The John Dennison Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented at the Borderway UK Dairy Expo for the eighth 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 2019 award was Bill Nadin from the Sterndale herd in Derbyshire. Always looking to improve the herd Bill travelled to Canada and United States in the late 1980’s early 90’s to source new cow families, flying back to the UK numerous animals to start families such as the Fawn’s, Gloria’s, Barbs to name only a few also investing in the UK with his purchases like the Ghost’s and Ashlyn’s.
He has bred some outstanding bulls as well such as Sterndale Rose Royce Red which Semex Sterndale Affection from the Ashlyn.
Alongside his partner Yasmin the Sterndale herd has also had many success in the show ring at all levels winning local, regional and national shows with cows like Rae, Ghost and Erle to name but a few over the years.
In 2013 the Sterndale herd won the coveted Premier Herd title followed by yet another amazing sale and only last year the Sterndale herd was entered into the Holstein International most Influential Breeder of the last 25 years 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 14th 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 31st January 2019 to the John Dennison Lifetime Achievement Award, Harrison & Hetherington Ltd., Borderway Mart, Rosehill, Carlisle CA1 2RS
Previous Achievement Winners include –