After two consecutive reserve championship attempts, the Dowd family from Creggs, Co. Galway stole the show this year at the
150th Royal Ulster Balmoral Show with their six-year-old cow, ‘Creaga Heidi’.
Heidi was very much the leading lady on the day and was awarded best Shorthorn Cow, followed by Champion Female, before going on to take the Supreme Breed Champion title.
The home-bred cow is no stranger to success and already has five All-Ireland Champion titles and is the current Miss Europe breed Champion.
The Dowd family’s victory didn’t stop there as their junior bull ‘Creaga Noble Art’ and son to champion cow ‘Heidi’ was awarded best young bull and breed Junior Champion.
The win comes in a long list of victories for the Dowd family and is testament to their continued contribution to pedigree breeding in Ireland.