2016 UK Jerseys Judges Conference
Tuesday 5th April 2016
Hosted by the Davis family, Rivermead Jerseys
Held on Tuesday 5th April, the 2016 Judges conference was
a highly successful day.
A warm welcome was provided by the
Davis family, with Steven Bland opening by explaining the programme
for the day.
36 Judges placed four classes of animals; Heifers
in milk, Junior cows, Senior Cows and Maiden Heifers. Judges
were asked to give reasons over the microphone for one of the
four classes with Alan Timbrell and Ashley Fleming master judging
the reason giving.
The final placings for each class were derived
from a consensus of five anonymous judges with all the judges
taking a short time after each class to discuss the placings
with some welcome debate and constructive points raised.
cattle on display were presented immaculately and of a consistently
high standard, a credit to the Rivermead herd.
first two classes there was a break for lunch with an opportunity
for delegates to socialise whilst enjoying an exceptional meal.
In the afternoon the final two classes were judged.
class was presented to finish the day with some constructive
and helpful advice provided by Ashley Fleming on ring etiquette
Thanks go to Lynden Bustard (Holstein UK Classifier)
for his assistance in the ring and for the advice offered throughout
the course of the day and likewise to the other guest judges
who participated in the day from the different breed societies.
The contribution and feedback from all who attended resulted
in the days success with many positive points raised. Huge
thanks must go to Mark Davis, his family and the handlers of
the cattle on the day- their hard work both in the lead up
to the event and on the day is greatly appreciated by all who
travelled to Devon.