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13 Feb 2018
Society

Holstein UK President Elect Nominated

The Board of Trustees have selected Bryan Thomas to stand as President Elect at the forthcoming AGM in June. 

The President Elect was nominated by the South Wales Holstein Club and selected by the Board of Trustees as the nominee for President Elect 2018/19.

Bryan Thomas farms in a family partnership with his son Gareth in Carmarthenshire with their herd of pedigree Holsteins under the Gelliddu prefix. The herd comprises of 250 milkers plus 240 followers, including 85 EX, 126 VG and 24 GP. Over the past 24 months, there have been over 100 two year olds classified VG.

Bryan shares the breeding and management decisions with Gareth and the herd has achieved international status with animals sold for export, bulls to AI companies and won numerous show and herd awards. In 2009 they were awarded the Master Breeder Shield from Holstein UK.

Away from the farm, Bryan’s judging appointments include the Royal Highland, Royal Ulster, calf and handler classes at the Royal Show with the Interbreed Dairy Championship at the Centenary Royal Welsh Show. Bryan has also judged the RABDF Gold Cup three times over the past twelve years.

The AGM will be hosted by the Yorkshire Holstein Club and held on 12th and 13th June when David Perry will stand down as President and Peter Waring will be nominated as Holstein UK President for 2018/19.