Show's first double multi-breed winner
It was a case of double delight for well-known Cork breeders John and Ricky Barrett and Sons, who scooped top honours at the National Dairy Show over the weekend.
The Togher family's cow, Laurelmore Ruben Sassy, defended the Supreme Champion title she won at the event last year.
And to round off a very successful day for the Barretts, Laurelelm Glamour took the Overall Jersey honours. This was the first time that the multi-breed double had been achieved at the National Dairy Show.
A fine crowd packed the Green Glens Arena in Millstreet, Co Cork, for the show and sale.
Reserve Champion in the Holstein section went to Smearlaview A Storm Vixan ET, bred and exhibited by Tim and John Kirby, Duagh, Listowel, Co Kerry. She was also winner of class for Mature Cow in Milk Born Before December 31, 2005.
The Kerry breeders also showed the Dry Cow Champion, Smearlaview Forbid Vixan, with the Barretts this time relegated to reserve with their entry Laurelmore Leduc Roxy 3.
Junior Holstein Champion honours went north to Limerick. The title was won by Ballinafinn Aspen Daphne, bred and exhibited by Donal and Tadhg Bourke of Ballinafinn, Adare.
Junior Holstein in Milk Champion was Hallow Advent Twizzle 3 ET, bred and exhibited by Mervyn and Philip Jones from Gorey, Co Wexford.