Dairy qualifiers at Omagh Show

Robert Hunter, Castlederg, with Carndreen Baltimor Sarah VG88, who claimed the second qualifying place at Omagh Show.  Also pictured are John Cousar (judge), Bill Leeman (NISA Chairman) and David Mawhinney (McLarnon Feeds).
Robert Hunter, Castlederg, with Carndreen Baltimor Sarah VG88, who claimed the second qualifying place at Omagh Show. Also pictured are John Cousar (judge), Bill Leeman (NISA Chairman) and David Mawhinney (McLarnon Feeds).
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It was another successful day at the 175th Omagh Show where the sun shone eventually after some heavy morning rain and large crowds came out to see the full programme of events that were laid on for them.

The judge tasked with selecting two qualifiers for the McLarnon Feeds/NISA Dairy Cow Championship was Mr John Cousar.

First Omagh qualifier for the 2015 McLarnon Feeds/NISA Dairy Cow Championship was Bluegrass Bobs Jane Russell VG88, owned by Matthew McLean from Bushmills.  Congratulating Ellie McLean on their success is Bill Leeman (NISA Chairman) and David Mawhinney (McLarnon Feeds).

First Omagh qualifier for the 2015 McLarnon Feeds/NISA Dairy Cow Championship was Bluegrass Bobs Jane Russell VG88, owned by Matthew McLean from Bushmills. Congratulating Ellie McLean on their success is Bill Leeman (NISA Chairman) and David Mawhinney (McLarnon Feeds).

John, from Kilmarnock in Scotland is no stranger to the Pedigree cattle show ring having judged all over Europe and currently serves on the board of directors of Holstein UK. He was very impressed with the whole show of breeds and wasted no time judging the line-up for the McLarnon Feeds/NISA dairy cow championship class.

He chose as his first qualifier, Bluegrass Bobs Jane Russell VG88, owned by Matthew McLean from Bushmills. This second lactation Jersey cow calved in January and won her class at the UK Dairy Expo in Carlisle this year.

The other qualifier was Holstein cow, Carndreen Baltimor Sarah, owned by Robert Hunter from Castlederg.

This second lactation cow is yielding 50kgs of milk per day and is classified VG 88.

So far it is a very impressive line-up of cows for the McLarnon Feeds/NISA dairy cow championship.

Some of the top cows in Northern Ireland have qualified for the final at Antrim Show in Shane’s Castle on 25th July.