National All Breeds Show 2011

The 2011 show at the NEC at Birmingham saw the National All Breeds Show that was last staged at Stoneleigh in Feb 2010 merged with the Dairy Event and Livestock Show. Whilst the DELS is well established as the premier trade show, with most of those who deliver goods and services to the UK Dairy Industry represented and launching their new products at the show, the new format with the judging spread over two days and with small numbers forward in most of the breeds did not match up to the expectation or the opportunity.

Dairy Event and Livestock Show 2011

The new look DLES, Dairy Event and Livestock Show, does not quite seem to have got it right as the Judging has been split over the two days with maiden, in calf and in milk heifers judged yesterday and with in milk cows to be judged today.
Numbers forward yesterday in all breeds other than Holstein and Jersey were disappointing but the quality of the winners was good, but I will wait until after today to write the report.