It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of John Gribbon yesterday. John, previous Head Classifier for Holstein UK, had been suffering with health problems for a considerable amount of time, however it never deterred his love and deep passion for the dairy industry and, in particular, the show ring.
John was known to many as a top cowman, showman, judge and someone who was a great supporter of our industry’s youth. He was very well respected in his role at Holstein UK and received the upmost support from the classification team. His most recent task was captaining the 2016 UK Holstein team at the European Championships in Colmar, France, which proved to be a huge success. His smile, sense of humour and witty comments will be a loss to the ringside of many UK shows.
Our thoughts are with his family at this time.