Welcome to the JCS National Show
A true showcase of our wonderful Jersey Cow
2017 saw the relaunch of the Jersey National Show after 20 years; and what a relaunch it turned out to be!
Claire Daw winning the Senior Showmanship Class with Douglas Buchanan in second place. Pictured with Judge Bob Jarrell and wife April.
The Jersey Cattle Society of the UK is delighted to work with The Dairy Show to bring to the industry an annual National Show. We are indebted to our excellent hosts at The Royal Bath & West Showground, Somerset, who go above and beyond to make this the Society’s flagship event. We have been overjoyed by the many outstanding examples of the Jersey breed who have come forward to support the event but what has been most striking is the depth of quality in all classes.
The Society welcomes an International Judge each year to allow all members to take part and to add a real sense of occasion. Our judges have been an absolute delight and we thank them for sharing with us their proficiency and skill. Feedback from these ladies and gentlemen has been outstanding, taking Jerseys in the UK to international heights. We are indebted to so many organisations and people who have contributed to the excellent success of our National Show. Particularly our many and very generous sponsors who show their support of our wonderful breed. It is a great pleasure every year to see both the quality of Jerseys on show and the enjoyment and camaraderie amongst the exhibitors, making the Jersey National Show a true celebration of our very special cow.
National Show Judges
2021 National Youngstock Show
Change of show format due to Covid 19
No Show held due to Covid 19
Jeff Sayles, BRIDON, Canada
Alta Mae Core, KEIGHTLEY & CORE, USA
Bob Jarrell, RJF, Canada
National Show Members Quotes
A National Show is important for the breed as it gives a focus to everyone and should provide some strong competition, hopefully bringing all the best cows in the country to one place. This is why we go as we want to breed the best Jerseys in the country and show other breeds what the Jersey can do. Plus, it is a great social occasion, seeing people who you don’t see for the rest of the year and having a good laugh with them all.
Michael & Claire Colwell, QUINTRELL Jerseys
We had a great time at last year’s National Show (2019), it was really well supported by exhibitors and spectators alike, and for us it was a great opportunity to show in some large classes against some of the best Jerseys in the UK. To win prizes was an honoured bonus. The Society had a lovely stand with various Jersey products. The atmosphere was really nice, and everyone was very friendly, helpful and accommodating. We felt so welcomed by all fellow exhibitors and would be happy to support the event in future years.
John Stubbs / Jo Burrows, COLDEATON Jerseys
The 2019 National Show for us brought a full circle from my collapsing with a brain tumour a year before whilst preparing to head to the 2018 National Show. So with slightly different reasons than most, attending the 2019 National Show was a closure on this period of my life. We love the characters within the show field and the amazing cows that each herd has and their attributes. We love helping others achieve their success as well as our own. We also love the feel of everyone pulling together whilst competing against each other, which allows us all to get off the farm and meet our peers. The ability to meet our market and sell our potential, shows others that we can compete whilst on a very tight budget or without the background of families that help others, although it helps. Most of all we love all the best cows in one ring risking winning or losing to see a group line up that sells the quality of the breed.