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Stylish "Action" reigns Supreme at the 2012 Island Spring Show

For the second show running, a Heifer in milk sired by an international Jersey sire dominated the class for Two year olds, this time at the 2012 Island Spring show held at the Royal Jersey Showground over the weekend of 9th and 10th June. Judge for the show was Brian Leslie from Victoria, Australia and the first day saw the in-milk classes shown outside in good sunny weather conditions. However, very heavy rain on the Sunday meant that the heifer classes had to be brought indoors for the second year running at the Spring show.

John Le Feuvre's two year old Elite Action Agnetta 2 ET, a daughter of world-leading sire Forest Glen Avery Action, was a very worthy winner of the Supreme Championship, and along the way also took the Junior Championship, Best Udder Champion, as well as Exhibitor-bred Champion. The judge described her quite simply as "World Class, an animal that would have held its own anywhere in the world".

Reserve Supreme Champion, (for an amazing 4th time!!), was John Le Feuvre's Supreme Vedas Mahogany, a 10 year old daughter of dominant local sire Blue Bell Buccaneer.


Heifer Champion of the show was
Paul Houze's Prides Julian Alicia, a very stylish 17 month old sired by Valleystream Julian, and Reserve Champion Heifer was La Ferme Ltd's Ansom Volcano Maude, a junior yearling sired by Futuredreams Signatures Volcano ET.

The Junior Members' show was packed full of quality animals, with the In-Milk Championship being taken by Alexander Perchard's Anson Sultan Sybil, a two year old sired by SHF Centurion Sultan. Reserve Champion was Victoria Perchard's heifer in milk Ansom DR Iatola Wizbil a daughter of SC Gold Dust Paramount Iatola.

Victoria Perchard's Heifer in Calf, Ansom Iatola Countess (sired by SC Gold Dust Paramount Iatola) took the Heifer Championship of the Junior Members' show, and Reserve Champion Heifer was Junior Yearling Ansom Impuls Melisande (sired by Q Impuls), also owned by Victoria Perchard.
 

For full show results and photos click here

Elite Action Agnetta 2 ET
, Supreme Champion of the show
Supreme Vedas Mahogany
, Reserve Supreme Champion of the show

Prides Julian Alicia - Heifer Champion of the show

Ansom Sultan Sybil - Junior Members' In-Milk Champion

Ansom Iatola Countess - Junior Members' Heifer Champion

For full show results and photos click here  

07 June 2012


 

First Supreme Championship for an "International"!!

Heifers in milk by international sires took the first six places in the class for Two year olds at the 2011 Island Autumn show held at the Royal Jersey Showground over the weekend of 1st & 2nd October. With glorious sunshine and temperatures of around 27ºC, most unseasonal for this time of the year, another chapter in Jersey's history also unfolded when for the very first time, an animal sired by imported international genetics was named Island Supreme Champion.

Imagine Sultan Daisy, who is owned by Imagine Jerseys (Steve Le Feuvre & Rob Stevenson), and is part of the Trinity Manor herd, won the very strong class of heifers in milk, and on her way to taking the Supreme Championship of the show, also picked up the Junior Championship, Best Udder Junior Championship, Exhibitor-bred Champion, as well as Champion Best Udder of the show. She was just 19 days calved, and is a daughter of the very popular North American sire, SHF Centurion Sultan.

Judge Mark Logan from Northern Ireland, described his champion as one of the best heifers he had seen in recent years, ‘a worthy leader of the standout class of the day’ and an animal ‘that would have held her own at the top of the equivalent class at the UK Dairy Event', which he had judged three weeks earlier. It was also the first time in around a quarter of a century that the top cow at an Island cattle show has been a two year old.

Reserve Supreme Champion was Sarah Le Feuvre's six year old daughter of Roseland Keeping Wizard, Lassies Rose Flower, who had dominated this years' Island Spring Show in June when she took the Supreme Championship.

Heifer Champion of the show was Emily Huelin's 8 month old heifer Cottage Cobalt Keeper, a striking daughter of U.K. sire Quintrell Maximus Cobalt, with the Reserve Heifer Championship going to Trinity Manor Farm Ltd's Trinity Action Roni 2
, a 9 month old daughter of American sire Forest Glen Avery Action.

The Junior Members' show was full of quality animals

Imagine Sultan Daisy, Supreme Champion of the show
Lassies Rose Flower, Reserve Supreme Champion of the show
For full show results and photos click here


Sunshine & smiles all round for Junior Members at the Autumn show

Honours in the Junior Members' show were well shared, and it was great to see the enthusiam with which the youngsters participated in not only showing their own animals, but also in assisting in the open show during the weekend.

The Junior Members' Cow Championship was won by Morgan Huelin with his 3 year old cow Cottage Mirandas Keeper (sired by True Blue of La Retraite), with the Reserve Championship going to George Hambrook's three year old Ansom Duffy Rosalind, the same placing she had achieved at the Island Spring show in June.

Junior Members' Heifer Champion was Emily Huelin's 8 month old heifer Cottage Cobalt Keeper (by Quintrell Maximus Cobalt), who dominated throughout the day by also winning the Heifer Championship in the open classes. Reserve Heifer Champion was Victoria Perchard's "Ansom DR Iatola Wizbil" (sired by SC Gold Dust Paramount Iatola ET)

The JISEX Showmanship prize for the Junior Member who, throughout the whole weekend and in the opinion of the judge, did the best all round job of showing animals, went to Victoria Perchard.

The Carol Ann De Gruchy Memorial Trophy, awarded to the Junior Member gaining the highest aggregate number of points during the year at Island cattle shows, was a very close-run contest this year. The winner for 2011 was George Hambrook with 21 points, just one point ahead of Emily Huelin.

Cottage Mirandas Keeper, Junior Members' Cow Champion
Cottage Cobalt Keeper, Junior Members' Heifer Champion
For full show results and photos click here

06 Oct 2011


"Sultan" rules the Heifer Show!!

Daughters of North American sire SHF Centurion Sultan dominated the Island Spring Heifer show held indoors at the Royal Jersey Showground on Sunday 12th June 2011. He sired five of the six heifers in the Championship line-up, and won the Junior Progeny class for three uncalved daughters of one bull.

Heifer Champion was Trinity Manor Farm Ltd's 11 month old stylish Trinity Sultan Dream 2, and Reserve Champion was La Ferme Ltd's heifer in calf Ansom Sultan Cactus.

The Junior Members Heifer Championship went to Emily Huelin's calf Cottage Cobalt Keeper sired by Quintrell Maximus Cobalt, a UK sire that traces back just three generations to a cow exported from the Island, Itaskas Fillpail Magenta. Reserve Champion was Rebecca Houze's heifer in calf Gene Countess 80 who was sired by Lester Sambo.

"Trinity Sultan Dream 2", Heifer Champion of the show
For full show results and photos click here

18 June 2011


"Lassies Rose Flower" is Supreme Champ at the 2011 Island Spring Show

Sarah Le Feuvre's Lassies Rose Flower took the Supreme Championship at the 2011 Island Spring Show on Saturday 11th June. The six year old by Roseland Keeping Wizard narrowly beat off competition from Marcel Houze's three year old daughter of Woodlands Oliver, Prides Oliver Faire in an outdoor show held at the Royal Jersey Showground in Trinity in gloriously sunny and warm conditions.

This was the first occasion that animals in milk by international sires were shown on the Island, with two being shown in a strong class of ten heifers in milk. With a clear indication of what we are to expect in years to come, this class was won by the youngest in the class at just 22 months old, Trinity Excitation Climax ET sired by Canadian sire, Bridon Excitation.

The Junior Members Cow Championship was won by Rebecca Luce's young cow Cottage Queen Keeper (sired by La Caroline Royal Monarch), with the Reserve Championship going to George Hambrook's three year old Ansom Duffy Rosalind, (sired by Woodlands Duffy).

Lassies Rose Flower, Supreme Champion of the show
"Trinity Excitation Climax ET", winner of the Heifers in Milk class
(the first animal by imported international Jersey genetics to be shown in milk at an Island show)
For full show results and photos click here

18 June 2011


Steve Le Feuvre is re-elected President of the RJA & HS

At the Annual General Meeting of the Royal Jersey Agricultural & Horticultural Society held on Thursday 28th April 2011, Steve Le Feuvre was re-elected as President for a second three-year term which will end in April 2014.

The last three years have been "action-packed" since Steve won the election for the Presidency in 2008 - that was the year that the RJA & HS celebrated its 175 anniversary, and the Island hosted the 18th International Conference of the World Jersey Cattle Bureau with over 300 overseas visitors attending. During 2008 there was also the debate on the importation of Jersey semen in to the Island for the first time, culminating in a decision by the States of Jersey to change the law to allow for this vital re-introduction of Jersey genes to ensure the future of the dairy industry in the Island. Then in October 2008 there was a Royal visit from The Princess Royal who visited the Royal Jersey Showground and unveiled a plaque commemorating 175 years of the Society. In 2009 the RJA & HS Horticultural Department set up the first new allotment scheme in the Island for many years (the F.J. Ahier Country Gardens), and since 2009 there has also been the ongoing project of leveling the fields in front of the headquarters.

To view the notes for Steve's acceptance speech click here

29 April 2011


Export Embryos for sale from Jersey Island!!

During the week of 21 March 2011, embryos to export standard were collected at two farms in Jersey. These are now available for sale internationally, thus opening up this very important trade between Jersey and the rest of the world.

Embryos were collected from three cows at John & Sarah Le Feuvre's herd in St. Peter, and from four cows at Trinity Manor Farm in Trinity. These embryos will now be advertised for sale, and it is extremely encouraging for future trade opportunites that there are already several potential buyers currently negotiating their purchase.

For details of embryos for sale from Trinity Manor Farm click here

26 March 2011


Jersey Island cattle health status is "top league"!!

The Island of Jersey has recently achieved the Cattle Health Certification Standards (CHeCS) accreditation status.
This confirms that the Island herd is free from IBR, BVD and Leptospirosis.

The Island is already recognised by the European Union as officially free from TB, Brucella and EBL.

03 March 2011


Law change allows Export of Cattle Embryos from Jersey Island

A recent change in the law has taken place, allowing cattle breeders in the Island to produce embryos for export to the rest of the world. This follows the main law change in July 2008 which enabled the importation of semen from the world's best Jersey bulls.

The first collection of embryos to export standard will take place later in March 2011, and will then be available for purchase by those interested in tapping in to some of the Island's best cow families, mated to the best sires in the worldwide Jersey cattle population.

03 March 2011


Trinity Manor Farm’s “Rosie” - RIP

Arguably the best and most successful show and production Island cow of recent years, was last week put to sleep on the farm at Trinity Manor. She was 10 years old and had been suffering for some time with arthritis.

Trinity Kings Rosie EX94 was truly exceptional by any standards, and in 2006 she achieved a unique “Grand Slam” of awards.
  • In May 2006 she was named Supreme Champion at the Island Spring Show
  • In October 2006 she won Supercow at the Island Autumn Show
  • And then, to crown it all, ‘Rosie’ won the very prestigious national award of The John Ibbotson Memorial Cup for 2006, which is a competition open to all Jersey cows in the United Kingdom and Jersey, who have been classified 'Excellent' during the recording year, and is awarded to the animal producing the largest quantity of milk in a 305 day lactation.
‘Rosie’ started off her showring success as a two year old freshly calved heifer at the 2002 Island Autumn Show, where she placed 2nd in a strong class of Heifers in Milk, and then 2nd Best Udder of the show. In the 2005 Island Winter Show, ‘Rosie’ was 1st Young Cow, 1st Best Udder, and Reserve Supreme Champion of the show, and she reached her pinnacle later on in that same lactation at the 2006 Island Spring Show when she won 1st Young Cows, Champion cow bred by Exhibitor, and Supreme Champion of the show. ‘Rosie’ was retired from the showring following the 2007 Island Autumn Show where she won the Supercow competition for the second year running.

For the record, Rosie’s top yields were:
Age Days Kgs Lbs % Kgs Lbs % Kgs Lbs
Y/M   Milk Milk BF BF BF Prot Prot Prot
                   
5/01 305   9794 21591 5.38 527 1161 3.70 362 798
  339 10179 22440 5.38 547 1205 3.71 378 833
6/04 305   9700 21384 5.19 504 1111 3.93 381 839
  349 10587 23340 5.29 560 1234 4.00 424 934
                   



 

 

 

‘Rosie’ lives on through her two yearling daughters, Trinity Sambo Rosie ET and Trinity Sambo Rosie 2 ET, both sired by the illustrious Lester Sambo, and Trinity Manor Farm manager, Rob Stevenson, has high hopes for these two stunning heifers when they calve down next summer.

It is planned to put them both on embryo flushing programmes next year so as to build up numbers of this exceptional female line in the Trinity Manor herd, and also to sell embryos outside of the Island. So, if anyone would like to acquire a ‘Rosie’ for their herd, please place your orders now and specify which bull you would like to have used. E-mail Steve Le Feuvre: avonteur@localdial.com  

22 October 2010


2010 Island Autumn Show

Described by English judge Tom Savage as "an extreme dairy individual with a great ring presence", nine-year old La Pepiniere Eman Wizz Kid, was shown to perfection by Richard Waters to win the Supreme Championship of the 2010 Island Autumn Show on Saturday 9th November. Bred by Richard Baudains and now owned by Sarah Barette, this daughter of La Pepiniere Emmanual also won the Best Udder Championship and the Production and Type class for Senior cows.

Reserve Supreme Champion of the show was Trinity Manor Farm Ltd's Trinity Cologne Anne, a five-year old cow sired by Blanc Pignon Cologne Linden Qantas that has performed consistently well at Island shows over the past few years.

The Junior Members' Senior Female Championship went to Victoria Perchard's young cow Ansom Olivers Blondie, with Charles J Quenault taking the Reserve Champion with his mature cow Classic Hitech Cute Charleen

In the youngstock classes on Sunday 10th November, the Heifer Championship was won by Sarah Le Feuvre's 10 month old Lassies Sultan Flower, whose sire is the very popular international plus proven bull SHF Centurion Sultan. Reserve Heifer Champion was Marcel Houze's heifer in calf Prides Kestral Alice, sired by La Caroline Kestral.

The Junior Members' Heifer Championship was won by Victoria Perchard's junior yearling Ansom DR Iatola Sybil, a very correct and stylish daughter of SC Gold Dust Paramount Iatola, with the Reserve Championship going to Rebecca Houze's Gene Countess 82 who is sired by Forest Glen Avery Action


La Pepiniere Eman Wizz Kid, Supreme Senior Female Champion (photo by Derrick Frigot)

Trinity Cologne Anne, Senior Breeders' Champion & Reserve Supreme Champion (photo by Derrick Frigot)

Lassies Sultan Flower, Heifer Champion & Exhibitor-bred Heifer Champion (photo by Derrick Frigot)
For full show results click here

13 October 2010


"La Fontaine Natalies Fancy" wins the 2010 West Show

Don Le Sech's heifer in milk, La Fontaine Natalies Fancy was named Grand Champion of the 2010 West Show held on Saturday 10th July. This very stylish two year old daughter of popular sire Blue Bell Buccaneer was the choice of visiting judge John Stubbs, who was presented with some well filled classes in the sweltering heat of the showground at Manor Farm, St. Peter. Reserve Grand Champion was Sarah Le Feuvre's Lassies Cerise Flower, a classy second calver sired by Ceres Standard.

For the first time at the West Show, heifers sired by imported international Jersey genetics were exhibited, and they dominated the class for heifers under 12 months, taking four out of the top five places. Heading this class was the eventual Heifer Champion of the show, Sarah Le Feuvre's 10 month old Elite SJ Iatola Lynn Lady, a daughter of American plus proven bull SC Gold Dust Paramount Iatola. Reserve Heifer Champion was Don Le Sech's heifer in calf La Fontaine Ceres Sunrise, sired by Ceres Standard.

Chas Quenault's young cow Classic Rhiannah won the Junior Members' Open Championship, with John James Le Feuvre's heifer in milk Designs Day Dream 142 taking the reserve championship place.

"La Fontaine Natalies Fancy" - 2010 West Show Grand Champion
"Elite SJ Iatola Lynn Lady" - 2010 West Show Heifer Champion
For full show results and photos click here

12 July 2010


Imported international Jersey genetics dominates 2010 Island Spring Heifer Show

History was made at the 2010 Island Spring Show, when heifers sired by imported international Jersey genetics were exhibited in open classes for the very first time. The day of the youngstock show was the first anniversary of the birth of the first heifer by imported semen, and by the end of the day the Island had its first Champion sired by superior international Jersey genetics.

There were 20 heifers shown in the Under 12 months class, and the first ten places were taken by animals sired by imported genetics. The first five placings in this class were taken by animals from within the Trinity Manor herd, and they also took seven out of the first nine positions - (Click here for more details)

The Heifer Championship was won by Trinity Manor Farm Ltd's very stylish 7½ month old Trinity Big Show Sandy. Sandy's sire is the Canadian bull RJF Big Show, and her dam was Trinity Sparkler Serena - EX90 who herself was Heifer Champion as a Junior Yearling at the 2003 Spring Show.

Reserve Heifer Champion was Trinity Manor Farm Ltd's heifer in calf Trinity Manor Bells Peggy, sired by Dairy Benedictas Bell Boy and out of the 2007 Island Junior Champion Producer, Le Marinel Gaby - VG87.

Honorable Mention position was taken by Imagine Jerseys' 2nd placed Junior Yearling heifer, Imagine Sultan Daisy, and her sire is the internationally plus proven Canadian bull SHF Centurion Sultan. Imagine Jerseys is a partnership between RJA & HS President Steve Le Feuvre, and Trinity Manor Farm's manager Rob Stevenson.

The Junior Members Heifer Champion was Rebecca Houze's intermediate heifer Gene Countess 78 sired by Woodlands Oliver, with the Reserve Championship rosette being taken by Victoria Perchard's Ansom DR Iatola Wizsybil sired by USA bull SC Gold Dust Paramount Iatola.

Trinity Big Show Sandy (photo by Wikus van der Merwe)
Open Heifer Champion & Exhibitor Bred Heifer Champion - 2010 Island Spring Show

Trinity Manor Bells Peggy (photo by Wikus van der Merwe)
Reserve Open Heifer Champion & Reserve Exhibitor Bred Heifer Champion - 2010 Island Spring Show
Imagine Sultan Daisy (photo by Wikus van der Merwe)
Honorable Mention in the Heifer Championships - 2010 Island Spring Show

For full show results click here

21 June 2010


Houze cow reigns Supreme at the 2010 Island Spring Show

A superb four year cow took top honours at the 2010 Island Spring Show on Saturday 12th June, a show that featured large classes full of quality animals all the way down the line. Paul Houze's Blandish Marco Silvy, sired by home-bred sire Prides Isis Marco, dominated the whole day with her quality and style and in the process took the Supreme Championship, the Senior Breeders' Championship and also Best Udder Championship.

Reserve Champion to 'Silvy' in all three major awards was John Le Feuvre's eight year old Supreme Vedas Mahogany, and it is now three times that this daughter of the popular sire Blue Bell Buccaneer has taken the Reserve Supreme Championship rosette at an Island show.

The Junior Members Cow Championship was won by Sarah Morrison's three year old Cottage Legacys Cologne, with Reserve Championship going to Morgan Huelin's heifer in milk Cottage Mirandas Keeper

Blandish Marco Silvy - (photo by Derrick Frigot)
Supreme Champion, Senior Breeders' Champion and Best Uddered Champion - 2010 Island Spring Show
Supreme Vedas Mahogany - (photo by Frank Robinson)
Reserve Supreme Champion, Reserve Senior Breeders' Champion and Reserve Best Uddered Champion
- 2010 Island Spring Show

Cottage Legacy Cologne - (photo by Wikus van der Merwe)
Junior Members Cow Champion

For full show results click here

20 June 2010


Home Farm Jerseys take the 2009 Senior & Junior Champion Producer titles

Sarah Barette's mature cow Classical Mighty Toots has won the 2009 Senior Champion Producer award, narrowly beating Trinity Manor Farm Ltd's 2008 Junior Champion Producer Trinity Design Zip to the title.

The Island Champion Producer awards are based on milk, fat and protein production in the last completed recording year which ended 30th Sept 2009 - while animals must also re-calve within 14 months. The Pioneer Trophy is awarded to owner of the sire the five highest producing daughters satisfying the criteria. The trophies were awarded at the Island Spring Show on 12th June 2010.

Senior Champion Producer - (The Riley Trophy and The Carson Scales)
Champion                  Sarah J Barette's "Classical Mighty Toots"
          7/01     305 days     7890 kgs milk     5.32%BF     420 kgs BF     3.93%Prot     310 kgs Prot     1519.0 points
Reserve Champion    Trinity Manor Farm Ltd's "Trinity Design Zip"
          4/11     305 days     7573 kgs milk     5.88%BF     445 kgs BF     3.84%Prot     290 kgs Prot     1492.3 points

Junior Champion Producer - (The BOCM Trophy)
Champion                  Trevor H Barette's "Pallies Ria Maid"
          3/06     305 days     7848 kgs milk     5.60%BF     439 kgs BF     4.16%Prot     326 kgs Prot     1549.8 points
Reserve Champion    Paul M. Houze's "Prides Oliver Beauty"
          3/         305 days     6604 kgs milk     5.03%BF     332 kgs BF     4.00%Prot     264 kgs Prot     1256.4 points

The Pioneer Trophy
Winner        Marcel P. Houze's "Golden Sybils Warlord" - 6299.4 points
Reserve       Richard J. Baudains' "Richlie Felix Fantastic ET" - 6133.4 points

Junior Members' Champion Producer - (The Perpetual P.L. Baudains Memorial Trophy)
Champion                  Charles J. Quenault's "Classic Hitech Cute Charleen"
                      305 days     6867 kgs milk     5.47%BF     376 kgs BF     4.62%Prot     317 kgs Prot     1379.7 points
Reserve Champion    John James Le Feuvre's "Designs Day Dream 118"
                      305 days     5401 kgs milk     5.10%BF     275 kgs BF     3.85%Prot     208 kgs Prot     1023.1 points

20 June 2010


2009 Island Autumn Show & Supercow Competition

A very correct and stylish nine-year old cow bred by Posey Biles and owned by Sarah Barette was Supreme Champion at the 2009 Island Autumn Show. Shanstar Nicola is sired by Woodlands Oliver and was the clear winner of a show full of high quality cows shown in the main Exhibition Hall at the Royal Jersey Showground in Trinity, Jersey. Reserve Champion for the day was Vicky Huelin's young cow Cottage Tabbetha who is sired by Ansom Boss.

The 2009 Supercow competition had eleven entries forward and was won by Trinity Manor Farm Ltd's six-year old Trinity Design Zip - VG85 with a total of 84 points out of 100. "Zip" is sired by Snowies Royal Herdsman, and was the 2008 Island Junior Champion Producer. Reserve Supercow was Trinity Manor Farm Ltd's Classic Excel Leaping Belle - EX91 with 82.89 points, and she was bred by Classic Herd Ltd and is sired by Classic Excalibur.

This result makes history in that the last three times that the Supercow competition has taken place (2006, 2007 and 2009) Trinity Manor Farm Ltd has won not only Supercow but has also taken the Reserve Supercow title!!

"Shanstar Nicola" - Supreme Champion of the 2009 Island Autumn Show
"Trinity Design Zip - VG85" - the 2009 Supercow
For full show results click here

10 October 2009


"Foolish Poppy" wins the 2009 West Show

Grand Champion of the 2009 West Show was John Le Feuvre's three year old cow, Foolish Poppy - VG88 , with the reserve championship also being taken by John with his mature cow, and last year's West Show Champion, Supreme Vedas Mahogany - Ex91. Both the Champion and Reserve Champion are sired by popular type and production sire Blue Bell Buccaneer.

The Heifer Championship was won by Chas Quenault's intermediate heifer Classic Credit Bo Kaye, with Reserve Heifer Champion going to John F. Le Feuvre's heifer in calf September Poppy, also sired by Blue Bell Buccaneer.

Chas Quenault's mature cow Classic Hitech Cute Charleen won the Junior Members' Open Championship, with John James Le Feuvre's heifer in milk Perry Barons Lady taking the reserve championship place.

"Foolish Poppy" - 2009 West Show Grand Champion
For full show results and photos click here

11 July 2009


First calves born in Jersey to imported semen
(report sourced and adapted from the RJA & HS web site)

First calves born in Jersey to imported semen following the decision of the States of Jersey in July 2008 to allow the importation of bovine semen into the Island for the first time ever.

On Thursday 11th June 2009 the first bull calf was registered. Trinity Excitation CJay, is a son of the proven Canadian bull, Bridon Excitation - Ex90. The dam of the calf, Trinity Renegades Rosie - GP84, is a second calved daughter of 2006 Island Show Champion and twice Supercow winner, "Trinity Kings Rosie - EX94(3)". "Kings Rosie" has two 305 day milk production records in excess of 9,700Kgs, both over 5.1 butterfat and 3.7 protein, and is a past winner of the John Ibbotson Trophy, an award given by the Jersey Cattle Society of the UK for the highest yielding Jersey in the British Isles classified Excellent during the qualifying lactation.

Rob Stevenson, Manager of the Trinity Manor Farm Ltd herd, said the dam of the young calf is the spitting image of her dam at that age and I am expecting great things of her. Rob Stevenson went on to say that the sire of the calf, Excitation, is well known for siring very stylish daughters and his dam, Jaspar Renaissances Evening - Ex91(3) is one of Canadas most eminent show and brood cows with two records over 10,000Kgs at over 6% fat.

Two days later on Saturday 13th June the first heifer calf was born at Lodge Farm, St Saviour, home of the Houze family. This was an especially poignant occasion as herd owner Paul Houze was instrumental in leading the Societys call for importation of Jersey semen to be permitted.

This calf was sired by the USA proven Jersey sire, Woodstock Lexington ET, her mother traces back to the Rosebay female line. This first heifer calf will be appropriately named Prides Lexington Prima.

Having waited well over 25 years for this day, following an earlier failed attempt to persuade the States to change the law in 1983, Paul Houze said "the birth of these calves represents a monumental milestone for the Island breed, finally we have shaken off the shackles which limited our aspirations. The future of cattle breeding looks very bright for us, indeed the confidence of dairy farmers today is palpable".

One of the strongest arguments in the process implemented in seeking a change to the law was that importing semen purely allowed for the reintroduction of genetics from the best of the breeds gene pool which at some time or another had left the Island's shores. The first calf registered under this process exemplifies perfectly this case. Since the Trinity Manor bull calf's registration has been completed, the RJA &HS staff have been able to trace the direct female line behind Jaspar Renaissances Evening - Ex91(3) back to the female ancestor exported from Jersey!

An excerpt from Volume VII of the American Jersey Cattle Club Herd Register published in 1881, shows entry No 9188, Gypsy Countess, sired by the bull Matchless P.S.104 JHB was imported into Quebec on the Steamer Quebec in May 1879 by Mr Simon Beattie. Gypsy Countess was redgrey in colour, marked XX11 on the horn and whilst owned by the Richardson Brothers of Davenport, Iowa, she was bred by Mr Charles Simon of St John, Isle of Jersey.

Gypsy Countess was born in 1876, ten years after the start of the Jersey Herd Book in Jersey but as she was exported as a pregnant heifer, she herself was never entered into the Islands Herdbook as at that time entry was only permitted following examination, or qualification after calving. However looking at the records for her sire, Matchless P.S.104 JHB, we can see that his Dam, Milkmaid 3rd was the fourth animal to ever be entered into the pedigree section of Volume 1 of the Jersey Island Herdbook.

For anyone who ever doubted that this was not a process of bringing the best genetics of the breed back home, the fact that the RJA & HS can trace the pedigree of Bridon Excitation so precisely should go some way to proving otherwise. Research into the female line behind the young bull calf's dam, whilst complete, stops in the early 1900s when the cow Pansy, No 7519F.S., owned by Mr T N Le Gros of St Mary, was entered into the Foundation Stock section of the Jersey Herdbook.

Whilst there appear to be no direct links between the sire born in Canada, and the dam born in Jersey, the names of both cows and bulls from Island herds still in existence today appear throughout the pedigrees of both Excitation and Lexington, with Ansom Valour, a bull exported from the La Ferme herd of the Perchard family in St Martin and Roseland Chaffinch, a cow imported into Canada in the 1950s from the Roseland herd of the Le Gallais family in St Saviour being two examples.

Initial research into the back pedigree of Woodstock Lexington ET, sire of the heifer calf, indicates that he too can be traced right back to the earliest records of the breed in its Island home with many of the breeds great names appearing throughout. His pedigree reads like a "who's who" of the Jersey breed in the USA, and progeny tests prove his ability to transmit higher milk yields and excellent conformation which in turn indicates healthier and longer lived offspring.

Celebrations at the birth of the first calf registered to imported semen

08 July 2009


Trinity Manor takes both Senior & Junior Champion Producer titles - again!!

For a remarkable 6th year running, Trinity Manor Farm Ltd has won the title of Island Senior Champion Producer, and for the second year they also took the Reserve Senior Champion Producer as well as winning Junior Champion Producer!!

The Island Champion Producer awards are based on milk, fat and protein production in the last completed recording year which ended 30th Sept 2008 - while animals must also re-calve within 14 months. The Pioneer Trophy is awarded to owner of the sire the five highest producing daughters satisfying the criteria. The trophies were awarded at the Island Spring Show on 30th May 2009.

  • Senior Champion Producer (and winner of The Riley Trophy and The Carson Scales) - "Freedom Le Miel Snowie - GP84"
    'Snowie' was bred by Jane & Bernie Copple, and purchased as a heifer by Trinity Manor. She is sired by Snowies Royal Herdsman, and her qualifying lactation was:
    4/11     305 days     8391 kgs milk     5.01%BF     421 kgs BF     3.80%P     319 kgsP     1579.1 points

  • Reserve Senior Champion Producer - "Trinity Emmanual Adele * - VG88"
    For the second year running 'Adele' has been placed Reserve Senior Champion Producer for Trinity Manor Farm Ltd. She was sired by La Pepiniere Emmanual, and her qualifying lactation was:
    5/05     305 days     7364 kgs milk     6.26%BF     461 kgs BF     4.25%P     313 kgsP     1510.4 points

  • Junior Champion Producer (BOCM Perpetual Trophy) "Trinity Design Zip - GP83"
    'Zip' is bred and owned by Trinity Manor Farm Ltd, is sired by Snowies Royal Herdsman and is out of one of Trinity Manor's predominant brood cows, "Camrose Design Zip - SupEx". Her qualifying lactation was:
    3/10     305 days     6882 kgs milk     5.96%BF     410 kgs BF     3.81%P     262 kgsP     1360.2 points

  • Reserve Junior Champion Producer - "Blandish Fantastic"
    Bred and owned by Mr Paul Houzé (Lodge Farm, St Saviour), her qualifying lactation was:
    3/--     305 days     6474 kgs milk     6.06%BF     392 kgs BF     3.75%P     243 kgsP     1282.4 points

  • Pioneer Trophy
    Winner: “La Pepiniere Emmanual” bred & owned by Richard J. Baudains -     6264.3 points
    Reserve: “Richlie Felix Fantastic ET” bred & owned by Richard J. Baudains -     6143.3 points

  • Junior Members' Champion Producer (and winner of The Perpetual P.L. Baudains Memorial Trophy) - "La Pepiniere Fantastic Margo"
    'Margo' is owned by George Hambrook and was bred by Richard J. Baudains. Her qualifying lactation was:
        305 days     6817 kgs milk     5.30%BF     361 kgs BF     3.87%P     264 kgsP     1306.7 points

  • Junior Members' Reserve Champion Producer - "Classic Hitech Cute Charleen *"
    'Charleen' is bred and owned by Charles J. Quenault, and her qualifying lactation was:
        305 days     5576 kgs milk     5.74%BF     320 kgs BF     4.39%P     245 kgsP     1122.6 points

    21 June 2009


    Sarah Le Feuvre wins a Supreme Championship at last!!

    So many times cattle owned by Sarah Le Feuvre have come ever so close to taking the Island Supreme Championship, always to be pipped at the post. However, that has now changed with her young cow Lassies Festive Flower taking the top prize at the 2009 Island Spring Show. Sired by Ceres Standard, "Flower" has a history of winning, having won the Three Year Old class at the special World Jersey Cattle Bureau conference Spring Show in May 2008.

    Reserve Supreme Champion was Vicky E. Huelin's three year old cow, Primrose Blue Avelida , sired by True Blue of La Retraite.

    Taking the Junior Championship was Donald J. Le Sech's La Fontaine Natalies Fancy, by the popular type and production sire Blue Bell Buccaneer. Another "Buccaneer" daughter was Reserve Junior Champion, Junior Member Alexander M. Houze's Ladys Little Bluebird.

    Sarah Le Feuvre with her Supreme Champion, "Lassies Festive Flower"
    For full show results & photos click here

    21 June 2009


    Junior Members dominate the 2008 Island Autumn Show

    Supreme Champion of the 2008 Island Autumn Show was three year old cow, Classic Rhiannah (sired by Regal Lilys Beau), a three year old owned by Junior Members Charles "Chas" Quenault, with the reserve championship being taken by Marcel Houze's three year old, Prides Oliver Alicia (sired by Woodlands Oliver).

    Junior Champion of the show was Cottage Mirandas Keeper (sired by True Blue of La Retraite) owned by Junior Member Morgan Huelin, thus completing a clean-sweep for the Junior Members of the Society over the Senior membership.

    Charles "Chas" Quenault with the trophies and his Supreme Champion, "Classic Rhiannah *",
    with his father Darren Quenault on the halter

    For full show results click here

    13 Oct 2008


    RJA & HS celebrates 175 years

    On the 26th August 2008, the Royal Jersey Agricultural & Horticultural Society celebrated its 175th anniversary.

    Over 300 members and guests were gathered at the Royal Jersey Showground in Trinity for a Vin d'Honneur to mark the special day. Master of Ceremonies for the evening was Society CEO James Godfrey, and Stephen Le Feuvre, the President of the RJA & HS, gave a speech to those assembled which highlighted some of the more memorable happenings during 175 years, also looking to the future with the challenges that face the Society of today. At this years' AGM, members had voted to send a message of loyalty to the Patron of the Society, HM The Queen, and the President read out the response to members. For the full text of the President's speech - click here

    Vice Patron, the Bailiff of Jersey Sir Philip Bailhache, gave a speech in answer to the President's and then the Dean of Jersey, the Very Rev Canon Robert Key, who is also a Vice Patron, gave a blessing to the Society and its members. The President then led members in a toast to celebrate the landmark achivement of 175 years of contribution to Island life, which was followed by the cutting of a cake which was suitably decorated in the Society's crest. The cake was made and decorated by staff member Pam Laurens who is Secretary to the Horticultural Department.

    Members and guests were then served with a finger buffet and drinks, and a most enjoyable and relaxed time was then enjoyed well into the evening.

    29 Aug 2008


    Semen Importation ban lifted

    The 220 year old ban on the importation of bovine genetics into the Island of Jersey is no longer!!

    Earlier this afternoon the States of Jersey voted in favour of lifting the ban to allow the importation of bovine semen into the Island, to at long last give those involved in the local dairy industry that choice to assist in the improvement of their herds. The law change was carried by 34 votes in favour and 15 against, and there was audible delight expressed from the public gallery by the 20 or so dairy farmers and industry leaders who were there to hear the result, many of whom had sat through the entire debate that lasted some 8½ hours over two days.

    18 July 2008


    "Supreme Vedas Mahogany" reigns Supreme at the 2008 West Show

    Grand Champion of the 2008 West Show was John Le Feuvre's mature cow, Supreme Vedas Mahogany - Ex91 , with the reserve championship being taken by Classic Herd Ltd's three year old cow, Classic DNA Vanilla Ice.

    The Heifer Championship was won by John F. Le Feuvre's intermediate heifer Perry Dainty Blossom 13, repeating her success of winning the Junior Championship at the recently held Island Spring Show.
    Reserve Heifer Champion was Classic Herd Ltd's heifer in calf Classic Credit Oxford Brit.

    Chas Quenault's heifer in milk Classic Milko Vintage Cracker won the Junior Members' Open Championship, with John James Le Feuvre's young cow Designs Day Dream 128 - Ex91 taking the reserve championship place.

    For full show results and photos click here

    13 July 2008


    "Maygan Louise" takes Supreme Championship for 2nd year running!!

    The Supreme Champion cow of the special World Jersey Cattle Bureau conference Spring Show was the mature cow Maygan Louise - Ex91, sired by Itaska Fillpail Designer 2. Bred and owened by Kate Le Ruez, and homed in the herd of John & Sarah Le Feuvre at Les Augerez, St. Peter, "Maygan" repeated her success of May 2007.

    In the sumptuous surroundings of the Exhibition Hall at the Royal Jersey Showground, Trinity, Lyndon Bustard (England) had the difficult task of judging the cattle forward at the show in front of the gaze of around 300 overseas Jersey breeders and enthusiasts attending the 18th International Conference of the World Jersey Cattle Bureau in the Island.

    Reserve Supreme Champion was Trinity Manor Farm Ltd's 10-year old cow, Trinity Proud Lottie - Ex90. Sired by Noblesses Proud Lord, "Lottie" also took the title of Champion Best Udder of the show.


    "Maygan Louise - Ex91" - Supreme Champion

    "Trinity Proud Lottie - Ex90" - Reserve Supreme Champion & Champion Best Udder
    For full show results & photos click here

    11 June 2008


    Trinity Manor takes both Senior & Junior Champion Producer titles!!

    For a remarkable 5th year running, Trinity Manor Farm Ltd has won the title of Island Champion Producer. This year, they went one better with a Trinity Manor cow placing reserve champion, and another cow winning the Junior Champion Producer!!

    The Island Champion Producer awards are based on milk, fat and protein production in the last completed recording year which ended 30th Sept 2007 - while animals must also re-calve within 14 months. The Pioneer Trophy is awarded to owner of the sire the five highest producing daughters satisfying the criteria. The trophies were awarded at the Island Spring Show on 24th May 2008.

  • Senior Champion Producer (and winner of The Riley Trophy and The Carson Scales) - "Trinity Emmanual Alex * - GP83"
    'Alex' is home-bred, and was sired by La Pepiniere Emmanual. Her qualifying lactation was:
    4/05     305 days     7757 kgs milk     5.30%BF     411 kgs BF     3.81%P     296 kgsP

  • Reserve Senior Champion Producer - "Trinity Emmanual Adele * - VG88"
    'Adele' is also home-bred, and she too was sired by La Pepiniere Emmanual. Her qualifying lactation was:
    4/02     305 days     7288 kgs milk     6.19%BF     452 kgs BF     3.97%P     290 kgsP

  • Junior Champion Producer (BOCM Perpetual Trophy) "Le Marinel Gaby * - VG87"
    'Gaby' is owned by Trinity Manor Farm Ltd, is sired by Classic Techtronic and is out of a Trinity Manor cow and born on the farm of Nick Barber, but then raised from a small calf back at the Manor. Her qualifying lactation was:
    3/04     294 days     6465 kgs milk     5.45%BF     353 kgs BF     3.91%P     253 kgsP

  • Reserve Junior Champion Producer - "Prides Happy Dahlia 2 *"
    Bred and owned by Mr Paul Houzé (Lodge Farm, St Saviour), her qualifying lactation was:
    3/05     299 days     6441 kgs milk     5.45%BF     351 kgs BF     3.85%P     248 kgsP

  • Pioneer Trophy Winner: “Roseland Premier Felix ET” bred & owned by Andrew J. Le Gallais
    Reserve: “La Pepiniere Emmanual” bred & owned by Richard J. Baudains

  • Junior Members' Champion Producer (and winner of The Perpetual P.L. Baudains Memorial Trophy) - "Fairview Julians Topsy"
    'Topsy' is owned by Harry Hambrook, was bred by Tom J. Binet, and is part of the Trinity Manor herd. Her qualifying lactation was:
        305 days     7636 kgs milk     5.26%BF     402 kgs BF     3.76%P     287 kgsP

  • Junior Members' Reserve Champion Producer - "Prides Happy Pixie *"
    'Pixie' is bred and owned by Rebecca A. Houze, and her qualifying lactation was:
        295 days     6563 kgs milk     5.00%BF     328 kgs BF     3.83%P     252 kgsP


    Steve Le Feuvre, President of the RJA & HS, presents Rob Stevenson of Trinity Manor Farm Ltd with the Senior Champion Producer trophies.

    Steve Le Feuvre, President of the RJA & HS, presents Rob Stevenson of Trinity Manor Farm Ltd with the Junior Champion Producer trophy.

    Steve Le Feuvre, President of the RJA & HS, presents Andrew Le Gallais with The Pioneer Trophy.

    George Hambrook accepts the Junior Members' Champion Producer trophy from Steve Le Feuvre, President of the RJA & HS, presents

    11 June 2008


    Steve Le Feuvre wins election for President of the RJA & HS

    At the AGM of the Royal Jersey Agricultural & Horticultural Society earlier this evening, Steve Le Feuvre was successful in the election for President of the Society. He gained 170 votes whilst his opponent, Henry Walker, had 120 votes in his favour. There was one spoilt paper.

    Steve Le Feuvre takes on the Presidency for the next three years, taking over from retiring President Derrick Frigot.


    Steve Le Feuvre, with his wife Suzanne and eldest daughter, Jo in the Members' Room at the
    Royal Jersey Showground, Trinity after his success in the election for President of the RJA & HS.

    19 March 2008


    John Le Feuvre is awarded Honorary Life Membership of the RJA & HS

    At the AGM of the Royal Jersey Agricultural & Horticultural Society earlier this evening, John Le Feuvre was awarded Honorary Life Membership of the Society.

    This came as a complete shock to John, as it had been kept a secret from him, and he was clearly stunned but also greatly honoured to have this award bestowed on him. John, a former President of the Society, is recognised as the premier breeder in the Island, and he still sits on the Council of the Agricultural Department. He and his wife, Sarah, have what is universally recognised as the best herd in Jersey, containing many fine individuals and a host of female lines that they have both developed and purchased over the years.

    19 March 2008


    Derrick Frigot retires as President of the RJA & HS

    Derrick Frigot chaired his last AGM of the Royal Jersey Agricultural & Horticultural Society earlier this evening, and stood down as President following the meeting.

    In recognition of his stirling work for the Society over the past six years as President, Vice President John Hidrio presented Derrick with a replica of the Thomas Lloyd painting that graces the Council Room. Derrick's wife, Jenny, was presented with a flower arrangement, and was thanked for always being there in support during Derrick's term of office.


    L-R: John Hidrio (Vice President), Jenny Frigot, and outgoing President Derrick Frigot

    19 March 2008


    RJA & HS purchases 1883 painting for £15,000

    In this its 175th anniversary year, the Royal Jersey Agricultural & Horticultural Society has purchased a painting by Thomas Lloyd, and it now hangs in the Council Room of their headquarters building at the Royal Jersey Showground in Trinity. The picture, which measures 60 x 40 inches, is entitled "Springtime" and was painted in 1883, which was the 50th anniversary year of the Society. It depicts a coastal scene with a milkmaid in clogs leading five Jersey heifers, and a goat and two kids, and was purchased for £15,000 from the family of the late Jack Falle. The proceeds will go towards the purchase and return to Jersey of the Victoria Cross awarded to Jerseyman Lieutenant Henry Pitcher, who was awarded the medal while in the Indian Army in 1863. In turn, his great-granddaughter will donate the money received for the VC to the Help for Heroes charity.

    18 March 2008


    The Jersey Cow is Ambassador of the Year

    The Jersey cow, and the Royal Jersey Agricultural & Horticultural Society, has won the prestigious award of "Ambassador of the Year" at the annual Enterprise Awards in Jersey. It is fitting that in the 175th anniversary year of the Society, when the Island will also host the 18th Conference of the World Jersey Cattle Bureau, that the Jersey cow is honoured in this way.

    Presenting the Guiton Group Ambassador of the Year Award, group chairman and chief executive John Averty said that the Jersey cow had done more than anything else, and over a longer period, to establish Jersey's reputation for excellence. The breed was celebrated on every continent, praised by farmers in a hundred countries, and had adapted where other breeds had struggled. He also said that the RJA & HS was also one of the oldest and most distinguished societies.

    18 March 2008


    "Double" by Trinity Manor at the 2007 Island Autumn Youngstock Show

    The 2007 Autumn Youngstock Show took place on Sunday 14th October, and for the second year running the Junior Female Championship went to Trinity Manor Farm Ltd's Trinity Silver Lupin, sired by Camrose Silver Knight. Having won as an intermediate heifer in October 2006, she has now matured into a tremendous heifer in calf full of dairy quality with a promising vessel in the making. Reserve Junior Female Champion was Trinity Manor Farm Ltd's Trinity Manor Bells Pagari, a junior yearling heifer whose sire was Dairy Benedictas Bell Boy who won the Junior Progeny class with a group of three of his heifers.

    In the Junior Members' show, the Junior Female Championship was won by Alexander Perchard's 11 month old heifer Ansom Surfing Aimee who was sired by Le Marinel Silver Surfer. The Reserve Junior Female Champion was also won by Alexander Perchard with his intermediate heifer Ansom Keefs Frigoty, sired by Chalet Keeping Flush ET. This completed a highly successful weekend for Alexander who the previous day had secured the Junior Member In-Milk Championship with his young cow Ansom Legacy Cath, who was sired by Westlands Design Legacy.


    Trinity Silver Lupin  -  Junior Female Champion


    Trinity Manor Bells Pagari  -  Reserve Junior Female Champion

    For full show results click here

    14 October 2007


    Barette family do the "double" at the 2007 Island Autumn Show

    Supreme Champion of the 2007 Island Autumn Show was Trevor Barette's three year old cow, Alices Geni Margarethe (sired by Woodlands Le Prince De Margarethe) , with the reserve championship being taken by Sarah Barette's heifer in milk, La Fontaine Camilla (sired by Natalies Jetsetter).

    This is the first time for many years that the Barette family have exhibited at an Island Show, and their recently appointed herdsman, master showman Richard Waters, prepared and showed the showteam to perfection.

    Winner of 2007 Supercow was Trinity Manor Farm Ltd's seven year old cow Trinity Kings Rosie - Ex94. "Rosie", a former Island Supreme Champion, gained a maximum 50 points for production and 38 for inspection, totalling 88 points out of the 100 available. There were seven cows taking part in the competition, and Reserve Supercow went a 12 year old cow from Trinity Manor Farm Ltd, MGS Climax 2 - Ex90.


    Alices Geni Margarethe  -  Supreme Champion

     
    Trinity Kings Rosie - Ex94      Winner of 2007 Supercow

    For full show results click here

    13 Oct 2007


    "Maygan Louise" wins the 2007 West Show

    Grand Champion of the 2007 West Show was Kate Le Ruez's young cow, Maygan Louise , with the reserve championship being taken by John F. Le Feuvre's three year old cow, Aimless Lady 172.

    The Heifer Championship was won by John F. Le Feuvre's heifer in calf Buccaneers Birthday Poppy , and his intermediate heifer Itaskas Fillpail Arabella took the reserve championship ribbon.

    The Junior Section Open Championship was dominated by John James Le Feuvre, with his three year old cow Designs Day Dream 129 winning, and his mature cow Designs Day Dream 118 taking the reserve championship place.

    For full show results and photos click here

    14 July 2007


    2006 National Production award goes to Trinity Manor ........ again!!

    The John Ibbotson Memorial Cup has been won for the second year running by Trinity Manor Farm Ltd. The competition is open to all Jersey cows in the United Kingdom and Jersey, who have been classified 'Excellent' during the recording year, and is awarded to the animal producing the largest quantity of milk in a 305 day lactation.

    The 2006 winner is Trinity Kings Rosie - Ex94 who produced a total of 9,794 kgs milk (21,591 lbs) in her 4th lactation. "Rosie" is sired by Natalies Qantas King, and this latest award truly sets her apart from any other cow in Jersey's history, and completes a unique 2006 treble. "Rosie" was not only named Supreme Champion of the Island's Spring Show (Foire de Jersey) in May 2006, but was also crowned Jersey's 2006 Supercow at the Autumn Show in October. This latest award completes the 2006 Grand Slam!!

    Trinity Manor Farm Ltd. also took Reserve place in the competition with MGS Climax 2 ET - Ex90 who in her 305 day 8th lactation produced 9,320 kgs milk (20,546 lbs). "Climax" is sired by Munifordia's Gamboge and was bred by Vernon Pallot of St. Clement, who sold her to Trinity Manor in 2002.

    13 July 2007


    Trinity Manor takes Champion Producer for 4th year running!!

    Trinity Manor Farm Ltd's grip on the prestigious award of Island Champion Producer continued with success in the 2006 competition, winning for the fourth year in a row - with three separate cows!!

    The Island Champion Producer awards are based on milk, fat and protein production in the last completed recording year which ended 30th Sept 2006 - while animals must also re-calve within 14 months. The Pioneer Trophy is awarded to owner of the sire the five highest producing daughters satisfying the criteria. The trophies were awarded at the Island Spring Show on 26th May 2007.

  • Senior Champion Producer (and winner of The Riley Trophy and The Carson Scales) - "Advancers Ixia - VG86"
    'Ixia' was bred by Vernon Pallot of St. Clement, and was purchased by Trinity Manor Farm Ltd in 2002. She calved at the age of 6 years and 5 months, and produced 8,825 kgs milk @ 5.54% BF 489 kgs BF 3.75% Protein 331 kgs Protein in her 305 day lactation. Sired by Libs You'll Do Advancer, 'Ixia' has also proved herself in the showring, placing 2nd in the Young Cow class at the 2003 Island Winter Show.

  • Junior Champion Producer (BOCM Perpetual Trophy) “Prides Happy Dahlia"
    she is bred and owned by Mr Paul Houzé (Lodge Farms, St Saviour)

  • Pioneer Trophy “Roseland Premier Felix ET” bred & owned by Andrew J. Le Gallais


    Presentation of 2006 Production Trophies
    L-R: Derrick Frigot, Paul Houze, Lorraine Le Gallais and Rob Stevenson

    01 June 2007


    Trinity Manor victorious at Youngstock show

    A "truly stunning individual" was how judge Nick Dain described his Junior Champion, in-calf heifer Trinity Bells Beryl, bred and exhibited by Trinity Manor Farm Ltd. Sired by Dairy Benedictas Bell Boy, "Beryl" swept aside all competition to take the major honours at the 2007 Island Spring Youngstock Show held on Monday 28th May.

    All the main classes were well filled with up to 15 entries forward in all classes, and due to atrocious weather the previous day and on the morning of the show, the ring was brought inside. The show attracted a large crowd of spectators who were amongst the 12,000 people who attended the Foire de Jersey over the weekend, and they were there to encourage the Junior Members who were present in abundance showing their heifers in their own classes and also in the open section.

    Reserve Junior Champion was John Le Feuvre's stylish intermediate heifer, Itaska Fillpail Arabella, sired by Natalies Lucky Strike, with the honourable mention placing going to Joanne Le Feuvre's junior yearling heifer Avonteur Summer Spice, sired by Blue Bell Buccaneer.

    John James Le Feuvre took the Junior Members' junior championship with his yearling September Snowdrop, sired by Prides Oak Winston. This made it a unique double for John James who on the Saturday had taken the Junior Members' senior championship with his mature cow Design Day Dream 118, sired by Ceres Standard.

    Trinity Manor Farm Ltd's Dairy Benedictas Bell Boy won the Junior Progeny class for a group of three uncalved heifers, making it a clean sweep of the progeny classes at this event, the same bull having also won the Senior Progeny class of three calved daughter during Saturday's show of in-milk animals.

    For full show results click here

    31 May 2007


    Kate Le Ruez's young cow wins 2007 Island Spring Show

    One of the best cows seen in an Island show-ring over the past decade took the Supreme Championship of the 2007 Island Spring Show, held during the Foire de Jersey at the Royal Jersey Showground, Trinity on Saturday 26th May. Maygan Louise, sired by Itaska Fillpail Designer 2, swept away all competition before her throughout the day, and the win was a fitting tribute to Kate's father, John Le Ruez, one of Jersey's true "Master Breeders" who had sadly passed away a week previously.

    With glorious sunshine throughout the day, judge Nick Dain (England) expressed his admiration for the splendid quality of stock forward in all classes. He also commented that the main classes were filled with lovely dairy animals, with no tail-enders at all.

    Reserve Supreme Champion was John Le Feuvre's extremely stylish Three Year Old cow, Primrose Avelida 22, sired by Ceres Standard and whose dam has been Supreme Champion over the Island in recent years.


    Maygan Louise  -  Supreme Champion

    For full show results click here

    26 May 2007


    Death Announcement
    John P. Le Ruez

    It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the death on Wednesday 16th May 2007 of John Le Ruez, of Auvergne, St. Peter. John, who would have shortly celebrated his 87th birthday, had not been in the best of health in past few years. A true "Master Breeder" of the Jersey breed, he exported his prize cattle around the world, and always strived to breed good production and type animals.

    From a family steeped in the tradition of skillful Jersey cattle breeding, John was one of three famous brothers who had a lasting effect on the breed in the Island. The three Le Ruez brothers - Francis, Lawrence and John - were a powerhouse in the development of the Jersey breed post 2nd World War. Sadly, Francis passed away in 2002 at the age of 88.

    John is survived by his wife, Beryl, and their four children - Jennifer, Ruth, Kathryn (Kate) and John.

    A full obituary will be published in later.

    18th May 2007


    Jersey Island to import International genetics!!

    A truly historic event took place at the Royal Jersey Showground, Trinity on Thursday 19th April 2007.

    The milk producing herds voted by a huge majority to request the Island's government to begin proceedings to change the law on the importation of bull semen. The process of the law change is likely to take several months. Semen and live animal imports to the Island have not been possible for over 200 years, and during that time Jersey has produced, exported and therefore populated the world with the Jersey breed. It is possible to trace back to the Island the ancestry of all pedigree Jersey cattle around the world.

    With 79% of the herds in favour, representing over 75% of the Islands milking cows, this exciting development will now enable the Island's cattle breeders to tap in to the genetics of other countries.

    26th April 2007


    2006 Island Autumn Show results, photos and report

    Marcel Houze's young cow Ladys Little WL Willa took the Supreme Championship at the 2006 Island Autumn Show on Saturday 7th October. Judge Charles Reader (England) chose "Willa" over Sarah Le Feuvre's 2006 West Show champion, Lassies Royal Legacy, who was runner-up for all the major prizes throughout the day.

    The cattle show was just part of the Autumn Fair which took place at the Royal Jersey Showground in Trinity, and included the Horticultural Department's Autumn Fruit, Vegetable and Flower Show.

    Winner of 2006 Supercow was Trinity Manor Farm Ltd's six year old cow Trinity Kings Rosie Ex94. "Rosie" won the Supreme Championship at the 2006 Island Spring Show, and having completed a 305 day lactation in which she produced 9,794 kgs milk (21,591 lbs) 527 kgs butterfat (1,161 lbs) and 362 kgs protein (798 lbs), scored 90 points out of the 100 available. There were eleven cows taking part in competition, and Reserve Supercow went to another mature cow from Trinity Manor Farm Ltd, Trinity Fantastic Polly Ex90.

    The Autumn Youngstock Show took place on Sunday 8th October. Junior Female Champion was Trinity Manor Farm Ltd's 14 month old heifer, Trinity Silver Lupin. Reserve Junior Female Champion was Sarah Le Feuvre's heifer in calf, Lassies Festive Flower.

    For full show results click here

    10 October 2006


    Trinity Manor Farm Ltd wins 2006 Herd Competition

    Winner of the 2006 Island Herds Competition is Trinity Manor Farm Ltd.

    At the presentation evening held at The Windmill, St. Peter on Friday, 8th September, Trinity Farm manager Rob Stevenson was presented with the Royal Trust Perpetual Trophy by Ann Whiteford, wife of this year's judge Willie Whiteford from Carlisle, Cumbria, England - a renowned Ayrshire breeder of the Middle Herd.

    Runner-up in the competition was the herd of Marcel and Paul Houze (Lodge Farm Ltd), and the best individual cow in the competing herds was Day Dream 267 owned by John F Le Feuvre and Derrick I Frigot.

    For results and photos click here

    9th Sept 2006


    "Lassies Royal Legacy" wins the West Show

    Grand Champion of the 2006 West Show was Sarah Le Feuvre's mature cow, Lassies Royal Legacy , with the reserve championship being taken by Mrs Vera C. Le Cras' young cow, Blanc Pignon Natalies Star Qantas.

    For full show results and photos click here

    15 July 2006


    Trinity Manor takes the honours in 2005 Island Production Championship

    The Island Champion Producer awards are based on milk, fat and protein production in the last completed recording year which ended 30th Sept 2005 - while animals must also re-calve within 14 months. The Pioneer Trophy is awarded to owner of the sire the five highest producing daughters satisfying the criteria. The trophies were awarded at the Island Spring Show on 27th May 2006.

  • Senior Champion Producer (The Riley Trophy and The Carson Scales) Camrose Lady Anthea - VG86
    'Anthea' calved at the age of 7 years and 2 months, and in her 305 day lactation she produced 9,251 kgs milk @ 5.03% BF 466 kgs BF 3.85% Protein 356 kgs Protein. Sired by Camrose Silver Dreamer ET out of Camrose Lady Stephanie, she was bred by Claire Taylor (Camrose Jerseys, Heatherbrae Farm, St John), and is now owned by Trinity Manor Farm Ltd, where the herd is managed by Rob Stevenson. “Anthea” is a maternal sister to the Island bull, Camrose Noblesse Finale, the sire of Avonteur Coiffeur Penda who was Junior Female Champion at the 2006 Island Spring Show.

  • Reserve Senior Champion Producer was Camrose Cascade Flavour - VG85 also owned by Trinity Manor Farm Ltd, and bred by Christopher H. Taylor.

  • Junior Champion Producer (BOCM Perpetual Trophy) “Prides Felix Isis"
    By “Roseland Premier Felix ET”, she is bred and owned by Mr Paul Houzé (Lodge Farms, St Saviour)

  • Pioneer Trophy “Ansom Libido ET” owned by La Ferme Ltd.

    18 June 2006


    Trinity Manor cow wins 2006 Island Spring Show

    The Supreme Champion of the 2006 Island Spring Show was Trinity Manor Farm Ltd's young cow Trinity Kings Rosie Ex94. "Rosie" is sired by Natalies Qantas King and is projected to produce in excess of 9,200 kgs milk in this her fourth lactation. The in-milk classes were held on Saturday 27th May under threatening skies, but despite the windy conditions, the sun shone on the show and the Foire de Jersey at the Royal Jersey Showground, Trinity.

    Reserve Supreme Champion was Paul Houze's stylish heifer in milk, Noblesses W L Minny, a daughter of Golden Sybils Warlord.

    On Monday 29th May, the Heifer classes were held. Glorious sunny conditions prevailed, and the crowd came out in support of the show with over 7,000 people attending on this the third day of the three day show. Junior Champion was Vicki Le Feuvre's stylish heifer in calf Avonteur Coiffeur Penda, sired by Camrose Noblesse Finale, and Reserve Champion was Jo Le Feuvre's very refined yearling heifer, Avonteur Starry Spice, sired by Dairy Benedictas Bell Boy. It is believed this is a 'first' ...... two sisters winning Champion and Reserve Champion at an Island Show.

    For full show results click here

    18 June 2006


    2005 National Production award goes to Trinity Manor

    The John Ibbotson Memorial Cup has been won by Trinity Manor Farm Ltd. The competition is open to all Jersey cows in the United Kingdom and Jersey, who have been classified 'Excellent' during the recording year, and is awarded to the animal producing the largest quantity of milk in a 305 day lactation.

    The 2005 winner is Our Rachel - Ex92 who produced a total of 10,229 kgs milk (22,550 lbs) in her 7th lactation. "Rachel" was bred by Bernie & Jane Copple, and was sold to Trinity Manor in 2002. She then went on to win the 2003 Supercow competition, before being crowned the 2004 Island Champion Producer.

    The Reserve place also went to an Island Jersey, making it a memorable "double". David Le Cornu's Meadow Vale Sweet Lass who in her 305 day 4th lactation produced 10,223 kgs milk (20,537 lbs), just 6 kgs less than the winner!!

    10 July 2006



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