Cattle Results 2018

The 2018 livestock event saw the conclusion of the Munster Aberdeen-Angus Club bull and heifer calf competitions. A substantial sponsorship by Barrett Agri and Southern Fuel & Farm Supplies Ltd. attracted a quality line-up of calves and master judge for the day, Michael Smith of Co. Cavan, faced some difficult decisions in several of the classes. Ultimately the Junior Bull and Junior Female of the Year titles were both awarded to Albert & Jennifer DeCogan of Mogeely Aberdeen-Angus herd, Castlemartyr, Co. Cork. Meanwhile, Supreme champion of Dualla Show went to Murt Ryan from the Goldstar Herd with Goldstar Falkland. In the sheep section, David Condon ran out breeder champion with Charlie Boland champion reserve.

With farm safety awareness never more important, the livestock event hosted a number of interactive farm-related demonstrations and talks compered by Mary Newman Julian to highlight the daily risks associated with working in agriculture. Jim Dockery of FRS gave a very useful and practical demonstration of quad bike safety while Peter Gohery of Embrace Farm highlighted the dangers of PTOs. Teagasc’s John O’Connor gave advice on how to handle the loading and unloading of livestock while George Graham spoke on the importance of mental health awareness.