THE Northern Ireland Blonde Club welcomed about 50 visitors to the McGartland family farm, kind hosts of the 2022 open day sponsored by Ennis Feeds.
Visitors were given a treat as Brian’s Drumnafern Blonde herd was judged reserve best small pedigree herd in NI in 2022 and the commercial herd was winner of the club’s commercial herds competition in 2021.
Guests were given a guided tour of the pedigree and commercial stock with many positive comments on the quality of the stock and the farm management on display. It was a fantastic demonstration of what the Blonde bull can do as well as the maternal traits on show throughout the commercial cow herd.
A great afternoon was had by all, including stock judging and show preparation demon-stration. The afternoon was rounded off by a barbecue supper and ice-cream.
There was a collection and auction with at least £1,000 raised for the NI Air Ambulance – with some donations still coming in.
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