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  • MEET THE JUDGES

    Judging:

    SELWYN DONALD

    Wellington, New Zealand

    Judging:

    DEAN MALCOLM

    Victoria, Australia

    Judging: British Fresian

    ALAN TIMBRELL

    Gloucestershire, UK

    Judging: Showmanship Classes

    ANN LAIRD

    West Linton, UK

    ALAN TIMBRELL

    Gloucestershire, UK

    Alan, along with his wife Sue and mother Mary, own the Millford Ayrshire and Fordmill Holstein herds which are based in Gloucestershire.  Over the past few years, Alan and Sue, have also ventured into their own herd of Polled Herefords carrying the Thames prefix.

    Alan worked for Alta Genetics as their National Key Account Manager in the UK and has now worked for them for 15 years which has enabled him to travel to many different countries over this time and met many very interesting dairy farmers and seen many great cows.  At present, Alan is Ayrshire Cattle Society’s Breed Heritage Chairman and also West Midland Holstein Club President.

    He carries over 30 years of judging experience which has taken him to all parts of the British Isles and Europe, judging Holsteins, Ayrshire’s and many Interbreed classes.  His judging skills have taken him to many major events which have included – UK National Ayrshire Show 2012; All Breeds Calf Show 2010 (Ayrshires); Royal Highland Show 2014; Welsh Dairy Show 2014; AgriScot All Breeds 2015, The NISA/McLarnon’s feeds Dairy Cow Championship 2016, also Jersey National Calf Show 2016.  His overseas judging ventures have included Finland – Ayrshire National Show 2011along with the All Breeds National Dairy Handlers Competition; New Zealand – NZ Dairy Event 2016 Ayrshire and Dairy Interbreed classes.

    Alan acknowledges that it is a great honour to be asked to judge the British Friesian National Show at the Borderway UK Dairy Expo 2018 and is very much looking forward to be part of this major event.

    ANN LAIRD

    West Linton, UK

    Ann Laird has judged numerous calf shows and All Britain qualifiers in recent years and is one of the UK’s rising stars in the judging ring.  Her home is Blythbridge Holsteins were Ann has played an integral role in the development of the herd both on the farm and in the show ring.

    Ann has won Showmanship classes at the Scottish Calf Show and National Calf Show and was Champion Showperson at the National Coloured Breeds Show in 2003.  One of Ann’s proudest achievements was winning the Champion Showmanship title at the International Dairy Show in Australia in 2009.  As part of the Scottish team, Ann has been included in the winning Showmanship and Overall Team Trophies on several occasions at the All Breeds All Britain Calf Show.

    Ann, who was Dux at Edinburgh Scottish Agriculture College having attained a BSc Honours Degree in Animal Science had major success when she purchased her only Ayrshire cow, Barr Ranger Lottie EX95 at the Barr Dispersal Sale.  Lottie went on to win Grand Champion Ayrshire at Agriscot and then was awarded the prestigious Supercow title in 2009.  The following year, Ann also won the YFC ‘Stockman of the Year’ tile at the Royal Highland Show, being the first female to do so in its 40 year history.

    Ann currently is the Solutions Coordinator for Semex UK and still spends time at Blythhbridge when required.  Ann is proud to add UK Dairy Expo to her list of judging assignments and is looking forward to working with the very best young handlers in the UK in March.