A national dairy show has confirmed that it will take place in September.

UK Dairy Day is planned for September 15 at The International Centre in Telford and additional Covid-19 safety measures are being put into action.

The event team are doing everything they can to stage the event responsibly with additional measures in place to ensure visitors, staff and exhibitors feel safe at the event.

This includes changing layouts, additional ventilation systems, enhanced cleaning and installing hand sanitiser stations.

Trade stand bookings are now being finalised before publishing the full exhibitor listing and trade stand plan.

Practical demonstrations and seminars will return to the event providing an opportunity to hear from the experts and take home great insight and learnings.

Leading speakers will cover key topics related to farming without subsidies, climate change, market conditions and breeding the right dairy cow.

Dairy cattle will return to the event which will host the national shows for Ayrshire, Brown Swiss and Holstein breeds, along with classes for Dairy Shorthorn, Guernsey and Jersey.

The cattle entry deadline is Friday, September 3.

A leading line-up of judges will cast their professional eye over the show ring, these include:.

  • The National Ayrshire Show Judge - John Suffern
  • The National Brown Swiss Show Judge - Stuart Williams
  • The National Holstein Show Judge - David Booth
  • Dairy Shorthorn Show Judge - Mr Owain Harries
  • Guernsey Show Judge - Dawn Coryn
  • Jersey Show Judge - Ben Etteridge

UK Dairy Day event director, Sue Cope, said: “We have been overwhelmed with positive support and reaction from the industry to make the event happen.

"The team has already planned and implemented additional measures to safeguard and reassure our exhibitors and visitors.

"It is unmistakably clear the vaccines are working and the sheer scale of the vaccine roll-out has supported the freedom to enable the event to happen.

"We can’t wait to welcome everyone back to UK Dairy Day at Telford on Wednesday 15th September.”