNED CALF
NEWS, VIEWS AND EVENTS
- keep up to date with the
Members seem to think that when they jointly own an animal
with another member, if they both put their prefixes in the name
latest news from Holstein UK
of a calf, then this shows that they jointly own the animal. When
registering a calf which is jointly owned, members should decide
which prefix to register the calf under, rather than adding another
prefix to the name. The calf can then be transferred to both pre-
fixes by Holstein UK. We can only show one name and address on J
une sees the Centenary
Celebrations really kick
the front of the certificate, but both names and address will be put
in with four farm Open
Days, the British Friesian
on the back of the certificate and this will be stamped by Holstein
Celebration Day
UK as jointly owned. Registration should be done by one member
and Highland Show.
via TelReg or WebReg after which you can call the office on 01923 July holds the dates
695200 to inform us of joint ownership details.
for four more Open
Days, the last ever
Royal Show and the Royal Welsh. Most of the
JERSEY ISLAND JOINS CDI AND CIS
Open Day will be hosted by our regional Herd
Competition winners and there is one planned in
Earlier this year, each area of the country, so take the opportunity
the President of to join other Holstein UK members in commemo-
the Royal Jersey rating this most impressive of landmark years.
Agricultural and Dates and venues can all be found in the calendar
Horticultural Society on the next page and there is no cost for attend-
Steven Le Feuvre, ing.
visited Scotsbridge Orders for the Centenary Scrapbook are now
House. Details were being taken. These give a great pictorial overview
confirmed of the of the last 100 years of British Black & White
Herdbook and milk breeding and one copy is available free of charge
recording services to all members, with additional copies available
that will now be at £10 (the same charge applies to non-members).
contracted by Jersey Island from the CDI and CIS. Pictured above sign- You must register your interest however, so
ing the paperwork are Steven Le Feuvre (left) and Holstein UK Chief please let me know if you wish to receive one by
Executive Greg Ward. calling the office or emailing simongee@holstein-
uk.org
BRIGHTEN UP YOUR LANE!
The breed and your Society continues to go
from strength to strength. The theme of breed
Official herd signs with your prefix, trading name and the Holstein adaptability is touched on in this Journal, embrac-
UK logo are still available from Holstein UK. Single sided signs can
ing the capability of the Black & White to thrive
be fixed to a mount, or a double sided sign can hang from a brack-
within different management systems. A visit to
Morsan Farms in Canada outlines the success of a
et. A single sided herd sign costs £93.32, double sided £103.43 and a
huge, intensive system whilst in contrast, there is
bracket £34.96, with carriage costing £13.80. All prices include VAT.
the proof that Holsteins perform equally well in
To order, please call 01923 695200. simple grass based systems here in the UK with
reports on Leswidden Holsteins in Penzance and
Ashdon Holsteins on the Essex/Suffolk border, who
NEW PROVISIONAL PEDIGREE STATUS are coincidentally, celebrating their 50
th
anniversa-
The Board has passed a paper to allow the implementation of a
ry this year. There are undoubtedly genetics avail-
Provisional status allowing farmers under health restrictions (such as
able for everyone with a passion for the breed.
bTB) to grade up animals to pedigree. This will allow animals under
This issue also gives extensive coverage to
health restrictions to be graded up and receive a ‘provisional’ status.
another institution, the HYB Weekend Rally.
The herd owner can now join Holstein UK as normal and is able
Hosted this year by North Wales HYB, the Rally
to use all services including classification, but certificates and fact
never fails to impress me by the level of skill and
sheets will not be issued in the first instance and provisional animals
enthusiasm shown by all our Young Breeders
at every opportunity they are given. The level
will not appear on any reports.
of teamwork that is demonstrated in order to
The new status will be set on an animal for a maximum of twelve
achieve the best results is an immense source of
months from registration. After twelve months, qualifying animals
pride, and the Competition Day incorporating the
will be set as pedigree even if the herd is still under restriction. All
reformed National Reasoned Stockjudging and
reports including certificates and fact sheets can then be issued.
Linear Assessment in July will,
Pricing would be the same as for grading up in a herd NOT under
I am sure, uphold this stand-
bTB restriction.
ard. I look forward to seeing
It is likely that this new status will be available from March this
many of you at our impending
year, subject to the necessary computer programming being com-
events.
pleted.
THE JOURNAL JUNE 2009 3
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