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  • All Welcome to Windfield on the 6th of July

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    The Irish Holstein Friesian Association National Open Day is taking place on Wednesday 6th of July at 12noon. The host farmers this year are the Tommy & Orla Screene and family of Windfield Holsteins, Menlough, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway .

    The Windfield herd is made up of 65 pedigree registered Holstein Friesian cows with a further 60 young stock registered under the Windfield prefix.

    The Screene family have been farming in the townland of Windfield since the 1890’s with the present grazing platform for the cows on part of the old Jameson Estate. Tommy’s father JP commenced commercial milk supply production in 1979 and Tommy began farming in Windfield from 1997. Milk recording and grading up began simultaneously in 1999, Tommy saw milk recording as essential to developing the potential of his cows and grading up as providing certified proof of both the breeding and production of those cows, thus adding value to the business especially when selling stock.

    AI has been used from the beginning and 100% AI usage is still being maintained. Careful Sire Selection aligned with regular Type Classification has delivered for Windfield cattle both in terms of Production and functions Type.

    Currently the Herd’s average yield is 1870galls. 3.83%BF & 3.50%PR. On Conformation there are 26 EX, 34 VG, 5 GP animals following the most recent Classification inspection.

    The IHFA National Open Day is the highlight event for dairy farmers and their families. Activities on the day will include inter-club and Macra stock judging, a talk on the animals of the Windfield Herd, a young stock sale, workshops and demonstrations, prize giving, trade stands displays from across the agri-industry and activities for children.

    It is a free event and all are welcome. For more information, go to www.ihfa.ie, call 023-8833443 or visit the IHFA Facebook page.

    The IHFA National Open Day is a great day out for farmers and their families. It is the top date for the diary of any pedigree dairy enthusiast and an event not to be missed.

    We look forward to seeing you at Windfield on the 6th of July!!!

    Directions

    From the M6 Dublin/Galway motorway take exit 17 for Athenry. Signs from Athenry, Tuam and Mountbellew.

    GPS: +53° 26’ 19.90”, -8° 38’ 13.36”