John Dennison of Scales Farm, Ulverston – the highly regarded breeder of “DENMIRE” Holsteins. Out of deep respect for the lifelong contribution that John made to dairy farming, pedigree breeding, judging, showing and promoting the Holstein breed, and for his encouragement of the younger generation of Holstein breeders Harrison & Hetherington with the Dennison family have decided to present this new prestigious award in his honour. John Dennison’s legacy will be remembered and admired for a very long time. His warmth and friendliness, his mischievous smile and modesty combined with his deep seated skills as a dairy farmer, breeder and support and encouragement he gave to the next generation are inspirational. The John Dennison Achievement Award is designed to honour these qualities.
Nominations for the inaugural 2013 “John Dennison Achievement Award” are now being sought. Presented annually at the Borderway UK Dairy expo in March the award goes to the dairy cattle breeder and exhibitor who possesses the ability, sportsmanship, integrity and character to be respected by his fellow breeders and show persons.
To be eligible for the award the nominee must be an “active” showperson, breeder or manager of any dairy cattle breed in the UK. Nominees will be judged on their support of breed activities and their ability to breed, manage, develop, promote and exhibit dairy cattle.
Selection of the inaugural winner will be made by a panel comprised of leading figures in pedigree dairy cattle breeding and associated organisations and, as time progresses by former recipients of the award.
The nominations for the award, which must include a brief resumé on the nominee, should be sent by 1st February 2013 to the John Dennison Achievement Award, c/o Glyn Lucas, Harrison & Hetherington Ltd., Borderway Mart, Rosehill, Carlisle CA1 2RS