The cattle section at the Strokestown Agricultural Show regularly attracts large numbers of exhibitors and competitors to County Roscommon and this year is certainly no different.
The highlights of this year’s Cattle Show include: the €6,000 Sweeney family All-Ireland Beef Bullock Final; the €3,000 Greenvale Animal Feeds All-Ireland Beef Heifer Final; the €2,000 Sweeney family Breeding Heifer classes; the €12,000 Angus finals; The Irish Simmental All-Ireland Finals; and The Irish Shorthorn Premium Beef Bull Championship, sponsored by the Shorthorn Marketing Company with a prize fund of €1,200.
“We will also have Pedigree Charolais, Limousin, and Hereford cattle and the Breeders’ Choice,” John O’Beirne explained.
“Traditional four or five-star Breeding Heifer is sponsored by the Department of Agriculture and Minister Charlie McConalogue”.
There will also be four All-Ireland calf classes on the day which are sponsored by Hanly’s Hardware and Spar Supermarket and these boast a €1,600 total prize fund. The Champion Calf of the Show will win €200 while the Reserve will take home €100.