08 Sep 2021

Holstein UK 2021 Premier Herd Regional Finalists Announced

Seven herds have been identified as the best within their region and are now recognised as finalists in Holstein UK’s 2021 Premier Herd Competition. Regional competitors were nominated by Holstein Breeders Clubs and, following judging, the regional winners are confirmed as follows:

  • Eastern – R V Winter & Sons, Corringham herd
  • Northern – J Burrow & Son, Stardale herd
  • Northern Ireland – J & N McCann, Simlahill herd
  • Scottish –Brian Weatherup & Partners, Parkend & Lesmay herd
  • Southern – I M Davies, Davlea herd
  • Welsh – W P & E G Williams, Waliswood herd
  • Western – F G Windsor & Sons, Hendomen herd

The first stage of the competition is for each Club to invite a judge to decide on their winning herd, which is then put forward to Holstein UK to take part in the regional rounds. Nominations are entirely at the discretion of the Club on the basis of qualification standards and the rules provided by Holstein UK to Club Secretaries.

All qualifying regional winners are leading premier herds, consisting of animals which are 90% UK bred (01, 12, 20 breed code). The national winner will claim the prestigious title at 2.20pm at this year’s UK Dairy Day taking place on Wednesday 15th September at the International Centre, Telford.

In order for the national winner to be chosen, 2019 winner David Wright of the Berryholme Herd will now visit the seven regional winners.