- Grace Harvey
- 11 March, 2022
The Derek Mead South West Regional Training Day ON Saturday 2nd April
ON Saturday 2nd April, Puxton Park is hosting The Derek Mead South West Regional Training Day in memory of founder, Derek Mead.
Since opening 15 years ago, Puxton Park has been devoted to educating the public on the importance of calf and cow welfare, which is at the heart of Puxton's dairy farm. Dairy Manager, George Jones says "Our aim is to provide the best standard of care for both the cow and the calf throughout their life, making efforts to ensure that all of our animals are healthy and prospering. With our herd producing over 56,000 litres of organic milk a week, our milk is then processed on site to produce a variety of award-winning cheeses and ice-cream."
The purpose of this event is to not only encourage the public to get involved in the world of dairy farming but also the Holstein Young Breeders. For this reason, Puxton Park is offering a training workshop and stock judging competition for HYB to take part in and dip their toes into the highly competitive showing world. During this event, competitors aged 5-16 years old will have the chance to clip, wash and show of of Puxton Park Farm Estate's Award-Winning Holstein Friesians. The workshop will include educational demonstrations, stock judging, a "Field to Photo" Competition and plenty of fun and entertainment for visitors of all aged.
Alistair Mead, Managing Director of Puxton Park, says: "We're so excited to welcome members of the public, Young Farmers and Breeders to this event as we hope to encourage more people to get involved with their local farming and agricultural communities. When Dad and I opened Puxton Park, our dream was to open a place where children and their families could learn about dairy farming and the importance of British Agriculture. Now in his memory, we celebrate these young farmers and their dedication and passion for dairy farming.
For further information please contact Grace Harvey on 01934523504, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.puxton.co.uk
To register for the workshop please email Lizzie@HYB.co.uk