The John Dennison Lifetime Achievement Award
The 2023 winner is: Hugh Kennedy, Stair & Stairend Herds
2024 submissions for the award will open soon.
The John Dennison Achievement Award recognises the dairy cattle breeder or exhibitor judged to be a high achiever and exemplary role model. The special prize, in memory of the lifelong long industry contribution made by Cumbrian dairy farmer John Dennison, will be given to the nominee judged to have the perfect combination of ability, sportsmanship, integrity and character.
John Dennison, who farmed at Scales Farm in Ulverston, was highly regarded in the industry as the breeder of the Denmire Holstein Herd on the 1000 acre family farm in Cumbria. Following his sad death in 2012 the Dennison family have annually presented this prestigious award as a mark of their deep respect for the lifelong contribution that John made to dairy farming, pedigree breeding, judging, showing as well as his promotion of the Holstein breed and his encouragement of the younger generation of Holstein breeders.