In brief: Iverk Show ups its beef classes
Two new beef classes have been added to the schedule for this year's Iverk Show on August 27.
The show, which celebrates its 185th birthday this year, will now include a new Super Beef Bullock Class.
Sponsored by AIBP, Ferrybank, the class is open to beef bullocks with no more than two permanent teeth, born after April 10, 2009 and under 750kg in weight.
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Hall of Fame for breeders
The ninth annual National Hall of Fame Awards will take place on May 1, to honour cattle, sheep and equine breeders who have been nominated by individual breed societies.
Launching the event, Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney paid tribute to pedigree breeders who are dedicated to producing the highest quality animals for both the domestic and international marketplace and acknowledged the progress made by the Irish Cattle Breeding Federation and, more recently, Sheep Ireland.
"Pedigree breeders play an important role in ensuring continued genetic progress in the livestock sector," he said.