This year’s Elphin Agricultural Show, which takes place on Saturday, August 31st at Elphin Mart will feature a terrific Cattle section with a number of All-Ireland competitions.
The show will feature the All-Ireland Pedigree Charolais Baby Calf; All-Ireland Baby Beef Heifer; All-Ireland Commercial Breeding Heifer (un-haltered); the Midland & Western Charolais Calf Final and the Limousin Anglo Irish Youth Finals.
There are six Angus classes, five Shorthorn classes, five Hereford classes, five Simmental classes, and eleven in the Charolais.
The Charolais section is sponsored by Noel Sweeney and family, the Irish Charolais Cattle Society and Thomas and Anne Gormley. This section features the All-Ireland Pedigree Charolais Male and Female Baby Calf Championship with a prize fund of €1,500 from the Sweeney family.
Emlagh Lodge Veterinary Centre, The Percy French Hotel, Kepak, Homeland/Aurivo. Elphin Mart and the Sweeney family are among the sponsors of the Commercial Cattle Section.
The Commercial Suckler Cow and Calf class is in memory of Padraig ‘Dolly’ Beirne and sponsored by his sister, Martina Burke.
All un-haltered animals are required to be penned by 11 am for health and safety reasons.