UK Dairy Day at Telford International Center attracts a quality entry of dairy cattle

On Wednesday 14 September, all roads will lead to the International Center in Telford for UK Dairy Day, one of the country’s leading free-to-attend trade events for everyone involved in the industry.

Now in its eighth year, the event is renowned not only for its first-class display of dairy cattle of all breeds, but also for its facility to provide an ideal opportunity to network, share knowledge, learn and most importantly, build business. As a result, there has been record re-booking of trade stand space from existing and new exhibitors who will be participating in the extensive indoor and outdoor exhibition areas. Exhibitors include feed manufacturers, animal health suppliers, veterinarians, milk buyers, dairy and farm equipment suppliers, as well as professional service providers and charities.

One of the first major dairy shows to start since the Covid pandemic last year, Dairy Day England attracted more than 7,000 visitors in 2021 and it is hoped that attendance will be even higher this time around.

Organized by Holstein UK, the event also features three national breed shows. UK Dairy Day will once again host the National Holstein Show, set up alongside the National Ayrshire Show and the National Brown Swiss Show. There are morning classes for Dairy Shorthorn, Guernsey and Jersey and there will be live streaming and social media coverage throughout the day providing an international marketing platform to showcase the UK’s best dairy cattle.

Show the judges

National Holstein Show – Adam Liddle

Adam Liddle and his wife Nicole own and operate Liddleholme Farm in Argyle, New York with their children Anthony, Brock and Haley. Liddleholme is a 300 hectare farm and home to 70 milking Holsteins, 37 of which are rated Excellent. Highlighted by Liddleholme Resurect Lu Ex97 4E breeding.

Liddleholme has had many All-Americans and is very proud to have produced or had an All-American for 13 consecutive years. Adam judged Red and White Holsteins in 2012 and the International Holstein Show at the 2018 World Dairy Show. He has also judged National Shows in Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Switzerland, Italy and Australia.

National Ayrshire Show – Lynn Lee

Lynn is a lifelong dairy cattle breeder with extensive experience and has previously worked as an auctioneer, breed evaluator for the American Jersey Cattle Association and a show judge. Lynn’s judging assignments over the past several years have included the World Dairy Show, Harrisburg, PA, the World Dairy Show at the Eastern States Fair, and the Ayrshire, Guernsey and Holstein shows at the North American International Livestock Show. Lynn has judged the 2007 All American Junior Jersey Show, the 2008 National Jug Futurity and the 2010 Western National Jersey Show. He has also traveled to Colombia, Canada, Finland, Guatemala, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand to judge National Shows in those countries.

Lynn and her family operate a 340 acre farm, and over the years they have bred and owned numerous American and Reserve Americans bearing Lee’s Dixieland Prefix. He also co-owns Tradition Auction Services, a full-service auction company that sells dairy cattle, beef cattle and farm equipment.

National Brown Switzerland – Daniele Galbardi

From a small village near Lake Iseo in the northern Italian province of Brescia, Daniele and his brother Galby run the farm. The third generation brothers have a herd of 50 dairy Brown Swiss cows with their followers. Average annual production is 11,000 kg with 4.15% BF and 3.84% P. Their show highlights include reserve grand champion at the Italian National Show in 2010, junior champion in 2013 and grand champion and best udder in 2014.

Since 2008, Daniele has been a multi-breed classifier grading Holstein, Jersey, Brown Swiss and Fleckvieh cattle, and he has classified approximately 100,000 cows. Daniele has been judging Brown Switzerland for many years and has been a member of the European judging panel since 2016. He has judged more than 100 shows in Italy, including three National Shows. In 2020, he was honored to be the official referee of the European Brown Swiss Championship, and his refereeing took him to France, Switzerland and Peru.

Jersey – Eddie Barrett

Eddie is the dairy breeding program manager at the National Cattle Breeding Center (NCBC) in Ireland. He and his team are responsible for delivering an elite selection of the best dairy breeds for the benefit of NCBC shareholders and farmers and Irish Genetics’ export requirements.

Eddie grew up on the family farm, home to the Laurelmore herd. He is a member of the IHFA official Holstein judging panel, first elected in 1992. He is also a member of the judging panel of the Jersey Cattle Society of Great Britain. He served as a master judge at the IHFA judging conference and was a member of the selection panel for the IHFA Holstein team at the European Show in Brussels.

Eddie has also participated in official breed and cross-breed judging assignments in Ireland, Great Britain and France, including cross-breed judging at the RUAS Balmoral and Welsh Dairy Show, and numerous national and regional Holstein and Jersey herd competitions.

Guernsey – Laura Sale

Laura comes from Radstock, Somerset, and works part-time for the Walters family in Creech Hill Ayrshires, where she helps with calf rearing and milking as well as bringing up their two children.

Laura was born into a Guernsey background and has a lifelong connection to the breed. He spent most of his working life with the Bickfield herd of 300 Guernseys owned by the Durbin family in Bristol. She has been a Guernsey Society judge since the age of 19 and has judged all over the country at local and county shows, judging all breeds. Laura is delighted to have been asked to judge this year’s UK Dairy Day.

Dairy Shorthorn – David Winnington

David and his wife Debbie milk 165 original Milk Soups at Moor End Farm with their daughters Grace and Naomi, trusted friends and staff.

Their Rantonall herd was very successful at the 2021 National Shorthorn Show, winning Reserve Supreme Champion with their ‘star’ cow Rantonall Songstress 50 Ex93 and Reserve Junior Champion with her junior calves, the team collected many rosettes. David is a big believer in breeding from the best female lines, then uses the best pure genetics, old and new, to breed strong, hardy cows with beautiful feet and legs. These genetics have produced profitable high type cows from the 20 Ex cows in the Rantonall herd.

David has the privilege of judging most of the major shows in the UK including the Royal British Show, Great Yorkshire and Royal Highlander as well as other leading dairy shows, county shows and herd competitions. He has also crossed the water and judged top shows in Northern Ireland and Ireland. David is currently the Vice President of the Shorthorn Society.

Knowledge Sharing

The ground floor of the venue sees the return of a dedicated Shared Knowledge zone with industry panels and workshops. There will be four industry panels with leading industry representatives discussing sustainability in the dairy sector. One-hour panels will follow, along with four workshop presentations sponsored by Volac, with speakers covering key dairy industry topics informing the audience and generating relevant discussion.


10.00 – Seminar – Volac International

10.30 – Industry Panel – Sustainable Farming

11.30 – Seminar – NWF Agriculture

12.00 – Industry Panel – Sustainable Finance

13:00 – Workshop – Crystalyx

13.30 – Industry Panel – Sustainable Employment

14.20 – Seminar – Lely

14.45 – Industry Panel – Sustainable Milk Market

The outdoor areas of the International Center will feature the ever-popular hands-on demonstrations of calf anatomy painting, as well as foot trimming and knife sharpening.

Scarsdale Vets from Derbyshire will present an innovative and engaging demonstration using paint to visualize and understand calf anatomy. There will be ‘Under the Black and White’ calf drawings throughout the day and the Scarsdale Vets team will use paint to help understand calf health and welfare.

Tim Carter returns with hands-on demonstrations of leg cuts, blocks and knife sharpening. A skilled team of independent leg trimmers will demonstrate that the key to success in any task is having the right tools for the job.

They will also highlight the Cattle Hoof Care Standards Council, a self-financing non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health, welfare and mobility of the national herd by promoting, achieving and maintaining a recognized and approved cattle hoof standard for its members. care.

Cattle barn 3 inside the hall will be the NBDC Breed Village where members of the NBDC Classification team will conduct Breed Classification and Line Judging demonstrations for the Ayrshire, Jersey and Holstein breeds. A Virtual Cow demonstration will be held on the TV screen along with the Linear Evaluation demonstration. Virtual Cow is an educational tool that graphically displays a linear scale of cow compatibility traits. This allows for a better understanding of dairy cow conformation and easy visualization of anatomical differences within each trait on a linear scale.


Exhibitors had the opportunity to participate in the New Product Contest to showcase new products. This competition seeks the most innovative or influential new products on the market, and shortlisted entries will be displayed in the competition hall and judged by representatives of competition sponsor IDEXX during the morning of the event.

UK Dairy Day will also recognize the hard work that goes into planning, designing and building a fantastic display of trade stands. In the trade stand competition, judges from sponsor Hettle Andrews will review the exhibit areas and present award cards for best small indoor trade stand, best medium indoor trade stand, best large indoor trade stand and best outdoor trade stand.

In addition to the cattle classes judged on the day, there will also be awards for best presented and neat lines, Holstein UK premier herd, premier breeder banner, premier exhibition banner and the Harold Sneesby award.

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