Six herds vie for NMR RABDF Gold Cup 2018

Finalists in the 2018 NMR/RABDF Gold Cup competition have been announced and include five Holstein herds and one crossbred herd across Scotland, England and Northern Ireland.

The line up is:

  • The Firm of A Harvey, Drum Farm, Beeswing, Dumfries
  • Metcalfe Farms, Washfold Farm, Leyburn, North Yorkshire
  • Tomlinson Bilsrow, Bilsborrow Hall Farm, Preston, Lancashire
  • Stephen and Mark Montgomery, 21 Gorticross Road, Drumahoe, Co Londonderry
  • Halton Farms, Chance Hall Farm, Moreton-cum-Alcumlow, Cheshire
  • Stowell Farms, West Stowell, Marlborough, Wiltshire

The 2018 judges, RABDF chairman and south Gloucestershire-based producer Mike King, NMR’s Jonathan Davies, Somerset-based producer and former Gold Cup winner Neil Baker, and Rob Hitch, partner with Dodd & Co accountants, Carlisle, inspect all six units and consider their dairy unit performance. They will name the winner and runner-up of the 2018 NMR RABDF Gold Cup at the Dairy-Tech event, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire on February 6, 2019.

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