Tullow Show – the county’s only agricultural show – will return to the Coppenagh Showgrounds on Sunday, August 21st, 2022.
Organisers promise that the event will have “attractions for all the family”, from livestock and equestrian classes to farm machinery, live entertainment and cookery demonstrations.
Organisers have confirmed the addition of two new beef breeding heifer classes to its already “jam-packed” line-up.
ABP Slaney and ABP Waterford are sponsoring the best beef breeding maiden heifer and best in-calf beef breeding heifer classes, which carry a prize fund of €2,000.
The classes are open to all breeds of non-pedigree suckler heifers. Entries must be suitable to produce and rear a calf with potential for current commercial beef markets.
According to organisers, the judge will assess a heifer’s mothering ability. Furthermore, all entries must be halter trained and led by a “competent” handler.
Also, on the day, in collaboration with Tullow Livestock Sales, an online live sale will take place at 2:30 pm via Marteye.
All animals entered in the above classes are eligible to enter but not required.
You can send up to four photographs and one video (no longer than 1 min) via WhatsApp to 085-8307258 once organisers have confirmed entries.
2022 Tullow Show
Ahead of the show, its public relations officer, Shane Maher, told That’s Farming editor, Catherina Cunnane:
“Firstly, we are very excited to have these new beef breeding heifer classes in addition to our newly revamped schedule for 2022.”
“As most of our committee come from farming backgrounds, we feel very strongly about supporting the suckler cow.”
“We hope that these new classes, which have fantastic prize funds thanks to ABP Slaney and ABP Waterford, will be well supported.”
“Furthermore, we cannot wait for the live auction on show day in collaboration with Tullow Livestock Sales, too,” he concluded.
Entries and more information
All livestock and general entries – which you can make online or via post – close on Friday, August 5th, 2022.
See www.tullowagriculturalshow.com for more information.
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