Stockjudging trio win bolus competition

Animax - 2010-12-20

Three farmers who correctly placed some of the world’s top Holstein cows in a virtual stockjudging competition have won a range of Animax trace element boluses to use on their own herds.

The competition, run at the Royal Ulster Winter Fair and sponsored by leading animal health company, Animax Ltd, involved farmers placing in order of excellence six cows whose photographs were displayed on the Holstein UK stand.

The cows had already been judged by John Gribbon, chair of Holstein UK. Farmers whose competition entries matched Mr Gribbon’s selection were included in a prize draw.

Competition winner was Christopher Crea, of Park Road, Strangford, with John Patterson, of Crumlin, in second place. The third prize went to Brian Hayes, of County Cork. All three won Tracesure Cu/I boluses and bolusing guns supplied by Animax Ltd.

Tracesure Cu/I guarantees a slow release of iodine, selenium, copper and cobalt for up to six months.

Rory Dicker, Animax’s representative in Southern Ireland, said the company was delighted with the level of support generated by the competition. “The farmers who took part appreciate the importance of keeping stock healthy and although many of them already use our boluses it will give the winners an opportunity to try them out,’’ he says.

Pictured at the Holstein UK stand are Rory Dicker, Animax representative in Southern Ireland, with competition prize winner, Brian Hayes, of County Cork (centre) and Jason Webb, of County Cork, who also entered the competition.

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