As Holstein UK return to British soil, the results are in from the Open Junior Show at Cremona, Italy and its triumphant for Britain as Rosie Dennison from Lancashire brings home gold and her fellow team members also excel with numerous placings.
Senior competitors James Doherty (Shropshire) and William Booth (Lancashire) were joined by junior competitors Jodie Nutsford (Western) and Rosie Dennison (Lancashire) to represent Holstein Young Breeders (HYB) in the prestigious cattle show in Italy. Starting on Thursday 25 th October, competitors participated in the clipping classes, followed by stock judging where they presented reasons in front of all other competitors. The Friday saw the heifer and showmanship classes before returning home on Saturday 28th with results to be very proud of!
It was a fantastic effort all round; in the Senior Showmanship competition James was placed 9th and Will came 17th . For the Junior team, Rosie hit the top spot claiming first place and Jodie was placed 11th . Judge Thomas Ender from Switzerland described Rosie as an ‘easy winner’ for her flawless performance, being
smooth on the halter, professional throughout and leading her cow to exceptional leg placement. In the clipping competitions Rosie was placed 5 th and Jodie 12 th and for the Seniors, Will excelled with 3rd position, closely followed by James in a credible 5th place.
Miriam Bagley, Events & National HYB Coordinator for Holstein UK joined the team in Italy. She said; “Holstein Young Breeders is extremely proud of our four competitors, Rosie, Jodie, James and Will who all excelled in cattle showing, judging, knowledge and clipping on an international stage! Coming back from this highly competitive and demanding show with so many outstanding placings, including one gold, is real testament to the quality of our young breeders here in the UK. The three days spent in Cremona provided our competitors with valuable learning, showmanship development and confidence building – it has been an exceptional show. Well done to team UK!”
Open Junior Show, Cremona, Italy
25th – 28th October 2017
James Doherty – 9th
Will Booth – 17th
Rosie Dennison – 1st
Jodie Nutsford – 11th
Will Booth – 3rd
James Doherty – 5th
Rosie Dennison – 5th
Jodie Nutsford – 12th
Holstein UK is a member-owned organisation aimed at assisting members in breeding profitable, robust and productive dairy cattle. Holstein UK is dedicated to innovation and quality and is driven to continuously improve the services offered. The charity is also the parent of two subsidiary companies, the Cattle Information Service (CIS) and the National Bovine Data Centre (NBDC) and is organiser of UK Dairy Day, an annual trade event for the dairy industry.
The CIS is the UK’s leading milk recording and health testing organisation operating a state-of- the-art laboratory. The National Bovine Data Centre (NBDC) exists to develop industry-leading analysis of data for the improvement of dairy production in the UK. UK Dairy Day is held each September and the 5 th event will be held on Wednesday 12th September 2018.