This year’s Antrim Show attracted a tremendous turnout of livestock with over 300 cattle entered for the various classes. The highlight of the day was the final of the McLarnon’s Dairy Cow of the Year event with the Championship awarded to the Ayrshire 4th calver Sandyford Honest Blizzard EX94(2).
Owned by the Hunter family, from Crumlin in Co Antrim, she has given 10,500L of milk at 4.5% butterfat and 3.4% protein since calving last October.
The Championship Reserve was awarded to the McLean family, from Bushmills, with their eye catching Holstein cow Priestland PS James Rose.
This year’s Antrim Show was also marked by a visit form the UK’s agriculture minister Michael Gove MP.