At Antrim Show on Saturday 23 July, the hugely successful year for the Belted Galloway breed in Ireland took another step forward. With a turnout of 14 top-class pedigree animals resulting in some classes having to be split, there was a heavy burden placed on judge John Corrie who had travelled from Scotland to adjudicate on the entries for one of the oldest and most traditional breed of cattle on these islands.

First-class honours in the cow class went to Crookmuir Bonnie, owned by Brian Moorhead of the Briglands Herd, a four-year-old cow that went on to win reserve breed champion later in the afternoon.