Europe’s leading livestock marketing company Harrison and Hetherington Ltd were the major sponsors this year at the Royal Highland Show Supreme Dairy Championship.
L/R Judge Robert Graham, Owner Alistair Laird,
Colin Laird and Sponsor Glyn Lucas from H&H.
The Royal Highland Show is now the UK’s largest agricultural event attracting over 5000 head of livestock with approximately 150,000 visitors in attendance.
The 2009 Supreme Dairy Champion was awarded to the Holstein champion Almondene Whitney owned by the Laird family from Blyth Farm, Blyth Bridge, Peebleshire and F.R. Lawson & Son Almonds Farm, Barton, Lancashire. The Reserve Supreme Champion went to the champion Jersey, Clydevalley Julian Flora, owned by Robert Hunter West Tarbrax, Shotts, Lanarkshire. This year’s dairy show at the Highland was one of the best shows to date in the UK according to Head Pedigree Auctioneer Glyn Lucas.
“We would like to congratulate all the breeders who exhibited dairy cattle this year and especially congratulate the Laird family for winning this year’s coveted Supreme Dairy title. Dairy farmers continue to face numerous challenges and we are pleased to provide a sponsorship package that puts something directly back into the dairy industry.
“Harrison and Hetherington were delighted to sponsor such a prestigious award and would like to thank the Royal Highland Society for providing this opportunity at the UK’s premier agricultural event. As a company, we nationally market Holstein, Ayrshire, Jersey and Shorthorn cattle and it is therefore entirely appropriate to sponsor the Royal Highland Interbreed Dairy Championship.” he says.
Carlisle-based Harrison and Hetherington market over 800,000 head of livestock per-annum and have an annually turnover of 80million pounds. The company’s Borderway Sale Centre plays host to Europe’s most prestigious annual dairy cattle sale, “The Borderway Black and White” and last year’s event attracted potential buyers from as far afield as Spain, Belgium, Italy, Germany and the US. The company’s cattle marketing division forms part of Harrison and Hetherington Group plc that offers an integrated finance, insurance, quota, motor vehicle as well as, land and estate agency service.
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