Calf show a winner with the young

Young Blues TD Farm
RIGHT: Chris Robinson, winner of the 13-16 years Young Handler with his young bull calf Killinchy Woods Nutcracker, is congratulated by sponsor Eamon McGowan, Bank of Ireland.

A TRAINING show in Downpatrick Mart for young people with a passion for rearing and showing young stock proved popular.

Organised by the NI British Blue Cattle Club with support from the Bank of Ireland, the calf show was a follow on from a young handlers’ event in Armoy earlier this autumn.

WINNER: Katrina Killen showing Killinchy Woods Nicki, 1st prizewinner at the Downpatrick Blue calf event. Also included are Eamon McGowan, Bank of Ireland,and Dan Rodgers Judge.

Club chair Basil Dougherty affirmed that the theme of educating young people was running through British Blue cattle breeders activities this year.

He also warmly thanked Dan Rodgers, who was judge for the day in Downpatrick, and noted that the catalogue is available on line at www.britishbluecattle.org for the show and sale in Dungannon Farmers’ Mart on Friday, October 5.

TOP OF THE CLASS: Blue Cattle Club Chairman Basil Dougherty from Kircubbin  showing Greenfield Night Rider, class winner at Downpatrick calf event.

Judging is at 10am with a tri breed sale of British Blue, Simmental and Blonde stock from 12.30pm. An ideal outing for any dairy or suckler herd owner seeking a bull that adds value to every calf born.

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