It is all systems go for the Irish Aberdeen Angus Association which is in preparation for its Growvite All-Ireland finals.
The finals take place at Oldcastle Agricultural Show on July 17th, 2022.
The prestigious competition, which this year carries an increased prize fund of €6,000, was officially launched recently at the Irish Aberdeen Angus Association Youth Development Day on Liss Farm outside Oldcastle, in Co Meath.
Speaking ahead of the event, association, breed secretary Shane Murphy, said:
“We are delighted to see a return of our All-Ireland finals after a break since 2019 due to Covid-19.”
“This, of course, would not be possible if not for the continued support we receive from Univet.”
A family-owned business based in Co Cavan, Univet has now been sponsoring the Irish Aberdeen Angus Association finals for 33 years.
Tasked with judging this year’s finals is well-known breeder, Angus Stovold, of the Rosemead herd in England.
Dating back to 1936, the Rosemead herd now comprises over 170 pedigree Aberdeen Angus cows with a key focus on quality and efficiency.
Angus All-Ireland finals:
- 12 classes for bulls, cows, heifers, and calves;
- The four highest-placed entries in each class will receive cash awards. Will range from €120 for first prize, down to €20 for fourth prize, as well as Univet products;
- Two classes for young handlers, junior (under 17) and senior (17 to 25). Prizes in this section include €50 for first, down to €20 for fourth.
The All-Ireland champion will secure a €250 cash prize, a sash, commemorative medal, veterinary products, and the prestigious All-Ireland Championship Trophy – an eye-catching piece of silverware dating back to 1902.
The runner-up will receive a €130 cash prize and veterinary products.
Who can apply?
The competition is open to all Angus cattle in southern Ireland whether registered in the Irish Aberdeen Angus Association herd book or the Irish Angus Cattle Society herd book.
Please note that you must make all entries direct to Oldcastle Show. Entries close strictly on July 12th, 2022.