Limited availability on planned Holstein NI trips

There are a limited number of places still available on Holstein NI’s trip to the IHFA Open Day in County Limerick.

Hosted by the Lisnalty Herd, property of Paul Hannon, Friarstown, Crecora, the event takes place on Wednesday 8th July.

Commencing at noon, the open day includes a farm walk and stockjudging competition. A sale of cattle will take place at 4.30pm, and the evening will conclude with a BBQ and entertainment.

Holstein NI secretary John Martin said: “We plan to set off early on the Wednesday morning, and will be arranging for the coach to stop at various pick-up points around the province. The trip will include an overnight stay in Limerick, returning the next day.”

Holstein NI is also hosting a two-day trip departing on Wednesday 16th September, which will include a visit to the 2nd UK Dairy Day at Telford International Centre. The evening will conclude with the Champions Dinner and presentation of awards.

The itinerary for Thursday 17th September includes visits to three dairy farms. First stop is the 250-cow Aintree herd owned by Richard and Ruth Pilkington, Shordley Hall, Wrexham. The second visit will be hosted by Andrew Evans who runs more than 2,000 commercial cows.

The third and final stop is the Duke of Westminster’s Grosvenor Farm based at Aldford Hall near Chester.

John Martin added: “We will be flying from Belfast to Birmingham, and the cost of the trip includes accommodation and meals.”

For further information contact John Martin on mobile 07711 041128.