The Irish Angus and partners will once again host an innovative beef stand. This treasure trove of information and future direction based on guaranteed premiums and efficiency of production offers the beef, suckler and dairy farmer of the future ideas and opportunities to maximise their enterprise’s return and offset many of the difficulties created in today’s farming world of volatility.
Containing the best information on the genetic merits of the Irish Angus breed, systems of beef production coupled with premium payments will be on offer through membership of the Irish Angus Producer Group in partnership with Ireland’s premier beef processors, the ABP Food Group and Kepak Group.
The Irish Angus Cattle Society will display All-Ireland champions from the recent All-Ireland finals held at Strokestown, plus a selection of pure breed junior bulls and heifers, some for sale including a senior stock bull. Also exhibited will be the two newly crowned champions of the Aldi/ABP/Irish Angus All-Ireland Bull Calf Championship, and of course the annual raffle for a pedigree Angus heifer will be taking place. John Farrell, president of the Irish Angus Cattle Society, secretary Patsy Keenan and council members will be on hand to give updates on all things related to the Irish Angus.
Tesco Ireland, loyal retailers of Tesco Finest Certified Irish Angus Beef for the past 19 years, will offer any farmer with an valid herd number a chance to participate in a unique opportunity to win a voucher valued at €3,000 for the purchase of a bull or heifer at the Irish Angus Elite Show and Sale in Carrick-on-Shannon on 10 December 2016. This is regarded as one of the best sales to source the best Irish Angus genetics.
The Irish Angus Producer Group, supported by its processor partners, will showcase and explain the opportunities that exist within the Certified Irish Angus Beef Scheme for farmers who wish to commit to the production of certified Irish Angus beef.
This commitment will include “guaranteed bonus payments” for Irish Angus cattle slaughtered in their processing plants. Charles Smith, general manager of the Irish Angus Producer Group, along with senior personnel from ABP Food Group and Kepak Group, will explain the opportunities for farmers by availing of guaranteed bonuses into the future.
Senior staff from ABP Northern Ireland will be in attendance to explain the benefits the Certified Northern Irish Beef Scheme offers NI suppliers.