2018 CATTLE SHOW JUDGES
The National Holstein Show Judge - Mick Gould
Mick farms alongside his wife, Katherine, at Grange Farm in Shropshire. The Woodmarsh prefix was registered in 1970 and among the first pedigree purchases was a Weeton heifer from the Dewdrop family and an Isobel from Hoohall. Today the herd is well established as one of the breeds most consistently high performers; it currently milks 350 head with a rolling herd average of just over 12,800kg. To date, the herd has produced 52 100 tonne plus cows and key cow families include Melody, Lyme, and Zandras. Woodmarsh was the first herd in the UK to send embryos back to Canada and continues to supply bulls to European herds as well as the Cogent and Genus studs.
Mick is a past Holstein UK board member, Shropshire club committee member and has sat on the National judges’ panel for many years. He has judged at every one of the Royal Shows including the very last English Royal Show at Stoneleigh. His international judging career includes the International Dairy Week in Australia and the Interbred Championship at the Sydney Royal as well as the Irish National Holstein Show.
The National Ayrshire Show Judge - Lisa Window-Walker
This year the Ayrshire Cattle Society of Great Britain and Ireland are delighted to announce the judge of their prestigious national show as Lisa Window-Walker. Lisa, from Bromsgrove in the West Midlands, has been a partner and owner of the World renowned Hunnington Ayrshire herd for the last 30 years along with her late father Chris Window. Lisa is assisted by the next generation of Windows, her nephew, Chris Window junior.
Lisa has been on the Ayrshire judge’s panel for 25 years and has judged throughout the UK and Ireland. Some of her highlights include the Royal Highland, Agriscot, Royal Yorkshire, Royal Norfolk, Royal Cornwall and Balmoral. Internationally Lisa has judged at the Sydney Royal in Australia, the New Zealand Dairy Event, and the Finland National Show.
The National Brown Swiss Show Judge - Dr Angelo Pozzatti
Dr Angelo Pozzatti is a veterinarian who has specialised in bull selection. Between 2004 and 2008, Angelo worked in Switzerland for the AI stud Swissgenetics, responsible for the Brown Swiss program and as area sales manager for many countries. He then went on to work as technical and commercial director of the AI Stud, Zorlesco in Italy before settling into this current position as the new Europe sire analyst for Semex Alliance. Here he is responsible for the Italian market for Swissgenetics. Dr Angelo Pozzatti has officiated more than 280 shows in more than 11 countries, placing Brown Swiss cattle at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in 2005, at the International Dairy Week in Australia in 2008, at the World Dairy Expo in 2009 and at the most important European shows (Verona, Cremona, Zug, Paris, Buchloe, Imst, Clermond Ferrand, Epinal and Lausanne).
Dairy Shorthorn Judge - James Lambe
Guernsey Judge - James Warren
Jersey Judge - Anna Stable
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