The National Dairy Show committee will hold a virtual event again this year (2021) in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Organisers issued a statement regarding the matter to That’s Farming earlier this afternoon (Thursday, August 19th, 2021).
National Dairy Show 2021
The Irish dairy sector will connect through industry leader discussions, farm profiles, stock judging, dairy machinery demos and trade exhibitions online.
The cancellation of the physical show means that the next in-person National Dairy Show will be the 40th anniversary of the Green Glens Arena based event, first held in 1982.
This year’s virtual National Dairy Show will take place on the evenings of Wednesday and Thursday, 20th and October 21st.
National Dairy Show director, Denis Kiely, commented:
“It is a tough decision to make as the physical show is an annual highlight for many people involved in dairying.”
“However, with the uncertainties of Covid-19 and government restrictions, we feel that it was in the best interest for everyone involved not to host an indoor in-person show.”
“We are happy to be able to build on what was a very well-received online show last year and to be again able to offer a virtual show again this year for our loyal sponsors, trade exhibitors and attendees.”
“We are looking forward to putting together a great programme with plenty of variety for our virtual show that will have something for everyone involved in the dairy industry.”
“We will be delighted to welcome everyone online and all being well, again in-person for our 40th-anniversary show in 2022.”
Last year’s event included highlights such as the IHFA National Dairy Show Champion of the Decade, a crown that the Frawleys from Limerick won with their 2012 and 2013 winning cow, Ridgefield Dundee Portea ET EX95 2E.
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