Once again the show ring at AgriScot will be the show-stopping centrepiece of the event that attracts dairy cattle breeders from all over the UK and beyond.
Visitors and livestock exhibitors can look forward to a packed ringside adding dramatically to the atmosphere.
Peter Prior, from Essex, is the man tasked with picking the best from the best in the dairy cattle classes at AgriScot 2017.
Peter is a well-known face in the Holstein cattle world, especially in South East England, where cows from his specialist showing herd of Designer Holsteins are regulars in the rosettes. Peter has also judged at shows throughout Britain and Ireland, including Jersey classes at the Royal Highland Show in 2016.Peter Prior, from Essex, is the man tasked with picking the best from the best in the dairy cattle classes at AgriScot 2017.
Dairy cattle numbers on show at AgriScot 2017 look set to increase this year, with classes for Red & White, Jersey, Holstein and Ayrshire cattle all culminating in the judging and announcement of the ultimate SuperHeifer and SuperCow awards.
In 2016 a Scottish bred, and farmed animal took the AgriScot SuperCow title, Illens Atwood Australia, from Blyth Bridge Holsteins. Owners, the Laird family were presented with a cheque for £1000 by sponsors, Semex.
Last year’s judge, Mark Logan, commented: “It was a tremendously good show of cattle and one which was tremendously enjoyable to judge. I have come to AgriScot every year and I would have to say the top end of several of the classes was better than it has ever been.”
The AgriScot dairy cattle judging will, once again, be available to view live on the internet via www.agriscot. co.uk