Members of the NI Blonde cattle club stepped out of their welly boots and into their dancing shoes, for the club’s annual dinner dance.
The evening also featured the annual presentation of awards, which was held at Corick House Hotel, Clogher.
Everyone agreed that it was a great end to the year with a good venue, good food, good music and most of all good company.
Club Chairman John Houston thanked everyone for attending. Following on, sponsors were thanked for their continued support; Oddball engineering for supporting the club throughout the year, Bank of Ireland for sponsoring the NI Calf Championship and Richard Martin Supplies.
Thanks were also extended to the committee members for their help and support as well as others who had helped the club.
The chairman concluded by reflecting on the success of the breed during 2014.
The presentation of awards was carried out by Sean Burns from the Bank of Ireland.
Entertainment for the evening was provided by Rodney Clarke sharing yarns and jokes followed by an auction and raffle with music by Good Company.
The 2014 Show Awards as follows:
Budore Blondes, McGarry and family
The Garry Morgan Memorial Perpetual Challenge Cup for the best junior cow at Balmorals show presented through the NI Blonde Cattle Club.
NI Blonde Cattle Club Cup for the Blonde champion at Ballymena show
Reserve interbreed Newry show.
The Omagh show cup for the Champion Blonde at Omagh Show
Interbreed Group of three at Omagh Show
Ballygowan Blonde, David Gibson
The Bank of Ireland perpetual challenge cup for the calf champion at Castlewellan
Ballymccann Blondes, Johnston Family
Smallcost Cup for the Best Junior Heifer at Ballymena show
The Mary Dorman Memorial Cup for the Blonde calf champion at Clogher Valley show
Reserve Interbreed Calf champion, Enniskillen Show.
Ivaniskey Blondes, I &R McElroy & Son
The BOCM Silcock Challenge Cup presented by John Thompson & Sons Ltd Champion British Blonde at the Balmoral show
The Jeremy Paynter Perpetual Challenge Cup for Best Exhibitor bred British Blonde at Balmoral show
The Irish Club Cup for Senior Cow of Balmoral show
The NI Blonde Perpetual challenge cup for the champion at Lurgan show
The Waugh Family Medal, in memory of the late Alex Waugh for the champion beef animal of Lurgan show
The Ulster Farmers Mart Perpetual Cup for the Interbreed Beef Champion at lurgan Show.
The J.R Paynter Perpetual Challenge Cup for the champion of Armagh show
The Joshua white cup for the best beef cow at Armagh show
The Newsletter anniversary trophy for the champion at Newry show
John Best Memorial Salver for the Pedigree beef bred female of the show at Newry Show
Interbreed Champion of Champions at Newry Show.
The Magee cup for the Bank of Ireland Interbreed Calf Champion at Newry Show
The S R Martin Cup for the Champion at Saintfield Show
The Ulster bank Perpetual Cup for the Interbreed Champion of Champions at Saintfield
The Wilson Perpetual Challenge Cup for the champion at Castlewellan show
The Castlewellan plaque for Interbreed Champions of Champions.
The Warwick perpetual challenge trophy presented for the champion blonde at Antrim show
Interbreed beef cow championship at Antrim
Reserve Interbreed Champion of Champions at Antrim
The Clogher Valley Show Cup for the champion Blonde
The Danske Bank perpetual challenge cup for the interbreed beef champion of Champion at Clogher Valley Show
The Castle Archdale Perpetual Challenge Cup for the Champion British Blonde at Enniskillen
The William Armstrong perpetual challenge cup for the Interbreed Beef Champions of Champions Enniskillen Show
Interbreed heifer champion at Ballymoney Show
Pinehill blondes, Todd family
NI Blonde club perpetual trophy for the champion at the Spring show and sale
Coole Blondes Dorman Family
The Isaac Andrews Perpetual Challenge Cup for best Senior Heifer at balmoral show
The Wilson Perpetual Challenge Cup for the Reserve Champion British Blonde at Balmoral show
Rodgers Livestock, Rodgers Family
Saville Tractors Limited Trophy for the Best Pair of animals at Balmoral show
Shanvalley Blondes of Savage Bro. & Son
DBS Farm Supplies Perpetual Trophy for the Junior Heifer Balmoral show
Hillhead Trophy Intermediate Heifer of Balmoral show presented through the NI Blonde Cattle Club
NI Blonde Club Perpetual Cup for the best Senior Bull
M R Rodgers Perpetual Trophy for the Junior Bull at balmorals show
The A. Hyde Farm Feeds Perpetual Challenge cup for the champion blonde at Ballymoney show
Young breeders and other awards
Annahilt Residential Trophy presented for the best junior handler, Victoria Johnston.
Whelan Juvenile perpetual trophy presented to the best senior young handler, Andrew Johnston.
Show Herd/ herd competition
The John Thompson & sons perpetual challenge cup for the show herd of the year, Budore Blondes.
Turtles of Rathkenny shield for best Large Herd, Islandhill herd
Turtles of Rathkenny shield for best Small herd and Res best small herd in the UK, Ballygowan Blondes.
The Farlough Perpetual cup for the best home bred heifer and The Christine Allsop memorial trophy for the best heifer in the UK, Budore Blondes
The Ballygowan Blonde Perpetual Cup for the Best Stock Bull, D Mcgartland
The Ivaniskey Perpetual Cup for the Best Cow with Calf at Foot, Ivaniskey Blondes.