More glory for Brinsbury’s dairy cows

October 12, 2016

Brinsbury’s dairy cows are continuing to reap rewards at shows across the UK.

This week two of the cows from the Chichester College farm at Brinsbury placed highly at the Dairy Show at the Bath and West show ground, Shepton Mallet.

Finsbury Gentle 3 came first in the Senior Cow in Milk category, while Brinsbury Gwynne 12 also finished first in the Heifer in Milk category. Both cows went on to compete in the dairy shorthand championship, with Gentle being made champion.

It’s the first time the college has entered the competition.

Dan Stamper, Brinsbury farm manager, said: “It is a fantastic achievement for the college and we’re really pleased to see our herd doing so well in competitions.

“It has been a long process of improving the breeding and management of the herd – we are extremely proud of achieving this showing success.”

The achievements at Somerset follow on from last month’s success at Dairy Day in Telford.

The Brinsbury farm is a working farm at Brinsbury Campus, the countryside campus of Chichester College.

As well as giving the college’s agriculture students hands-on experience, it is also home to more than 150 cows, and supplies milk to Arla, a European Dairy Co-operative. Dairy Shorthorn cattle are a native breed ideally suited to grass based dairy, focused on sustainability and high welfare.  If you’re interested in a career in agriculture visit our website for more information.