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Shardville Popstar S2A, E8-8, Jamie Baxter

NORTH ISLAND CHAMPION COW 2015/16, Tokoroa

 

 


WHY AYRSHIRE?

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Ayrshire New Zealand is proud to be an innovative and progressive Association, with a clear vision for the future of the breed, committeed to maximising the rate of genetic gain of the breed.  New Zealand has the second largest recorded Ayrshire population in the world, and makes up 1% of the national herd in New Zealand.  

Ayrshire New Zealand operates the ACE HERD, the only Breed Society in New Zealand to actively milk cows through its sharemilking venture with a 450 cow herd.  New Zealand has the second largest number of Ayrshires progeny tested annually in the world, second only to Finland, home of the world's largest Ayrshire population.

 

 

OVERVIEW

The New Zealand Ayrshire Association (Inc), known as Ayrshire New Zealand, is an Incorporated Society representing approx 380 Ayrshire breeders in New Zealand. The offices of Ayrshire New Zealand are located in Hamilton (central North Island) at the site of Livestock Improvement Corporation. The office is staffed Monday to Friday and members and visitors are always welcome to call at the office.

The Association is divided into 9 wards geographically, each ward represented by a Director. The Board of Directors is headed by the President.  Ayrshire New Zealand is also the parent body to 16 Ayrshire clubs nationwide. An annual Meeting is held each year in June at varying locations. All members are invited to attend.

 

THE AYRSHIRE VISION

Core Values

- Genetic gain of the Ayrshire population

- Always look for the opportunity

- Maintain a financially viable business

- Foster camaraderie among Ayrshire members

- Always portray a professional image

Purpose

Ayrshire New Zealand will develop, promote and maintain the Ayrshire breed as a credible option for New Zealand dairy farmers

 

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Results from Tokoroa, 5 December 2015
Judge Bruce Weir
11 Nov 2015
Results of the 45th Annual Sale, Ohaupo, 11 November 2015
17 Oct 2015
Ellesmere
23 Jul 2015
Two Ayrshire youth members selected to represent Ayrshire NZ at the 2016 World Ayrshire Conference
21 Jul 2015
Donald Green of Glenmore Farms, Leeston, was elected President of Ayrshire New Zealand at the recent Annual Conference.
21 Jul 2015
Results of the Southern Lights Photo Sale held at Invercargill on 17 June 2015
21 Jul 2015
Details of the Special Awards made at the 2015 Annual Conference
17 Mar 2015
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