News & Updates
Countryside Juniper Berry took the championship at the Great Yorkshire show for Jackie Smith and daughter Debs Sixsmith. Homebred heifer Juniper Berry born May ’14 sired by Allerston Houlou, winner of the junior championship at the Royal Three Counties show 2013 first took the red ribbon in the senior heifer class. Going on to lift the ‘Becky Seels trophy’ for the champion female Juniper Berry then was tapped up as the supreme Blonde champion by judge Alison Watt from Aberdeenshire.
Everingham Judy born October ’14 bred and exhibited by Neil Barrett sired by Budore Donald, placed second to the champion in the strong in calf heifer class was the judges’ reserve overall champion as well as the reserve junior champion.
Ark Iona once again from the Everingham herd born January ’13, sired by Ark Diego was winner of the cow or heifer in calf class before taking the reserve female championship.
Male champion was awarded to Donaldson Jupiter exhibited and bred by Malissa Donaldson born February ’14 sired by Ark Diego who also won the supreme championship at the Royal Highland show 2016.
Both Junior and reserve male championships were lifted by Kate McNeils junior bull Katem Le Kracker born January ’15 sired by Hallfield Fanfare having won the junior bull class, born on or after 1st January 2015.
Stubbswalden Gigi sired by Stubbswalden Vangogh bred and exhibited by Ken Jackson born March ’11 won the senior cow class.
The strong maiden heifer class had eleven entries with Ark Lacey sired by Ark Diego born January ‘15 exhibited by Ian Appleton taking the red ribbons.
The groups were won by Lucy Corner for the group of three with Lucyland Blondes and Kate McNeil winning the pairs with Katem Blondes.Female and supreme Blonde Champion at the Great Yorkshire show 2016 Countryside Juniper Berry bred and exhibited by Jackie Smith. Sired by Allerston Houlou born May'14.
35th Anniversary Stock Judging Weekend
The NI Blonde Cattle Club still have places available for their 35th anniversary/stock judging weekend from 19th -21st August.
Highland Show 2016
Well done to Melissa Donaldson on winning the Blonde championship at the Highland show with Donaldson Jupiter sired by Ark Diego out of Hilltop Flora born February '14.
Reserve champion was awarded to Whitefield Freya exhibited by L Laird & sons and bred by Erich Mutch , born January '10 sired by Whistley Dollar.
Judged by Roy Kinnish
Junior Champion Gleniffer Lance
Reserve Supreme Champion and Female Champion Whitefield Freya
Supreme Champion Donaldson Jupiter
Thank you to all of you who supported the Blonde Draw 2015
The Winners were as follows:-
£500 Jean Dalkin
£100 Robert Taylor
Hamper Kivells Auctioneers
£25 Voucher Alan Keith
£25 Voucher K Harvey
Congratulations and thank you again
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