The Logan household from Ayrshire, Scotland has been introduced this yr’s winner of the Nationwide Milk Information (NMR) Royal Affiliation of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF) Gold Cup.
The household obtained the honour at Dairy-Tech yesterday (Wednesday, February 1).
The award considers parts of manufacturing, inspection and genetic administration, and goals to award all-round excellence within the dairy sector.
The financial worth of the cup modifications with the value of gold however it’s value close to £100,000, in line with NMR.
The Logan household
The Logan household partnership is now in its fifth era and consists of brothers Alex, Tom and Hugh, alongside Tom’s sons Alistair and Stuart.
The 280 Holstein cows within the Logan’s herd averaged 10,500kg of milk at 4.1% butterfat and three.4% protein on twice-a-day milking for the qualifying yr to September 2021.
The household’s milk is bought to Muller – the biggest milk provider and distributor in Nice Britain.
The household credit their success to using expertise and knowledge to maximise the well being and welfare of their herd.
Dairy-Tech 2023 awards
4 additional awards have been made as a part of the Gold Cup shows at Dairy-Tech yesterday.
The Chris Might Memorial Award, for the Gold Cup qualifying herd with the very best lifetime each day yield, was awarded to the Torrance household from Stapleford Abbotts, close to Romford in Essex.
Their Curtismill pedigree Holstein herd, comprising 670 cows and 430 followers, achieved a median lifetime each day yield of twenty-two.30kg of milk/cow/day.
The dairy enterprise is run by John Torrance in partnership along with his father, Robert, his mom, Janet, and his spouse, Lucy. The Torrance household gained the Gold Cup again in 2020.
The NMR Silver Salver, awarded to the qualifying herd with the very best mixed fats and protein manufacturing, was offered to Messrs Harvey of Drum Farm, Beeswing, Dumfries.
Brothers John and Stuart, together with their mom Margaret, handle the herd of 300 pedigree Holstein cows.
The household’s Killywhan herd achieved a mixed fats and protein yield of 1,017kg/cow and 14,267kg of milk on three-times-a-day milking.
Robert, Lorraine and Mark Hunter of West Tarbrax Farm, Lanarkshire have been topped the winners of the Lilyhill Cup, which is awarded to the Gold Cup qualifying Jersey herd with the very best mixed fats and protein.
The Hunter’s Clydevalley Jerseys of 160 milking cows achieved a mixed weight of 878.42kg/cow. The cows are yielding 8,063kg of milk at 6.97% fats and three.93% protein.
The Chairman’s Cup, which is awarded to the herd (besides Holstein and Jersey breeds) with the very best mixed weight of fats and protein was gained by Richard Bell from Wigton, Cumbria.
Richard’s Nerewater pedigree Friesian herd of 70 milking cows had a profitable mixed fats and protein of 738kg.
The all-year-round calving herd, run on a grass-based system, averages 8,800kg of milk, with 4.40% butterfat and three.52percentprotein.
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