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Farm walk at Wilderley in Shropshire

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A huge crowd is expected at a farm walk taking place in Shropshire on May 29 .

The RABDF NMR Gold Cup farm walk, hosted annually by the award's current holder, attracts the largest crowd of any farm walk in the UK.

The Higgins family will open their gates on Thursday, May 29 at Wilderley Hall Farm at Pulverbatch near Shrewsbury.

The event is free and lunch is included but registration is essential for directions and catering purposes.

Beginning at 10.30am, there will be a series of short presentations from companies linked to the unit plus a chance to look around the farm's top class herd and a large number of trade exhibitors.

The Higgins were presented with the Gold Cup in July 2013. A family business run by brothers Andrew and Bill, and supported by parents Bill and Margaret, it includes 316 cows and 266 followers that make up the pedigree Holstein Wilderley herd.

Gold Cup judge and RABDF chairman, Ian Macalpine described this herd as a shining example of attention to detail right through the dairy business.

He said: "Every aspect of calf rearing through to the milking herd's routines is managed with care and to an exceptional standard.

"This herd is well bred, well cared for and as a result it is performing to a very high level."

To register visit www.rabdf.co.uk or call 0845 458 2711.

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