The Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue has announced a quarter of a million euro investment in the Irish agricultural showing scene.
Over next five years, the monies will be invested in the grassroots showing sector with the rolling out of a brand-new class aimed at showcasing the best of beef breeding heifers. The new class will be administered by the Irish Shows Association (ISA).
The “Breeder’s Choice” class will be open to four and five breeding heifers in two separate classes – traditional breeds and continental breeds. Pedigree as well as commercial heifers are eligible for the classes. Over the course of the summer, more than 60 shows will benefit from the new class.
Minister McConalogue says the show network is the backbone of so many agri and rural communities and he is looking forward to seeing the heifers and their owners in the new Breeder’s Class at Shows across the country.