Travelling over from Ireland is Eddie Barrett to judge this year’s Jersey classes. Eddie is the Dairy Breeding Programme Manager with the National Cattle Breeding Centre (NCBC) in Ireland. He, along with his team, is responsible for the delivery of an elite selection of top dairy sires for the benefit of NCBC shareholders and farmers and the export requirements of “Ireland Genetics”.
Eddie grew up on the family farm which is home to the Laurelmore Herd. He is a member of the IHFA official Holstein judges’ panel, having been first selected in 1992. He is also on the Jersey Cattle Society of the UK Judging Panel. He has officiated as Master Judge for IHFA Judging Conference and been a member of the selection panel for the IHFA Holstein team at the European Show in Brussels. Eddie has also been on official breed and inter-breed judging assignments in Ireland, the UK and France, including the Interbreed Judge at RUAS Balmoral and Welsh Dairy Show, along with numerous national and regional Holstein and Jersey herd competition assignments.