Finalists in the 2018 NMR/RABDF Gold Cup competition have been announced and include five Holstein herds and one crossbred herd across Scotland, England and Northern Ireland.
The line up is: 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, 21 Gorticross Road, Drumahoe, Co Londonderry
Halton Farms, Chance Hall Farm, Moreton-cum-Alcumlow, Cheshire
Stowell Farms, West Stowell, Marlborough, Wiltshire
The 2018 judges, RABDF chairman and south Gloucestershire-based producer Mike King, NMR’s Jonathan Davies, Somerset-based producer and former Gold Cup winner Neil Baker, and Rob Hitch, partner with Dodd & Co accountants, Carlisle, inspect all six units and consider their dairy unit performance. They will name the winner and runner-up of the 2018 NMR RABDF Gold Cup at the Dairy-Tech event, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire on February 6, 2019.