Udder-ly brilliant at Brinsbury

September 22, 2016

Brinsbury’s dairy cows are among the best in the country.

The farm, part of Chichester College, celebrated three of its cows placing highly at the recent Dairy Day competition in Telford.

Margot 14th came third in the ‘Heifer in Milk’ category, with Molly 5th also finishing in third place in the ‘Senior Cow in Milk’ category, while Margot 9th was ranked fifth for the ‘Junior Cow in Milk’ – all finishing ahead of other Dairy Shorthorns cattle from across the country.

The cows, shown at the competition by farm instructor Amy Aylwin, were all born at Brinsbury and have remained at the farm as part of the college’s dairy herd.

Dan Stamper, Brinsbury farm manager, said: “We were really pleased with the placings achieved by our cows at this year’s competition.

“We have always believed we have some of the best in the country, so to have that confirmed is brilliant.

“There was stiff competition in the Dairy Shorthorn sections on show at Telford, so it is a fantastic achievement that all three of the cows we took reached the top five in their respective classes.”

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.