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Blondes takes Interbreed Championship at Antrim Show

It was a Classic day for the Ivanisky team at Antrim Show on Saturday with their Senior Heifer Classic Missy Belle sweeping all before her. Missy Belle took the Senior heifer class, female Championship, Overall Blonde Championship and Overall Interbreed Beef Champion of Champions.

Brian McGartland of the Drunmafern Herd Dungannon was judging the Blondes and Missy Belle really caught the eye. His male Champion and Reserve Champion was Drumraymond Nimbo, a June '17 son of Ashtonlodge Tyson

. Moneyscalp Nancy a Glenvale Harry daughter took the junior Heifer class.

In the Senior young handlers Victoria Johnston just piped Gary McClelland and in the Juniors Eddie Mercer came first with Aoife Griffin in second and Matthew Mercer third.

Well done to all who exhibited. Thanks To Bo Davidson who captured the action and too Oddball Engineering for sponsoring the sashes.

Club members and friends are reminded of the open day on Saturday (4th August) at 3pm at Gordon Williamson’s Farm, Armagh. Gordon runs approx 45 cows mostly put to a Blonde bull and has won the Commercial Herds Competition in 2014 and 2016. Please feel free to bring along any other friends or neighbours with an interest in Blondes.

After the farm tour the evening will be rounded off with a BBQ supper. There will be a collection for a charity of Gordon’s choice. For catering purposes please let Alan Carson know numbers by Wednesday night at the latest on 07803157366. The day will be sponsored by Gormley Motors. Gordon’s address is: 71 Creenagh Road, Loughgall, BT61 8PY

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