Dovea Genetics has recently announced the launch of Ireland’s first online agricultural show.
The online show was created in response to COVID-19 and is aimed at providing a platform for farmers to exhibit their cattle in a year where there are no livestock shows available for them.
Dovea stated that this show is unique in many different ways, including the minimal effort involved in entering.
They said no halter training is necessary and therefore no hours of practice to perfect the art of showing, making the online show a hassle-free way to exhibit livestock in a competition.
The leaders in bovine artificial insemination are aiming to make it a fun experience for all. They stated: “If you have stood at a ringside at an agricultural show and thought “I would not mind having a go at that”, well now is your chance.”
The only condition required to enter the show is that the animal must be sired by a Dovea Genetics bulls. There is no entry fee and there will be some great prizes for the winners.
The first few classes will be specifically for breeding cattle that are capable of producing beef cattle of high value. These will be:
Class 1. Breeding type heifer under 24 months suitable to make a suckler cow;
Class 2. Suckler Cow & Calf (both with Dovea breeding) the calf must be born after 01/01/2020.
Entries close on Sunday, June 14th. The classes will be judged in stages and a number of qualifiers will be selected as the best entries and sent to an independent judge.
The rules for the online competition are as follows:
- The animal entered must be sired by a Dovea Genetics bull past or present;
- The entry must be accompanied by 2 pictures and a video – the pictures must be a side profile and end view of the animal;
- No halters or show prep permitted (clipping of cattle allowed);
- Tag number and details must be sent by private message to the page.
Entries can be sent to any of the Dovea Genetics’ social media pages or to [email protected]