Dairy Stock Judging 2020

In May we held our Dairy Stock Judging Competition but this year there was a difference! The global Covid-19 pandemic means that members are unable to meet and so we decided to hold our dairy stock judging competition virtually.

The competition was sponsored by NFU South East.

Our host Huddlestone Farmers Ltd, Steyning, kindly agreed to film cattle for the stock judging contests. Videos of dairy cows from the Huddlestone herd were sent to members. Members then recorded a video of themselves at home, giving their reasons for singling out particular cows that the judge could then assess and score in the same they would in a standard competiton.

Our county chair Brooke Kelly said: “The change of format didn’t stop our members from joining in and we had great entries in all age categories, we are hugely grateful for NFU’s support and look forward to resuming our normal events and competitions when restrictions are lifted.”

The original event we had planned for February, had been cancelled owing to a storm.

Those who are curious to see the videos can watch them online here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmGh4RFq0cyy_ilszD6Ansn_6uoKPGMCH

We’ve also included a little preview below;

The results from the competition are below;