Couple take home milk record contest trophy

Tunsteads Farm in Barton has won the Makbar Challenge Cup at The Lancashire Milk Records competition.

Tuesday, 3rd February 2015, 3:40 pm
James and Krisha Burrow who won the Makbar Challenge Cup at The Lancashire Milk Records competitions.

The farm owned by James and Krisha Burrow was presented the highest award at a presentation dinner at the Crofters Hotel in Garstang for the second consecutive year.

The milk recording competitions have been taking place since the 1930s and this year saw the highest number of entries for some years with more than 60 dairy farmers taking part from all over Lancashire and its borders.

Despite the decline in dairy farmers and the dairy crisis which is spreading across the UK, there were almost 200 dairy farmers,families, friends and sponsors attending the evening.

James and Krisha have a prize winning herd of top quality Holsteins and while Krisha balances her motherly duties and part time job with helping James on the farm, farmer James follows in the family footsteps as the third generation to farm at Tunsteads with his dad Robert still coming to the farm to help and granddad Jim, now in his 90s, still taking an active role.