Isla recognised with Young Showmanship Profile

Third form pupil, Isla has been recognised by the Borderway UK Dairy Expo with a Young Showmanship Championship profile. 

Isla farms in Shropshire and is probably one of the youngest people to have her own dairy herd here in the UK. 

A member of the Jersey Cattle Society, Isla aged 14, first started showing when she was just four years old and during the last ten years her greatest supporters and mentors have been her parents, her mum Jane and father Phil.

Isla is very much part of the next generation of Dairy Farmers and a member of the Shropshire Holstein Young Breeders,  and she described this community as giving her “friends, opportunities and memories to last a lifetime”. Her lineup of accolades and achievements is enviable and includes securing Champion Jersey Showman at All Breeds All Britain 2023, and in 2022 and 2023 being Junior Best Set Of Reason's at the National Stockjudging Competition.

The best piece of advice  Isla says she has ever been given is “To take every opportunity”, and this is certainly something she has taken on board.  She grasps all opportunities and as part of her growing Sweetpea herd of dairy cattle, Isla has 10 Holsteins and 8 Jerseys (including Saxown Joel Judy 21 who is EX95).

In the future Isla would love to travel and attend different shows all over the globe, to see the best of the best within showmanship and breeding, to learn from them and to see first-hand the cows that she currently sees in catalogues.

In the short term however, she is preparing to compete at UK Dairy Expo in the Intermediate Showmanship class and showing her Calf, Thistlerose Unique Samba, in the ‘Jersey born in 2022’ class.

If you would like to read the full profile on Isla, please click this link: Young Showmanship Championship Profile : Isla 

Well done Isla!

Below is a photo of Isla and one of her beautiful Jersey calves, who joined us for an event to promote Albi, the Glowing Cow Boy, written by British children’s writer, educator, illustrator, actress and film producer, Georgia Byng. 

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