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Friday 9 December 2016

Best of Angus stock and bosses on hand

Published 20/09/2011 | 05:00

The Irish Aberdeen Angus Association stand will feature 20 pedigree and commercial cattle, including the All-Ireland Champion and Reserve Champion, and prizewinners from the summer show season.

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Society chief executive Ron McHattie and president Albert de Cogan will join the Association's president, Joe Keville, secretary Kathryn Bradshaw, breed development manager Barbara Webster and other council members to talk about plans for the future of the breed.

This year, the theme of the stand will be herd health and a farmer-friendly booklet, Don't Fall Behind, has been designed specifically to help plan for a healthier beef enterprise.

The stand will also showcase the breed's versatility, enabling it to work for the commercial beef producer, the dairy farmer and the pedigree breeder.

Certified Aberdeen Angus beef will be available to eat and representatives from Angus Beef Ireland will discuss different cuts of meat.

Long-time sponsors Univet (Ireland) will have a free draw for visitors to the stand and staff will be available to talk about its products. The company will be joined by representatives from Agrimin.

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This year's finals of the Youth Development Programme will take place at The Paddocks, Midleton, Co Cork, from September 30 to October 2.

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More than 50 eager participants from all over the UK and Ireland will take part, with an all-expenses-paid trip abroad to visit Aberdeen Angus herds in a country of their choice going to the senior winner and €200 to the intermediate and junior winners.

Other events to look forward to in the Aberdeen Angus calendar include the Perth Bull Sales at Stirling Mart on October 17, a sale of bulls, heifers and cows at Carrick-On-Shannon on October 22, a show and sale at Dungannon Farmers Mart on October 24 and a calf show at Dungannon Farmers Mart on November 5.

The Aberdeen Angus stand is at Stand 790, Block 5, Row U.

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