The Irish Aberdeen Angus Association has announced that Bantry Show will host the 2011 Growvite All-Ireland Championship on Sunday, September 4.
Launching the 2011 Growvite All-Ireland Aberdeen Angus Championships which take place at Bantry Show on Sunday, September 4, are Mark O'Rourke and John Gribben, Univet/Tulivin, sponsors; with Irish Aberdeen Angus Association representatives, Catherine Keville, Andrew Crowe, Kathryn Bradshaw, secretary; Mac Crowe, and Joe Keville, president.The All-Ireland final carries a prize fund in excess of 3,000 Euro, and has been sponsored since 1987 by Tulivin Laboratories/Univet Ireland Ltd based at Cootehill, County Cavan.
Joe Keville, president of the Irish Aberdeen Angus Association said:”I would like to take this opportunity to thank Tulivin/Univet for its continued sponsorship of the All-Ireland Aberdeen Angus Championship. “
Judge for this year’s event is Colin Hutchings who runs the 70-cow Kingsbrompton herd based at Dulverton in Somerset.
The schedule for the County Cork-based show features ten classes for bulls, cows, heifers and calves. The four highest placed entries in each class will receive cash awards ranging from 100 Euro for first prize, down to 20 Euro for fourth prize, as well as veterinary products.
There are also two classes for young handlers, junior (under 17) and senior (17 to 25). Prizes in this section include 75 Euro for first, down to 30 Euro for fourth.
The All-Ireland champion will secure a 250 Euro cash prize, a sash, commemorative medal, veterinary products, and the prestigious All-Ireland Championship Trophy - an eye-catching piece of silverware dating back to 1902. The runner-up will receive a 130 Euro cash prize and veterinary products.
Mark O'Rourke, left, Univet Ireland Ltd, and John Gribben, Tulivin Laboratories, right, discuss sponsorship of the 2011 Growvite All-Ireland Aberdeen Angus Championship with Dr Mike Sheahan and Joe Keville, presdient, Irish Aberdeen Angus Association.Sponsor, Brendan Crowe of Tulivin Laboratories/Univet Ireland Ltd said: “We are delighted to confirm our continued sponsorship of the Growvite All-Ireland Aberdeen Angus Championship. We have been sponsoring this prestigious competition for almost 25 years, and it attracts the cream of Aberdeen Angus cattle from throughout the Ireland. “
Joe Keville added: “We look forward to welcoming everyone to the Growvite All-Ireland Aberdeen Angus Championships at Bantry on September 4. We hope that it will be an enjoyable and successful event. Bantry Show is billed as the largest agricultural show in Munster, and has an idyllic setting overlooking Bantry Bay.”
Schedules for the 2011 Growvite All-Ireland Aberdeen Angus Championships are available from Irish Aberdeen Angus Association secretary, Kathryn Bradshaw on tel:( 00353) 071 9632099 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, contact Bantry Show secretary, Martina Hamilton, on tel: (00353) 027 52117.
The closing date for entries is strictly Saturday, August 27.
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