Holstein UK announces that dairy farmer Brian Miller, will be casting his vote among leading Holstein cattle as he is confirmed as The National Holstein Show judge at UK Dairy Show 2017.
UK Dairy Day is the leading business event for the dairy industry, bringing together over 300 businesses, more than 7,000 visitors, leading suppliers, buyers, and industry influencers for a dedicated one day dairy show – this year held on the Wednesday 13th September at the International Centre in Telford. The Cattle Show is a main feature of the day and in 2016 saw over 180 cattle parade in the main ring. The National Holstein Show has been hosted at UK Dairy Day for the last three years and this year judge Brian Miller joins the line-up.
Brian farms 450 acres in Somerset and has a dairy herd comprising of 230 Holstein and 10 Brown Swiss cattle. After completing an Agricultural Economics degree at the University of Reading Brian decided to join the family business with his father and Grandmother. Their herd has been six times finalists in the Holstein UK herd competition and the family regularly show at national and regional level.
Recent herd highlights include Moorshard Lennon Rosa 93 winning Dairy Show Championship, becoming reserve All Britain 2nd Calver in 2013 and most recently seeing Richard Thomas’ family winning The Dairy Show and Welsh Dairy Shows with Moorshard Dude Parade which he purchased at the Genetic Elite sale in 2014.
Brian has been involved in many prestigious Holstein competitions and his judging repertoire spans county, regional and international shows. Brian has judged at the National Dairy Event and in 2016 was Holstein judge at the All Breed All Britain Calf Show.
Brian Miller, 2017 National Holstein Show judge, said; “Being asked to officiate at UK Dairy Day 2017 is a huge honour that I never expected. Having the opportunity to judge the best cows from all over the country at the nation’s top show is one that I look forward to immensely.”
Hannah Williams, UK Dairy Day Event Manager added; “It is fantastic to have Brian’s expertise at UK Dairy Day 2017 and we welcome him to the team as one of the judges. The National Holstein Show brings together some of the most exceptional animals from the Holstein breed and is an opportunity to celebrate and admire both breed and breeder. We look forward to welcoming everyone to UK Dairy Day 2017 on the 13th September and encourage showing competitors to enter cattle early.”