Section for Dairy Cattle competitions
Head of Section, Tommy Finlay, Contact No. 087-9873373
Dairy cattle are bred for their ability to produce large quantities of quality milk, from which dairy products are made.
The Dairy section is a key component in the AIB National Livestock Show.
There are four breeds catered for within the Dairy Cattle section; Pure Friesian , Jersey, Dairy Shorthorn, and The Holstein Friesian.
Exhibitors are sure to find something to catch their attraction with these beautiful breeds on exhibition.
Some of these classes have a big prize fund of almost €2,500 for the winning animals, such as the Senior Holstein Cow in Milk.
Don’t forget a certificate of registration is required for all Pedigree and Dairy Cattle, and please remember to bring it along on show day.
To help local breeders we have a confined section where the confined classes are confined to Laois, Offaly and Westmeath breeders.
International Judges will be involved in the judging of animals presented.
Judging Timetable Commencing at 10.00 a.m.
10.00 a.m. Holstein Friesian – confined
10.00 a.m. Jersey Classes
11.30 a.m. Dairy Shorthorn Classes
12.15 p.m. Holstein Friesian Classes
1.35 p.m. Holstein Friesian Junior Dairy Champion
1.50 p.m. Irish Society Registered Pedigree Dairy Shorthorn Cow in milk
2.35 p.m. Super €2,500 National Holstein Friesian in-milk Heifer
2.30 p.m. Pure Friesian Classes
3.15 p.m. €2,500 AIB National Livestock Show Senior Cow In-Milk
4.00 p.m. AIB National Senior Holstein Friesian Championship
4.30 p.m. approx. Parade of AIB National Livestock Show Champions
where the specially commissioned Gold and Silver medals will be presented.