Events

Szczyrzyc - 10th Exhibition of Red Cattle and 6th Horse Exhibition

Between 4 and 5 June 2016, the 10th National Exhibition of Polish Red Cattle and the 6th Regional Horse Exhibition, Regional Sheep Exhibition and the show of pedigree rabbits and ornamental poultry were held on “Szczyrzyckie pastures”.

The organizers of the exhibition were as follows: the National Association of Polish Red Cattle Breeders in Jodłownik, Małopolski Horse Breeders Association in Krakow, Jodłownik Commune and Małopolska Agricultural Chamber. The National Research Institute of Animal Production was one of the co-organizers. The Honorary Patronage over the event was assumed by: the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Marshal of Malopolskie Voivodeship and the Agricultural Market Agency.

The organizers of the exhibition were the National Association of Polish Red Cattle Breeders in Jodłownik, the Małopolski Horse Breeders Association in Krakow, and the Jodłownik Commune and Małopolska Agricultural Chamber. The National Research Institute of Animal Production was one of the co-organizers. The Honorary Patronage over the event was assumed by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Marshal of Małopolskie Voivodeship, and the Agricultural Market Agency.

The first exhibition day was devoted to the presentation and evaluation of animals. As every year, the exhibition gathered the best breeders of Polish Red cattle from the Podhale, Subcarpathian and Silesian region. Forty exhibitors presented 129 animals in nine categories plus calves. The horse exhibition assumes an increasingly broader dimension. Hucul, Małopolski, Silesian and also Polish cold-blooded horses were presented on the show ring. Sheep breeders showed Podhale Zackels, Coloured Polish Mountain Sheep, Polish Pogórze and Black-headed sheep. The exhibitions were accompanied by rabbit and poultry exhibition prepared by the Małopolskie Association of Pedigree Rabbits and Ornamental Poultry Breeders. The attractions were completed by the presentations of agricultural machines – including mowing show, equine rides and prize draw.

The 10th edition of the Red Cattle Exhibition was an occasion to celebrate the breeders and also people and institutions, who – with their activity – contributed to initiating and continuing the organization of the exhibitions in Szczyrzyc. Memorial statuettes for the participation in all the exhibitions were handed to: Alicja Bokowy, Tadeusz Ciężczak, Stanisław and Damian Koza, Adam Liszka, Wojciech Łukasz, Jan Smaga, Piotr Smaga, Jan Solarczyk and Grzegorz Stalmach. The following organizers were honoured: Prof. Jan Trela, Prof. Jan Szarek, Paweł Stawarz – Jodłownik Commune Administrator, Polish Federation of Cattle Breeders and Milk Producers branch in Kraków, and the National Association of Polish Red Cattle Breeders.

The climax of the second day of the exhibition was to grant the awards for the best cattle and horse breeders. The National Research Institute of Animal Production - National Coordinator of Animal Genetic Resources Conservation distinguished:

Cattle:

  • TYROLA cow, owner Paweł Gał – the award for the most beautiful cow among the cows included in Polish Red cattle conservation programme;

Hucul horses:

  • FURORA (Piaf-Fala), breeder Wojciech Krzyżak, owner Mieczysław Janczyk, champion;
  • ARIZONA (Paw-Armenia-W) breeder and owner Teresa Hojda vicechampion and for the type;

Malopolski horses:

    • SELAVI (Kamp – Setia) breeder Glass Works “Jaroszowiec” Ltd. Horse Stud Udórz, owner Magdalena Głąb, champion;
    • BELGIA (Plik – Brytania), breeder Karol Mętel, owner Rafał Krawczyk, vice-champion and for the type;

      Silesian horses:

      • SENIORITA-S (Awanto-S-Samba) breeder and owner Jan Ścisłowicz, champion;
      • MALWA (Makboj – Malizna) breeder Marcin Piec, owner Damian Czyrnek, vicechampion and for the type

        Polish cold-blooded horse:

        • HUSA (Sułtan – Harda), breeder Emilia Jankowska, owner Sebastian Łabuz, champion;
        • POKA (Igor du Champi de Moulin – Pegi) breeder Edward Skindzielewski, owner Jarosław Radziszów, vice-champion;
        • BRUZDA (Major 29(Be) – Bruzga) breeder Andrzej Ślepowroński, owner Krzysztof Gacek, vice-champion.