Holstein UK has appointed Marcel Egli as the judge of The National Holstein Show at UK Dairy Day 2024.

Holstein UK said Egli, from Lucerne, Switzerland, has a “wealth of judging experience behind him”, and has judged many shows in Switzerland, as well as international shows in France, Germany and Ireland.

UK Dairy Day 2024 will celebrate its tenth anniversary next year and will take place at the International Centre in Telford on Wednesday, September 11, 2024.

Marcel Egli

UK Dairy Day cattle show manager, Lynden Bustard, said: “We look forward to welcoming Marcel to the UK to judge The National Holstein Show.

“I am sure he will do an excellent job, and I look forward to seeing him in action on our tenth anniversary year.”

Egli has worked for the breeding association, Swiss Herdbook, as a breeding advisor throughout Switzerland since 2014 and has been an official judge for Swiss Herdbook since 2017.

Holstein UK said he is a “familiar face” at dairy shows across Europe and in the past has been responsible for the show team at the Swiss Holstein Farm, Ptit Coeur Holsteins.

In 2020, he took over his wife Fabienne’s farm in Les Breuleux, Jura, where he manages 22ha and rears around 60 heifers for his parents and brother.

Egli is also a partner in the auction business, Genetics Sale, offering auction services throughout Europe.

“Over the years, he has celebrated some show successes, both with animals from his parent’s farm and with animals he co-owns,” Holstein UK said.