THE cream of British Blue cattle breeders in Northern Ireland enjoyed the annual November dinner in The Temple Golf Club, Carryduff. A night of good food, great company and a chance to catch up on Blue Club plans for the coming year,
A highlight of the evening was the presentation of ‘The Show Team of the Year’ awards based on points gained at key local agricultural shows.
NI British Blue Club Honorary President Johnny Young, of Ballynahinch, sponsored the event, which aims to encourage showing to promote the ultimate terminal beef sire. The Blue is famed for an ability to add value to calves from suckler cows and dairy cattle alike.
Johnny also had the pleasure of presenting the awards as the evening drew to a close.
The popular winners were the Ervine family of Newtownabbey with their long established Knockagh herd. Though Jim and family could not attend for the happiest of reasons – Laura having just given birth to a second baby, a wee boy.
Runners up were the Arrell family from Randalstown with their Artlone British Blue herd, which has enjoyed considerable success in recent events at Carlisle and in NI.
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