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25/06/2024 09:00:00
HYB EVENTS
Holstein UK Celebration & AGM
Starting in: 22 Days 13 Hours
25 June - 26 June 2024
09:00AM - 05:00PM

Blunsdon House Hotel, The Ridge, Blunsdon, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN26 7AS

The Holstein UK Celebration and AGM will take place in, and around, Wiltshire from Tuesday 24th to Wednesday 26th June. 


You can still join our herd visits in and around Wiltshire, this year we will be visiting the Serena, Clampitt, Hinton and Boxbrook Holstein herds.

If you would like to attend one of the dinners either on Tuesday or Wednesday please contact the Events Team on 01923 695295 or events@holstein-uk.org.


Accommodation and Dinner

Blunsdon House Hotel, The Ridge, Blunsdon, Swindon, Wiltshire SN26 7AS

Blunsdon House is a 4* independent hotel with fantastic leisure facilities. Our hotel is set in 30 acres of beautifully maintained grounds with views to the Cotswolds.

Our unique location makes the hotel an ideal base for exploring this beautiful and varied part of England. We are in sight of the Cotswold hills but also just one hour from London, Oxford, Bath, Cheltenham and Bristol. Easy day-tripping distance from some of the finest cities in the country.

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Tuesday 25th June


Herd Visit: Serena Holsteins by kind permission of Stowell Farms LTD

Time 09:45 - Stable Cottage, Stowell Park, Marlborough, Wiltshire SN8 4JS

Serena Holsteins was formed in the 1960’s and became part of the Rothschild family. Cow welfare and health are at the forefront of everything they do and aim to achieve in the future. The herd consists of 750 cows, averaging 11,200kg, and the Rothschilds recently invested in twelve A5 robots, having moved away from the parlour.

 

 


Alternative Visit - Sailsbury Cathedral

Time 10:00 - Salisbury, Wiltshire SP1 2EF

Salisbury Cathedral has been a place of worship, welcome, and hospitality for over 800 years. Its Spire (the tallest in the country and a feat of medieval engineering) rises to a breath-taking 404ft/123m, guiding travellers, merchants, and pilgrims to the historic city.

You can also discover how one of only four surviving original 1215 Magna Carta came to the Cathedral and view it in a special exhibition explaining its origins and continuing relevance to our lives today.

 


Herd Visit: Clampitt Holsteins by kind permission of NGW & PA Heyler

Time 12:45 - Little Langford Farm, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP3 4NP

The Clampitt herd was established in 1965 with the purchase of a few bulling heifers. Located within 561 hectares, the milking herd has since grown to 230 cows yielding 11,149 litres at 4.22% butterfat and 3.28% protein per year on twice day milking. The cows are housed all year round and fed on a ration of maize, lucerne and grass silages. Nick and his family used sexed semen on his stronger cows and they are all reared and finished on farm, all their Holstein calves are genomically tested.

The farm is located on 561 hectares on mostly chalkland grass does not grow easily however lucerne thrives on this type of soil. Maize is also grown on the lower land with 370 hectares designated to arable crops. Alongside the Holsteins herd Nick has a pedigree herd of Herefords and their followers which graze a large area of SSSI downland (site of Scientific Interest).

 

 


Alternative Visit - Wilton House

Time 14:00 - Wilton, Salisbury SP2 0BJ

Wilton House, home to the 18th Earl and Countess of Pembroke, provides a fascinating insight into British history. Built on the sight of a 9th century nunnery but now set in 21 acres of landscaped parkland, with water and rose gardens beside the River Nadder and Palladian Bridge.

 


Wednesday 26th June


Herd Visit: Hinton Holsteins by kind permission of the Horton Family

Time 09:30 - Cockroost Farm, Broad Hinton, Swindon, Wiltshire SN4 9PJ

The pedigree Hinton herd was founded in 1967 when Robert imported ten heifers and two bulls from Canada, his sons Tom and James are now partners in the business with four generations ongoing. Now they milk around 370 cows and rear around 350 youngstock with a milk yield of 14,459kg at 3.99% butterfat and 3.10 protein, the herd currently have nine cows that have achieved over 100 tonnes At  the beginning of 2024 they have 67 EX and 150 VG in the herd. The Hinton Herd were the Southern region’s Premier Herd winners in 2019.

 


Alternative Visit - Avebury, Noremead & Lacock

Time 09:00 - Salisbury, Wiltshire SP1 2EF

Avebury

At Avebury, the world's largest prehistoric stone circle partially encompasses a pretty village. Archaeologist Alexander Keiller excavated here in the 1930s, and there is a museum bearing his name. Avebury Manor was transformed in a partnership between the National Trust and the BBC, creating a hands-on experience that celebrates and reflects the lives of the people who once lived here, from the Tudor times through to the 1930's when Alexander Keiller lived here.

 

Noremead

A working family farm with a herd of rare breed White Park cattle, Boar goats and an interest in wildlife conservation and education.

Lacock

The Abbey, located at the heart of the village within its own woodland grounds, is a quirky country house of various architectural styles, built upon the foundations of a former nunnery. Visitors can experience the atmosphere of the medieval rooms and cloister court, giving a sense of the Abbey's monastic past.

 


Herd Visit: Boxbrook Holsteins by kind permission of AM Gregory & Sons

Time 12:00 - Saltbox Farm, Drewetts Mill Box, Corsham, Wiltshire SN13 8PT

The Boxbrook Herd was established in the early 1960’s with the purchase of two pedigree in calf heifers, the Annete and Duchess families. They continued to grow the herd with introductions of well-bred female families which they bought at sales and more recently they have purchased calves and embryos from notable breeding stock. The herd now has 140 cows who spend seven months outdoors and five months in, they are currently yielding 9000 litres. The Gregory family enjoy showing their animals and have won a number of awards, including Champion Holstein Calf at the South West Dairy Show and Junior in Calf Heifer Champion at the Royal Cornwall Show.

 


Holstein UK AGM

Time 18:00 - Blunsdon House Hotel, SN26 7AS

 


We would like to thank this year's sponsors.

Gold

Alec Jarrett Ltd | Cogent UK | Drove Farm Vets Ltd | GoLowCarbon | Kite Consulting | Kivells | Lallemand Animal Nutrition (UK) Ltd | Lely Center Yeovil | Mole Valley Farmers Ltd | Morris Moo Shoes Ltd | MSD Animal Health | Oxbury | Parsons Farm Supplies | PKF Francis Clark | Trioliet Feeding Technology | World Wide Sires Ltd |

Silver

Barenbrug UK | ED&F Man Liquid Products | Greenslade Taylor Hunt | NMR | Pioneer Hi-Bred N.E. Sales Division | RMS Ltd | Synergy Farm Health Ltd | Timac Agro UK Limited |

Bronze

Avon Farm Vets | Blondin Sires UK | C&O Tractors | Cotswold Grass Seeds | CRV | Dairy Diagnosis | Frontier Agriculture Ltd | Nutrimin Arable Services Ltd | The Farm Consultancy Group | WebbPaton | Woolley & Wallis |