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THE INTERVIEW
HEAD TO HEAD
to Shipdham, but it’s just
the dairy cows now. I was
YFC National Stockjudging
Champion in 1979 and
also Stockman of the Year.
What does it mean to
you to be the Centenary
President, and have you
set yourself any targets
or expectations for
your year at the helm?
It’s a fantastic honour
to have been asked to be
the Centenary President.
The Centenary offers me
a chance to celebrate the
achievements of the lacy
Century and to help carve
a niche for the Society
in the next one - I see
this as my main role this
year. I want to promote
a long lasting, welfare
friendly cow and I’ve
taken the opportunity
to talk about this when
I’ve been talking to clubs.
The feedback I’ve had
back is that our members
want their Society to be
Ken Proctor seen as the centre for cow
Holstein UK President 2008/09
information.
The Holstein breed
Ken, many of our readers has taken some criticism over recent years. What do you
know you through the Airfi eld
consider the breed’s strengths and how do we answer
herd, but tell us a little more
the cynics?
about your background in the
In short, versatility. You can shape the breed using linear fi gure
industry.
to suit any system and there’s a huge database out there for yield,
I’m a Fen boy really, born on a
type and health traits and you can use these to design the correct
farm with both dairy and beef cows.
sort of cow for your system. Much of the criticism is unfounded,
I used to have my own Charolais
although I think the breeding companies should hold their hands
herd at home which came with me
up if they’ve been heavily marketing the wrong type. In many
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