Six herds vie for NMR/RABDF Gold Cup 2018

09 Oct 2018

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

This year’s contenders are:

  • 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, Gorticross Road, Drumahoe, Co Londonderry

  • Halton Farms, Chance Hall Farm, Moreton-cum-Alcumlow, Cheshire

  • Stowell Farms, West Stowell, Marlborough, Wiltshire

The 2018 judges are: RABDF chairman and Gloucestershire-based producer Mike King; NMR’s Jonathan Davies; Somerset-based producer and former Gold Cup winner Neil Baker; and Rob Hitch, partner with Carlisle-based Dodd & Co accountants. Together they will inspect all six units and consider their dairy business performance. They will name the winner and runner-up of competition at Dairy-Tech 2019, which will be held at Stoneleigh Park, in Warwickshire, on February 12, 2019.