Harrison and Hetherington has announced the appointment of three eminent international livestock experts to judge the second Borderway UK Dairy Expo.
Canadian breeders, Barclay Phoenix will judge the Holstein classes at the event in Carlisle on Saturday 9 March. He will be joined by Bruce Mode who will oversee the Coloured Breeds and Monique Rey from Switzerland who will award the International Youth Dairy Championships.
Mr Phoenix farms the Phoenix Holsteins in Ontario and is heavily involved with both the breeding and sale of elite Holstein cattle. He bred his first All Canadian Nomination Phoenix GoGo Sanchez in 2012.
Fellow Canadian Mr Mode owns and operates Bonnie Brae Holstein herd at Bonnie Brae Farms, Vankleek Hill, Ontario. He has exhibited 13 Grand Champion Ayrshire females at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair including six time Royal Grand Champion Des Prairies Toutou, the first Coloured Breed cow to ever be named Supreme Champion at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.
Ms Rey was raised on the Rey-Holsteins Farm in Les Verrières, one of Switzerland‘s most famous breeders. After spending time in the USA and Canada, she returned to Switzerland and she has achieved numerous many European successes.