Visit to Bickfield and Graylands Herds 2013

On Monday June 24th, the overseas visitors visited the Bickfield Herd of the Durbin Family and The Graylands Herd belonging to the Parfitt Family. Good weather prevailed and we were treated to an excellent exhibition of Guernsey Cows at both locations

The Bickfield Herd is the largest numerically in the country with 300+ milkers and run very commercially on a no frills operation.  The Graylands herd is very much family run with 40 cows on very high ground supporting a growing Homemade Ice Cream business.



The Bickfield Herd at pasture.



Bickfield Linda 35 Ex, the Herd’s Top yielding cow.


Visitors were asked to take part in a Stock-judging competition with a class at both farms, and this was judged by Dale Jenson.



Six wonderful cows put forward for judging at Graylands.



Dale Jenson gives his reasons on the placing of the class.

Results are as follows.

Wessex Association Members.

1. Sheila Adams

2. Jo Langley

3. Jackie Langley


Open Competition.

1. Ollie Ablitt

2. Judy Pease

3. Clint Pease


Thank you to both family’s for refreshments, a lovely buffet lunch at Bickfield and Tea, Cake and Ice cream tasting at Graylands.

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