Winning the champions of champions sash for the first time at Balmoral was Philip Jones of Hallow Holsteins.
The Hallow Holsteins team made it a clean sweep in the breed championship earlier in the day, taking champion, reserve and honourable mention in the Holstein finale.
Beating off stiff competition in the interbreed class, under the eye of stalwart judge Meurig James, was their homebred heifer, Hallow Atwood Twizzle 1181, classified VG88 as a two-year-old.
Sired by Atwood and out of Hallow Advent Twizzle, she last calved in December and is currently giving 45 litres daily at 3.5% protein and 4% butterfat.
She is no stranger to the showring, having won honourable mention at the Royal Ulster Winter Fair last year.
She now heads home to the Jones’ 80-cow herd in Gorey, Wexford, to rest and will return to Ulster in December where Philip hopes she’ll repeat her performance.