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Meadow Feeds Shows support for Local Holstein Show

Since Meadow Feeds return to the eastern Cape in 1996 it has assisted in promoting the dairy breeds through sponsorship of breed championships. The original Humansdorp Holstein Championships, now the East Cape Holstein Championships, has been actively supported by Meadow Feeds. Meadow Feeds sponsorship of this championship has increased substantially over the past years, so much so that they were the leading sponsor for this years championship. Our increasing sponsorship serves to emphasis our support for this and other dairy breeds.

The East Cape Holstein Championships is an annual event held at the Van Stadens Agricultural Grounds. This year’s event started with the increasingly popular Youth Show on 6 February, followed by the Holstein Championships on 7 February. The youth show was, once again, a huge success and it was encouraging to see the enthusiasm of the youth involved. Well Done!!

The Holstein Championship can pride themselves on having 11 exhibitors from throughout the eastern Cape, exhibiting over 70 high quality animals.

Congratulations to all the exhibitors and champions, particularly A. Masterson with the Supreme and Reserve Supreme Champion Cows. We know that we will see lots more of this Supreme Champion cow at shows in the future. Meadow Feeds can be proud of the fact that all the champion cows are fed either Meadow Multilak 16% or Hitech 16% Semi-Complete cubes.

Meadow Feeds would like to congratulate the organizers of the show, the eastern Cape Holstein Society and the exhibitors on an excellent show. We are proud to be associated with the East Cape Holstein Championships and are committed to continued support of the annual championships. We encourage the eastern Cape Holstein Society and other breed societies to continue promoting their breed and their youth. We look forward to the 2005 Championships!

Date published: 2003-02-07

Author:
R.L. Phillips

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