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Final touches are being put to this year's UK Dairy Day event, which takes place next month at the International Centre, Telford, Shropshire. Dairy Day makes welcome return

• Thousands of visitors set to attend

• Showcase of best British dairying

• Exhibitors from UK and overseas

Final touches are being put to this year’s UK Dairy Day event, which takes place next month at the International Centre, Telford, Shropshire.

The dedicated annual event for the dairy industry brings together all facets of the industry for face-to-face networking – alongside a showcase of some of the UK’s best dairy cattle breeds.

More than 300 businesses will be in attendance from the UK and further afield. The 2021 event attracted over 7,000 visitors and saw more than 170 cows in milk from six different breeds judged in the main ring.

Judges for this year’s one-day event on 14 September have now been confirmed. They include American judge Adam Liddle who will cast his professional eye over the 2022 National Holstein Show.

Mr Liddle and wife Nicole operate 120 ha Liddleholme Farm in Argyle, New York. They milk 70 Holsteins, with a strong focus on breeding. He has judged at the World Dairy Expo and national shows in Canada, Brazil, Argentina and Europe.

Holstein UK show chairman Wallace Gregg said: “Adam has worldwide judging experience and I look forward to welcoming him to the event to showcase the UK bred Holstein cattle that will be on display in the ring.”

Coloured breeds

Completing the final line up for the judging of the cattle show at UK Dairy Day are the coloured breed judges for the Dairy Shorthorn, Guernsey and Jersey classes.

The Dairy Shorthorn Society has chosen David Winnington who will travel the short distance from Stafford. He milks 165 original Dairy Shorthorns with his wife Debbie on their Moor End Farm with daughters Grace and Naomi.

The Guernsey Society will welcome Laura Sales as its judge. She comes from Radstock, Somerset, and works for the Walters family of Creech Hill Ayrshires, where she helps with the calf rearing and relief milking.

Travelling over from Ireland is Eddie Barrett to judge this year’s Jersey classes. As dairy breeding programme manager for Ireland’s National Cattle Breeding Centre, he delivers elite  dairy sires to NCBC shareholders and farmers.

The Dairy Day cattle infrastructure sponsor is NWF Agriculture supporting free entry for cattle exhibitors. The cattle schedule will be released at the beginning of July with the stall booking deadline being Friday 5th August 2022.

UK Dairy Day Cattle Show Manager and Chief Steward, Lynden Bustard, comments; “To be back in the show ring in 2021 following the Covid-19 restrictions was fantastic. There was a superb display of coloured breeds 

“I have no doubt this year will be even better. The live streaming and social media coverage we have at UK Dairy Day really gives breeders a global marketing platform to show off the UK’s top cattle.”

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