Saturday 21 July 2018

Millstreet plays hosts National Dairy Show

The 2017 National Dairy Show in Millstreet at the weekend highlighted the resilience of the farming community who turned out in large numbers for the show, despite having spent a week dealing some of the worst weather Ireland has endured in many years.

As Show Director, John Kirby stated: "it was extremely gratifying to see so many cattle exhibitors, trade stands, exhibitors and of course the general public turn out in such large numbers to brave the elements on the day and attend the annual Show".

The event is organised every year by a voluntary committee under the auspices of the Cork Holstein Friesian Club who greatly appreciate the support of their sponsors and trade stand exhibitors.

The 2017 cattle programme didn't disappoint with many fine animals on display, culminating in the announcement of the winner of the 2017 Irish Examiner National Dairy Show Supreme Champion as Clonpaddin G Fame ET, exhibited by Cyril and John Dowling.

Brian Carscadden travelled from Canada to judge the competition and his comprehensive knowledge and detailed feedback to competitors was much appreciated.

Recently retired rugby international Mike Ross travelled from Dublin to open the show and Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed popped in on the afternoon to lend his support too.