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Hard work and determination to succeed have paid off for the Hodgson family at Wormanby when they won the 2015 Premier Herd.


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lmost exactly 30 years to the day that Harry Hodgson graded up the herd at Wormanby, he received the Premier Herd Award at Telford with his wife, Margaret, son, David and David’s wife, Louise. The herd is now in the hands of David who’s passion for breeding a cow with the complete package has seen the herd rise to fame in recent years, with this award being the icing on the cake.


The herd will be hosting an open day and TAG sale on the 11th


August where breeders and


guests are invited to view the herd and place bids on young stock from the best families. “We are absolutely thrilled to win the Premier Herd Competition and look forward to welcoming Holstein UK members to our farm in August. Over the years we’ve found the Border and Lakeland herd competition alone fiercely contested with Warnelview, Evening Hill and Ingleview, a few of the herds hard to beat and then Stardale in the Northern Area has always been consistently good.


“For us, this award highlights that our breeding goals are paying off and we are immensely proud of what we have achieved,” comments David.


Currently the 170-head herd has 55 EX and 80 VG cows and heifers with the remainder being young heifers waiting to be scored. Milked twice a day they average 11,120kg at 4.1%bf and 3.2%p with a calving interval of 409. Wormanby Atwood Linda is David’s herd favourite, classified VG89 fresh in April


Winners of the 2015 Premier Herd competition David, Louise, Margaret and Harry Hodgson with judges Eifion and Wyn Jones.


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