The Irish Hereford Breed Society has selected its team of four young breeders who will represent Ireland at the World Hereford Conference in New Zealand in March 2020.
“The standard of competitors was very strong, and it was no easy task to choose just 4 winners.” a spokesperson for the Irish Hereford Breed Society said.
“Each candidate should be very proud of themselves; their effort in completing all the stages of this competition is commendable.”
- Eoin Lynch, Co. Cork;
- Michael Barrett, Co. Cork;
- Sinead Conry, Co. Roscommon;
- Katie Brady, Co. Cavan.
- Clodagh Lynch, Co. Cork;
- Catherine Smyth, Co. Meath.
"Competent young breeders"
“The society is delighted to have such competent young breeders coming on stream which are more than capable to sustain the future of the Hereford breed.”
“The society would like to take this opportunity to thank all who helped out with the competition including Grianan Herefords & Bandon Mart who facilitated the workshops; Gurteragh Herefords who provided cattle & Peter O'Connell who demonstrated cattle show skills and Thomas Duffy, Macra na Feirme president, who interviewed the finalists.”
“Finally, we would like to thank our sponsors Slaney Foods and Lidl without whom this competition would not be possible.” the spokesperson concluded.