The John Dennison Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented at the Borderway UK Dairy Expo for the sixth year running. This award is in memory of the life time industry contribution made by Cumbrian dairy farmer and highly regarded breeder John Dennison.
The aim of this award is to recognise the dairy cattle breeder or exhibitor judged to be a high achiever and exemplary role model within the dairy industry.
Winner of the 2018 award was Jimmy Wilson of the Tregibby herd based in Carmarthen, Wales. A past President of the Holstein Association Jimmy received this award for his lifetime’s commitment to the dairy industry and his breeding success. On receiving his award, Jimmy commented: “ It is a great honour, and privilege to accept this award and it is truly a lifetime achievement, and something that you cannot buy. I am totally surprised and on behalf of my wife and family would like to thank the Dennison family.” The show ring became an effective Tregibby marketing tool. Jimmy went on to win Grand Champion at the Royal Show, Royal Welsh Show, Dairy Event, Welsh Dairy Show, Celtic Showcase and, in 2011, he won the Holstein UK Premier Pedigree Herd Competition.
This unique award is given to the nominee judged to have the perfect combination of ability, sportsmanship, integrity and character within the Dairy Industry. The winner will be announced and presented with their award at the Borderway UK Dairy Expo on 9th March.
Glyn Lucas at Harrison and Hetherington said: “This award really is a unique award for UK Dairy Industry. It recognises people who shine and who have put their lifetimes work into the industry, just like all the previous winners”.
Anyone wishing to forward a nomination should send a brief resumé on the nominee by 1st February 2019 to the John Dennison Lifetime Achievement Award, Harrison & Hetherington Ltd., Borderway Mart, Rosehill, Carlisle CA1 2RS.