AgriScot is renowned for its premier dairy cattle classes, bringing breeders from all across the UK and Ireland, to compete for the largest prize fund of any event in the UK, £25,000.

For 2023, the event has increased prize money for each class as well as introducing a new category, Best Udder, kindly sponsored by Harrison & Hetherington. The SuperHeifer and SuperCow returns, with a £1000 prize fund for each title, and classes are available for Ayrshires, British Red, and White, Holsteins, Jersey, and Any Other Breeds.

The event strongly believes in investing in the competition, as the commitment and challenges involved in showing, are significant for each farm. In addition, they seek out high-calibre judges who have their own experience and knowledge within the sector.

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The well-known and highly regarded Riverdane herd is run by this year's judge, Mark Nutsford and his wife Sue. Based at Ravenscroft Hall Farm in Cheshire, the couple milk 200 pedigree Holsteins and have recently invested in GEA robots, which run alongside their 20:20 GEA parlour.

Their breeding programme is managed via artificial insemination, and all milk is sold to Muller on a Sainsbury’s contract. Their youngstock is kept locally, and they have recently just hosted their first on-farm sale which included 60 milkers, plus youngstock and embryos.

To find out more about the AgriScot Dairy Competition, or to complete an application, visit Entries close on 27th October 2023.