In an industry that is under constant scrutiny, the focus for us all is on breeding healthier cows. We want animals that last longer in the herd, are easier to manage, and require fewer drugs to treat. As a testament to the ingenuity, skill and hard work of UK dairy farmers, Semex - together with British Dairying magazine - have launched a competition to find and reward the healthiest herd in the country.
Open to all UK dairy farmers, we want to find the farmer who has put herd health at the top of their breeding agenda; we seek the farmer who has taken active steps to achieve a healthy herd - producing a better future for themselves, their families, and their staff.
Be a winner
Six regional finalists will be announced at UK Dairy Day in September 2019, followed by a further selection to determine three finalists by November 2019. All three finalists will secure a place at the 30th Anniversary Semex International Dairy Conference in January 2020, where the healthiest-herd winner will be announced.