The Fame family developed by the Hurley family, Clonpaddin continued the form of success enjoyed at the recent National Dairy Show, Millstreet. Cyril and John Dowling’s Clonpaddin G Fame won Honourable Mention and 1st Cow In-Milk, having had four calves and also best udder. Having won Supreme Champion National Dairy Show in October, it has been a tremendous finale to the year for the Baldonnel herd, with John on the halter and Cyril in attendance. Calved with her 4th since August, she is projected to produce over 12,000kgs milk and 935kgs milk solids this lactation. Classifed EX92 on conformation, she attained EX93 for rump and also mammary.
She was purchased by Mervyn Eager, Evergrange, as a young calf at the Clonpaddin sale held in conjunction with hosting the IHFA Open Day 2011. Having calved in with an Atwood daughter in the Evergrange herd Mervyn subsequently sold her to the Baldonnel herd with Mervyn retaining a showing interest.