The National Dairy Show which for almost forty years has been held at Green Glens, Millstreet takes place on today 20th Oct. 2018. The prestigious event attracts people from far and wide to witness the judging of Ireland’s most impressive cows. Here we share three images showing the preparation for the annual occasion. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
36th National Dairy Show
to take place
in the Green Glens Arena, Millstreet
on Saturday 20th October
Minister for Agriculture, Food & Marine, Michael Creed, T.D., was on hand recently to launch the 36th National Dairy Show which takes place on Saturday October 20th in the Green Glens Arena, Millstreet.
The Show was first held back in 1982 and since then has steadily grown into Ireland’s premier indoor agricultural event. The word indoor was of huge significance to the Show when in 2017 storm Ophelia failed to upstage the holding of the annual event, and recent events at the National Ploughing Championships, when Storm Ali caused a major disruption, certainly brought home to us the true value and comfort of the Green Glens complex where the Show has been domiciled since its inception.
The Irish Examiner National Dairy Show 2016 Supreme Champion was awarded to Laurelelm Shottel Daffodil owned by Rickey Barrett, Ballinhassig, Cork. Stephen Cadogan, ‘Irish Examiner’ Farming editor, made the presentation at the Green Glens Arena in Millstreet, Co Cork. Also included are, from left: Charlie Gallagher, chief executive of Irish Holstein Friesian Breeders; John Barrett; judge Meurig James; and Carlisle Smith, president of the Cork Holstein Friesian Breeders.
The full results of the National Dairy Show are on the IHFA website.
[read more …] “Irish Examiner National Dairy Show 2016 Supreme Champion”
National Dairy Show 2015
Saturday 17th October in Green Glens Arena, Millstreet, Co. Cork.
20 pedigree Holstein & Jersey classes
Finals National YMA Showmanship League
Live demo/discussion on Herd Health
Automative bedding trial
120 Trade displays
Great family Day out: Model Farm Displays Bouncy Castle / Face Painting
2015 Judge: Harold Sweetnam, Manitobe, Canada
Lifetime achievement Award
2015 Innovation Award
This evening Ear to the Ground (RTÉ ONE) had a feature from Millstreet: “Darragh McCullough explores the National Dairy Show in Millstreet, Co Cork, where he meets the Murphys who stay up all night to keep their cows and calves clean for the parade ring.”
It’s an interesting look at what goes on behind the scenes at a dairy show – from leading them, feeding them, keeping them clean, washing, clipping, and blowdrying them, and even hair extensions. See the show on the RTÉ Player (from 15:54 to the end of the programme).
Below are a few more images from the programme: [read more …] “Preparing Cows for a Dairy Show”
Supreme Champion at the National Dairy Show held at the Green Glens, Millstreet, last Saturday October 18th, was Glaslough Miss Petra, Pictured (right)with handler Denis O’Neill, and owners Kenneth (left), David Boyd (right) and Judge Iwan Morgan. Photo Tony Keane.
(To see the TG4 News report, go on the TG4 Player, look for “Nuacht TG4” for 19.10.13, and the piece is from 3:30 to 5:20)
There was so much variety in evidence at the event with lots to entertain the young and the more mature. Included here are a further series of visual recordings of the most enjoyable occasion at [read more …] “National Dairy Show 2013 – An Outstanding Success (Part One)”
Dairy Farmers are at a crossroads as the 2015 post quota era approaches fast. There is free advice available at the National Dairy Show this Saturday in the Green Glens Arena, Millstreet, Co. Cork. The Zoetis Budgeting & Financial Advice Clinic allows farmers to attend workshops and one to one sessions with industry leading advisers to help them with making profitable decisions going forward.
The format of this innovative event consists of short talks from experts in the fields of Finance, Animal Health and Dairy Expansion. All speakers are then available for one to one sessions during the day. It is part of a packed programme for the [read more …] “Dairy Advice, Farm Models and Food Village – It’s all at Millstreet”
The Frawley family from Limerick being presented with the trophy for their cow “Ridgefield Dundee Portea” who was crowned 2012 National Dairy Show Supreme Champion in the Green Glens, Millstreet, which was the 30th anniversary of the show.
Full show results are on the National Dairy Show website. This coming weekend sees the Owners Pony & Young Riders Charity Show in the Green Glens.
Whether it is model farm displays or the latest innovations in dairy farming, a day at the Green Glens Arena on Saturday the 20th of October 2012 seems to have something for everyone. A day of fun and learning is a definite for all ages. The National Dairy Show will be held at the Millstreet venue for its 30th year and this year promises to [read more …] “30th National Dairy Show”
The National Dairy Show 2011 is being held in the Green Glens today. The event will, as always, be a great family day with a large trade exhibition and the best of Irelands dairy cows in attendance. This year’s show will be officially opened by The Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney. The National Dairy Show has developed over the years and can now proudly acclaim itself as one of the best in Europe.
Other new attractions this year will include Macra skills as Cork Macra clubs battle each other in competitions that are unique in their originality. Glenilen Farm will be present on the day. They will be giving talks on Artisan production and many people interested in this area will value the experience of the successful West Cork family enterprise.
The Coachroom at the venue will host the Pfizer Animal Health ‘Farm Forum’ to discuss the topic “Opportunities & obstacles post 2015”. Alan Jagoe, National President of Macra will chair the forum which [read more …] “29th National Dairy Show”
The National Dairy Show is back in the Green Glens next Saturday the 16th. It promises to be a great show with Ireland’s best cows, a large number of trade exhibitors this year, star studded line-up to discuss the topic ‘Dairy Expansion inside and outside the Farm gate’, and lots of activities for all the family including cookery demonstrations, face-painting, bouncing castle, new exotic pets etc. Doors open at 9:30am
Keeping the Show on the Road
At the National Dairy Show, farmers will attend a discussion on how they can expand Irish milk production by 50%, and how the processing industry can cope with the extra supply, in the Irish Examiner Farming Forum. Ireland’s 18,000 or so dairy farmers can be confidently predicted to deliver on target, if the … Read the Full Article
For full details on the Show and all the news visit the National Dairy Show website
AFTER a wet 2009, cows but no rain are on offer next Saturday 17th October at the National Dairy Show. The event is completely under cover in the Green Glens Arena at Millstreet, and offers an enjoyable day out for all the family, whatever the weather.
Along with top quality Holstein Friesian and Jersey cattle bidding for the Irish Examiner supreme championship, there are trade stands, the Irish Examiner Farming Forum, and an elite sale of cattle organised by Taaffe Auctions.
Plenty there to keep dairy farmers occupied, and organisers have made a special effort to make it a family event, with flower arranging and cookery demonstrations, and a children’s’ section with bouncy castles, face painting and a pets corner….
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: