Belgian Blue breeders the length and breadth of the country made their way to Tinahely showgrounds on bank holiday Monday to compete in the €4,000 FBD calf championship. A regular occurrence at Fairwood Park, the calf finals have now become the one to win for up and coming Belgian Blue stars.

Tasked with judging the four all-Ireland calf championships was well-known breeder John Searson and his daughter Leanne.