15 Jun 2022
Minister McConalogue announces €250,000 Funding for New “Breeder’s Choice” Series.
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue TD has announced a major multi-year investment in the Irish agricultural showing scene.
The requirement for four and five star in-calf or maiden heifers aligns to the aims of the Beef Data and Genomics Programme (BDGP) and the incoming Suckler Carbon Efficiency Programme (SCBP) in the next CAP to increase the number of these heifers in the suckler herd. Four and five star animals in the suckler herd can bring greater milk as well as overall efficiency to beef animals.
On behalf of the shows, President of the Irish Shows Association, Catherine Gallagher, wishes to thank the Minister and the Department for recognising the value of our Agricultural Shows with this initiative. The Irish Shows Association is hopeful that this funding will be a crucial kick-start for shows returning to our calendars this Summer and will be an enticing incentive for breeders to show their four and five star genotyped heifers at their local shows throughout the country.
RULES AND CONDITIONS
|Breeders Choice Championship|
|Tinahely||Bannow and Rathangan|