Holstein UK are delighted to announce that dairy farmer Brian Miller has been confirmed as The National Holstein Show Judge at the UK Dairy Show 2017.
UK Dairy Day is the leading business event for the dairy industry, bringing together over 300 businesses and more than 7,000 visitors including leading suppliers, buyers and industry influencers.
Held on Wednesday, September 13 at the International Centre in Telford, the 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 will be joining the lineup.
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, he decided to join the family business with his father and grandmother.
Their herd have been finalists in the Holstein UK herd competition six times, and the family regularly show at both national and regional levels.
Recent herd highlights include Moorshard Lennon Rosa 93 winning the 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.
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 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 said: “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.”