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12 Jul 2018

Irish National Dairy Show Judge selected

The National Dairy Show is delighted to announce that Edward Griffiths will judge the 2018 National Dairy Show in Millstreet on Saturday 20st October. 

Edward, 51, farms with his wife Jenny and three daughters who are all involved on the family dairy farm. Frances, 24 is an agricultural land agent, Sally now works full time at home and Lydia is training to be a farm accountant. 

The Griffiths family farm in South Yorkshire in the north of England where they milk 180 pedigree Holsteins plus a few Jerseys and Ayrshires which all share the Coachgate prefix. The Coachgate herd calve all year round and have been recognised by their milk supplier for their investment in animal health and welfare facilities on the farm. The 270 acre farm is 750 feet above sea level and is predominantly grass and wheat. 

Edward has enjoyed travelling to judge many major shows in the UK and Europe. These have included National Holstein shows in the UK, Ireland, Sweden and Slovenia. Edward has also judged the All Dairy Breeds Championships at the Royal Welsh Show, All Ireland Baileys Championships, Royal Ulster and Agriscot, the prestigious dairy show in Edinburgh, as well as many UK county shows and most recently the New Zealand Dairy Event. 

Edward enjoys representing Yorkshire and the North East of England on the Holstein UK board of trustees. He is passionate about the breed, enthusiastically involved with the next generation and has a wealth of judging experience. 

The National Dairy Show greatly appreciate that Edward has taken time out of his busy schedule to judge our Show in Millstreet and look forward to welcoming him to Cork for the 36th Show.