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The British Blonde Society will be holding the following sales throughout 2014.



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The British Blonde Society will have a presence at some of the agricultureal shows, please check our calendar of events for further information.


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Ark Dora's Hat-trick

Ark Dora HT Ark Dora of the Katem Herd completed a Hat-trick of Championship wins at Halifax last Saturday. Following Interbreed Championships at Huby & Sutton and Emley over the last two weeks this third title completed three weekends of major successes in the show ring for the 6 year old cow. Shown with 10 week old heifer calf ‘Justice’ at foot, Dora took Breed and Interbreed Titles. Justice also took her first steps in the show ring without mum, entering the Baby Beef class and wasn’t disgraced at her tender age. Kate McNeil said “We’ve just five more shows scheduled for this summer, it could be quite a run in” two of these shows will be title defences of 2013 Championship wins. KateM

Huby & Sutton Show

Ark Dora and Justice

Ark Dora with her 8 week old calf Katem Justice had another very successful day at Huby & Sutton Show winning Champion any other Continental Breed, Champion Pedigree and then going on to win the Overall Interbreed Show Champion.

 Invaniskey Denise takes another Interbreed Championship Title

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Interbreed Clogher Valley

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This year’s Clogher Valley Show held on Wednesday 30th July marked the crowning of a true Champion with the awarding of the Beef Inter Breed Championship to the British Blonde Cow Ivaniskey Denise and her calf Jaquita, owned and bred by the McElroy family from Dromara in Co Down.
Mind you, the animal in question is getting used to such accolades as she has found herself in the winning enclosure on many occasions this summer.
Denise is currently in calf to the elite French bull Tino. Hopefully, next year will see the cow safely give birth to her fourth healthy calf. But after that Australia may well come calling!
“We have recently received an inquiry from the leading Australian breeder Bob Andrews, who wants to buy embryos, produced from the cow,” William McElroy told Farming Life.
“He has already bought embryos from her mother and has had tremendous show success with the stock produced in this way. So, flushing Denise next year and producing embryos from a couple of internationally renowned Blonde bulls that are not available in Oz is certainly an option.”
Judge Hazel McNee, from Dundee, described Denise as a tremendous example of the Blonde breed and added: “She has tremendous power and strength and the fact that the winning cow has a very promising young calf at foot adds to her quality as a breeding animal.”

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Ivanisley Denise 

Ivaniskey Denise and her calf did it again when they were awarded British blonde championship at Castlewellan Agricultural show on Saturday 19th July 2014, by Samantha Brown from the Hackelton herd. The cow and calf team later went on to take the Interbreed Champion of Champions title judged by Jim Goldie from Scotland.  

Doncombe Flora take National Blonde Championship in Wales

Champion Doncombe Flora

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About Blonde

The Blonde d'Aquitaine breed has been established in the UK for over 40 years and continues to gain much respect from commercial farmers be they suckler producers or dairy men.

The breeds principal attributes are ease of calving and excellent growth rates, terminating in a carcase with a very high killing out percentage and an exceptionally high ratio of lean meat to bone.

The breed is widely distributed throughout the UK and Northern Ireland and thrives well in both the harsher climes of the north and the sunnier south.

The society was founded in 1971 to improve and promote the British Breed.

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Journal 2014-2015

The British Blonde Journal had now been published

Thank you to all our contributors

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