THE Sloan family will now hold their Gold Cup Open Day on Thursday, August 5 2021, at the farm in Auchinleck, Ayrshire, after the Covid 19 pandemic prevented the event from previously taking place.

The day will be one of the first opportunities for the dairy industry to meet since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, celebrating excellence and management efficiency, and showcasing the very best of the sector.

Mr Sloan says it is a privilege to still be able to host an open day after recent events.

“With the Covid pandemic preventing our last two provisional open day dates going ahead it’s a real bonus that there’s still an opportunity to showcase the farm to the industry.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming visitors to have a look around and hear from some of our partners who have played an instrumental role in getting us to where we are now.”

The open day, principally sponsored by Lely Center, Longtown, will showcase both the Holstein and Jersey herds and the farm’s newest technology. It will also focus on how the family have embraced new opportunities to ensure success as a profitable dairy business.

Whilst Lely are principal sponsor of the event, Kite Consulting will also continue their sponsorship of breakfast bacon rolls for visitors on arrival.