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Friday 15 December 2017

angus breeders' best yet

The Irish Angus Cattle Society will host a series of presentations about its new breeding initiatives each day of the Ploughing Championships at noon, 2pm and 4pm.

After a hugely successful year in which Irish Angus cattle set new price records, the Society and its partners have created what they say is their biggest and best stand yet at this year's Ploughing Championships.

Champion Irish Angus cattle from the All-Ireland Championships in Strokestown, Co Roscommon, will be on display at the stand each day. One of the biggest attractions will be the new Irish Angus bull, Clooncolligan Domino. Progeny from this sire are exceptional, with many of his commercial progeny grading U at the factory.

There is also a strong export demand for Irish Angus in-calf pedigree heifers.

Council members and breeder Michael Maxwell will be on the Irish Angus stand to advise breeders who have pedigree heifers to sell, and outline the schedule of shipments for the rest of this year and for 2012.

Visitors to the Irish Angus Cattle Society will get an opportunity to enter the raffle for a pedigree Angus heifer.

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