HOLSTEIN UK has announced that dairy farmer Brian Miller will be the National Holstein Show judge at UK Dairy Show 2017.

UK Dairy Day brings together over 300 businesses, more than 7000 visitors, leading suppliers, buyers, and industry influencers for a dedicated one day dairy show – which is this year being held on Wednesday, September 13 at the International Centre in Telford. The cattle show is a main feature of the day and in 2016 over 180 cattle paraded in the main ring. As part of that, the National Holstein Show has been hosted there for the last three years.

Mr Miller 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, Brian decided to join the family business with his father and grandmother. Their herd has been six times finalists in the Holstein UK herd competition and the family regularly show at national and regional level.

Brian's judging repertoire spans county, regional and international shows, including the National Dairy Event, and in 2016 was Holstein judge at the All Breed All Britain Calf Show.

He 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.”

UK Dairy Day event manager Hannah Williams added: “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.”