01/08/2023 10:30:00
Holstein UK Premier Herd Open Day
Starting in: 22 Days 13 Hours
01 August 2023
10:30AM - 04:00PM

Hesper Farm, Bell Busk, Skipton, North Yorkshire BD23 4DU

The Aireburn herd from Skipton, North Yorkshire, were crowned as the winners of the 2022 Holstein UK National Premier Herd Award. Brian and Judith Moorhouse, who represent the Northern region, were presented with the highly acclaimed award on Wednesday 14th September at UK Dairy Day and now welcome visitors to the Premier Herd Open Day and Select Sale on Tuesday 1st August.

The Aireburn herd was established in 1968 by the late George Moorhouse before moving to Hesper Farm in 1971. There have been a number of on-farm sales over the years and unfortunately in 2001, most of the herd was lost to Foot and Mouth Disease, however, 40 young heifers were retained which form the foundations of today’s herd. Prominent families include the Bevins, Dellias and Honeys and there are currently 101 animals classified as Very Good and 52 as Excellent.

The Moorhouse family, who won a Master Breeder Award in 2018, run a grass based herd with buffer feed in the summer months and TMR in the winter.

Registration for lunch is now closed, you are still welcome to attend the day.