Kilmore Herd to host stockjudging

Extending a warm invitation to the NI Simmental Club's annual stockjudging competition on Wednesday 8th June are, from left: host Chris Traynor, Kilmore Herd, Armagh; William Thompson, Bank of Ireland, sponsor; and chairman Matthew Cunning.
Extending a warm invitation to the NI Simmental Club's annual stockjudging competition on Wednesday 8th June are, from left: host Chris Traynor, Kilmore Herd, Armagh; William Thompson, Bank of Ireland, sponsor; and chairman Matthew Cunning.

A warm welcome is extended to all Simmental enthusiasts to attend the Northern Ireland club’s annual stockjudging competition on Wednesday, June 8.

This year’s event is hosted by the Kilmore Herd, property of Chris Traynor, 78 Moy Road, Armagh, Co Armagh, BT61 8DW, and commences at 7pm.

The evening event is organised to select two teams to represent Northern Ireland at the Simmental Young Members’ Association’s national stockjudging competition.

This prestigious competition attracts young members from throughout the UK, and the 2016 final takes place on Saturday, August 13, at the Barlow family’s noted Denizes Herd in Lancashire. Judging teams consist of two members – junior, under 21 years of age; and senior, under 30 years of age.

Club chairman Matthew Cunning said: “I would like to thank committee member Chris Traynor for agreeing to host the club’s annual stockjudging competition. The event provides breeders with an opportunity to get together socially, put their judging skills to the test, and view the Kilmore Herd.

“Thanks also to Bank of Ireland for its continued sponsorship of the club’s junior stockjudging teams.”

The Simmental Young Members’ Association is open to members under 30-years- old, and offers a range of training, educational and social activities.

Anyone interested in joining the YMA should contact local co-ordinator Zara Stubbs on mobile 07708 164540. Alternatively, come along to the club’s annual stockjudging event on Wednesday, June 8.