The National Dairy Show is delighted to announce that Edward Griffiths will judge the 2018
National Dairy Show in Millstreet on Saturday 20th October.
Edward, 51, farms with his wife Jenny and three daughters who are all involved on the family
dairy farm. Frances, 24 is an agricultural land agent, Sally now works full time at home and Lydia
is training to be a farm accountant.
The Griffiths family farm in South Yorkshire in the north of England where they milk 180 pedigree
Holsteins plus a few Jerseys and Ayrshires which all share the Coachgate prefix. The Coachgate
herd calve all year round and have been recognised by their milk supplier for their investment in
animal health and welfare facilities on the farm. The 270 acre farm is 750 feet above sea level and
is predominantly grass and wheat.
Edward has enjoyed travelling to judge many major shows in the UK and Europe. These have
included National Holstein shows in the UK, Ireland, Sweden and Slovenia. Edward has also
judged the All Dairy Breeds Championships at the Royal Welsh Show, All Ireland Baileys
Championships, Royal Ulster and Agriscot, the prestigious dairy show in Edinburgh, as well as
many UK county shows and most recently the New Zealand Dairy Event.
Edward enjoys representing Yorkshire and the North East of England on the Holstein UK board of
trustees. He is passionate about the breed, enthusiastically involved with the next generation and
has a wealth of judging experience.
The National Dairy Show greatly appreciate that Edward has taken time out of his busy schedule
to judge our Show in Millstreet and look forward to welcoming him to Cork for the 36th Show.