New dairy contest
SIXregional winners and runners-up are competing for national prizes in the new dairy herd championships run by National Milk Records and the Royal Association of Dairy Farmers.
Finalists are selected from 43 county competitions and over 13,000 herds for the competition which replaces the RABDF Gold Cup award.
Six regional winners of the production and inspection classes competing for the Gold Cup are: Richard and Jane Skelton, Carlisle; J K Smith & Son, Crewe; Peter Dixon-Smith, Leics; Spiby Partners, Chichester; Robert & Linda Tarver, Pershore; Clinton Devon Partnership, Sidmouth.
Regional winners of the health and fertility and production and genetic management class also compete for a national award.