At this year’s National Ploughing Championships, the Irish Angus stand will be an unmissable source of information for the serious beef farmer at Block 4 Stand number 132.

The past 12 months has seen an unprecedented increase in the popularity of Irish Angus cattle, with a 19% growth in births and an overwhelming enthusiasm for the production of Certified Irish Angus Beef.

The Irish Angus Cattle Society will showcase its finest pedigree stock, male and female, with a unique display of its champions from the Society’s All-Ireland finals in Strokestown and the Aldi Irish Angus Champion bulls from Iverk Show.

A selection of superb quality prizewinning pedigree bulls and heifers will be on offer for sale, with a unique opportunity to win a top-class pedigree Irish Angus heifer by entering the draw for a mere €2 entry fee. Details will also be available for the elite sale of pedigree Irish Angus males and females which takes place on 12 December in Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim.

With all types of farming now experiencing difficulties that relate to volatility in world market prices, Certified Irish Angus Beef offers certainty of bonus to its producer members.

The Irish Angus Producer Group supported by its processor partners, ABP Food Group and Kepak Group, will showcase a unique and unprecedented commitment within the Irish beef industry to the payment of the Certified Irish Angus bonus on cattle slaughtered through the Irish Angus Producer Group into the future, irrespective of the increase in births of Irish Angus calves. No other producer group processor partnership offers this opportunity and it should not go uninvestigated by any beef producer.

Charles Smith, general manager, Irish Angus Producer Group, along with his team and senior personnel from ABP and Kepak, will be happy to explain this opportunity in detail.

The group will provide details of the off-season bonus structure for the autumn/winter 2015 along with booking forms, as well as details of the spring/summer bonus up to June 2016.

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