Daisy Haigh

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Daisy Haigh has a goal, and she is not afraid to pursue it. Her family is deep-rooted in agriculture and she dedicated her time to working with her grandmother on their business, Beckside Farm Fertility, alongside focusing on her academic studies.

Studying agriculture at Nottingham Trent University, she received first class marks for her dissertation: The Effects of Oestrus Synchronisation on Conception Rates in Dairy Maiden Heifers.

Building her knowledge around cattle and genetics is clearly where her passions – and strengths – lie.

Daisy is a keen member of Young Farmers, starting out at her local club in Tuxford, and she rose through the ranks to become Nottinghamshire County chair for two years between 2020 and 2022.

She was runner-up in the National Stockjudging Competition and placed third in the National YFC Senior Member of the Year 2023 too.

At the heart of it all, though, is cattle. Daisy began her herd of pedigree British Blues at age 10 and showed all over the country.

She is also an active member of the British Blue society and has been assisted club secretary for the north east British Blues Cattle Club, where she organised the annual calf show and herd competitions.

She was awarded the NFU Training Award for the top student on the BSc (Hons) Agriculture course 2022-2023; one of her proudest moments, she says.

Daisy believes one of the biggest issues farmers face is bovine TB, and she is currently working as an NFU bTB Advisor. This is something she is passionate about, and it will enable her to work with British farmers and industry experts to achieve bTB  eradication by 2038.