Once again Slaney Foods, participated at this year’s National Ploughing Championships on both the Angus Beef Ireland Stand and the Hereford Breed Society Stand.
Many people attended this year’s Ploughing Championships, Europe’s largest Outdoor Exhibition and Agricultural Trade Show, which was held in Screggan, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.
 

Fund Raiser in Aid of Cycle Against Suicide organised by Angus Beef Ireland

During this event, Angus Beef Ireland who shared a marquee with the Aberdeen Angus Association organised a fund raiser in aid of Cycle Against Suicide Charity. This event comprised of a competition where entrants had to guess the carcase weight of two Angus bullocks. Slaney Foods together with other beef producers supported this event by matching the monies raised during the competition. A cheque for the amount of €5,000 was then presented to the Cycle Against Suicide Charity at the National Ploughing Championships in the presence of National Ploughing Association Managing Director Anna May McHugh. Yvonne Jordan was representing Slaney Foods.
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6 Bursaries awarded at the Hereford Breed Society Stand

At the Hereford Breed Society Stand, there was a presentation of 6 bursaries of €1,000 each to 6 successful candidates supported by Lidl and Slaney Foods. Andrew Doyle, Minister of State for Food, Forestry and Horticulture, announced the six winners:
1. Catherine Smyth Navan, Co. Meath
2. Lesley Lewis Birr, Co. Offaly
3. Lorraine Delaney Cullohill, Co. Laois
4. Noel Bardon Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
5. Andrew Hanbidge Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow
6. John Mahon Birr, Co. Offaly

To participate in this competition, participants had to submit an assignment entitled: Ireland’s Green Grass – Our Pot of Gold at the end of the Rainbow. A team of adjudicators selected 10 qualifiers to attend for an interview at the IHBS stand during this year’s National Ploughing Championships. These interviews and the selection of the final 6 winners was carried out by Dr Stephen Conroy, Manager of the Progeny Test Centre, Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF).