Bute farmer receives Holstein breeder award

Robert Macintyre (left) and James Telfer with Holstein UK president Tom Holt at the Royal Highland Show.
Robert Macintyre (left) and James Telfer with Holstein UK president Tom Holt at the Royal Highland Show.

Bute farmer Rober Macintyre received an award at the Royal Highland Show recognising one of the longest-established Holstein Friesian herds in the UK.

The Centenary Breeder award, presented by Holstein UK, Europe’s largest independent breed society, recognises herds that have been in the same family’s ownership for a hundred years.

Three herds currently qualify, two of them in Scotland - Robert’s Dunallan herd on Bute, and James Telfer’s Branchal herd in Bridge of Weir.

Both farmers were invited to the Royal Highland Show last Friday to receive the award from Holstein UK president Tom Cope.

Robert Macintyre told The Buteman: “I knew the herd was started by my late grandfather, Alex Macintyre, around 1911/1912, so to receive an award and recognition is very gratifying.”