Scottish breeder, Gilmour Lawrie, is judging the National Ayrshire Show which is returning to UK Dairy Day on Wednesday, September 11, at Telford, Shropshire, for a third year

The event will also host the National Holstein and National Brown Swiss shows as well as show classes for the Dairy Shorthorn, Guernsey and Jersey breeds.

Gilmour Lawrie is married to Caroline and farms in partnership with his brother Jim, milking 600 cows under the Brieryside prefix in South Ayrshire on two modern dairy units. Gilmour and Jim manage one unit at Monkton, near Prestwick and Gilmour’s son Kevin manages the newest unit near Maybole. In all, some 1500 acres are farmed together with around 400 acres of cereals.

One of the longest established Ayrshire herds in the world, the first Brieryside records of registered stock date back to 1876, making the Brieryside prefix world renowned.

Show success over the years has been prolific through each generation of the Lawrie family. Gilmour’s proudest and most memorable successes were winning the inter-breed dairy champion at the Royal Highland Show on two occasions, and then at Agriscot in 2012 when he won both the Supercow and Superheifer titles.

Gilmour has also judged Ayrshires all over the UK over the years at both county and national level along with many inter-breed championships and competitions. The Great Yorkshire, Royal Welsh, Royal Balmoral and the All Breeds All Britain Calf Show are just a few to mention.