Blondes on top form at Castlewellan Show

Blondes at Castlewellan
Blondes at Castlewellan

What a cracker of a day it was on Saturday at Castlewellan Show and the turnout of Blondes on display did not disappoint either.

Judge for the day was John Barry Moran, Brocca Blondes, from Athlone. John Barry had his work cut out especially in the final of the Bank of Ireland NI Blonde Club Calf Championship where he tapped out Gledney Keva as the champion.

Keva is a three month old heifer with tremendous style and power out of Drumraymond Grafter and homebred cow Gledney Danielle. Reserve calf champion was the Griffin families Drumraymond Mr Mole.

The overall Blonde champion was Budore Jessie, a May 14 heifer sired by Budore Floyd. Gledney Keva rounded off a special day picking up reserve champion.

The young handlers stole the show with Matthew McGuigan winning the junior class and Neil Savage taking the honors in the senior class.

The Blonde Club would like to thank sponsors Bank of Ireland and Oddball Engineering and last but not least resident photographer Bo Davidson for capturing the days action.

2016 is the NI Blonde Club’s 35th anniversary

Check out the club’s website of for details of the upcoming national stock judging weekend they are hosting from 19th to 21st August.