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273: Best Calf weighing up to 270kg

CATTLE ➤ Commercial Cattle ➤ Commercial Calf Classes Sun 11th Aug 2024
Sponsored by
Central Auctions, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary

Department of Agriculture personnel will be checking Certificates of Compliance before entry is allowed to show grounds.

Online entries available on until 5th July 2024.

Rules & Conditions for the Commercial Cattle Section
1. Complete animal tag number with correct date of birth and herd number must be entered on the entry form for all commercial classes.
2. All animals must be led by a competent handler and must be halter trained.
3.Judging will not be delayed for competitors who delay in bringing their animals to the ring.
4. Specially commissioned Gold Medals are being awarded to the Section Champions and Silver Medals to the Reserve Champions. Calf and senior commercial champions and reserve must take part in the parade of champions ( approx 4.30pm)
5. 1st prize winners in each National Livestock class receive a Special Medallion plus prize money.
6. Animals in the Commercial Cattle Section can enter all relevant classes. However, when an animal wins 2 x 1st Prizes, this animal is then excluded from all other relevant classes on the day except class 296 or 279 or 297
7. Exhibitors erecting gazebos are responsible for their secure erection and stability at all times.
8. Animals registered with Breed Societies cannot be exhibited in the Commercial Cattle Section.
9. Animal passport may be checked for breed X Classes

News Flash 2024
National Show Classes for Charolais & Limousin 

  1. New Male/Female calf class weighing up to 270kg
  2. New Class for Blonde Calf weighing up to 385kg 
  3. Young Handler Class 8-11 Years of age.
  4. New class for Best Blonde X Animal. 
  5. Factory classes including Dawn Meats, Kepak, Moyvalley Meats.
  6. Best Pair of Commercial Calves or Senior Cattle. 
  7. Young Handler Classes 
  8. Weight class animals must have complete tag number on entry form to facilitate weighting on show morning.

Weighing scales provided by O'Donovan Engineering, Coachford, Co.Cork 

Please show courtesy to stewards, judges and fellow competitors.

N.B. Please Note - Livestock Issues and General Rules at the Back of the schedule.

The Irish Shows Association would advise all animal owners to have their animals insured and to have the insurance cover extended to cover them while showing animals at Shows. We understand that it costs very little or nothing at all, depending on whom you have insurance with.
The reason for this advice is that if your animal lashed out and injured someone or damaged someone’s property and it was established that your animal was out of your control at that time, you may be held responsible or partly responsible for any injury or damage caused and you may end up paying all or part of any settlement reached.

Please note that, due to our restricted facilities in the livestock area, at this stage we are unfortunately unable to accommodate livestock to which the Export Health Regulations apply. (see back of Schedule)

Closing date for all hardcopy entries is: Monday 1st July 2024.
Closing date for all online entries is: Friday 5th July 2024

No entries accepted on Show Day.

Entry Fee: €15 unless otherwise stated.

Judging Commences at 9.45 am in Ring 7

Weighing of Animals for Calf classes.

  • Please try and ensure that calves are in the correct class for their expected weight on Show day.
  • Only one weighing per animal will be allowed
  • Animals to be handed to the show steward for weighing and collected outside barrier
  • Weighing starts at 7.15am and finishes at 9.15am
  • Calf must have EDI tags to facilitate weighing records 

No entries permitted on day of event.

Ring Area:  
Entry Fee:  
Start Time:  
1:00 pm
Prizes:   1st - €170.00 , 2nd - €130.00 , 3rd - €100.00 , 4th - €60.00 , 5th - €40.00