Shows and Sales Results

UK Dairy Day
DATE: September 13th, 2017 from 8am-5:30pm
LOCATION: Telford, Shropshire, UK

Show Information

UK Dairy Day 2017
September 13th, 2017 from 8am-5:30pm
International Centre, Telford, Shropshire, UK

Visit the UK Dairy Day website


FREE entry and car parking for all visitors and exhibitors.

UK Dairy Day is a dedicated annual dairy industry event in its 3rd year. The 2017 event will be held on Wednesday 13th September from 8am to 5.30pm at the International Centre, Telford, Shropshire.

The cattle show will feature coloured classes for Brown Swiss, Dairy Shorthorn, Guernsey, Jersey and the National Holstein Show and National Ayrshire Show. The cattle show manager and chief steward for 2017 will be Lynden Bustard.

Highlights for UK Dairy Day

include ‘Beneath the Black-and-White’ calf painting, foot trimming and knife sharpening

  • Sharing Knowledge Zone with seminars, CPD knowledge trail and industry advice
  • UK Dairy Day 2017 App, FREE to download
  • Champions dinner and awards
  • Local dairy herds and tourist attractions to visit
  • Great transport links to M54, Telford Railway Station and two airports

Meet Your Judges: Fantastic Line-Up Announced for UK Dairy Day

Visitors crowd to watch the Cattle Show at UK Dairy Day every year. Anticipation builds as breeders, spectators and visitors watch on as the industry’s leading experts make the difficult judging decision.  This year’s judging panel is now complete and the line-up is exceptional.

Following the announcement of the National Show judges as Brian Miller for Holstein and Edmund Els for Ayrshire, UK Dairy Day is pleased to confirm the additional line up of coloured breed class judges.

The judges will include:

  • Glyn Lucas – Brown Swiss Judge
  • Ian Collins – Dairy Shorthorn Judge
  • David Mann – Guernsey Judge
  • James Waring – Jersey Judge


The Cattle Show is THE showing event to be part of and with a prize fund totalling £20k, competitors could come away with significant monetary wins. This year The National Holstein Show features eight Holstein classes, a Heifer Championship class and a Senior Championship class.  The National Ayrshire Show includes six Ayrshire classes, a Heifer Championship class and a Senior Championship class.

All cattle classes will run throughout the whole day at UK Dairy Day on Wednesday 13th September. In the morning, the heifer classes take centre stage followed by the all senior classes in the afternoon – and NEW for 2017 will be the Interbreed Championship.  The Interbreed Heifer Championship will be presented in the main ring at lunchtime followed by Interbreed Senior Championship late afternoon. To bring the show to a close the Interbreed Dairy Pairs, sponsored by the Principal Partners, will be presented. Stall bookings are now open and competitors are encouraged to submit online application forms before the 19th July 2017. The cattle entry deadline is then the 4th September 2017.

Lynden Bustard, Cattle Show Manager and Chief Steward, commented; “With the support of dairy businesses, including Anglia Farmers and Westpoint Farm Vets, who are this year’s Cattle Show sponsors, the competition has established itself as one of the UK’s most prestigious – with breeders from all across the UK braving the show ring! Under one roof we see the most pristine animals, with the creme de la crème showmanship skills on parade. We’ve received fantastic support this year making the prize fund an incredible total of £20k! Its set to be a fantastic show so please do get those entries in!”

 Meet the Judges

Ian Collins – Dairy Shorthorn Judge

Ian Collins runs The Churchroyd herd of 130 milking animals of Dairy Shorthorn and Holsteins cows in Dewsbury, Yorkshire. Churchroyd’s showing highlights in 2016 were winning Supreme Champion at both Cheshire Show and The Great Yorkshire Show. He has previously judged many shows in the UK, as well as Balmoral Show, Northern Ireland and The Royal Show in South Africa. In his younger days, he won the National Young Farmers stock judging.

James Waring – Jersey Judge 

Previous judging highlights for James include judging the jerseys at the Royal Welsh (2013), Balmoral (2013), Livestock Event (2014) and All Britain Calf Show (2010). He farms in partnership with his parents in East Yorkshire where they keep the Winton herd of Holsteins and Cherryview herd of Jerseys. The farm is 200 acres with a further 100 acres rented.

Glyn Lucas – Brown Swiss Judge

Since 2004 Glyn Lucas has been managing the dairy sales at Harrison & Hetherington Ltd. and is now the Senior Pedigree Auctioneer. Glyn was raised at Lukevale Holsteins, a registered Holstein farm in Co Antrim, N. Ireland. He was a self-employed, professional dairy cattle fitter for 8 years before joining the livestock sales industry. This work took him across North America and to many foreign countries where he prepared, showed and owned numerous All-Canadians, All-Americans and Grand Champions. Glyn’s judging career has included assignments to numerous shows in the UK, Ireland and Belgium. He has been on the UK National Judging Panel for the past seven years and was a member of the Canadian National Judging conference in 2008.

David Mann – Guernsey Judge

Cornish farmer, David Mann, has lived on the family farm his whole life and now manages the business in partnership with his parents. The family farm a coastal plateau of land rising from 100ft to 730ft above sea level. This includes rough moorland and grazing fields for the 170 pedigree Guernsey cows plus 130 followers. The herd are in the fields for most of the year due to the milder climate; grazing grass during the summer and Kale through the winter – and are cubicle housed for only 3-4 months of the year. The herd average is 6300 litres at 4.98% butterfat and 3.6% protein and in the herd there are currently 38 EX and 56 VG.