The 27th National Dairy Show will take place on Saturday October 17th 2009, in the Green Glens Arena. Full information can be found on the Irish Holstein Friesian Society website.
Update 8/oct/2009: An article in the Irish Examiner this morning has an article on the how the cows are jostling for position in the “beauty” contest … in order to claim the title of “Miss Ireland of Milk Production”. The article is show below:
Dairy cows vie for ‘beauty’ stakes at Millstreet
By Stephen Cadogan
Thursday, October 08, 2009
CONNOISSEURS of dairy cows are in for a treat at the National Dairy Show in Millstreet, Co Cork on Saturday, October 17.
The event will be the Miss Ireland of milk production, bringing together all the top cows from the AIB National Livestock Show at Tullamore, the Baileys Cow championship, the Spring Fair, and the YMA championship.
Show entries secretary Pat Ahern confirmed at last Monday’s launch of the event that exhibitors bidding for the Irish Examiner Supreme Championship at Millstreet include all the top names in Holstein Friesian breeding.
Meanwhile, the fastest growing section of the show, the Jerseys, continues to go from strength to strength.
The show also features the Irish Examiner Farming forum with speakers on finance, feeding, quotas, animal health and milk prices – headed up by ICMSA president Jackie Cahill and IFA dairy chairman Richard Kennedy.
A large display of trade stands and a sale of pedigree heifers will also attract farmers, and activities for all the family will include full entertainment facilities for children, plus cookery demonstrations and flower arranging.
update 19 Oct 09
Grand Champion Potters Walls Jamaica Musics, Michael Booth
Reserve Grand Champion Moors Hill Sue, Pat Ahern
Junior champion Hallow Lheros Indian Link , M&P Jones
Reserve Junior Champion Swiftsheath Susie Mist, Liam Murphy
Grand Champion: Laurelmore Ruben Sassy, John Barrett & Sons
Reserve Grand Champion: Sprucegrove SK Linda, John Barrett & Sons
Honourable Mention Grand Champion:Terry High Terry Hgh EX94 3E, John Moroney
Full Results can be viewed on the Holstein Friesian Ireland blog.