The UK Dairy Day Breed Village in Hall 3 foyer featured breed society display stands and Type Classification and Linear Scoring demonstrations.
Representatives from the following breed societies were in attendance to promote their breeds, services and advice to current and prospective members.
During the day, in the breed village by Hall 2, members of the NBDC Classification team ran Type Classification and Linear Scoring demonstrations for the Ayrshire, Jersey and Holstein breeds. In conjunction with the Linear Scoring demonstration, a Virtual Cow demonstration will run on a TV screen. Virtual Cow is an educational tool which graphically illustrates the linear scale for cow conformation traits. This allows for improved understanding of dairy cow conformation and easy visualisation of anatomical differences within each trait across the linear scale.
The National Bovine Data Centre (NBDC) collects, manages, analyses and disseminates data relating to bovines in the UK, including pedigree dairy and beef cattle.
For further information contact the UK Dairy Day team by email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01923 695225.