Holstein UK is delighted to announce that South Wales dairy farmer Iwan Morgan has been appointed as the judge of The National Holstein Show at UK Dairy Day 2023. Iwan and his father Edward run the Erie herd of 150 Holsteins and 30 Jerseys. The grazing herd, based near Carmarthen, is well known nationally with prominent cow families such as the Lustre’s, Supreme Maude’s, Roxy Red’s and Gold Barbara’s. The Morgan family have had great success over the years, twice receiving the Holstein UK Master Breeder award and achieving over twenty wins in the Holstein UK All Britain Awards. Read more..
The Ayrshire Cattle Society have selected Colin Christophers from Truro, Cornwall to judge the National Ayrshire Show. With wife Jenny, son David and help from daughter Debbie and Granddaughter Megan, Colin runs the Rosehill Ayrshire herd. The 300-acre Cornwall Council farm has a herd of 300 with 170 milking cows and followers. Recent investment on the farm has seen a new slurry system installed, collecting and converting methane from the herd to power tractors, vehicles, and generators. Read more...
UK Dairy Day will welcome Brian Weatherup as the judge chosen by the Brown Swiss Cattle Society for their National Show. Brian Weatherup jnr of the Parkend herd in Fife runs the family farm with his parents and wife Gillian. They milk 220 pedigree cattle with a focus on proven genetics, aiming for exceptional udders and feet and legs, always pushing for high-yielding, long-lasting cows. The herd won back-to-back Scottish herds competitions in 2020/2021. Read more...
Gwyndaf has been involved with agriculture since leaving school on the family farm with a herd of Dairy Shorthorns and Holstein Friesians. The family started showing Shorthorns in 1973, winning the Royal Welsh on numerous occasions and Breed Champion at the Royal of England in 1980 and Reserve in 1987 as well as many county and local shows. This, along with being involved with young farmers stock judging, gave him the grounding and impetus to work as a breeding advisor since 1994.
Being a member of the Shorthorn Society, on the breed council for over 25 years and on their judges panel since 1993 has taken him to many local and county shows. He’s had the privilege to judge the ABAB Calf Show twice, but the highlights so far have been to judge the World Conference Show in 2010 at the Highland Show, the first ever national dairy show in 2011 at the Cheshire County Show and in 2022 being asked to judge the world conference and the national show at the Great Yorkshire.
John farms in partnership with his father Robert, on a pedigree dairy and sheep farm of 400 acres in Killington, down the Lune Valley, between Sedbergh and Kirkby Lonsdale. A family run farm, they have 100 Holsteins and 60 Jerseys under the Killington prefix, and 400 commercial sheep.
John’s wife, Kate and daughters, Sophie and Natalie have been the main driving force behind the Jersey herd, first founded in 2002. The Waller family have enjoyed successes at their local shows and John has judged Jerseys at shows across England including the Great Yorkshire Show. He is the current Secretary and a previous Chairman of the Lakes Counties Jersey Club.
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