National Ploughing Championships 2017

Certified Irish Angus Beef School Competition 2017 Finalist.

Students Susan O’Neill, Jane McNamara, Aishling O’Neill, Aoibhinn Leahy, Emily Walsh attending the National Ploughing Championship 2017.

Background to Schools Competition

The Irish Angus Producer Group, along with its processor partners, ABP Ireland and Kepak Group, devised a competition in an effort to further increase awareness of Certified Irish Angus Beef among consumers and to further promote the benefits to farmers and their families.

The aim of the competition is to encourage young second level students to become involved to a greater extent in their families’ farms and to gain an understanding as to how beef produced on those family farms is marketed in a manner that represents the care and attention that has gone into the production and processing of their animals, through to a satisfied end consumer.

Such was the success of the event in Croke Park in March 2017 for shortlisted schools, we intend to hold this event again on 14 March 2018 with shortlisted schools to select the five finalist schools for 2018.