CDGBA Field Day 2017

August 25, 2017

 

On the 30th September 2017 we will be holding a field day at the Jones property (Hollybank Goats) in Cust. This will be open to both members and non members.

 

This field day will be covering

• Hoof trimming

• Show conformation

• Junior handlers

• General showing

 

This will be free for our financial members and $2 for non-members.

For financial members it is an 11.30am start with an informal talk and a shared lunch at 12.00pm. For current non-members they are welcome to attend the field day at 1.00pm. 

 This will be a great day for people to learn the basics of Dairy Goat Showing, as well as basic care and also what to look for in a dairy goat. Whether you show or not good conformation can never go amiss when owning dairy goats, especially in the long term for milking does.

 

If you would like to know more about our up and coming field day, or would like to register your interest you can get in contact with us at canterburydairygoats@gmail.com

Or you can contact Alice Jones on (03) 312 5960

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NZDGBA Top 10

July 27, 2017

Recently the New Zealand Dairy Goat Breeders Association National Show Awards 2017 Top 10 list was announced, the following CDGBA members were placed as follows:

HR Doe Of The Year

2nd – Strontian Keisha, R Messervy
4th – Tamarvale Deedee, Carden-Holdstock
7th – Riverbound Latte, Arscott & Jones
9th – Strontian Ga, J Richards

AR Doe Of The Year

3rd – Tamarvale Anjelica, Carden-Holdstock
7th – Hollybank Bella, Arscott & Jones
10th – Hollybank Lexi, Arscott & Jones

HR Type & Production Of The Year

2nd – Strontian Keisha, R Messervy
4th – Strontian Ga, R Messervy
6th – Strontian Gayre, R Messervy

HR Best Udder Of The Year

4th – Riverbound Latte, Arscott & Jones
6th – Tamarvale Deedee, Carden-Holdstock
7th – Strontian Gayre, J Richards
8th – Strontian Keisha, R Messervy

AR Best Udder Of The Year

2nd – Tamarvale Anjelica, Carden-Holdstock
6th – Hollybank Bella, Arscott & Jones
7th – Tamarvale Tealight, Carden-Holdstock
8th – Hollybank Lexi, Arscott & Jones

Junior Showmanship Of The Year

1st – Siobhan Carden-Holdstock
7th – James Jones
8th – Niamh Carden-Holdstock
9th – Archer Messervy

Junior Herdsperson Of The Year

2nd – Shannon Carden-Holdstock
3rd – Abagael Carden-Holdstock

HR Goatling Of The Year

1st – Tamarvale Demelza, Carden-Holdstock
3rd – Hollybank Pandora, Arscott & Jones
5th – Hollybank Pheniox, Arscott & Jones

HR Doe Kid Of The Year

3rd – Strontian Lola, J Richards
4th – Strontian Foxey Girl, R Messervy
7th – Hollybank Salmon, Arscott & Jones

AR Goatling Of The Year

1st – Hollybank Precious, Arscott & Jones
2nd – Strontian Cupcake, R Messervy
5th – Strontian Sugar, R Messervy
8th – Tamarvale Teabiscuit, Carden-Holdstock
9th – Tamarvale Analiese, Carden-Holdstock

AR Doe Kid Of The Year

3rd – Tamarvale Jazz, Carden-Holdstock
6th – Strontian Zoe, R Messervy
8th – Hollybank Stella, Arscott & Jones
9th – Hollybank Skye, Arscott & Jones
10th – Hollybank Saffire, Arscott & Jones

Buck Kid Of The Year

2nd – Hollybank Samboka, Arscott & Jones
6th – Tamarvale Stokes, Carden-Holdstock
8th – Strontian Bishop, R Messervy
9th – Strontian Morgan, R Messervy

(**Small note the winner of the title Buck Kid Of The Year was Hollybank Chum who was bred by our members Jayne Arscott and Alice Jones**)

Buckling Of The Year

1st – Blackforest Jono, Carden-Holdstock
5th – Strontian Rocky, R Messervy

Buck Of The Year

2nd – Kohinoor Ceaser, Arscott & Jones
3rd – Clovenhoof Flavious, Carden-Holdstock
6th – Lagooncreek Cassian, Carden-Holdstock
10th – TukiTuki Aramis, R Messervy

Show Sire Of The Year

5th – Kohinoor Ceaser, Arscott & Jones
8th – Strontian Mandella, R Messervy
9th – TukiTuki Aramis, R Messvery
10th – Southbridge Maxwell, J Simpson

Kia Ora Alec Shield – Most Bucks At A Show

(Canterbury Club Show) Clovenhoof Flavious, Carden-Holdstock

 

 

HR Goatling Of The Year Tamarvale Demelza

HR Goatling Of The Year Tamarvale Demelza

 

AR Goatling Of The Year Hollybank Precious

AR Goatling Of The Year Hollybank Precious

 

Buckling Of The Year Blackforest Jono

Buckling Of The Year Blackforest Jono

 

Junior Showperson Of The Year Siobhan Carden- Holdstock

Junior Showperson Of The Year Siobhan Carden- Holdstock

 

Kia Ora Alec Shield Winner Clovenhoof Flavious

Kia Ora Alec Shield Winner Clovenhoof Flavious


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Jayne Arscott, the new NZDGBA President

Jayne Arscott, the new NZDGBA President

We would like to say a big congratulations to the new NZDGBA President, our very own Jayne Arscott, who will be accompanied by James Simpson who has been newly elected onto Council and has also taken over the Classification Portfolio.

James Simpson, the new NZDGBA councillor

James Simpson, the new NZDGBA councillor & CDGBA Vice President

We are proud of our members getting up there and getting involved with the NZDGBA, the national body for dairy goats.

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DeLaval Portable Milking Machine

DeLaval Portable Milking Machine

Even if you think you’ll never use a milking machine or you already use one, it’s good to know your options and keep up with the technology that’s best for your goats.

We have invited Henning Visser, DeLaval Technician from Rolleston, to give us a presentation on a DeLaval Portable Milking Machine and show us how it works on real goats.

1 pm on 28 June 2014 at Erica Ritchie’s barn in Scarlet Oak Drive, West Melton. Free for members and Gold Coin Donation for non-members. Members please bring afternoon tea to share.

Any questions? Please contact Andrea on 03 312 1203 or email her by clicking here.

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2013 Dairy Goat Dinner 1

July 2013, Mid-winter Dinner at Pukeko Junction

This year’s mid-winter dinner will be held at Backcountry Bar & Grill (at the Darfield Hotel) on Saturday 12 July. The start time is 12:30 pm.

There will be a Mid-winter Xmas Set Menu ($20 per person) which includes main and dessert. Drinks will be extra. Chidren can order from the regular Kids Menu. Dietary requirements catered for.

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2013 Mid-winter Dinner at Pukeko Junction

We will have the whole restaurant to ourselves for the afternoon so it will be nice and private. Friends and family welcome!

We need to know numbers so please RSVP to Andrea by Wednesday 9 July 2014 on 03 312 1203 or email her by clicking here.

 

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Amberley Show 2013

November 19, 2013

The Amberley Show was a huge success this year, with more entries in the Dairy goat section than any other shows, so far.

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Photographers: Ken and Sayna S

 

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Ellesmere Show 2013

November 19, 2013

The Ellesmere show was the first of the season and greatly enjoyed by all, due to the sunny weather.

Judge: James Simpson (Southbridge)

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Photographer: K Smith

 

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Make your own cheese

Make your own cheese

In the introductory cheese making class, you will make a feta cheese to take home and enjoy. The skills you will learn in making feta allow you to make cheeses such as chevre, mozzarella, cheddar, gouda and a host of other cheeses. The class is completely hands-on. You use equipment you already have in your own home kitchen such as a stainless steel pot, a thermometer, a wooden spoon, and a long knife.

Introductory classes run regularly in Central and North Canterbury areas. Special arrangements can be made for (small) groups, or for other areas of greater Christhchurch. Gift vouchers are available.

Andrea Gauland of Te Hua Farm has been making cheese at home for 13 years.

Introductory Course, $80. This runs for approximately 3 hours.
Farmstead Cheddar, $115. This course runs for approximately 6 hours.

Gift vouchers available, perfect for any occasion!

Upcoming classes:

Introduction to Cheese Making – Saturday, 16 February, 10:30 am – Darfield
Farmstead Cheddar – Saturday, 23 February 10:30 am – Darfield
Introduction to Cheese Making – Saturday, 9 March, 10:30 am – Darfield
Farmstead Cheddar – Saturday, 16 March 10:30 am – Darfield

These classes continue to be a fund-raiser for the CDGBA, with a generous portion of the proceeds of each class donated to the club.

For more information or bookings, please use the form here to contact Andrea.

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Cust Dairy Goat Fun Day to be held on Saturday 2 March

24 January 2013

Cust Dairy Goat Fun Day Organised by the Canterbury Dairy Goat Breeders Association (Photo is an example of a fancy dress class, not taken in Cust) When: Saturday the 2nd of February 2013, 10 am till 1 pm (the same day as the Cust Village Market) Where: Cust Community Centre Grounds (just before Cust Domain, […]

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2013 South Island Dairy Goat All Breed Show to be held on 19th January

17 January 2013

2013 South Island Dairy Goats All Breed Show is almost here! It will be held on Saturday the 19th of January at the Christchurch Show Grounds Stable Block. (Drive in from the new Curletts Road Entrance and keep on driving right, drive past the Livestock Pavilion building on your left, then you should be able […]

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