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                                                                                                DECEMBER 2018

      PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE                                         SHORTHORN TOUR

       Seasons Greetings
       Hope you have all had a good calving and that mating has gone   WED 27 - FRI 29 MARCH 2019
       well and you are ready to put your feet up and have a break with
       the family.                                                It is suggested that members travel to Whangarei the day
                                                                  before.   There are many accommodation options available.
       It has been another pretty good year in the farming calendar with
       most parts of the country getting not bad weather, with the odd   WEDNESDAY 27TH
       ugly patch to deal with.  The price for sheep and beef meat has   Meet 9.00am at the farm of Graeme Wilson,
       been fairly good, so let’s hope that it stays and we don’t have a   MAUNGATIPU FARM, RD 2, Whangarei.  Morning tea, stay
       big drop.                                                  for around 2 hours.
                                                                  Travel to a Progressive Farm (or 2) in the Dargaville
       At council we have been busy looking into how we market the   area.    TBC   2 hours
       breed and have decided to set up a more interactive website   1.30pm Late Lunch at Dargaville eatery (TBC) -
       and we are going to beef up our marketing in February for three   Sponsored by Rabobank, Whangarei
       or four months.  This really needs to have good buy-in from   Leave Dargaville approx 3pm and travel north
       members with any Shorthorn cattle for sale, or if you see some   through Waipoua Forest to accommodation for the night,
       good Shorthorn results, we need to get them out in the media for   Copthorne Omapere on the beautiful Hokianga Harbour.
       the public to see.  We can’t sell a secret.                Arrive approx 4.30pm
                                                                  AGM -  6pm followed by Dinner and drinks
       Council made the decision not to hold a National sale in Feilding
       this year due to low expressions of interest, but really want to   THURSDAY 28TH
       invest money in marketing all members who have Shorthorns for
       sale.                                                      Early breakfast and leave by 8.00am to travel, via
                                                                  Rawene car ferry, to travel north to Gills Road, Awanui to
                                                                  the property of the late JK Dromgool.  View Shorthorn and
       We have an exciting herd tour happening up north this year
       please let us know a.s.a.p. if you are attending so we can get   Shorthorn cross yearling cattle, some of which will be for
       things finalised.                                          sale at Longviews sale end of May.
                                                                  Arrive Jims at 10.00am, Morning Tea, followed by
                                                                  animal viewing.
       The AGM will be held on Wednesday 27th March 2019 at the
       Copthorne, Omapere.                                        Leave at 11.30am and travel to Longview, Kerikeri.
                                                                  Arrive approximately 1pm. Lunch followed by cattle
       Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year         viewing, finish with Wine Tasting of 144 Islands Vintage.
                                                                  4.30 - 5.00pm leave for accommodation at the Homestead
       Happy Farming                                              Hotel, Kerikeri.
       Russell Proffit                                            Dinner 6.30pm at the Homestead Bar and Bistro (next to

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