The Irish Angus Exhibition Centre at the National Ploughing Championships will be a hive of activity throughout the three-day event, featuring an impressive display of elite Irish Angus cattle, exhibits from secondary school students taking part in the Certified Irish Angus Schools Competition and much more!
The stand will host five secondary school student groups that are finalists in the next instalment of a unique agricultural competition which aims to encourage second level students to gain an understanding about the care and attention that is required to produce and market the highest quality beef for consumers.
On Wednesday 18th September at 5pm, RTE’s Miriam O’Callaghan will present the students with the bovine passports for their calves at a special event for family and friends. Following the event, the students will take their animals home where they will rear them until their slaughter in Autumn 2020, assisting in their Agricultural Science studies for the Leaving Cert.
The competition, which is now in its sixth year, will welcome students from St. Louis Community School, Kiltimagh Co. Mayo; Moate Community School, Co. Westmeath; Sligo Grammar School; St. Aloysius College, Co. Cork and Castleknock College, Dublin who were announced as finalists after a competitive application process earlier this year.
In addition, twenty-five of Ireland’s top Irish Angus cattle, including the champions from the Irish Angus All-Ireland competition at Strokestown Show and the Irish Angus Championship at Iverk Show will be on display.
The owners and breeders of these cattle, along with the Irish Angus Producer Group and their processing partners, ABP and Kepak will be on hand to offer advice and tips to farmers on the merits of Irish Angus and details of the guaranteed premium available to Irish Angus farmers.