Dungannon Rugby Club was the venue for the Northern Ireland Simmental Club’s annual general meeting.
Outgoing chairman Richard Rodgers welcomed everyone and said he was delighted to see an excellent turnout of club members. He gave a resume of the club’s activities throughout the past year and congratulated members on their numerous achievements at stockjudging competitions and shows and sales throughout Northern Ireland and further afield.
Treasurer Leslie Weatherup outlined the report and accounts for the last financial year.
The election of office bearers was conducted by Pat Kelly from Tempo.
The following members were elected for 2016/17:
Chairman – Matthew Cunning, Pointfarms Herd, Glarryford.
Vice-chairman – Conrad Fegan, Knockreagh Herd, Rostrevor.
Treasurer – Leslie Weatherup, Lisglass Herd, Ballyclare.
Secretary – Robin Boyd, Slievenagh Herd, Portglenone.
Committee – Richard Rodgers, Hiltonstown Herd, Portglenone; Joe Wilson, Ballinlare Farm Herd, Newry; Keith Nelson, Scribby Farms Herd, Rosslea; Chris Traynor, Kilmore Herd, Armagh; Andrew Clarke, Breaghey Herd, Armagh; Thelma Gorman, Woodford Herd, Armagh; Patsy McDonald, Coolcran Herd, Tempo; Nigel Glasgow, Bridgewater Farm Herd, Cookstown; David Hazelton, Ranfurly Herd, Dungannon; Norman Robson, Kilbride Farm Herd, Doagh; and John Moore, Omorga Herd, Beragh.
Pat Kelly thanked Richard Rodgers for his dedication as chairman during the last two years, and congratulated newly-elected chairman Matthew Cunning.
The NI Simmental Club’s forthcoming diary dates include:
Wednesday 25th May – Evening show and sale of pedigree bulls and females, followed by commercial female entry, at Ballymena Mart – show 5.30pm, sale at 7pm.
Saturday 28th May – Woodcraft Kitchens (Kilrea) Junior Heifer Derby, Ballymena Show.
Wednesday 8th June – Annual stockjudging event, Chris Traynor’s Kilmore Herd, 78 Moy Road, Armagh, Co Armagh, BT61 8DW – 7pm.
Friday 5th August – Annual charity barbecue, Dungannon Rugby Club.