Angus upgrade exhibition centre to show champions
The Irish Angus Cattle Society has upgraded to a spacious new 6,600sq ft exhibition centre (Row Q, Stand 479) in order to display the All Ireland champions from the society's recent finals held at Strokestown Show.
The champions will be joined in the line-up by a selection of junior bulls and heifers, a senior stock bull and the winner of the Tesco-sponsored €1,000 All Ireland Angus X Heifer Championship.
Back by popular demand is the raffle for a pedigree Irish Angus heifer -- a €2 ticket could be the start of an Irish Angus herd for one lucky visitor.
Society secretary Patsy Keenan, Breda McWeeney and other council members will join president of the Irish Angus Cattle Society, Michael O'Connell, in the exhibition centre. Their aim over the next three days is to keep visitors updated on all things Irish Angus.
The Elite Sale of Pedigree Angus males and females will be held in Carrick-on-Shannon on Saturday, December 11, and further details are available from the society office.
Meanwhile, the Irish Angus Producer Group is hosting AIBP, Kepak Group, Aldi, Tesco Ireland and Horgan Meats at the Ploughing Championships. A full display of Certified Irish Angus Beef will be on hand to inform the public of the various Irish and European markets they are catering for.
But if simply looking isn't enough, visitors can also sample the tasty beef at the Irish Angus Carvery, located just outside the exhibition centre.
Directors of the Angus Producer Group, led by chairman Tim Dunne and general manager Charles Smith, will announce details of the Angus Premium and the advantages of becoming a member of the producer group. All new members joining the producer group during the Ploughing Championships will receive a €25 voucher.