Congratulations to our TY students Rozalia, Maddison Alyssa and Cloe who have qualified for the next stage of the Certified Angus Competition.
Certified Irish Angus, ABP and Kepak, run the Certified Irish Angus Schools Competition which aims to encourage second-level students to gain an understanding about the care and attention that is required to produce and market the highest quality Irish Angus beef for consumers.
The initiative challenges groups of students to rear 5 Certified Irish Angus calves for 18 months and carry out research on a chosen topic. The five schools who demonstrate the best understanding of the project will be announced as finalists and will be presented with their calves at the National Ploughing Championships in September 2024. A record number of over 155 school groups entered this year’s competition and following an interview our school group is one of 43 groups that have been called forward to exhibit project ideas at the next stage of the Certified Irish Angus Schools Exhibition to a panel of Agri-food industry experts in Croke Park on the 1st March, 2024. Our group created a 3 minute entry video based on the chosen topic of Women in Agriculture. We hope to focus on the Benefits of Aberdeen Angus as a breed for Women in Agriculture for our stand in Croke Park.
Last week the girls went to visit to pedigree Irish Angus breeders in Sligo John McDermott in Skreen and Bernard Kerins in Ballymote, to learn more about the Angus Breed.