Monday 26 September 2016

Final call for cream of the champion cows

Published 05/08/2015 | 02:30

Dennis O'Neill readies his cow Lumville Jet Red Marlene for the 2014 Baileys Champion Cow competition at the Virginia Agricultural Show in Virginia, Co. Cavan
Dennis O'Neill readies his cow Lumville Jet Red Marlene for the 2014 Baileys Champion Cow competition at the Virginia Agricultural Show in Virginia, Co. Cavan

A final call is being issued for this year's entries for the €2,500 top prize in the 2015 Diageo Baileys Irish Champion Cow competition at Virginia Show.

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Holstein Friesian dairy breeders from counties all over the island will contest the competition judged by South Yorkshire's Edward Griffiths at the Co Cavan show on Wednesday, August 19. The final entries for the contest close on August 7.

In addition to the top prize of €2,500, an additional prize of €1,000 will be awarded to the reserve, while there is also a prize fund of €1,700 for Best Heifer in Milk.

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