Classes for commercial cattle section
Head of Section Michael Dolan Contact No 086-8251931
The Commercial Cattle have long been a favourite attraction, for both spectators and competitors at Tullamore Show.
With are a record number of 330 entries for 2017, there is a total 28 classes including 12 Calf Classes and 12 Senior Classes.
The prize fund of over €20,300 in Commercial Cattle, is shared between 28 classes.
In 2017, we have made more improvements in the commercial section, with a relocation of the commercial rings alongside the Pedigree rings. We have added some new classes in the commercial section, ‘Best Charolais Society X Heifer or Bullock with no more than 2 permanent teeth’ and Dawn Meat Traditional Beef animal weighing up to 750kg and classes for Charolais X calf, male and female.
All the calf classes are determined by weight and breed, proving this section to be showing the top commercial calves in the country.
We must not forget the young stars of the future, as they compete in the young stockperson classes, ranging from ages 12-16 years and 17-26 years.
The livestock breeders in Ireland and beyond regard a win in Tullamore Show as the pinnacle of success. In 2016, we had six new exhibitors win their first first place red rosette. This can be an emotional achievement for any breeder and it makes all the hard work worthwhile.
We aim to reflect and inform farmers of the changes in the Beef industry while meeting consumer demands in both the national and international market over the last number of years. Highlights of the section include the ‘Moyvalley Meats €2,000 Commercial Factory Bullock’, ‘Kepak Championship for the Best Factory Animal of the Future’ and the ‘Dawn Meats €2,000 Factory Heifer Championship’.
Head of Section, Michael Dolan, recalls excellent entries in classes last year, and is delighted to see such an increase again in 2017 for Commercial classes. ‘Entries are strong across all classes, especially the Charolais X Heifer or Bullock class.Very high entries in the three Meat Factories Championships and in the Calf and senior classes.’
The excitement concludes with the announcement of the AIB National Livestock Show Commercial Champion for both Calf and Senior Cattle, which sees 1st prize winners of the day competing for the much sought after coveted Gold and Silver Medals, rosettes and sashes.
2 rings will operate for part of the day with two judges present
AIB LIVESTOCK SHOW ATTRACTS THE CREAM OF IRISH COMMERCIAL CATTLE WHERE THE JUDGING WILL BE KEENLY OBSERVED BY COMPETITORS AND SPECTATORS ALIKE
Judging Timetable: Commencing at 10:00 am
|10:00 am||Calf Breed Classes||Ring 12|
|1:00 pm||AIB Young Stockperson of the Year||Ring 12|
|1:30 pm||Calf Weight Classes||Ring 12|
|3:30 pm||KEPAK Beef Factory Animal of the Future||Ring 12|
|4:15 pm||Commercial Calf Championship Ring 12|
|10:00 am||Bullock Classes||Ring 13|
|11:40 am||Heifer/Bullock Classes||Ring 13|
|12:00 pm||MOYVALLEY MEATS €2,000 Commercial Factory Bullock||Ring 13|
|12:30 pm||DAWN MEATS €2,000 Factory Heifer Championship||Ring 13|
|1:00 pm||Heifer Classes||Ring 13|
|4:00 pm||Commercial Senior Championship||Ring 13|
|4:30 pm approx.||Parade of AIB National Livestock Show Champions where the specially commissioned Gold and Silver medals will be presented||Ring 5/6|