UK Dairy Day is thrilled to welcome back the National Ayrshire Show for the second year running. The show will form part of UK Dairy Day’s larger cattle show which features the National Holstein Show, National Brown Swiss Show as well as showing classes for Dairy Shorthorn, Guernsey and Jersey.
This year the Ayrshire Cattle Society of Great Britain and Ireland are delighted to announce the judge of their prestigious national show as Lisa Window-Walker. Lisa, from Bromsgrove in the West Midlands, has been a partner and owner of the World renowned Hunnington Ayrshire herd for the last 30 years along with her late father Chris Window. Lisa is assisted by the next generation of Windows, her nephew, Chris Window junior.
The Hunnington Prefix needs no introduction and has been successful at both local and national levels for many years. Highlights in the show ring over the years have been Interbreed Champion at the Royal Welsh, Dairy Event, South West Dairy Show, Welsh Dairy Show and Breed Champion at the Royal show. The Window family have always welcomed visitors from home and abroad to view their wonderful herd and many of the Hunnington bloodlines can be seen in herds all over the UK. Hunnington bulls have been used extensively and successfully worldwide, with Hunnington Admiral, Hunnington Mandella and more recently Hunnington Famous dominating global markets.
Lisa has been on the Ayrshire judge’s panel for 25 years and has judged throughout the UK and Ireland. Some of her highlights include the Royal Highland, Agriscot, Royal Yorkshire, Royal Norfolk, Royal Cornwall and Balmoral. Internationally Lisa has judged at the Sydney Royal in Australia, the New Zealand Dairy Event, and the Finland National Show.
UK Ayrshire’s Breed Manager, Duncan Hunter, commented; “We are thrilled that Lisa has accepted our invitation to officiate at the 2018 National Ayrshire Show in September this year. The Show is a highlight for many of our members where they get together to promote the Ayrshire breed to the industry, exhibiting the very best of UK Ayrshires to the home countries and internationally. We wish Lisa all the best in her role as National Ayrshire Show Judge for 2018”.
Formed in 1877, the Ayrshire Cattle Society of Great Britain and Ireland is a forward thinking, highly motivated breed society dedicated to keeping the Ayrshire at the forefront of modern dairying. The Ayrshire cow is becoming ever more popular as an alternative breed due to her excellent foraging ability and economical milk production.
The Ayrshire Cattle Society is responsible for all ancestry recording in its computerised Herd Book and along with other breeds uses the data and services of NBDC for type classification with the results contributing to linear proofs and type analysis for individuals as well as the whole Ayrshire population. It is also responsible to protect the heritage of the breed through its Breed Heritage programme.
Lynden Bustard, UK Dairy Day Cattle Show Manager and Chief Steward, said; “It is with great pleasure that we welcome back the National Ayrshire Show to UK Dairy Day. Last year this was a fantastic part of our main Cattle Show with a tremendous amount of support from Ayrshire breeders, competitors, and supporters. The Ayrshire Cattle Society is one of our leading societies in the UK and their support of UK Dairy Day is invaluable.”